CEDIA Q&A: Meridian, Barco Team Up to Deliver Immersive Home Theater Experience
Check out Meridian's new 251 Powered Zone Digital Theater Controller at CEDIA 2017, and don't forget to stop by Sound Room 7 to see Meridian and Barco's home theater demo.
CEDIA 2017 coming to San Diego on Sept. 5-9. CE Pro spoke to Rayner Sheridan, director of marketing, Meridian Audio, about what the company has in store for CEDIA attendees in booth #4329 and Sound Room 7 at the show.
What would you say to dealers who are stumbling across your company for the first time?
We’re the pioneers of Hi-Res… tailored for custom install. Choosing Meridian means that you not only get products that push boundaries of what’s possible, but also the support of the technical team whose expertise is unparalleled in the industry.
What would you say to dealers who are already familiar with your product line?
The 200 series range of products from Meridian has been born out of dealer feedback. These products demonstrate our commitment to deliver the best hi-res audio experience for customers regardless of their home/system. Dealers benefit from profitability, ease of installation and integration and a range of dealer support services.
If a dealer/integrator stops by your booth with only 5 minutes to spare, what’s the one product he should examine or one question he should ask?
What’s new for Meridian in 2017? As we celebrate our 40th anniversary we are releasing the Meridian 271 Digital Theater Controller – a product that embodies the fundamental core philosophies of Meridian and our ongoing commitment to provide unrivalled, high performance audio solutions.
Where can I experience Meridian? Come along to Sound Room 7 where we have teamed up with Barco Residential to deliver the most immersive experience at the show!
Think of your closest competitor (company or product). What is one thing you offer that they don’t? Please be specific.
Revolutionary technologies and world firsts that mean we consistently deliver high resolution audio without compromise.
Decades worth of R&D expertise, including a detailed understanding of how we hear as humans, or "Psychoacoustics."
Why are you looking forward to CEDIA coming to San Diego (for the first time)?
Meridian is at home at CEDIA as one of the top 50 longest serving exhibitors. We relish the culture of innovation and disruption that encompasses the show and most importantly it is a great opportunity for us to spend time with our valued dealers. Meridian will be in strong force, with both the U.S.A and U.K. teams in attendance.
Which hashtags would best describe your CEDIA presence?
Do you have any course offerings at CEDIA?
Making the Most of Hi-Res in the Theater
Thursday, Sept. 7, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in Room 28 E
Discover how to install the ultimate home cinema with the pioneers of High Resolution Audio. Meridian Audio’s Hugo Fitzjohn will be answering the following questions:
- What do we mean by High Resolution Audio and why does it matter?
- How do I specify the correct screen and projector?
- How can I integrate Hi-Res Audio into the home cinema?
- How can acoustic treatment enhance the home cinema experience?
- How can I influence my client’s interior designer to help maximise the room’s performance?
- How can I gain a competitive edge with my Hi-Res cinema design?
Course Number: EST0034
Session Type: CEDIA Training
Cost: $150 member/$300 non-member
Do you have any giveaways, contests or quirky features planned for CEDIA?
Yes, our 40th Birthday Drinks Reception on Friday, Sept. 8! Register here.
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