Melco - Audiophile Data Credentials

  • Dedicated LAN port for Player (Streamer) connectivity - optimum data integrity and simple setup.
  • Light-piped Ethernet ports - complete electrical isolation totally removing possibility of interference and noise.
  • LAN LED off function - ensures the highest possible data integrity.
  • Separated power supply circuitry for LAN ports - isolates the LAN function from all electrical disturbances
  • Double power supplies - separate power functions for LAN and USB / HDD / System management (*N1Z only)
  • Audio-grade ultra-low jitter data clock - eliminates any possibility of data jitter at source
  • Original Audio grade SSD storage stable data, consistent performance, silent, and zero mechanical influence and vibration (*N1Z only)  (Made by Buffalo Memory Co., Ltd)

Melco - Audiophile Engineering

  • High grade power supplies with audiophile grade components. N1A - 60W x 1
  • Dual high grade power supplies. N1Z – 30W x2, separate supplies for external data interfaces means no pollution of sensitive internal data and clock supplies.
  • Audiophile grade capacitor bank for absolute stable supplies (*N1Z only)
  • Solid Aluminum front fascia (N1Z) rigid metal chassis.
  • High stability noise eliminating H cross-frame construction for mechanical integrity (N1Z)
  • Specialist audio isolators (Japanese TAOC brand)

Melco - Simplified Installation and Operation

  • No PC required for setup and installation - no specialist knowledge needed.
  • Specific IP port for Streamer / Player with additional Network port for Control and Ethernet. Simply creates robust network for streaming high resolution music and control even on complex networks.
  • Pre-installed media server - no configuration required.
  • Supports multiple specialised media servers - currently shipping with Twonky 7 with DSD support.
  • Informative OLED front panel display - displays current streaming track data, system status, and setup.
  • Simple menu navigation structure and track selection
  • Simple front panel on-off switch - just like Hi-Fi.
  • 15 seconds only to full power-on.
  • 5 seconds to full shut-down
  • Safe against unintended power down - no requirement for UPS

Melco - Local USB-DAC Player

  • The Local USB-DAC player can be used in the same manner as the Network Player. The Local USB-DAC player is simply controlled from a UPnP Control App on a Smartphone or Tablet on the network. The App discovers the N1 - DAC as a Digital Media Renderer or Player on the Network as soon as a DAC is connected to the N1.
  • The N1 is connected to various Hi-Fi USB-DAC using a standard USB lead.   >Link to compatibility list
  • The N1 Local USB-DAC Player supports PCM up to 384 kHz / 32 bit, and DSD up to 5.6 MHz double DSD.
  • Automatic sample rate adjustment to match the capabilities of the connected DAC - e.g. 192 kHz is automatically downsampled to play on a 96 kHz capable DAC.
  • Automatic conversion of DSD to 24 bit PCM for USB DAC that does not support DSD. (Manual setting in the Menu)
  • The Playlist can be stored either on N1 (Mode 1) to allow the playlist to be maintained even if the App is out of contact,or the Playlist is stored on the App (Mode 2) when the App requires it. Please see compatibility chart.
  • The Melco Local USB-DAC player can be easily controlled by your favorite UPnP control Point (App).
  • The Melco Local USB-DAC player will play Music stored on open shares on the Network in addition to music stored on the Melco.
  • The gapless playback is supported from FW Ver 2.10.(WAV FLAC AIFF ALAC)

Melco - Audio File Import

  • Direct Hi-Res Music Download

- Simply add your ID on the front display, purchase music on the vendor web site.
- No need for a download computer.
- Download High-Res Music direct to Melco Digital Music Library.
- Current download partners

OTOTOY(Japan): (not available outside of Japan.)


  •  Support for USB-CD/DVD/BD drives

 - CD-DA/CD Extra/Mixed-Mode CD are supported.
 - Gracenote Metadata and Cover-Art
   * Internet connection is mandatory.
   * Metadata is mandatory. No metadata disc can't be imported.
   * Cover-Arts can't be copied/moved
 - Support for DATA Disc
    Auto reconition
    Behave as importing USB-Dongle / USB harddrive

 - CD transport; CD playback when USB-DAC is connected to N1. Control is on the front display.

 - Offsets sampling menu

-Compatible CD Drives
    Pioneer, BDR-S09J-X
    Buffalo, BRXL-16U3
 Other Drives may works with N1.

Melco - Audio Ethernet Cable
~ Precision Engineered For Perfect Music ~

  • Wide bandwidth Category 7 construction for low jitter
  • Precision 100 ohm balanced twisted data pairs for perfect transmission
  • Precision 100 ohm accurate and rigid mechanical alignment connectors ensures stable performance without possibility of mechanical misalignment. Unbreakable latch for precise alignment.
  • Individual screening of each data pair eliminates crosstalk.
  • Overall screening of the complete interconnect assembly ensures freedom from external influences.
  • Advanced materials technology for optimum long term performance with flexible and convenient handling.
  • Gold plated data connectors and shield


  • Double shielding – eliminates both external influence and internal crosstalk.
  • Each individual data pair within the cable is individually screened to eliminate internal crosstalk.
  • Secondary overall screening of the complete cable assembly eliminates external influence and interference. Five step screening ensures purity of the digital music transfer.
  • Wide bandwidth low jitter design. – CAT 7, 600 MHz
  • The wide band cable design, including the precision connectors, ensures both optimal data transfer and elimination of data jitter to ensure the integrity of the data transfer between network connected audio components.
  • C1AE has wideband transmission speed 6 times that of Cat 5e, 2.4 times of Cat 6.