Melco N1Zs-2 Solid State High End Music Server

Melco N1Zs-2 Solid State High End Music Server

Melco N1Zs/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 formatted as RAID 0 for optimum sound quality. The N1ZH has SFF drives – which create 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 any requirement 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 requires no LAN connection and the N1 manages the Ethernet Player and gives IP address without router

– 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

 

Internal Disk Drives  –

N1ZS/2 – 2nd Generation Melco 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 a  dedicated SHDD power supply

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.

 

Specifications

Series N1ZS/2 N1ZH/2
Model HA-N1Z-S20/2-EU (Silver)HA-N1Z-S20/2BK-EU (Black) HA-N1Z-H60/2-EU (Silver)HA-N1Z-H60/2BK-EU (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 units1. For Main Board Devices2. For SATA Disk Devices30 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)

 

N1ZS/2 – £7700

 

Home demonstration can be arranged and is encouraged

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