Meridian took the lead in high resolution audio for the home with exceptional products and support at the recent CEDIA Expo.
The company demonstrated how its products can be integrated into a complete home theater solution using its free Design and Specification Service. Bring your plans to the show and use this service to create high performance schemes quickly, accurately and easily, saving hours of design time on a project.
Meridian showcased how installers can achieve immersive, hi-res audio using its 271 Digital Theatre Controller. The 271 is designed to integrate any analogue or digital AV processor or receiver on the market with Meridian’s DSP loudspeakers for exceptional home theater performance. It provides the highest quality dynamics and clarity, in analogue, digital and 3D format applications and offers 16 unbalanced inputs, 16 balanced inputs and the option of 16 digital inputs, depending on your choice of processor.
Bringing class leading performance to the fore, Meridian’s unmatched 200 Series will also be on show, featuring the 251 Powered Zone Controller, 218 Zone Controller, and its 258 Hi-Res Eight Channel Power Amplifier. The 251 brings Meridian’s superior audio performance for a variety of analogue speaker applications. Its compact design features two powerful, cool-running channels of onboard amplification enabled for high-resolution audio including Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio. The Meridian 218 is an award-winningZone Controller with multiple control options, suitable for a wide range of distributed high-resolution audio applications from single zone to multi-zone use. A category-changer, the Meridian 258 can be integrated with any existing passive loudspeaker system, adding power and performance to multi-room audio systems.
On display at CEDIA Expo, the UHD722 Ultra High Definition Audio Processor is a 4K switching solution, incorporating Multichannel Meridian High Resolution (MMHR) output. This enables connection to existing processors, which results in a significant uplift in the audio system’s sound quality. Providing the perfect link for seamless, high resolution audio, the UHD722 features Meridian’s unique high resolution Upsampling and Apodising technologies to offer the best possible performance from Blu-ray Disc®, satellite/TV receivers and gaming consoles.
As part of the CEDIA Training program, Meridian’s Education Manager, Hugo Fitzjohn, will also be helping installers understand how they can easily integrate Hi-Res Audio systems into their clients’ homes.