In-Car Audio
Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find frequently asked questions about our award-winning In-Car Audio.

Meridian and Jaguar Land Rover have created a dedicated customer support process.  In order to activate this, you must contact your dealership, who will address how best to support you.

Jaguar customers can locate a dealership here: Jaguar dealership network

Land Rover customers can locate a dealership here: Land Rover dealership network

Parts are available from your dealer, so you should contact them.

Connectivity options vary from car-to-car and from system-to-system, but all Meridian in-car systems enable connectivity via Bluetooth and USB. All further connectivity options are detailed on the “At-a-Glance” document for your car. This can be found on the pages relating to the specific audio system for your car model.

Format support will vary across different systems in different cars and you can find out more information by accessing the “At-a-Glance” document for your car. This can be found on the pages relating to the specific audio system for your car model.

Meridian systems offer performance benefits at all volume levels. You can discover more about the audio systems available on the pages relating to your specific model. However, there is no substitute for experiencing the sound of a system first hand, so we strongly advise that you book a demonstration with your nearest dealership.

Jaguar customers can locate a dealership here: Jaguar dealership network

Land Rover customers can locate a dealership here: Land Rover dealership network

A Meridian Audio system is more than the sum of the physical components. Our unique DSP technologies and advanced system tuning methods are essential in delivering the final performance, and bespoke for each individual vehicle model. Therefore, Meridian systems cannot be offered as an aftermarket solution. If you would like to discuss this further, you should contact your dealership.

Jaguar customers can locate a dealership here: Jaguar dealership network

Land Rover customers can locate a dealership here: Land Rover dealership network

Meridian in-car systems are not upgradable. It is advised that you request a demonstration through your dealership to ensure you choose the Meridian system that is right for you.

Jaguar customers can locate a dealership here: Jaguar dealership network

Land Rover customers can locate a dealership here: Land Rover dealership network

All aspects of Meridian in-car audio systems are designed and specified sympathetically to the dimensions of the cabin space and as such are unable to be offered as an aftermarket solution.

All aspects of the car’s hardware (software) are supported through your dealer, so you should contact them.

Jaguar customers can locate a dealership here: Jaguar dealership network

Land Rover customers can locate a dealership here: Land Rover dealership network

In order to take this further, you should contact your dealer.

In order to take this further, you should contact your dealer.

This is shown on the “At-a-Glance” document for your car. This can be found on the pages relating to your specific model.

The power output is shown on the “At-a-Glance” document for your car. This can be found on the pages relating to your specific model.

All Meridian in-car systems are measured at 0.2% THD +N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise). This is a level of distortion not audible to the human ear.

The locations of the speakers are shown on the “At-a-Glance” document for your car. This can be found on the pages relating to your specific model

As pioneers and leaders in the field of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, Meridian is able to deliver your music authentically to recreate the passion and involvement of your musical moments. Power-efficient, active DSP crossovers are individually tailored to distribute music to each speaker, bringing your music to life.

Many sources of music are enjoyed through digital audio systems such as radio, USB and Bluetooth audio streaming. To maintain the quality of these musical recordings, they are converted into a common format. Meridian Digital Dither Shaping ensures that digital signal changes are made smooth and seamless, preserving the finest details of the performance. The result is authentic, engaging musical enjoyment, evoking the emotions of the original recording.

Meridian Cabin Correction technology intelligently and discreetly optimises the audio system to the precise acoustics of the vehicle cabin, preserving the natural rhythm of the performance. This unique Meridian technology enables bass notes to be reproduced cleanly, ensuring that the clarity and definition of each instrument and vocal are tailored to the interior of your cabin.

Meridian’s exclusive Trifield technology, specifically created for musical reproduction, recreates the venue of the original musical performance for all passengers in the vehicle. Blending the centre and surround channels seamlessly with left and right channels delivers a consistent, concert-like experience, optimised for all seating positions. Meridian Trifield technology expands the sense of space within the cabin bringing you closer to the music.

Building upon our proven Trifield technology, Meridian Trifield 3D is a world’s first technology that truly brings musical performances to life. The addition of dedicated height channels adds a further sense of scale and definition to your music. All the instruments, performers and venues of your favourite performances are rendered in true scale and location to ensure that everyone in the vehicle will enjoy an authentic, personal and consistent musical experience.

The maximum number of folders which can be used is 1023 (plus the “root” folder). Each folder can contain up to 1024 items (i.e. the total of files and folders). The maximum total number of files which can be used is 15000.

It is recommended that memory sticks up to 64GB in size are used. Although larger sticks can be used, it becomes pretty onerous to search through 128GB of music to access a particular track. In practice, it is preferable to use a smaller stick with the music structured and listed according to personal preference.

It is recommended that memory sticks are formatted to FAT32.

The bit-rates supported vary according to the format of the files

  • MP3: 8kbps - 320kbps
  • WMA: 5kbps - 384kbps
  • AAC: 8kbps - 320kbps

Bit-rate can have a direct effect on performance. For any given format, as bit-rate is increased, the potential for higher sound-quality is increased. As such, it is advised that the highest available bit-rate which is supported by the system is used. However, it should be also noted that the potential for improved performance will be fulfilled only if other influences, such as the quality of the original recording, do not act as limiting factors.

Jaguar
Jaguar
Our commitment to creating the most rewarding in-car audio experiences combined with the luxury and performance of Jaguar sports cars; a truly unique drive defined by British engineering.
Jaguar
Land rover
Land rover
Our partnership with Land Rover celebrates the finest in British luxury and refined capabilities. Together we break the boundaries of the in-car audio experience.
Land rover
McLaren
McLaren
Our passion to deliver pure in-car audio reproduction, combined with the power and performance of McLaren supercars, transforms each journey into an experience that will ignite all your senses.
McLaren