Melco N1Z/2 Hardware

Melco N1Z/2 is the flagship of the new Mk2 series. True audiophile source components designed for both Ethernet connected Players (Streamers) and for connection to a USB connected DAC. The N1Z/2 is constructed as a true Hi-Fi source component with heavy anodised aluminium chassis sections bead blasted to a delightful finish, and with an internal rigid H frame to isolate vibration and isolate the various sections of the hardware. Twin power supplies with additional capacitor banks with audio grade film capacitors isolate the HDD from the data processing, and multiple stages of noise reduction and isolation ensure the quietest possible environment for the sensitive electronics. A precision low jitter clock handles the data flow whether to the USB-DAC or the Ethernet player. The drives are mounted on massive non-magnetic foundation plate, and the N1ZS20 uses 2nd generation SSD  which is quite unlike IT SSD which seriously compromise sound quality. The SSDS are format as RAID 0 for optimum sound quality. The N1ZH has SFF drives – which are much less electrical noise than conventional 3.5 inch HDD. Operation of the N1Z is very convenient, with a dedicated Neutrik USB 2.0 port for a DAC, and then 3 USB 3.0 ports for Easy backup, Easy Expansion, Easy Import of CD or from USB drives, Easy Play without import from USB drives or CD loader so that a legacy CD collection can benefit from the latest DAC technology. All without ant require men for a PC or any IT type devices.


Constructed as a pure Audiophile Source Component

- Heavy aluminium extrusions, bead blasted to a beautiful anodised

   finish

- 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

   operation

- 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 allows N1 to connect to Player without any Router

  (Melco gives IP address to Player)

- RJ-45 with low noise light pipe LED indicators

- Micro miniature high performance network pulse transformers

- 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

MELCO Local USB-DAC Player

- Simply connect a USB-DAC to the connected port to use the

   N1Z/2 as Player and Transport

- Play Local stored music, Network music from UPnP player,

   Streaming Music (requires Android Tablet), USB Music and CD

- Control and music selection from the front panel OLED display

- Control from your favourite iOS or Android App

 

>>See compatible USB-DAC


Connection of Local USB-DAC Player

MELCO Clear and Dynamic Power Supply

 

- Low noise 30W x2 medical grade power supplies and capacitor banks with audio grade film capacitors

- Dedicated supply for SSD / HDD and signal processing electronics to isolate noise

- 3 pole IEC mains inlet with noise filters maintain a noise free environment. Signal ground terminal defines the N1Z as the system source

- Revised internal wiring harness and noise isolation

 

Internal Disk Drive

 

- N1ZS/2 – 2nd Generation Audio Grade SSD. Totally unlike IT drives - new NAND array audio dedicated controller

- Precision slow data writing and self-integrity check

- SSD is mounted on heavy non-magnetic foundation within an isolated compartment of the H frame and is powered by dedicated SHDD

   power supply

 

N1ZS/2  MELCO original Audio Grade SSD


 

- N1ZH/2:  large capacity SFF HDD (2 x 3TB RAID 0,1, Spanned)

- Latest low noise and low vibration SFF design

- HDD is mounted on heavy non-magnetic foundation within an

   isolated compartment of the H frame and is powered by

   dedicated SHDD power supply.

 

 

 

N1ZH/2 SFF HDD


Spec

Series N1ZS/2 N1ZH/2
Model HA-N1ZS20/2-EU (Silver)
HA-N1ZS20/2BK-EU (Black)
 HA-N1ZH60/2-EU (Silver)
HA-N1ZH60/2BK-EU (Black)
HA-N1ZH60/2-US (Silver)
HA-N1ZH60/2BK-US (Black)
Support file (Server) DSF, DFF, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF, AAC, MP3, WMA, OGG, LPCM
Support file (Player) DSF, DFF, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF, AAC
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
Terminals LAN (1000BASE-T)
Player (1000BASE-T)
Backup (USB 3.0, rear panel)
Expansion (USB 3.0, rear panel)
USB3.0 (rear panel)
USB-DAC (USB 2.0, rear panel)
Dedicated ground terminal
Power supply unit Separated units
1. For Main Board Devices
2. For SATA Disk Devices
30 W x 2 with capacitor bank
Drives Audio Grade SSD 1TB x 2 Selected 2.5inch HDD 3TB x 2
Case Thick aluminum case
Size 350 x 75 x 370 mm (13.8 x 3.0 x 14.6 inches) 350 x 75 x 370 mm (13.8 x 3.0 x 14.6 inches)
Weight 8.5kg (18.7 pounds) 8.1kg (17.9 pounds)