Smarthome design and installation firm, Progressive Home Technology, has completed an integrated, high resolution audio project for a prestigious new-build property in Hastings, East Sussex, built on Meridian Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology.
The client was seeking premium quality audio to enrich the family’s home entertainment experience. Listening to great music from multiple sources was the priority alongside enjoying movies to reference standard in the high-tech media room. At the same time, it was important that the technology complemented the beautiful interior aesthetic and integrated seamlessly with the Control4 system in the house. With its reputation for delivering authentic high resolution audio performance that was easy to install and integrate, Meridian proved the natural partner.
SOUND & VISION
In the media room, Progressive Home Technology specified the latest LG 65-inch OLED TV with a Kaleidescape Premiere Movie System, delivering high-quality Blu-ray content here, and to other TVs in the house, complemented by Meridian Special Edition DSP7200 loudspeakers for exceptional LCR audio. Meridian’s Special Edition DSP5200 Rear Speakers deliver exceptional bass and full-range audio performance along with two Meridian DSW Subwoofers. Meridian’s 861V8 Surround Controller enables the set-up to provide 7.2 channel THX Certified cinema sound for an immersive audio experience.
The elegant design of the Meridian Special Edition DSP7200 loudspeakers, finished in piano lacquer white, makes them perfect additions to the modern interior setting whilst still providing outstanding performance and flawless sound. Containing four powerful, integrated 150W amplifiers, the DSP7200 loudspeakers eliminate the need for an amplifier in the rack, reducing power and thermal management requirements, as well as increasing the space available to the homeowner.
“While the loudspeakers were chosen primarily for quality, the aesthetic influenced the striking layout of the room, which was designed around the loudspeakers,” says Liam McLaughlin, Director of Progressive Home Technology.
Elsewhere, Meridian’s Sooloos digital media system has provided the backbone for multi-room audio, providing lossless CD ripping and playback and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio streaming. The system is fully integrated with the client’s existing AVID turntable set-up to enable him to indulge his vinyl passion and enjoy music to the highest quality through the Meridian DSP loudspeakers. The Sooloos system serves seven audio zones in the property, six from a Meridian Media Core 600 into an Audio Control Director amplifier which provides pristine audio to the kitchen, dining room, snug, bedroom, bathroom and gym. Meridian’s Sooloos integrates with the homeowner’s network for simple, hassle-free installation, making it easier than ever before to browse and play content from both the owner’s personal music libraries and internet streaming services.
“We recommended Meridian for all the digital connections in the home,” comments Liam McLaughlin. “The active DSP design helps to save important space in the rack, easing venting requirements in what is a compact storage space. Thanks to Meridian we can get high resolution audio into the system when few other systems could offer a solution of comparable quality. Integration with the Sooloos system also influenced the choice, but the key requirement and deciding factor was for the best looking and the best sounding equipment within the overall budget.”
Meridian 861V8 Surround Controller
Meridian HDMI Audio Processor
Meridian Special Edition DSP7200SE LCR Speakers
Meridian Special Edition DSP5200SE Rear Speakers
Meridian DSW Subwoofers (2)
Meridian Media Core 600
Meridian Control 15 Touchscreen
The Director Model D3400
Kaleidescape Premiere Movie System
LG 65EF950V OLED 65-inch 4K TV
Lumagen RadiancePro 4K Video Processor
Furman Reference Mains Conditioning
Control4 Home Automation Processor
Control4 Touchscreens and Wireless Remote Controls
Philips Dynalite Intelligent Lighting System