The S100 has been built from the ground up as a proper audio switch, not an off the shelf IT accessory the S100 puts priority on sound quality and data integrity, whereas IT put all the emphasis on speed and throughput. The S100 has 4 ports rated at 100MbE speeds (optimised for audio devices) and 4 ports rated at 1GbE for other devices, plus 2 Fibre Optic SFP ports the S100 will offer a dramatic upgrade in performance for those using Ethernet to move audio file around and it is not just for Melco owners, Linn, Naim, Lumin (the X1 uses Fibre Optic Ethernet) and general computer audio uses can benefit from what the S100 offers.
The S10 is Melco’s flagship data switch and comprises a ‘head’ unit and a power unit, separating the sensitive data-carrying areas of the design from the power supply. The two-box approach echoes that of the N10/2 library, and offers the least compromise when it comes to ultimate sound quality.
The S10’s head unit is based on a heavily upgraded S100 network switch, and benefits from a greatly improved power management section, better aluminium casework and a rigid-steel screened chassis.
The rear panel connections include different-speed RJ45 Ethernet ports: 4x 100 MB and 4x 1 GB, plus 2x 1 GB SFP.
4 x 100Mb/E RJ45
4 x 1000Mb/E RJ45
2 x Fibre SFP/LC
Dedicated 12 V toroidal separate power supply
Size 215 x 61 x 269 mm (W H L) x 2
Weight 13 kg
4 x 100MbE (Priority Ports) RJ45
4 x 1GbE RJ45
2 x Fibre Optic SFP/LC
12V 1 amp 5.7mm Coax
215 x 61 x 269mm (W H L)