Melco update adds Roon 1.8 readiness

Update adds range of new features

by Andy Bassett
Hi-Fi News

Melco update adds Roon 1.8 readiness

Melco’s latest 4.10 firmware enables its Japanese-engineered libraries for the latest version of Roon.

Digital music library specialist Melco Audio today released a new over-the-air firmware update (v4.10) which brings Roon Ready integration to its EX Series (and EX Series -updated) devices, enabling them to exploit the full potential of Roon 1.8, the latest version of the renowned music streaming and cataloguing software. Installation of the firmware update is simple and straightforward via a few front panel button pushes.

Roon Ready integration adds yet another feature to the Melco EX Series platform, which enables music playback in the highest possible quality thanks to Melco’s unrivalled digital audio engineering, which removes the need to use standard IT parts thus delivering improved sound quality. Roon v1.8 went live on Feb 9th and brings more intelligent music discovery and deeper personalisation along with enhanced functionality for classical music libraries.

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).

Compatibility with Roon 1.8 isn’t the only benefit to be derived from Melco’s new 4.10 firmware as it 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.

There’s also 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 said, “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 is continuing its home demonstration service throughout the latest UK lockdown so a session with one of the EX Series of digital music libraries, which includes the recently announced N10 45th anniversary limited edition, is easy to arrange using Melco’s dealer locator tool: melco-audio-masters.com/approved-dealers.

Source: Melco Press Release
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