Music File Servers

High-End Music Library file servers from Japan
Offering discerning audiophiles high technology networked audio components in the spirit of those much revered early Melco products, while incorporating the very latest research into reliable high performance networked devices and storage - True Plug & Play - not Plug & Pray

Melco Syncrets Inc. was newly established on April, 2016 as a subsidiary of Melco Holdings Inc. - holding the most well-known and largest computer peripherals manufacturer "Buffalo Inc." in Japan. On Feb, 2014, Buffalo Inc. launched Audiophile NAS Project to present the world`s first audiophile grade source component to access, store and deliver Hi-Res Digital Music without any of the compromises of computers and their peripherals, then debuted MELCO N1 Series at UK on Nov, 2014.
To enter into the audio equiment business, Melco Syncrets Inc. became an independent company inherited Melco Audiophile NAS Project from Buffalo Inc. in 2016. The 1st Generation N1Z and N1A Series have achieved great success, changing NAS to a real "Music Library" therefore MELCO N1 Series are both music store and UPnP server, and are also a source for a USB-DAC. MELCO N1 Series are highly appreciated by Hi-Fi magazine Journalists internationally, for example: 

Hi-Fi SERVER of the YEAR AWARD for 2016,  
HI-FI ChoIce RECOMMDNED in Hifi Choice Issue 397 2015, 
HIFI CRITIC RECOMMENED in HIFI CRITIC 2015,
AV forums RECOMMENDED AWARD in avforums 2015,
Hi-Fi NEWS EDITOR`S CHOICE in both 2015 and 2016 , 
THE ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD 2016. 

· Melco has been made to be easy to use, no need for computer knowledge. True Plug & Play not Pray!
· One touch backups.
· One touch rips.
· Can play CD’s directly from the external CD drive, (but sound not quite as good as ripping first)
· USB to external DAC is Driverless! Total DAC compatibility with virtually all DACs. 
·  Requires a wired Ethernet connection to your wireless router with connection to the Internet.
· The Melco can be configured to Import (RIP) bit perfect in either uncompressed FLAC or WAV. We suggest that WAV sounds best. Metadata works with both formats.
· Grace notes supplies meta-data, album art etc.
· Can correct meta-data for old rips, imported LP music, etc. plus more through Song Kong for Melco program. http://www.jthink.net/songkong/
· An external USB CD/DVD Drive (for ripping CD’s) is shipped with every unit.
· (Note - Cleaning and treating CD’s before ripping results in retained higher sound quality).
·  N1A & N1ZH have 2x 3Tb 3.5” HDD (hard drives) included. They can be configured in RAID array to be 3Tb or 6Tb according to your requirements.
· (Note- Swapping the drives for others will void warranty and swapping them for typical SSD (IT style) drives will make the unit sound worse, not better, because Melco tailors for the drives).
· (Note - the only SSD solid state drives that sound superior are their own unique in house manufactured Melco AUDIO drives as unsed in N1ZS, which read/write very slowly and work very different to standard computer drives).  
· Best sound quality through control by another Player using Ethernet connection.
· Use any uPNP program to control Melco if going direct to USB DAC  or use the program that the Player uses in Player mode.
· Melco filters unwanted data packets, electrically isolates the Ethernet ports, medical grade internal power supplies.
· Purpose custom made motherboard and unit with sound quality top of mind, it is not a PC motherboard.  

MELCO HISTORY:

Melco was established by Makoto Maki in 1975 in Japan. Maki, an enthusiastic audiophile, established the company to design and manufacture the finest audio components of the time - the undoubted masterpiece of the Melco line being the turntable, introduced into the UK in 1980, which set new standards in music reproduction.

From those early beginnings Melco developed into the largest computer peripherals manufacturer in Japan, offering advanced products based on rigorous R&D, including Wireless routers, Ethernet Data Switches and storage devices such as NAS drives.

Now the Company is proud to revive the highly-respected Melco brand, offering discerning audiophiles high technology networked audio components in the spirit of those much revered early Melco products, while incorporating the very latest research into reliable high performance networked devices and storage.

'Melco' stands for Maki Engineering Laboratory Company.

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ME 01 MS N1A
NZ$ 5,750.00 (incl. GST)
MELCO N1A-2 HARDWARE:- Aluminium Fascia and Metal Wrap - Single press power button - same as Hi-Fi components and unlike any IT device - Comfortable front panel buttons with positive click...
· Melco has been made to be easy to use, no need for computer knowledge. True Plug & Play...
Melco, the audiophile division of leading Japanese computer peripheral company Buffalo Technology,...

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ME 01 MS N1A
NZ$ 5,750.00 ea (incl. GST)
MELCO N1A-2 HARDWARE:- Aluminium Fascia and Metal Wrap - Single press power button - same as Hi-Fi components and unlike any IT device - Comfortable front panel buttons with positive click...
· Melco has been made to be easy to use, no need for computer knowledge. True Plug & Play...
Melco, the audiophile division of leading Japanese computer peripheral company Buffalo Technology,...
ME 02 MS N1ZH
NZ$ 9,500.00 ea (incl. GST)
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...
MELCO SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION and OPERATION: - No PC required for setup and installation - no...
Melco, the audiophile division of leading Japanese computer peripheral company Buffalo Technology,...
ME 03 MS N1ZS
NZ$ 14,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
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 ...
- 2nd Generation Audio Grade SSD- Heavy brass non-magnetic SSD foundation- Dedicated Neutrik USB-...