Melco Intelligent Music Library makes UK debut at NWAS 2019

High-performance digital music storage manufacturer, Melco, introduced its powerful new search and metadata tool, Melco Intelligent Music Library, plus its new black-finish compact-chassis digital music libraries, for the first time in the UK, at the North West Audio Show 2019.

Melco’s recently launched two-box N10 and one-box N100 (pictured above) audiophile digital music libraries joined the existing full-width N1A, N1Z and N1H libraries, in the black finish. The new black option also extends to the D100 audiophile CD loader/transport and the E100 3TB audiophile digital storage drive (modular expansion unit), both of which are designed to complement and expand the capabilities of the space-saving N10 and N100 models, which were launched in 2018.

First seen at High End (Munich) in May, Melco Intelligent Music Library enables simple but powerful music search and selection for playback on any network music player or connected USB DAC, solving the problem of finding (and quickly playing) music in large and varied music collections. The tool will soon be available as a free firmware update for existing Melco users, in addition to being pre-installed on all new machines leaving the factory.

Melco General Manager, Alan Ainslie, introduced the technology to the public throughout the weekend in the Acoustica (Melco) room, explaining the myriad benefits for music lovers.

Melco also demonstrated the recently-released compact-chassis N100 and N10 digital music libraries, which offer class-leading performance (N10) and real-world affordability (N100), along with the full-width N1ZH60. The libraries were complemented by Melco’s D100 audiophile CD loader/transport.

Melco’s demonstrations took place in the Acoustica room, plus Melco had a second shared room with Russell K loudspeakers, whose newly launched, British designed and made Red 50 and Red 120 loudspeakers were available.

Russell Kauffman himself was on hand, explaining the technology behind the Russell K range and introduced his new stand-mount speaker. Daniel Raggett, Melco’s European General Manager, was also there.