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Melco makes state of the art music servers. We were extremely happy with their performance as they were as good as units selling for up to double their cost. All models are made in Japan to very high quality standards.
2TB server


N100 is the half-sized model of MELCO music library which has 2TB hard disc drive and 3 x USB2.0 port. The full functioned model in the same size and design as MELCO CD drive "D100". It may be small in size but the performance is big. We feel this is the best sounding under $2500.00-$3000.00 server solution. The Melco music software is easy to use and stable. And we offer free support to Underwood Melco purchasers. 

Playing music files

N100 will collate and arrange the complete music library and offers browse by Album, Artist, Data format, Date of recording, Composer etc.

Browse and play is possible from the N100 front panel or App on smartphone or tablet.

N100 supports all high res music formats up to 32bit 384kHz and Octo DSD.


Simple Operation

The N100 is ready to use once language and time zone has been selected.

Additional advanced features, all accessible from the simple front panel interface, allow for customization. 



  • Fine design both for rack-style and desktop use (215 mm)
  • Aluminum front and top panel with hairline finish
  • 2 mm steel sheet chassis for anti-vibration
  • HDD is designed with anti-vibration system "HS-S²"(Highly Stable Storage System) under same concept as N1ZS/2A.
  • LAN port for direct connection with player (no LED for status indication)
  • USB2.0  x3 are compatible with USB-DAC, USB CD drive and USB storage such as USB HDD or USB flash memory. When the drive is connected, user can choose the purpose of the drive on the front display. (Import, expansion, backup, restore etc)
  • Low C/N clock of NDK
  • Power management system by FPGA for improved system stability.
  • Fan-less design

Main functions

  • 2.0TB 2.5''SFF HDD x 1
  • Gigabit Dual Ethernet LAN port
  • PC file sharing function
  • DLNA/UPnP media server function with Twonky Server 8.5
  • USB-DAC connection for USB playback - supports Gapless and DSD with DoP and Melco Markerless DSD.
  • Automatic download of music files from Hires, and other vendors to be announced, with file integrity check.
  • CD import to local HDD using Gracenote Database.
  • Backup and Restore of internal HDD – compatible with Melco N1 series.
  • 215 x 61 x 269mm
  • Net weight Appx. 8 pounds

The N100 has an internal HDD capacity of 2TB – equivalent to approx. 4000 CDs..*  The music files once saved to N100 can be played through LAN and USB.

CD import using any USB connected optical disc drive with metadata and album art added auromatically from the Gracenote database. It is Compatible with the MELCO D100 high performance CD loader to make a superb complete CD playback or loader. CD's can be played directly without importing into a connected USB-DAC in the manner of a high-end CD player thru a connected USB DAC.

Convenient downloading of Hires music directly into Melco N100 without need for a network computer from and other vendors.

Model N100-H20
EAN 4589636030361 


Capacity HDD 2TB x 1
Size 215x61x269 mm
Weight Appx 8 lbs

USB2.0 type A Front x 1 Rear x 2

Gigabit Ethernet port x 2

Power supply DC 12V (48W AC adapter)
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)
Accessories Quick Start Guide, USB2.0 cable, Category 6 Ethernet cable, AC adapter

The new N50-H60 is a 6TB version of the more expensive N50-38 that uses a solid state drive. This version uses a spinning 6Tb drive, Sonics are amazing. This model replaces the N1Z that was rated Class A+ in Stereophile
  • Specially selected HDD drive for audio performance
  • High-quality positive-click front panel buttons 
  • Crystal-clear easy-read low-noise OLED display
  • 3x USB 3.0 ports for easy back up, expansion and DAC connectivity 
  • Easy music importing from flash, CD or HDD drives
  • IEC mains inlet with true electrical ground to define the source component as ground point
  •  Internal power-line noise filter
  • New PCB, layered rigid SSD mounter and feet
  • Made in Japan

D100 CD ripper

The D100\D is the perfect match to the N100 for ripping CD's. The units make a beautiful pair.

USB Optical Disc Drive D100

The D100 embeds the most recent generation of Japanese hi end optical drive which reads CD and Optical Discs with great precision.

The MELCO branded circuit board is optimised from audiophile point of view to promise the highest quality transport and ripping of CD into N1.

It  can be turned off with the dedicated power switch.

The case is designed the same concept as most recent MELCO music library products.

2 mm thick under chassis supports the whole case with great rigidity.

Beautifully designed thick aluminum case is half size of N1A and fits most of desktop USB-DACs.

8.5lbs (almost 3x that of similar IT drives)

The MELCO Highly Stable Storage System holds the whole drive mechanism with their dedicated technology.

A dedicated PCB holds capacitors for the power supply and quality clock generator for better signal transmission.

TO HOST USB type B port is for N1 or PC to read the disc data.

TO DEVICE USB type A port is for USB-DAC playback with N1 USB Local playback function.

S-100 Data Switch


The limitation to the ultimate sound quality of digital music on anEthernet network is the network itself and the components used.IT components are low cost commodity items and are effective for PC dataand gaming etc. But they are simply inadequate for high quality digital music.One critical component is all digital music systems is the dataswitch which handles both the music data and control.The Melco S100 is designed and configured as an audiophile componentwithout any IT compromises..

The Melco S100 is quite an unusual architecture compared to an IT dataswitch.There are four 100Mb RJ45 ports – these provide the best audio quality. There are four 1Gb ports – these are ideal for PC connectivity, and are ideal for the Roon Core processor which generates high traffic flow. Two additional SFP ports allow for connection of optical fibre for components such as Lumin that support it. Key to creating a stable and resilient data stream for extreme Hi-Res streaming is the Packet Buffer and S100 has 1.5MB of buffer capability to deal with erratic external connectivity. Audiophile techniques are used in the power supply implementation with a bank of audio-grade capacitors to ensure the lowest noise environment. Mechanical stability contributes to system performance and the S100 is built on a rigid steel chassis with total screening provided by the totally metal enclosure which matches Melco Audiophile NAS components.

Power supplies are external to the S100 giving good isolation and allowing for future upgrade to external linear power supplies.

Network Digital Music Players – Streamers.The Ethernet network is the signal connectivity to every network Player or Streamer from the data-store or NAS.Similarly Streaming Services such asTIDAL and Qobuz originate in remote servers and connect to the network Player through the data switch. Any damage to packet data, timing, packet order, noise, or intrusive data, damages the overall musical performance. IT switches are optimised for speed and throughput – not data integrity. Melco S100, using the 100Mb ports achieves the best possible performance from every brand of network Player or Streamer regardless of the source. Melco S100 Specification  ConnectivityPorts4 x 100Mb/E RJ45 4 x 1000Mb/E RJ45 2 x Fibre SFP/LC Power12V 1 amp 5.7mm coaxSize215 x 61 x 269mm (W H L)Weight2.5kG



The step up the the N100 is the N50 (S38).

The Melco N50-S38 is the first SSD model in a full width (43cm) chassis.  Easy to import from CD, USB memory, or music data on your PC. Back up your important music collection simply from front display menu.

You can play music from an App on your smart phone or tablet which beautifully lists your music collection with cover art, artist/album information. Melco Music HD app is only available for iPad. If you connect USB-DAC, N1 becomes a transport of streaming services and becomes a Roon Ready device. Unlike a server for the office, Melco Music Library is purely designed for audio playback. 

Made in Japan by “Takumi” ( “master” in Japanese).


The big enhancements you get when you go up to the N50S38 are as follows:
-3.8TB solid state drive (Ultra low noise Melco selected drive)
-The Drive is mounted on an isolation platform with Melco's non-magnetic heavy brass HS3 drive mounting system for vibration isolation.
-There is a dedicated Neutrik USB output port for connection to the USB DAC for lower jitter.
-There is upgraded more specialized processing logic with precise slow data-writing and accurate high-speed data retrieval that contributes to better audio performance and stability.
-The first midrange SSD product of MELCO. SSD on the layered rigid mounter + New clear-dynamic power supply, which produces 25% more output. Inheriting the highly acclaimed previous N1A, such as classic appearance but as a result it produces completely different SQ from N1A.- 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.
  • New Enhanced PCB

  • 3.84TBSSD

  • Layered rigid SSD mounter

  • New Clear Dynamic PSU (capacitor bank + new unit)

  • New Isolation Feet

  • Inherited from award-winning N1A

  • Classic MELCO appearance

  • Full width for hi-fi system

  • 1.7mm thick chassis

  • IEC inlet + noise filter