Meridian’s New Desktop Audio System

  • Bailey S. Barnard

This desktop audio system from British hi-fi staple Meridian comprises two separate components: the $3,000 Audio Core 200 stereo controller and the $6,000-per-pair DSP3200 loudspeakers. The team at Meridian designed the svelte 11-by-11-inch, six-pound Audio Core 200 as a preamplifier hub for various analog and digital audio sources, with all inputs facilitating 96-kHz, high-resolution playback. Meridian fans will find that the Audio Core 200 pairs beautifully with the brand’s Sooloos line of media servers and with its series of active speakers, which utilize onboard digital signal processing (DSP). Unveiled in January alongside the Audio Core 200, the DSP3200 loudspeakers employ dual onboard 75-watt digital amplifiers to prompt a frequency range of 45 Hz to 20 kHz from their 6.5-inch and 3.3-inch drivers. Standing just larger than one foot tall, these speakers mirror the design of Meridian’s flagship DSP8000 speaker models and aptly complete this small but powerful system. (+44.14.8044.5678, www.meridian-audio.com)

Read Next Article >>
Photo by VZPhoto
Harnessing the control and clarity of digital audio…
Photo by VZPhoto
Big McIntosh sound quality in a small headphone package…
The new integrated amp features balanced audio circuitry and hybrid amplification…
The companies’ third collaboration, the P’9983 features premium materials…
The second-generation speakers raise the bar set by their predecessors…
The new home-theater component works with multiple speaker sets and 4K video signals…
Photo by Benjamin Lozovsky
The design-driven event offered attendees a night of art, music, and technology…
The new line includes a preamplifier, stereo power amp, and monoblock power amp…
In the late 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci sketched plans for the viola organista, an instrument...
Introducing The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector Turn your wall into a life-size window to another...