The DSP8000 is Meridian's flagship loudspeaker, and the Special Edition makes its performance even more awe-inspiring than before. One of the few loudspeakers available that can reproduce the sound of a full-size grand piano at realistic volume and with realistic dynamic range, the DSP8000SE takes this landmark loudspeaker even further with the full range of Special Edition enhancements.
2014 was the 25th anniversary of the launch of Meridian’s first digital loudspeaker – in fact the first digital loudspeaker in the world – the D600 in 1989.
The Special Edition DSP Loudspeaker Range is the result of Meridian’s ongoing research into how we, as humans, “hear” sound. These findings dictated improvements that have led to the loudspeaker’s lifelike performance. Quite simply, the Special Edition DSP Loudspeakers, and matching centre channels, are the best sounding loudspeakers Meridian has ever created.
A VERY SPECIAL OCCASION
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of our pioneering D600, Meridian is launching a new series of Special Edition loudspeakers &ndash DSP5200SE, DSP7200SE and DSP8000SE.Finished as standard in a piano lacquer black or white, the Special Edition Range is also available in any of the 270 Meridian Select colours.
Winners of CE Pro Best 2014
" Meridian Special Edition Loudspeakers The new Special Edition DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers from Meridian provide the most revealing, lifelike and powerful performance of any Meridian loudspeakers to date. Developed from expertise honed over more than 25 years of true research and continual system development, these new Special Edition loudspeakers specifically benefit from Meridian’s scientific research into how humans perceive sound, or ‘how we hear’, in particular focusing on how our brains process live sound. Meridian’s philosophy takes understanding from neuroscience and psychoacoustics as the starting point for audio system design and places Meridian in a unique position to resolve the challenges of high performance audio playback. Guided by original research and maintaining a focus on connecting our emotions with the artist performance, Meridian’s engineers have addressed new important areas in developing these new Special Edition loudspeakers. Building on major Meridian innovations such as Trifield, MHR encryption, MLP lossless coding, apodizing filters and EBA (Enhanced Bass Alignment), the new Special Edition loudspeakers offer the most significant performance enhancement in recent years by delivering the highest resolution sound available. Meridian’s approach to high resolution sound in the new Special Edition loudspeakers delivers more accurate time-domain response and offers significantly improved transient speed across the entire digital active system. To achieve the highest performance possible with these Special Edition loudspeakers required many entirely new design implementations to the award-winning DSP8000, DSP7200 and DSP5200 models. All Special Edition loudspeakers feature; - new Meridian designed short horn loaded tweeter with a Beryllium dome - new mid-range and bass driver mechanical clamp rings - new wideband, high resolution analogue electronics - new DSP implementing the performance improvement of ‘EBA’ technology across the entire frequency range Optimised to take maximum advantage of high resolution recordings, the new Special Edition loudspeakers are a new range of products that redefine high performance loudspeaker systems and set a new performance benchmark for the digital active loudspeaker, the product category that Meridian introduced to the world 25 years ago."