Meridian DSP3200 Digital Active Loudspeakers On Stands With Audio Core 200 Control Unit - Pre Owned
Good Condition. Few scratch marks to glass stand bases, few hairline scratches on speakers and controller. One speaker has small chip (see picture). Complete with cables and Remote. No packaging MUST BE COLLECTED IN PERSON FROM STORE.
The DSP3200 is instantly recognizable as a Meridian design. Beautifully mirroring the curves of our flagship DSP8000 Loudspeaker, this compact loudspeaker provides performances beyond its compact dimensions. Couple it with the Audio Core 200 and you have a great system for intimate listening spaces.
EXTENSIVE PLACEMENT OPTIONS
The precision-manufactured cabinet is finished in a high-gloss white and high-gloss black, and is perfectly suited to an extensive variety of room locations including bookshelf, on wall, as well as on floor stands. Like all Meridian Loudspeakers, the DSP3200 employs Meridian’s award-winning DSP technologies; each DSP3200 contains amplification, on-board digital signal processing, and two drivers. The result is a strikingly attractive loudspeaker that provides a perfect entry into the range of 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.
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)
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.
WIDE RANGE DRIVER
Loudspeakers use crossovers to “divide” music into bands their drivers can reproduce. This introduces distortion, reducing sound quality – particularly on human voice recordings. Designing a single driver for both mid and high frequencies made a crossover within the vocal range unnecessary, avoiding distortion and reproducing more lifelike vocals at all volume levels.
ENHANCED BASS ALIGNMENT (EBA)
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.
Meridian Audio Core 200 Pre Amplifier-Audio Controller
inspired by the advanced technology in Meridian’s popular 808.3 Signature Reference CD Player, the Meridian Audio Core 200 is a compact stereo audio controller with a wide range of digital and analogue inputs. The AC200 is designed as the perfect complement to any pair of Meridian’s DSP Loudspeakers, such as the DSP3200, DSP5200 or DSP420 in-wall loudspeakers, with which it can be used to build a complete system.
Distilling the pedigree of Meridian audio innovation into a simple and elegant form
Perfect for bringing together all your audio sources, the Audio Core 200 offers outstanding preamplifier quality, coupled with powerful Meridian Resolution Enhancement technologies such as an Apodising filter and upsampling for the very best sound quality. A stereo width control optimises the stereo stage, freeing the sound from the loudspeakers, making it even bigger and more natural.
The Audio Core 200’s intelligent front-panel controls feature smart buttons for intuitive operation, and an auto-dimming OLED display that’s always at the right brightness for maximum readability.
Connecting to any of Meridians Digital Active Loudspeakers via SpeakerLink – a simple, single wire – the Audio Core 200 gives direct access to powerful DSP features that enable you to get the best sound in any environment.
State-of-the-art design elegance with easy connection with the widest possible range of audio sources – including CD player, radio tuner, set-top box, games console, media player, PC audio (via USB), and a Meridian SpeakerLink input for single-wire connection to a Meridian DSP Loudspeakers.