Welcome to the support page for
Media Source 200
Here you will find all of the information that you require to get the most out of your Media Source 200.
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Sooloos requires a device on the network to act as “Core”. The Media Source 200 cannot act as Core, so another device needs to be present on the network to carry out this function.
Check boxes are available for “DHCP”, “Fixed Analogue Output Volume” and “Force 1x Digital Output Sampling Rate”
All the settings can be accessed via the product’s webpage. Enter the IP address of the Media Source 200 into the browser of a computer connected to the Sooloos network and it should take you to the settings page.
This can be seen by running the program “Meridian Sooloos Configure” on a PC connected to the Sooloos network. It is also shown in the relevant section of the “Devices” area when using Touch PC or a Control 10/15. Other, third-party network scanning tools can be used too.
The models which can do this are: DSP320, DSP520, DSP640, DSP3200, DSP3300, M6 and all “SE” versions of other models. As the power is provided through the Media Source 200’s Speakerlink socket, it follows that only a speaker connected to the Media Source 200 can be used to provide power in this way.
No, the two connection methods are not directly compatible. However, there are third-party devices which convert between the two connection methods. These adapters require a power source – usually in the form of a “wall-wart” mains PSU – but they are usually small and easy to accommodate within a system. Even relatively affordable models of these optical-to-coaxial adapters usually offer acceptable performance.
This will depend on the internal design of the “receiver” product. Overall performance of the two connection methods is affected by many aspects of the two respective audio paths through the system. If the receiver product converts its analogue inputs into the digital domain, then it is usually advisable to use a digital-optical connection. This will bypass superfluous conversion between digital and analogue formats. If the receiver product converts its digital-optical inputs to the analogue domain, this this process will have to be carried out extremely well to exceed the sound-quality offered by the analogue outputs on the Media Source 200. Ultimately, listening tests may be the best arbiter of performance.
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