Meridian Audio introduces the DSP730, an in-wall digital active loudspeaker. It joins the DSP750 in the Reference range of Meridian Audio’s Architectural product series, and is said to offer output up to a maximum 115dB at 1m and bass extension down to 38Hz.
Meridian’s new in-wall speaker features the same custom beryllium tweeter as the DSP750, which is capable of playing Hi-Res audio over 40kHz. The 100mm mid-range driver delivers clear dialogue, while the 160mm bass driver produces deep, powerful and complex bass frequencies with speed and accuracy, the company says.
Three bridged pairs of Class-D amplifiers deliver over 100W to each drive unit and have been integrated into the design of the loudspeaker, eliminating any need for rack-mounted amplifiers. The amps have been engineered to operate comfortably and run perfectly cool, even at the highest listening levels, according to Meridian.
Other features include Meridan Centre Elavation technology and ‘L+R’ soundbar mode for TV applications. In this mode, the loudspeaker plays a balanced mix of left and right audio, while the Centre Elevation technology raises the perceived image location from an under-screen loudspeaker to the center of the screen.
For installs where it’s important to achieve high SPL targets across the entire listening region of large spaces, the DSP730 can be installed in a High Power Array configuration to achieve 122dB at 1m. By stacking the speakers, there will be no interference or spectral variation between the loudspeakers, resulting in an even response, the company explains.
Featuring a mounting depth of just 100mm, the DSP730 offers a fully sealed, aluminum acoustic enclosure with double baffle. Heavy bracing and FEA designed acoustic wadding cancels unwanted acoustic behavior, Meridian adds, while a separate mid-range driver enclosure prevents interaction with the bass driver.