Meridian Audio designs, engineers and manufactures state-of-the-art audio and video home entertainment systems.
Audio equipment of such high quality that if a microphone can detect it, the system can reproduce it. Video components so advanced they offer a uniquely realistic cinema experience.
With groundbreaking developments in high performance audio and visual technology, Meridian pursues its desire to lose as little as possible from the original source. The result: richer, more detailed reproduction where information is processed beyond the range of the human ear and to the limits of the human eye.
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Meridian’s product line is extensive and impressive. From compact systems to DSP loudspeakers to surround processors to the incredible Sooloos system to their 810 Reference projector (winner of Robb Report’s Best of the Best), Meridian’s product line comprises every component you need to create a complete two-channel system, theater, or whole-house audio system. They have won awards for best product in every category.
CD and Sooloos Players: 818v2 & 808v5 Reference
Surround Processors: 861v8 Reference, G65, HD621 HDMI Audio Processor
Loudspeakers: DSP8000SE, DSP7200SE, DSP5200SE, DSP3200, DSW, DSP520, DSP640 and more
Sooloos Digital Music System
With powerful Digital Signal Processing (DSP) crossovers and built-in power amps and converters, Meridian DSP Loudspeakers deliver as much quality sound as a conventional speaker four times the size. In the video below, Meridian co-founder, Bob Stuart discusses some of the benefits in both sound and aesthetics offered by their digital active speaker design philosophy.
Meridian’s Special Edition range of DSP loudspeakers deliver the exceptional performance. Their distinctive curved lines and smooth elegance mark them out as a fine examples of Meridian’s DSP Digital Active Loudspeaker philosophy.
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Meridian’s first digital loudspeaker – in fact the first digital loudspeaker in the world – the D600 in 1989.
The Special Edition DSP Loudspeaker Range is the result of Meridian’s ongoing research into how we, as humans, “hear” sound. These findings dictated improvements that have led to the loudspeaker’s lifelike performance. Quite simply, the Special Edition DSP Loudspeakers, and matching centre channels, are the best sounding loudspeakers Meridian has ever created.
The Special Edition range also brings support for Meridian’s revolutionary MQA technology – allowing you to reproduce in your own home exactly what the artist intended you to hear.
Meridian Room Correction
Meridian’s acclaimed proprietary DSP room correction system that smoothes out room resonances for clearer sound and better imaging.
Traditional audio systems often require large, expensive cables to maintain their performance. Meridian’s SpeakerLink uses an “Ethernet style” cable that delivers pristine digital sound and control down a single cable between Meridian components. The result is simple, unobtrusive, and cost-effective cables that are easy to install.
Enhanced Bass Alignment
Meridian’s unique DSP designs allow them to correct the time misalignment between bass and higher frequencies present in most loudspeakers. In the video below Bob Stuart explains not only how Meridian delivers Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA) but what it means for you, the listener.
A proprietary pressure-laminated speaker cabinet construction material unique to Meridian that features the highest-grade plywood layers bonded to an aluminum core.
Triple FIFO Buffering
Each sample of a digital recording must remain evenly spaced in time. Unfortunately, timing can vary, especially when reading discs. This is “jitter”, degrading music’s sense of space and diminishing realism. Meridian’s multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity. You enjoy a clearer feeling of the instruments and their interrelationship.
Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP)
A patented lossless digital compression system allowing more music to be stored or transferred in the same space, while retaining bit-perfect reproduction. The technology is now included in the Blu-ray Disc specification.
Meridian High Resolution
MHR was the first approved encryption method for transferring high definition digital audio between components. Previously, it had to be in the analogue domain, reducing quality. MHR allows secure movement of high resolution digital audio within a Meridian system, without compromise, improving quality by reducing cyclic repetition.
Meridian Apodising Filter
Filters are critical in digital audio. Commonly they introduce distortion and harshness because of “pre-ringing”. Early digital recordings suffer from harshness too, due to primitive filters. After painstaking research, Meridian developed a special filter that avoids pre-ringing, so it can be steeper, cleaning up the effects of early filters. The result: a better, cleaner sound from recordings old and new.
818V2 Reference Audio Core
The ultimate home audio system hub, the 818v2 Reference Audio Core represents the pinnacle of top-notch design and technical audio excellence. This is a high-performance pre-amplifier with a full suite of the proprietary resolution enhancement technologies that have made Meridian famous. With extensive connection options for all your audio sources, the 818v2 also has an internal digital source that can be connected, via Ethernet, to any Meridian Sooloos System.
With extremely high-quality analogue pre-amplifier outputs – using both balanced and single-ended connectors – this high-tech system hub can also be used in more traditional audio systems. And Meridian’s latest, supremely sophisticated digital signal processing means that digital signal errors have been reduced by an incredible 40 per cent. This is the ultimate system hub, complementing your home with a sublime blend of exquisite engineering, boundary-pushing tech and sublime sonic performance.
808V5 Reference CD Player
Meridian has an indelible role in the history of the CD player, with a proud track record of state-of-the-art, award-winning players. The 808v5 Signature Reference CD Player is the fruit of that legacy, and it continues to push the boundaries of both design and sound performance. Advanced high-end audio technologies drastically reduce digital errors – by as much as 40 percent – and offer unparalleled array of set-up options and connections.
The 808v5 forms the heart of Meridian’s ultimate music system. Improved digital signal processing, the latest linear power supply, a brand new master clock, and many more high-tech innovations contribute to this player’s world-beating performance. Offered in Graphite, Piano Lacquer, Black, and Silver, the 808v5 Signature Reference CD Player is a state-of-the-art purveyor of incredible sound and high-tech design for your home.