Meridian and Apex Technologies recently held an exclusive event to launch The British audio company’s new DSP8000 XE loudspeaker to North American integrators.
Hosted at Gilmore’s Sound Advice showroom in New York City and dubbed “hair-raising”, attendees to the DSP8000 XE U.S. introduction event were the first to experience the initial speaker developed by Meridian’s Extreme Engineering Program.
“While I fully expected the new XE to recreate large-scale music and soundtracks, which it did effortlessly beyond my expectations, I was most impressed with its ability to convey texture and nuance. This is a new level of musicality from Meridian,” says Evan Fusco, vice president, Stereo Exchange.
The Meridian team, which includes CEO, John Buchanan, director of marketing, Katy Bradshaw, and director of sales Barry Sheldrick, were joined by Ryan Donaher and Jimmy Paschke of Apex Technologies.
Presentations focused on the Extreme Engineering Program which has undergone a multiyear revamp to ensure the program assists the brand in creating the most extreme products ever manufactured, and how it has enabled Meridian to challenge convention, push boundaries, and launch products that have created new possibilities in sound.
Attendees then had the opportunity to sit through two demos of the DSP8000 XE loudspeakers, which had everyone, including Ed Gilmore’s dog, Ollie, feeling the hair on the back of their necks standing on end.
One in a large open area that could showcase the loudspeaker’s wide dispersion capabilities, and a second demo in a more intimate home theatre room. Both demos had a profound effect on all attendees, according to Meridian.
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