The Head unit contains the small form factor HDD, specially selected for sonic performance. The HDD is supported on the Melco HS-S2 – Highly Stable Storage System – to limit the influence of vibration. The HDD is mounted on a heavy stainless steel plate for damping heat-sinking, and there is additional 3 mm plate to complete the acoustic isolation.
Melco N10/2 Music Library
The N10/2 is a two-box solution designed to improve sound quality by separating the unit’s power supply from the sensitive ‘head’ unit.
- Choice of Silver or Black Aluminium case
- Available in 5TB HDD or 3.84TB SSD
- A two-box design with an External Power supply
A half-width design, like the entry-level N100, the N10/2 offers easy placement in the home, but with the sound quality benefits of the enhanced N10 solid aluminium chassis and upgraded internals, plus the linear power supply.
The elegant solid aluminium casework has the familiar Melco OLED display and simple 4 button interface for delightfully simple operation and setup.
To realise the 215mm width half-sized component, the head unit has both newly designed internal electronics hardware and new operating software.
The case is solid aluminium including the end cheeks giving both a sophisticated look and also mechanical integrity and freedom from vibration, further assisted by a complex and rigid internal steel chassis. The front panel has the familiar Melco OLED display and four control buttons – from this simple interface both initial setup – just language and time zone – as well as advanced customisation can be accomplished. When playing music the OLED is very informative showing file name and data format. All connectivity of external devices is also confirmed on the OLED. Playing directly from CD using a USB CD loader such as D100, or playing directly from a USB drive, the OLED and buttons give full browse and navigation. The front panel USB port is convenient for connecting either USB drives or USB optical drive to import files or directly play.
The rear panel has two additional USB ports which allow for USB connected CD loader, or USB HDD for music import or play. Additionally also Expansion of the internal capacity with either an IT USB HDD or the high sound quality E100 expansion drive to increase the capacity of the N10 without any additional settings.
Ethernet connectivity is special for all Melco machines – there are two ports. One is a dedicated Player port that connects directly to a network player or streamer without any intervening data switch or IT devices that would compromise sound quality. The second Ethernet port is the LAN connection for access to the N10 for music transfer, control of the N10 local player from a control App, and for accessing streaming music services, activating direct music downloads, and making Firmware updates with just one click from the Internet. A newly designed power management system in the Head Unit ensures stable and reliable operation.
Internal HDD storage
• 215mm width half-sized components, solid aluminium case for mechanical integrity;
• Full function control interface from front panel;
• Front USB port, dual rear USB ports for HDD expansion or CD loader connectivity;
• Unique to MELCO, Dual Gigabit Ethernet for separate Network and Streamer connectivity;
• Dedicated 5-pin cable to connect PSU to head unit;
• Linear PSU includes large toroidal transformer and extensive filtering;
• Isolating feet from TOAC, renowned Japanese isolation brand;
• Informative OLED display, showing file name, data format and connected devices.
N10/2-S38 1 x 3.84 TB specially selected SSD on Melco HS-S2 isolation platform
N10/2-S38B-E (Black, AC230V)
N10/2-S38-E (Silver, AC230V)
N10/2-S38B-EA (Black, AC120V)
N10/2-S38-EA (Silver, AC120V)
N10/2-H50 1 x 2.5-inch specially selected HDD 5TB on Melco HS-S2 isolation platform
N10/2-H50B-E (Black, AC230V)
N10/2-H50-E (Silver, AC230V)
N10/2-H50B-EA (Black, AC120V)
N10/2-H50-EA (Silver, AC120V)
LAN Port-Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)
DHCP server in isolated mode
USB 2.0 Front panel x 1
USB 2.0 Rear panel x 2
Assignable as DAC, backup, import, expansion
USB Player sample rate support
16-32 bit (PCM) to 384 kHz:- auto down sample to suit connected DACs
Gapless PCM support
1 bit (DSD) to 11.3 MHz Quad DSD
Markerless DSD support
DSD to 32-bit PCM conversion selectable
Gapless DSD support
OLED displays player sample rate
Pre-set 220-240 V AC or 110-120 V AC dependent on locality
Low-noise, linear power supply
Size 215 x 61 x 269mm (W H L) - Head Unit
Weight head unit Approx. 3.5 kg
Weight power supply Approx. 5.0 kg