Melco S100 Audiophile Network Switch

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The limitation to the ultimate sound quality of digital music on an Ethernet network is the network itself and the components used.

IT components are low cost commodity items and are effective for PC data and 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 component without any IT compromises..

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Manufacturer Melco
Free warranty 3 years
Delivery Charge Free
Delivery Time Normally 1 - 5 Working Days (Covid-19 and Brexit Delays Possible, contact us for more information)
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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 are
ideal for PC connectivity, and are ideal for the Roon Core processor which generates high traffic flow.

Two additional SFP ports allow for connection 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.

Computer Audio

Computers used for playing Audio all connect to the network for access to servers or streaming services.

This connectivity is not optimised for sound quality and Melco S100 removes this restriction to performance allowing the full benefit of optimised player software and other tweaks to be enjoyed.


Roon systems have both music storage and the Roon Core connected to the network which can generate a lot of traffic.

The Melco S100 has both ports optimised for sound quality, as well as ports optimised for both sound quality and throughput.

This creates an ideal Roon infrastructure without any compromise.


(6) 1GbE

port when connected)

Lumin high performance network
players offer the opportunity to isolate the player from the network using fibre Optic SFP connectors.

Melco S100 is equipped as standard with two SFP/LC connectors to allow the full befits to be enjoyed

Melco N1, N10 and N100

Melco owners have long realised the benefits of using Melco NAS without any network connection at all – but this is often not practical.

Now with the S100 all Melco users can
enjoy the benefits of a permanent network connection – access to streaming services, internet radio and other networked sources - without any sound quality compromises.