Bringing High Resolution to Custom Install at ISE 2017
We were exhibiting three exciting new products on the Meridian booth at ISE. Two new Power Amps, the 857 Reference Two-Channel and the 258 Eight-Channel Power Amplifiers, which can add muscle and quality to any existing system and the 218 Zone Controller that provides a multitude of control options and can be used in a wide variety of applications.
All three products are very competitively priced and can be easily integrated with a vast array of technology, so dealers can take advantage of Meridian’s market-leading audio expertise on any project they are working on. Like all Meridian products, the 218 Zone Controller and 258 and 857 Power Amplifiers were designed and built in our Huntingdon facility, benefiting from Meridian’s years of expertise and innovation.
The three new products had a fantastic reception from dealers and integrators at ISE. Dealers were really enthusiastic about the 218 Zone Controller which, because of its compact size and wide range of connectivity options, can be used in a huge number of applications and gives dealers the flexibility to offer their clients the Meridian sound quality almost anywhere in their home. For example, the 218 can be mounted to the back of a TV with a VESA mount where it can be connected to the TV’s optical output and then run to a pair of digital active loudspeakers, such as a pair of Meridian DSP3200s, or a power amp and used to drive a set of passive loudspeakers.
Similarly, dealers are really excited that, if a client already has an existing audio solution, they can still integrate some of Meridian’s expertise and Hi-Res Audio performance into the system with the 258 and 857 Power Amplifiers. Both the 258 and 857 have been built with audiophile grade components to ensure the very highest performance, but have been designed for the ultimate ease of installation, which our dealers really appreciate.
What's Next For Meridian?
We have updated our complimentary Design and Specification Service with our new products, as well as those that we are distributing on behalf of Barco, Cinema-ATS and DT Screens. It now provides dealers with a comprehensive tool to design home theatres and multi-room audio solutions, including showing how Meridian components can interface with existing audio and video distribution systems as well as third party control systems.
We are really excited to launch our new training programme headed up by Hugo Fitzjohn, our Technical Education and Sales Support Manager. Our new training sessions will cover a wide range of topics from home theatre design to Two Channel system set up and whole home Hi-Res Audio solutions.