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Freq response: (3dB) 35Hz-20kHz
Linear-phase: mid/top crossover
Output: > 108dB spl @ 1m
Noise: < 15dB spl
Overall distortion: <0.02%
Meridian: SpeakerLink in/out (RJ45)
S/PDIF: digital, 32kHz–96kHz
Sampling rates: 24 bit w MHR (phono)
System: 21/2-way acoustic reflex
Port: Single (vert) or dual (horiz)
Power Amp: 3x 75W power amps
Display: 8 character w lights
Bass: 2 x 160mm polypropylene
Tweeter: 1 x 25mm aluminium-dome
Wire: silver, short horn-loaded
Oversampling: 2 precision 24/192
Crossover: Active bass/mid
DAC: Advanced surfacemount
Circuit Board: 6-layer printed
Processor: 150MIPS digital signal
Digital Crossover: 2.6kHz
Response correction: Whole system
Bass protection: Yes
Controls: User Tone
Dimensions (HWD): 903 x 300 X 356mm
Recategorising compact floor standing loudspeakers, the Meridian DSP5200.2 delivers remarkable acoustic power and quickly proves itself as a true full-range loudspeaker. It provides a deep impactful bass and is available in either a piano lacquered black or white finish as well as any of the 270 bespoke colours in the Meridian Select program so these will fit perfectly at home without disrupting your décor.
Adopting the same cabinet design and technology principles as the flagship DSP8000, the compact DSP5200.2 stays under one metre tall, yet ingeniously houses three custom drivers, three amplifiers, and advanced sound-shaping DSP computers in each cabinet. Featuring SpeakerLink technology, the DSP5200.2 provides high performance with a simple, unobtrusive, and easy to connect Ethernet style cable, providing click and play simplicity of installation. From smaller rooms to more spacious environments, the DSP5200.2 fits in perfectly and is state-of-the-art speaker design, and the sound is, quite simply, remarkable.
The traditional setup – amplifiers driving passive loudspeakers – is inefficient, limiting sound quality. Meridian loudspeakers contain a complete, matched audio system with efficient DSP crossovers, multiple DACs and driver-specific amplifiers, giving higher overall quality, less power use, and the performance of a traditional loudspeaker eight times the physical volume.
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.
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 life like sound.