Hi hopefully re-posted into correct forum,
curious about peoples experiences of SQ when streaming with the Melco units (N1A and N1Z) into a NDX
1) is there a uplift in SQ compared to say a good NAS?
2) more me wondering how melco would fare say against the new uniti core OR the innous Zenith Mk.II set up ?
anyhow interested in peoples experiences with it in streaming setup and whether any noticable uplift in SQ......
also as an aside is the melco capable of transcoding FLAC to WAV?
I did Melco N1A versus Innuos Zenith Mk11 back to back, over and over. No variables. Same plug. Bith USB direct into a Hugo.
The Melco coloured the sound. Sounded emptier and less dynamic. Less involving and smaller soundstage. More digital.
Zenith is the better product, it's pretty easy to hear for me. There was much more natural sound when using the Zenith. Melco was a bit ropey by comparison. But the Melco was much better than the MacBook even on battery. Not sure what the 6k model sounds like though!
I also tried Regens, Olimex, Gustard and more. All a waste of time. Zenith straight into Hugo with a short 15cm usb was the best bet. Expensive USB cables a waste of time and money too.
My plan is to get hold of an NDX soon to try the Zenith over Ethernet into NDX(with and without Hugo) I expect that change my world again! Ha
I lined up a Core audition and then had a car crash. So not gotten round to it yet.
But it'll either be the Core or NDX for as my next purchase. But not so sure the Core will be any more 'silent' than the already very impressive Zenith.