Audio Abounds In Amsterdam
British pioneers of High Resolution audio, Meridian Audio, showcased a number of innovative new products and Hi-Res audio solutions at this year’s ISE. Designed to transform the way people experience sound, the new products on display were very well received by integrators at the show, demonstrating how Meridian products can be used for the ultimate, authentic audio experience in both home cinema and media room applications.
Paired with Meridian’s existing range of Hi-Res audio solutions, including the renowned 200 series, visitors to Meridian’s stand were immersed in Hi-Res audio sound from a pair of Meridian’s DSP5200 Special Edition Loudspeakers. Integrators were eager to discover more about the unparalleled products and solutions on show, in order to create unbeatable Hi-Res audio experiences for their customers.
Exclusively for ISE 2018, Meridian demonstrated its brand-new UHD722 Ultra High Definition HDMI Processor, a 4K switching solution with built-in Multichannel Meridian High Resolution (MMHR), enabling connection to existing processors to boost HDMI-compatible equipment sound quality. Providing the perfect link for seamless audio, the UHD722 features Meridian’s unique high-resolution Upsampling and Apodising technologies to offer the best possible performance from Blu-ray, satellite/TV receivers and games consoles.
Meridian’s award-winning M6 Digital Active Loudspeaker – which now includes brand new features - was also demonstrated to visitors to the Meridian stand. Thanks to its new “mono” mode, the M6’s signature room-filling sound is now available from just a single loudspeaker. Both the left and right channels are summed, meaning that, thanks to our unique mono algorithms, you don’t lose any of the information.
Exclusively for ISE 2018, Meridian previewed the 210 Streamer to its visitors, designed to bring Bluetooth, Apple Airplay and Spotify Connect to Meridian products. Additional innovations from its growing 200 series range were also on display, including the award winning 271 Digital Theatre Controller and 251 Powered Zone Controller.
With an ever-expanding portfolio of market-leading audio products and partnerships with premium home theatre technology suppliers, Meridian staff were on-hand to inform visitors of its complimentary Design and Specification Service. Featuring products from Barco Residential, Display Technologies, and Cinema-ATS acoustic treatment, the growing service allows integrators to save design time on a project in a straightforward way.
Visitors to Barco’s sound room at ISE 2018 had the opportunity to experience Meridian’s renowned sound quality, including its in-wall loudspeakers and the new UHD722 Ultra High Definition HDMI Processor, together with Barco projectors.
Away from the exhibition stand, Meridian’s Education Manager, Hugo Fitzjohn, led the Streaming Hi-Res Audio in the Home training course on Tuesday 6th February, where attendees were able to gain valuable insight into the latest Hi-Res Audio streaming formats, as well as earning CEDIA CEU points.