Roon 1.8 Firmware Update For Melco

Melco with its latest 4.10 firmware enables its Japanese-engineered libraries for the latest version of Roon 

Digital music library specialist Melco Audio has released a new over-the-air firmware update (4.10) which brings Roon Ready integration to its five-strong EX Series of digital libraries, enabling them to exploit the full potential of Roon 1.8.

The new update, which has already been automatically sent to owners of Melco’s current EX Series (or EX Series-updated) digital music libraries, can be simply installed by users from the front panel, with just a few button presses.

Roon Ready integration adds another benefit to the Melco EX Series platform, which enables music playback in the high quality thanks to Melco’s digital audio engineering, which eschews the use of standard IT parts for the ultimate sound quality, says the maker.

In addition to local playback from a choice of either HDD or SSD drives, Melco users can also enjoy the convenience and discovery of Hi-Res music streaming from services such as Tidal and Qobuz (via UPnP).

Melco’s 4.10 firmware also brings a number of additional features, including markerless DSD compatibility for a greater number of devices, Twonky server stability improvements, plus web page stability improvements.

Further features include a screen saver dimmer mode, the ability to turn Melco’s dedicated PLAYER port off (for sound quality) on the N1A and N1Z models, plus improved language tables for French and German users.

Melco Audio General Manager Dan Raggett says, “We continue to invest in features and quality improvements for the benefit of Melco customers old and new. We listen to our customers’ needs and provide the best solutions we can. We are thankful for all customer feedback and are delighted to introduce Roon together with these latest improvements.”

Melco’s EX Series of digital music libraries, which includes the recently announced N10 45th anniversary limited edition. The maker’s UK distributor is Audiophile Digital Music Masters (ADMM)

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