Melco N50-S38

Melco midrange – It's the N50-S38 [£4'999], the brand's "best-ever solid-state affordability" so their mid-priced SSD-based digital music library. "Improvements include an enhanced mother board with select 3.84TB SSD coupled to a new rigid layered SSD cradle plus a new dynamic PSU with 25% more output. Re-engineered isolation feet are included." The rear panel includes four specific USB ports: USB 3.0; expansion and backup plus a dedicated output ready for connection to USB DACs, USB DAC-equipped amplifiers or active speakers. There also dedicated dual Ethernet ports "which provide a dedicated player port in addition to the LAN port to minimize unwanted effects of noise on the music signal and present network audio players with a direct high data-integrity connection. The N50-S38 also benefits from a high-quality Oled display with push-button control plus Melco’s Intelligent Music Library suite comprising MinimServer and SongKong software. It is Roon Ready, DSD compatible and offers app control via DLNA/UPnP with support for Tidal, Qobuz and vTuner streaming. Qobuz Downloader and also enable direct error-free high-res downloads without the need for a computer."