Melco N1Z Hardware

N1Z is the flagship of the Melco N1 Series. N1Z is a true audiophile source component combining precision audiophile mechanical engineering with leading edge electronics and software. N1ZS is the pinnacle of the N1 Series using special Audio Grade SSD built in small numbers within Buffalo Memory Division, avoiding all the sound quality compromises that are inherent in a convention IT market SSD. The Melco N1 series is designed and built in Tokyo Japan.

Constructed as a pure Audiophile Source Component

- Heavy aluminium extrusions, bead blasted to a beautiful anodised


- High stability noise eliminating H cross-frame construction for

   mechanical integrity

- Single press power button – same as Hi-Fi components and

   unlike any IT device

- Comfortable front panel buttons with positive click for easy


- OLED display to reduce internal noise

- Rear USB 3.0 ports – BACKUP, EXPANSION USB-DAC or Easy

   Import from Flash drive, CD drive or HDD

- 3 pole IEC mains inlet with true electrical ground to define source

   component as ground point, and internal power-line noise filter

- TAOC vibration isolating feet

MELCO Direct Streaming Music + MELCO Ethernet Purifier

- Dual Ethernet ports – dedicated PLAYER port and LAN port

- Direct Mode requires no LAN connection and the N1 manages the

   Ethernet Player and gives IP address without router

- RJ-45 connector with light pipe type LED indicator built in

- Micro-miniature automatic winding pulse transformer

- Audio grade ultra-low jitter internal data clock

- High data integrity and precision low jitter clock buffer

- FPGA voltage control system

Connection with Network Player

Internal Disk Drive

- Audio Grade SSD avoids sound quality compromises of IT drives.

- Floating suspension isolates the SSDs


Audiophile engineering

- Dual high grade power supplies (30W x 2)

- Audio grade capacitor bank for absolute stable supplies

- Audio grade ultra low jitter data clock - eliminates any possibility of data jitter at source


- 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 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.

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Connection of Local USB-DAC Player


Series N1ZS N1ZH

HA-N1ZS10-EU (Silver)

HA-N1ZS10BK-EU (Black)

HA-N1ZH60-EU (Silver)
HA-N1ZH60BK-EU (Black)
HA-N1ZH60-US (Silver)
HA-N1ZH60BK-US (Black)

Support file (Server)


Support file (Player)


Sampling rate (Server)

44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176K, 192K, 384K, 2.8M, 5.6M, 11.3M

Sampling rate (Player)

44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176K, 192K, 384K, 2.8M, 5.6M, 11.3M

Bit rate

16-32bit (PCM), 1bit (DSD)

Media Server Twonky Media Server

LAN (1000BASE-T)
Player (1000BASE-T)

Backup (USB 3.0, rear panel)
Expansion (USB 3.0, rear panel)
USB3.0 (rear panel)
5V power supply USB port
Dedicated ground terminal


Power supply unit

Separated units

1. Line for LAN related devices

2. Line for SSD/USB related devices 30 W x 2 with capacitor bank

Drives Audio Grade SSD 512 GB x2 Selected 2.5inch HDD 3TB x 2
Case Thick aluminum case
Size 350x65x370 mm (13.8x2.6x14.6 inches) 350x75x370 mm (13.8x2.9x14.6 inches)
Weight 7kg (15.5 pounds) 8.5kg (18.7 pounds)