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Meridian Updates Flagship 800 & 7200 Series Audio Components, Speakers

Meridian has updated two of its 800 Series components, as well as its DSP7200 and DSP7200 HC loudspeakers, and the company says these upgrades are available to existing product owners.


Meridian says the MSRPs for the redesigned products is as follows: 808 Signature Reference 808v5 CD player $22,000; 861v8 Reference Digital Surround Controller (excluding optional cards) $25,000; 818v2 Reference Audio Core $16,000; DSP7200 loudspeakers $38,000 per pair; and DSP7200 HC Horizontal Center Channel Speaker $19,000 each.

Meridian is one of the greatest authorities on digital audio in the entire world of consumer electronics. Affirming its authority as a top design and engineering company, the British manufacturer recently announced updates for its flagship 800 Series components and its 7200 Series loudspeakers.

Meridian outlines the updates through these descriptions:

  • 808 Signature Reference CD Player: The latest revisions to its 808 CD player includes the implementation of new technologies and upgraded internal components. The new 808 CD player also features a plate that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the CD format and it includes signatures from Meridian co-founders Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd.
  • 861 Reference Digital Surround Controller: Among the features that Meridian has addressed with its top-of-the-line surround sound controller include options such as the ability to adjust center-channel image height in conjunction with the company’s DSP7200 floorstanding speaker.
  • DSP7200 Digital Active Loudspeaker & DSP7200 HC Horizontal Center: Meridian first introduced its DSP7200 back in 2007 and now several years later the British manufacturer says that it is implementing its latest developments in DSP technologies to bolster the speakers through new music modes, as well as a psychoacoustic-based option called Center Elevation that allows for the adjustment of image height while the system is being used in its home theater processing modes.

In addition, Meridian is supporting existing product owners by offering an upgrade program that requires dealer assistance. Meridian explains the upgrade requires software updates and hardware improvements that are headlined by electronic modifications and driver replacements. To learn more about the existing product owner upgrade program click here.

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Article Topics

Product News · Video · Digital Media · Audio · Speakers · Home Theater · Home Theater · Meridian · Digital Audio · Loudspeaker · · All topics

About the Author

Robert Archer, Senior Editor, CE Pro
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass.


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