The new DSP320.2 in-ceiling / in-wall loudspeaker is the latest in Meridian's Architectural loudspeaker range. According to the company, the speaker can be mounted in a wall or ceiling, and its wide-dispersion capabilities make it perfect for delivering high-quality music discreetly in any listening environment.
“The new DSP320.2 is an amazing addition to our Architectural range,” says Barry Sheldrick, Meridian’s Director of Sales. “We’ve been gaining some real momentum with the DSP320.2, as the lack of equipment and heat in the rack, combined with incredible performance is really appealing to dealers and their clients.
“The performance is also giving our dealers the confidence to push more expensive in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers as they know the result will be so impressive. We see them being deployed as overhead and rear channels in cinema systems, either side of a TV to boost the quality and clarity of those zones, as well as in premium distributed audio systems. If you haven’t heard the DSP320.2 yet, you really should head up to Cambridgeshire for a demo.”
Meridian says the speakers are suitable for multiple high-performance applications including home theater and premium two-channel in-ceiling and in-wall applications, producing at least four times the bass performance of a passive in-ceiling speaker with similar cabinet volume.
The timbre is matched to the respected DSP520.2 and DSP640.2, and integrates the latest audio enhancing technologies from Meridian, including Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA), Fifo Buffering, DSP Upsampling, Apodising Filters, MHR, and L+R mode.
The DSP320.2 is designed for full range performance and bass response without the need for a sub-woofer.
The unit boasts 1 x 85mm wide-band driver and 1 x ‘racetrack’ bass driver for full range frequency response, each housed in a separate enclosure for enhanced acoustic isolation.
The company says the product's bass driver maximizes the surface area, providing deep and powerful bass with minimum distortion, and greater precision to low frequencies for an incredible sense of scale.
For installers, the DSP320.2 offers a ‘fit and forget’ installation with a five-year warranty, promising a simple and reliable installation with numerous advantages.
Meridian says the DSP320.2's install friendly mounting depth allows the speaker to fit within standard stud walls, while magnets allow for easy removal of the grille and simple access to settings. The DSP320.2 can also be installed with or without the frame.
MSRP is £1400 or approximately $1,775.