|Warranty length||2 years standard (5 years on registration)|
Digital Out: S/PDIF coaxial, RCA type
Analogue stereo: 2V P-P or variable lvl
Network: 1x Ethernet (RJ45)
SpeakerLink: Meridian (RJ45)
Upsampling: Meridian’s apodising filter
Connectors: 2x USB for future apps
Jitter: Ultra-stable clock
LED: Single front-panel white LED
Indicates: Startup/Shutdown, Operation
Power: 12v DC, <=36W
Universal Supply: external in-line
Fanless, silent operation
Finish: Bead-blasted anodised aluminium
Dimensions (WHD): 93 x 264 x 253mm
Weight: 1.2 kg (2.7 lbs)
The award-winning Meridian Media Core 200 is a compact and elegant streaming solution that requires only your choice of controller to bring it to life. This compact system can store up to 2,000 CD albums at full lossless quality and enables you to seamlessly integrate your collection.
Stylish, Compact and Silent
Extremely easy to connect and set up, it is also virtually silent in use. Simply choose which controller you wish to use – the free iPad or iPhone app, music streaming controller, or your computer. Featuring the full suite of Meridian’s world-leading audio enhancement DSP technology, it is a finely wrought blend of high-level engineering and sublime musical performance.
Designed for your home. Media Core 200 echoes the industrial design of Meridian’s streaming components, with a bead-blasted and anodized aluminium finish that cleverly hides the rear panel wire connections.
On-board storage integrates automatically with other streaming libraries on the network and the unit provides a single audio zone, accessible via analogue, digital and SpeakerLink for connection to any sound system. It fully integrates with Meridian audio systems with centralised control. The Media Core 200 acts as a Core component, automatically locating and integrating itself with other streaming components and stored libraries found on the same network, ensuring full interoperability.
The Media Core 200 provides a single audio zone. Audio output options include Meridian SpeakerLink, digital coax, and single-ended analogue. Once connected to a Meridian system via SpeakerLink, the Media Core 200 immediately assumes the role of a source for Meridian communication protocols, allowing full integration with the Meridian system for control as well as audio. A web browser can be used to configure analogue output connection to fixed or variable analogue for maximum flexibility.
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.
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.
Easy to set-up
The design of Media Core 200 is cleverly based around a vertical mounting that does not need a fan – employing only convection cooling – so it runs virtually silent. This means it can be placed anywhere, including within your listening area, without affecting your enjoyment of the music. All the complexity is kept strictly ‘under the bonnet,’ so setting it up is very simple, and is little more than ‘plug and play.’ Just add your choice of controller-iPad, iPhone, computer, or other Meridian controller, for a complete streaming solution.
- Internal storage for around 2000 CD albums in full lossless quality via internal 1TB drive
- Connect Media Core 200 to the Internet to manage and enjoy streamed audio services
- Import your existing digital music library (eg iTunes) using free Meridian software tools
- Can be networked to any other Meridian streaming product, adding extra storage or zones
- Media Core 200 is extremely simple to connect and set up
- Fanless operation for minimum noise level for easy positioning even in your listening area
- Consistent home friendly design, including recessed rear panel that hides cable entry