Melco Introduces The N50-S38 Mid-Tier SSD Music Library

Toyko, Japan’s Melco has brought their new N50-S38 to market, which falls midway in their price/product lineup offering Solid State storage for your music file serving needs.

The new N50-S38 comes equipped with a specially selected 3.84 TB SSD drive, four USB ports (USB 3.0; Expansion and Backup, dedicated USB DAC output), and a pair of 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 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.

Wrapped in a heavy, 1.7 mm-thick full-width chassis, Melco has also included an IEC power inlet with noise filtering, an enhanced main board, a new dynamic PSU with 25 % more output, and re-engineered isolation feet.

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

The Melco N50-S38 (silver) and N50-S38B (black) are available now priced at £4,999 / $5,499.

Company Website: Melco