Project Description

MELCO S100, £1999

Melco S100Audiophile DataswitchNo compromise – for all networked digitalaudio applicationsDigital Music relies on perfectly timed data in alow noise environment to achieve maximum performance.

The limitation to the ultimate sound quality of digital music on anEthernet network is the network itself and the components used.IT components are low cost commodity items and are effective for PC dataand gaming etc. But they are simply inadequate for high quality digital music.

One critical component is all digital music systems is the dataswitch which handles both the music data and control.The Melco S100 is designed and configured as an audiophile componentwithout any IT compromises.

 

Available in silver or black finish.

The Melco S100 is quite an unusual architecture compared to an IT dataswitch.

There are four 100Mb RJ45 ports – these provide the best audio quality.

There are four 1Gb ports – these areideal for PC connectivity, and are ideal forthe Roon Core processor which generateshigh traffic flow.

Two additional SFP ports allow forconnection of optical fibre for components such as Lumin that support it.

Key to creating a stable and resilient data stream for extreme Hi-Res streaming is the Packet Buffer and S100 has 1.5MB of buffer capability to deal with erratic external connectivity.

Audiophile techniques are used in thepower supply implementation with a bankof audio-grade capacitors to ensure the lowest noise environment.

Mechanical stability contributes tosystem performance and the S100 is built on a rigid steel chassis with total screening provided by the totally metal enclosurewhich matches Melco Audiophile NAS components.

Power supplies are external to the S100giving good isolation and allowing for future upgrade to external linear power supplies.

PORTS

4 x 100Mb/E (RJ45)
4 x 1000Mb/E (RJ45)
2 x Fibre (SFP/LC)

POWER

12V 1 amp

 

SIZE

215 x 61 x 269 (W H L)
WEIGHT

2.5 kg

to follow