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totaldac sponMELCO N50-S38 SSD MUSIC LIBRARY IS MID-RANGE AND FULL WIDTH

Melco Audio of Japan has launched its first mid-range SSD-based digital music library, the Melco N50-S38.

The new N50-S38 benefits from a heavy, 1.7 mm-thick full-width chassis, an IEC power inlet with a noise filter, and classic Melco styling.

Melco N50-S38 SSD Music Library

The new Melco N50-S38 SSD Music Library

MELCO N50-S38

Improvements include an enhanced main board with a specially selected 3.84 TB SSD drive coupled to the new rigid, layered SSD cradle, plus a new dynamic PSU with 25 % more output. Re-engineered isolation feet are also included.

Melco N50-S38 SSD Music Library

the Melco N50-S38 SSD Music Library has a full width thick aluminium chassis

USB PORTS

As with all Melco digital music libraries, the N50-S38 is designed to be easy to use. Crucially, the rear panel includes four specific USB ports: USB 3.0; Expansion and Backup, plus a dedicated USB DAC output ready for connection to USB DACs, USB DAC-equipped amplifiers or active speakers.

The ports enable USB devices to connect and operate without any configuration, including importing or playing music from memory devices, HDD/SSD drives and CD drives (CD ‘rippers’); capacity expansion with Melco’s E100 (or other) storage drive; and easy back-up to HDD/SSD drives.

Melco N50-S38 SSD Music Library

Rear panel connections of the Melco N50-S38 SSD Music Library

DUAL ETHERNET PORTS

In line with the N50-S38’s audiophile credentials, the back also panel includes Melco’s dedicated dual Ethernet ports, which provide a dedicated ‘Player’ port in addition to the LAN port, to minimise the unwanted effects of noise on the music signal and present network audio players with a direct, high data-integrity connection. The Melco N50-S38 can be connected to a streamer (via Ethernet) using the PLAYER port, or used as a local player with the dedicated USB DAC output.

The N50-S38 benefits from a high-quality OLED display with push-button control, plus Melco’s Intelligent Music Library suite comprising MinimServer and SongKong software.

Melco N50-S38 SSD Music Library

The Melco N50-S38 SSD Music Library is Roon Ready

ROON READY

Like its EX-series range stablemates, the Melco N50-S38 is Roon Ready, DSD compatible and offers app control via DLNA/UPnP (in USB DAC mode) with support for TIDAL, Qobuz and vTuner streaming. Qobuz Downloader and HighResAudio.com also enable direct, error-free high-res downloads without the need for a computer.

MELCO N50-S38 PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Melco N50-S38 (silver) and N50-S38B (black) are available now priced at £4,999.

Melco N50-S38 SSD Music Library

HiFi Pig Says: Melco are one of the names that audiophiles turn to for Digital Music Libraries, this new model gives a good mid-range option for their fans.

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