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The Special Edition series of Meridian loudspeakers represent the pinnacle of Meridian’s loudspeaker design and development program and are the most advanced loudspeakers that Meridian has produced to date.
Over 30 years of engineering development, coupled with extensive research in psychoacoustics into how we perceive sound, have informed every aspect of the Special Edition series. Built by hand in the UK, each Meridian Special Edition DSP5200 is a Digital Active loudspeaker containing Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology. This ingenious, yet elegant design means that the loudspeaker enclosure contains the entire system’s electronics including its amplification. In common with the other loudspeakers in the Special Edition series, a suite of innovative Meridian
technologies is also provided.
With an ability to deliver the very best from High Resolution sources, including MQA, the performance of the Meridian Special Edition DSP5200 demonstrates why Meridian is widely regarded as the Pioneer of High Resolution Audio.
New DSP provides performance enhancements including the latest implementation of Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA) technology to provide additional clarity and an open, transparent soundstage. New Meridian-designed short horn-loaded tweeter with a beryllium dome for outstanding transient response and extended frequency range.
New mechanical clamp rings on the mid-range and bass drivers provide enhanced mechanical stability and further minimize coloration.
New extended-bandwidth analogue electronics, optimized to deliver maximum performance from high-resolution recordings.
NEW SPEAKERLINK INPUT BOARD AND DSP
A new SpeakerLink board provides enhanced interoperability between Meridian Controllers and DSP Loudspeakers. Digital Signal Processing has been enhanced for higher clock speeds, giving superb handling of the high sample rates encountered with high-resolution audio sources. Wide-range driver allows DSP crossover frequency to be outside the speech band, for an effortless sound that remains clear, open and spacious, even at high listening levels.
MERIDIAN APODISING FILTER
A unique Meridian filter that avoids pre-ringing, so it can be steeper, cleaning up the effects of early, less efficient filters used in the digital recording process. The result: a better, cleaner sound from recordings both old and new.
Meridian’s multiple ‘First In, First Out’ buffering system minimizes jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity. You enjoy a clearer feeling of the instruments and their interrelationship.
MQA –MASTER QUALITY AUTHENTICATED
Special Edition loudspeakers fully support MQA. MQA is a technology that captures the full magic of an original studio performance. Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download.
The beryllium-dome tweeter is seven times more rigid than aluminium – the traditional tweeter cone material – and over twice as fast, making it the perfect material for the most natural sound.
The new beryllium-dome tweeter uses a semi-horn-loaded approach and was designed by Meridian engineers.
Driver clamp rings ensure that Meridian DSP Loudspeaker enclosures are rigid and free from resonances, You hear the loudspeaker, not the cabinet.
The Meridian Special Edition DSP5200SE is manufactured from interlaminated panels finished in high gloss piano
lacquer. Black and High Gloss White are available as standard finishes. In addition custom finishes are available upon request as well as a further 270 RAL colour finishes as part of Meridian’s Select program. For perfect stability, the loudspeaker stands on adjustable foot assemblies machined from solid aluminium. Meridian utilizes “soundless” materials for the enclosure – notably Meridium. The narrow shape emulates aspects of the human form, which according to psychoacoustic research provides provides a more realistic performance. Soft cabinet edges enhance the visual design, but they also avoid generating unwanted additional high frequency sounds that can blur the soundstage.