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Melco N100 2Tb Digital Library

Melco N100 2Tb Digital Library

Building on the undisputed position held by the existing N1Z series as simply the best Digital Music Source currently available, the N100 introduces the possibility of astonishing sound quality, versatility and ease-of-use at a very attractive price point. Additionally the N100 offers a new convenient form factor, based on a chassis of 215mm width – half size compared to conventional full size Hi-Fi. N100 is the same size as the newly introduced D100 CD Loader and E100 Expansion Drive – this means that componen

N100 uses the same extreme low-noise high precision digital music dataflow of the existing Melco series. N100 is designed from the start as an audio specific device – it uses no standard IT components or PC parts.

A new low profile mainboard uses the exact same RISC processor and architecture as the N1Z series ensuring very low noise with precise data management. Twin Ethernet ports are retained with the dedicated Ethernet Player port connecting directly to the network player without an intervening dataswitch, ensuring that packet order and timing is maintained

Internal storage is 2TB HDD. Easily expandable by either IT USB HDD or the Melco E100 to maintain sound quality. USB connected DAC allows the N100 to perform as a self-contained local HiRes Digital Music player. Data rates up to 32bit 384kHz and Octo DSD are supported. All Gapless and with Melco Markerless DSD fully supported. Control of the USB-DAC player is from the new Melco App, from the front panel, or from approved third-party RF Remote handset N100 will operate with both USB DAC and also Ethernet connected player even without connection to a data network – standalone Isolated Mode

CD import is easy with either Melco D100 external CD loader or IT grade Optical drive for less demanding use. Melco does not put IT grade loader inside N100 as it both compromises sound quality and also reduces reliability due to disposable nature of IT drives. Music backup is as easy and plugging in a USB HDD and pressing one button.

Direct Download of hi-res downloads from HighresAudio.com and other vendors is supported for error-free downloading Front panel USB for convenient import from USB, direct play from USB without importing, and for connection of a USB DAC