Melco Audio N1A/2


  • Melco Master Dealer
  • Dedicated Music Server
  • 2 x 3 Terabyte Hard Drives
  • Dedicated USB-DAC Port
  • 2 x Ethernet Ports
  • Dedicated Back up and Expansion Ports
  • No Computer Required for Set-up and Operation
  • Free UK Shipping


Melco produce a range of audiophile grade music source components with on-board hard drive storage. The model range has been designed to offer the best possible performance at all price points whilst being incredibly intuitive and simple to operate. They can be set-up and operated without the need for a computer or any IT knowledge whatsoever. They are incredibly versatile and can play music via a USB DAC or via a UPnP Network player. Please read our in depth Melco Audio article on this path for more in depth information.

You can archive your CD collection onto the Melco’s hard drives by simply connecting a CD optical drive (like Melco’s own D100) to one of the rear panel USB ports. A typical CD takes around 7-8 minutes to ‘rip’. If you are Melco is connected to a USB-DAC you also have the option to play CD’s as well.

A front panel USB 3.0 port makes importing from a USB stick or USB hard drive very convenient and is in addition to 3 rear USB 3.0 ports for Easy Backup, Easy Expansion, Easy Play and Easy import.

If you have an account with High-Res Audio (a German download site) you can enter your username/password into the Melco and any purchases you make automatically download to the Melco – nice and easy, no computer required!

The Melco N1A/2 is the entry level model and is a development of the original N1A to further improve sound quality especially for USB-DAC users.

Melco have added a dedicated Neutrik USB 2.0 port to connect to your USB-DAC for optimum sound quality. If you are using a UPnP Network player there is a dedicated Player LAN port

Internally several other new improvements were implemented to specifically lower internal noise including a new capacitor bank to help isolate the medical grade power supply. A new IEC connector has been used with a true ground and a noise filter has been fitted also.

The Melco N1A/2  features 2 x 3 terabyte hard drives and are new selected designs which are mounted in isolation cradles to keep vibrations to an absolute minimum.

If connected to a USB-DAC control is via a third-party app (Linn Kazoo and Lumin are the best 2) and you have the ability to stream Tidal and Qobuz as well. If you are connected to a UPnP Network Player (like a Linn or Naim) you simply use the dedicated app for you existing player.

Model N1A/2
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)
USB 3.0 (rear panel)
USB-DAC (USB 2.0, rear panel)
USB 2.0 (front panel)
Ground connectable bolt
Power supply unit 60 W x1
Drives Selected 3.5inch HDD 2TB x 2
Case Aluminum front panel & Metal chassis
Size 436x70x352 mm
Weight 7kg (15.5 lb)

Additional information


Silver, Black


7 Kg


436 x 62 x 352 mm


2 Years Parts & Labour (3 Years if Registered)

Free UK Mainland Shipping


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