Meridian DSP7200.2

£18,500.00

Meridian DSP7200.2 DSP Active Speakers (Pair) feature a piano lacquered curved cabinet and a raked rear heat sink making it genuine “functional art.”

Natural Playfulness

Standing at just over one metre, The DSP7200.2 outperforms loudspeakers of up to eight times their physical volume, bringing the atmosphere and emotion of a live performance to your home. Meridian’s unique DSP technologies provide the DSP7200.2 with freedom of room placement without sonic penalty. The DSP7200.2 also features Meridian’s unique Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA) technology which provides natural sounding bass that simply must be heard.

Speaker Link

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.

Meridium

Loudspeaker enclosures often vibrate, colouring the sound, making it less lifelike. Our most advanced loudspeakers use a cabinet construction material unique to Meridian: Meridium features highest-grade laminated plywood layers bonded to an aluminium core, allowing the loudspeaker to reproduce music accurately without adding its own sound.

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 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.

Enhanced Bass Alignment

High or low, all sounds travel at the same speed, so all the sounds from a live musical event arrive at your ear at the same time, whatever frequencies they contain. Loudspeakers, however, have a problem when playing low frequency sounds at the same time as mid and high frequencies – the bass arrives late, and the deeper the sound, the later it arrives.

This delayed bass causes music to lose its impact and reduces the sense of the recorded space – it is often described as “boomy”. The goal is to have time-accurate loudspeakers, where all reproduced frequencies start and end at the same time. In a loudspeaker, this timing is affected by the crossover, driver, and enclosure type.

To eliminate the delay between low, and mid and high frequencies, Meridian has designed a combination of digital filters and time delays for the mid and high frequencies. This solution enables the mid and high frequencies to “wait” for the low frequencies, delivering perfectly-timed music playback.

Mid and high frequencies are delayed to time-align them, while upper bass is delayed with a special type of patented filter. These features must be implemented entirely in the digital domain, making them impossible to achieve in any passive or analogue-active loudspeaker design.

Enhanced Bass Alignment provides accurate time-alignment of the drivers in the system, delivering exceptional imaging and a clear, transparent, more lifelike sound.

Tech Specs

  • Freq response: (3dB) 30Hz-20kHz
  • Maximum output: > 112dB spl @ 1m
  • Noise: 15dB spl
  • Overall distortion: 0.02%
  • Meridian: SpeakerLink in/out (RJ45)
  • S/PDIF: 1x phono digi, 32kHz–96kHz
  • RJ45: 1x balanced digital (AES/EBU)
  • RJ45 Carries: RS232 + trigger
  • Sampling rates: 24 bit w MHR
  • RJ45: 1x balanced digital audio
  • Control: MSR+, rear, SpeakerLink
  • Pickup: infrared system automation
  • System: 3½-way acoustic reflex
  • Digital crossovers: 200Hz, 2.6kHz
  • Power Amp: 4x 150W/4?
  • Display: 8 character w lights
  • Bass: 2 x 200mm long-throw
  • Mid: 1 x 160mm polypropylene
  • Tweeter: 1 x 25mm aluminium-dome
  • Wire: silver, dual magnet, short horn-load
  • Jitter Control: FIFO memory buffer
  • Gain/Filter: Class-A discrete amp
  • Oversampling: 4x 24-bit 128
  • DAC: Advanced surfacemount
  • Circuit Board: 6-layer printed
  • Power: 20W (standby), 920W (max)
  • Dimensions (HWD): 1072 x 350 x 415mm
  • Weight: 55Kg

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