Melco offers discerning audiophiles high technology networked audio components

Maki Electronic Laboratory Company (MELCO), was established in Japan in 1975 by Makoto Maki, a passionate audiophile determined to create the finest, high-end components. His undoubted masterpiece was the groundbreaking modular Melco turntable that set new standards in music reproduction. From those early beginnings Melco became the largest computer peripherals manufacturer, Buffalo, offering technically advanced products based on rigorous R&D. These included Wireless routers, Ethernet Data Switches and storage devices.

Mr Maki personally initiated the current Melco Audiophile NAS project having identified serious shortcomings in the conventional IT industry solutions being used for hi-res audio at the highest level.

The N1 series of products are the worlds first true Audiofile grade source component to access, store and deliver High-Res digital music without any of the compromises of computers and their peripherals. At any stage. this is Pure and simple!, even set-up is really easy. The N1 is both a music store and UPNP server for Ethernet connected streaming solutions, a Direct Music download engine and is also an extraordinary source for a USB dac. Sound quality is unsurpassed! We are not suggesting you have been listening to The Beatle, Brahm or Talyor Slow before, but with the Melco nothing is missing, because there is nothing to take it away. There is even no need for a PC in order to setup or manage this system and not a single intervening switch or ‘IT’ component to come between you and your music.

Until now the only way of distributing, storing and listening to even the highest resolution digital music has, at some stage, involved computers or computer-like devices – equipment designed to handle far more than music, so it has never been solely dedicated to sonic excellence. Even when players have been designed by “Audio Specialists” old thinking and “IT” connectivity has impaired audio performance.

All that has just changed.