January 07, 2011 — Article
British hi-fi brand Meridian has announced a new compact digital music system with the DSP3200 digital active loudspeakers and the Audio Core 200 stereo audio controller.
The DSP3200 speakers take their design cues from Meridian’s flagship DSP8000 in a much more compact package – they’re the company’s smallest ever speaker.
The system uses Meridian’s own Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to deliver “powerful, room-filling sound with the performance of much larger systems”, and both devices are connected via Meridian SpeakerLink connection.
The Audio Core 200 connects easily to almost any audio source, with USB connection for PC and the optional Meridian i80 iPod dock, and there’s a Meridian SpeakerLink input for single-wire connection to a Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System.
Speaking of which, also released is the Meridian Sooloos Media Core 200 Digital Media System, which offers a 500GB hard drive capable of storing up to 1,000 CDs in full lossless quality.
It can connect to the web to access internet radio and other audio streaming services and is designed to be operated by computer or iPhone/iPad app or a Meridian Sooloos controller such as the Control 15 or Control 10.
The Meridian DSP3200, available in gloss white or black, costs £3,750, while the Audio Core 200 is £1,500. The Meridian Sooloos Media Core 200 Digital Media System costs £2,000 and all are available now.