Thought this may be of interest to those who use these machines. It's from an email update from a dealer i'd got earlier this week (rather more informative than Melco's own website !)
Melco are re-launching their N1 music servers with a host of revisions and improvements. All models have been significantly upgraded with a complete new Player/Renderer, Dedicated USB port for USB DAC's (UAC2 compatable), completely redesigned and upgraded power supplies, plus improved internal wiring and hardware (based around the 40th Anniversary N1Z model).
Of more interest to me is -
A significant new firmware (including the new Player/Renderer) will be launched to coincide with the release of the new models which will also be available to existing Melco owners.
One year on and i'm still very impressed with my N1A - as a USB source it's been superb and very easy to live with and use.