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Meridian 218 Zone Controller

 

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Features

Warranty length 2 years standard (5 years on registration)
Brand Meridian

Tech Specs

Audio Output:
Speakerlink: 2x digital
RCA: Single output
Analogue: 2-Ch unbal (192kHz DAC)

 

Audio Inputs
Coaxial S/PDIF: 44.1-96kHz/24bit
Meridian Speakerlink: 44.1-96kHz/24bit
Optical TOSlink: 44.1-96kHz/24bit
Analogue Input: 1 x 2 Channel
Meridian Sooloos: Via Ethernet

 

Signals
IP Control: RJ45 connector
IR: 3.5mm jack
12V trigger: 3.5mm jack

 

General
LEDs: Source selection/MQA status
Supply: 100/110-120/220-240V AC (50/60Hz)
Dimensions (HWD): 42 x 204 x 150mm
Weight: 0.56Kg [1.2lbs]

 

Construction
- 1U tall rack kit (space for 2 units)
- All-aluminium chassis

Product Description

Meridian 218 Zone Controller has comprehensive functionality to create a Hi-Res audio zone accommodating both local and distributed audio. Equipped with lip-sync technology and digital/analogue connections, 218 is also an endpoint for the award-winning Sooloos platform.

Connections

Incorporating both digital and analogue input and outputs, the MQA–enabled Meridian 218 zone controller suits a broad variety of distributed audio applications whether in single or multi-zone mode. IP/IR control features are included enabling easy partnering between the versatile unit and any Meridian power amplifier or DSP loudspeaker.

Sooloos

Sooloos is Meridian's patented intuitive visual music management interface. It offers a simple solution for storing your CD collection, uploading digital music library or streaming music using TIDAL, all in flawless, hi-res audio quality. Meridian Sooloos can be controlled from anywhere on your network; simply setup for one or multiple zones on a range of devices including Mac, PC, mobile or tablet for one-touch access.

Lip-Sync

Video processing typically delays the picture. As sound travels slower than light, the effect of the sound arriving before the picture is highly noticeable. For installations where the audio and video are separated before video processing, the Meridian 218 has adjustable audio delay to realign the audio with the video.

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 is a better, cleaner sound from recordings old and new.

Master Quality

MQA is a technology that captures the full magic of an original studio performance. Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download so you don't have to choose between quality or convenience.

Upsampling

Using a complex digital filter, Meridian 218 can double the sample rate from a source to improve resolution of the finer details in the record. This means that even with a standard source such as CD, upsampling technology is able to significantly enhance the listening experience.

Key Features

- IP Control allows for seamless integration and flexibility within the home
- Scalable solution: use multiple 218s for additional Hi-res zones around the home
- Digital/analogue outputs work with any power amp and Meridian loudspeakers for great flexibility
- Multiple input options including optical and coax digital, analogue and Speakerlink.

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