The music server specialist Melco Audio is launching a new server equipped with an SSD hard drive: The Melco N50-S38 comes with 3.84 TB of storage space – yes, that’s the press release – and the usual user-friendliness that the products of the Japanese is said to be.
Technology and equipment of the Melco N50-S38
The hand-made device in full-size format is made of 1.7 millimeter thick aluminum plates, which should provide the electronics with a low-resonance base – in addition, improved device feet were installed, which amounts to the same goal, according to Melco. Compared to the N1A model, a new mainboard and a 25% more powerful power supply are among the pluses.
Next to one USB DAC output There are three more USB ports on the back of the N50-S38 – for convenient ripping, backing up and importing music. In addition, the new Melco has two LAN ports at the start: one is used to connect to the home network, the other is one dedicated player portwhich is intended to effectively minimize unwanted noise from the network. UPnP streamers can be connected directly to it, i.e. without going through a switch.
The N50-S38 comes with an OLED display and push button control. It is Roon Ready, DSD-compatible and allows app control via DLNA / UPnP in USB-DAC mode. Tidal, Qobuz and vTuner streaming are supported, as is the Qobuz downloader and HighResAudio.com – these services allow direct downloads of high-resolution music without having to go to another computer.
The Melco N50-S38 can now be ordered in silver and black and is included in the price 5,399 euros.