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Meridian DSP7200.2 HC/VC DSP Active Centre Speaker


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

Tech Specs

Freq resp: within 3dB from 30Hz-20kHz +
Max out: >112dB spl @ 1m on music material
Noise less than 15dB spl.
Overall distortion <0.02% at any freq or lvl


1x phono digital input (S/PDIF)
1x bal digital (AES/EBU) in on RJ45
32kHz–96kHz sampling @24 bit; MHR support
RJ45 input also carries RS232 and trigger


1x RJ45 with bal digital audio
Control for 2nd loudspeaker
Infrared pickup for system automation


‘3½-way’ acoustic reflex system
Digital crossovers at 200Hz and 2.6kHz
2 x 200mm long-throw bass drivers
1 x 160mm polypropylene mid driver
1 x 25mm composite-dome tweeter
silver wire, dual magnet, semi-hornloaded


FIFO memory buffer input
Lowest possible jitter from almost any source
Analogue gain & filtering
Proprietary Class-A discrete amplificatio.
DAC electronics: advanced surface-mount tech
Partitioned 6-layer printed-circuit boards
4x 24-bit 128x oversampling DAC for max quality
4x 150W/4Ω power amps, 1p/d (2xbass, 1xmid, 1xHF)


Rear-panel controls for Power On/Off
MSR+ and via SpeakerLink
8 character display w/system lights


Power: 20W standby, 920W max
VC Dimensions (HWD): 1072 x 350 x 415mm
HC Dimensions (HWD): 295 x 1060.5 x 478.25
Weight: 55kg (VC) 64kg (HC)

Product Description

Meridian DSP7200.2 HC/VC DSP Active Centre Speaker is ideal for movies or music, tideal partner for both DSP7200.2s and DSP8000s in a multi-channel system. A new Centre Elevation feature allows it to be placed below the screen while having its sound image move along with the video image on screen, providing the most immersive movie experience.

Perfect Harmony

The DSP7200.2HC provide sounds that are incredibly lifelike, in scale and tone, to systems featuring both DSP7200.2 and DSP8000. The horizontal centre channel enables a stunningly effective home theatre set-up, while also providing seamless sound staging for music in Trifield. The extensive finishes from the full range of Meridian Select colours ensures even 5.1 surround sound systems will effortlessly blend into your home and your lifestyle.

DSP Loudspeakers

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.

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.


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.

Centre Elevation

When a centre-channel loudspeaker is below the video display, that's where the sound seems to emanate, not from the screen, detracting from the experience. Loudspeakers behind the screen introduce other problems. DSP in a Meridian centre loudspeaker psycho acoustically raises the sound image to centre-screen – where we expect it for the most involving movie or concert experience.

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