MELCO N1/2 Series Manuals

Hardware Manuals

Hardware Manual English
Dec, 2016
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB
Hardware Manual Deutsch
Dec, 2016
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB
Hardware Manual français
Dec, 2016
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB

Software Manuals

Software Manual English
Jan, 2017
Adobe Acrobat Document 15.1 MB
Software Manual Deutsch
Jan, 2017
Adobe Acrobat Document 15.2 MB
Software Manual français
Jan, 2017
Adobe Acrobat Document 15.2 MB

MELCO N1 Series Manuals

NOTE: N1 series user manuals include both Hardware and Software information in one file. For checking the lasted FW Ver.3.21 Software information, please see the N1/2 Series Software Manuals above.

N1 Series User Manual English
Jul, 2016
N1 Series User Manual_EN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.2 MB
N1 Series User Manual Deutsch
Jul, 2016
N1 Series User Manual_DE.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.2 MB
N1 Series User Manual français
Jul, 2016
N1 Series User Manual_FR.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.2 MB

Quick Setup Guide & Copy Trademark

Quick Setup Guide
Dec, 2016
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB
Copyright Trademark, EULA
Update on 19 May, 2016
Copyright, Trademark, EULA.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 514.3 KB

MELCO Firmware

NOTE 1: Please tick the checkbox of "I accept the Software License Agreement" to download.

NOTE 2: For the old FW versions download, please untick the checkbox of "Show the latest version only".

Release Note

FW Ver. 3.21 [23 Feb, 2017]

- Front panel USB port (only N1A and N1A/2 Series)
   *not only be able to import files but also be able to use as an expansion port.
     while USB devices are connected giving choice to import or directly play without need to import to HDD.
     (rear panel expansion port can be used at the same time)
   *icon changed while expansion port in use.
     (3 patterns - rear/ front/ both)


- Change of appearance
   *Library, renderer`s icon changed in application.
   *Design of shut-down screen changed.
   *Vendor name changed from Buffalo to Melco Syncrets.


- Imported music view function
   *The title and format of imported music can be viewed on front display.


- File sharing
   *Requires no additional access settings even under Update version of Windows10.


- Navigation tree
  *Smart playlist`s favourite list threshold value from 4 ★ to 1 ★.


- Backup
   *Implementation of RESTORE files has been improved.


- USB-DAC connection
   *New MELCO Local Play added

     playback now possible from Melco to connected USB-DAC without Ethernet connection
     file sharing mode OFF recommended
  *New next generation "Alternative renderer (Beta)" mode added
     when connected to a the compatible USB-DAC with Alternative renderer mode, [. ] showed on front display.
  *MELCO Markerless DSD (Not DoP)  playback supported
    <Limitations with current Alternative renderer (Beta)>
    A small noise may occur at the start and end of playback depending on setting of playback mode,  Precision Start and DAC specification,  

    so caution is advised with volume level  down while using Alternative renderer mode.
  *USB-DAC icon shows on front display even without Ethernet connection.


- CD importing
   *Improved system to check availability of Ethernet
   *Display of multiple alum titles is now scrolling.


- CD transport
   *Now possible to choose either import of CD or Dircet Play when a CD dive is connected to N1
     CD Transport menu is deleted.
   *After playing a CD, system goes to CD import menu.


Firmware Update History

Ver. 3.11 [5. August .2016]



Please do not use N1 when V3.10 FW is installed. V3.10 is not always able to accurately read the music contents of the HDD, meaning that in some cases users will not be able to see some or all of the music on the HDD either with the control App or by Explorer or Finder on a networked computer.  Continued use of V3.10 may result in non - recoverable data loss.
Please upgrade to V3.11 immediately to avoid this problem and protect your music.
(V3.00 and previous FW versions do not have the data loss problem)


Step 1) Update FW to V3.11.(via Network or from USB)

Step 2) Back up if you do not have back up date already.

Step 3) Format Internal Drives from menu.

              Menu – 4.Setting – 12.Drive – Select the current RAID mode

Step 4) Restore the music from the back up drive.


-New Firmware Notification

-If N1 connect to Internet, new firmware notification will show up on the display.

-Notification can be off on the setting menu.

 -Improvement of Media Server

 -Navigation tree update

 -N1 is now able to show information of “Artist” as “Album Artist”.

 -“Track Artist” will be shown under “Track” folder after Artist, Artist Index or Genre.

 -Improvement of CD drives support

 -Day and time will be the album name in case N1 cannot obtain Meta Date of the CD because of lack of information on database or off-line of Internet.

 -Add variation of tag information for FLAC

 -Add offset sampling menu

 -CD transport

-N1 can play CD when the CD drive and USB-DAC are connected.

-Play all tracks of CD and repeat the album. (No track repeat)

-Track control on the front display


Ver.3.00 [20.May.2016]

- Audio file importing features
  - Added support for USB-CD/DVD/BD drives
    * "USB 3.0" or front port can be used for connecting
      USB-CD/DVD/BD drives.
  - Added support for importing Compact Disc Digital Audio as files
    - 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
  - Added support for DATA Disc
    - Auto reconition
    - behave as importing USB-Dongle / USB harddrive

- USB Local Player
  - PrecisionStart
    To avoid unintended lack and start playback DSD/PCM files precisely with setting waiting time
  - Added HybridMode
    Every app for Mode 0/Mode 1 can be used.
    Can set exclusively for Mode0 or Mode1 also.
  - DSD over PCM playback
    - Gapless playback
      * Some DAC may cause gap because of its behavior
    - DSD256(Quad DSD) playback
  - DSD-PCM conversion playback
    - Gapless playback
    - DSD256(Quad DSD) playback
  - Compatibility Enhancement for some DACs

- Media Server
  - Genre menu supports artist filter

- Basic behaviour
  - Auto Power Save
    - Avoid Power-Off during USB-DAC/USB-CD connection
  - Localization Enhancement
  - Italy Language support
  - Default Setting Changed
    - Import Directrory : All (Before:Date)
    - Controller : HybridMode (Before:Mode 0)
    - PrecisioStart Latency : 0.75sec (Before:0)

Ver.2.30 [24.February.2016]

- Update of UPnP Server to Twonky 7.2.10 (prvs 7.1.1)
- Implementation of e-Onkyo download manager (Japan market only)

- Stability improvement of DSD Local Player


Ver.2.20 [24.December.2015]

- Fixed issue to revert to "system checking" on OLED display in case of interfering network traffic from some devices on the Network.

- Song title display scrolls more smoothly during playing of DSD on local USB-DAC.


USB-DAC renderer
- Additional "Initial Pregap" menu on the USB-DAC setting supports adjusting proper waiting time for various response times from USB-DAC to avoid cut-off audio at start of track.
- Eliminate unintended noise on WAV files with various meta data. (INFO/ID3/Pro tools etc.)
- Improved stability for DSD64/128 playback.
- Improved stability for "seek" during playback.


Application Notes

Naim Uniti Serve or HDX Ripping.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB
ZoneRipper for ripping onto Melco MML.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 302.8 KB
GUIDE - TIDAL & Qobuz on Local USB Playe
Adobe Acrobat Document 208.7 KB

NEWS (PDF download)

30_07_2015_ripcaster news.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 125.6 KB
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB

Reviews (PDF download)

Melco N1A Review - HiFi World - March 20
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.8 MB
Hifi Choice Issue 397 – Melco N1A.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8 MB
HIFICRITIC Vol 9 No 1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB
N1Z in HiFi+.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 771.6 KB
Pagina's van hifi-131.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 968.9 KB
Haute Fidélité Jan Feb 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB
HiFi News Melco N1-ZH60 review.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 797.1 KB