Meridian Media Source 200 - Audio End Point
Media Source 200 is a simple way to add an additional zone to an existing Meridian Digital Media System. It can be connected direct to Meridian DSP Loudspeakers using SpeakerLink, which can also power the unit. Media Source 200 can access any of the facilities of a Meridian Digital Media System, including playing back selections from the media library, internet radio and Rhapsody (where available), and other sources. Exceptionally simple to use, the Media Source 200 can be operated from the Control 15 touchscreen, or wirelessly from the free iPhone or iPad app – or any other available system controller.
Basic configuration is automatic. Advanced features are configured via a web browser. Connections The rear panel features a 3.5mm combination analogue/digital jack that supplies stereo analogue line-level signals or S/PDIF digital optical signals, allowing it to be connected either to digital or analogue audio systems. An RJ45 SpeakerLink output allows the unit to be connected direct to a pair of Meridian DSP Loudspeakers or a component, such the Audio Core 200, with a SpeakerLink input. When connected via SpeakerLink to the Audio Core 200 or loudspeakers such as the DSP3200 and DSP3300, the SpeakerLink destination powers the Media Source 200. An external power supply is also included for operation where the Media Source 200 is not connected to a compatible SpeakerLink product.
USE THE CONTROLLER YOU WANT
The Media Source 200 is exceptionally easy to use, and can be operated from the touchscreen of the Control 15, wirelessly from the free iPad or iPhone app, or any other available system controller.
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.
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.