DIRECT DAC
UPGRADE MUSIC THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME

Meridian’s Direct is a high-quality DAC (Digital to Analogue converter) designed to deliver superior audio quality from digital sources and computers when listened to on analogue hi-fi systems. Built in Britain to the same exacting standards as any Meridian product, Direct is particularly useful for installations where, for example, a network player is to be connected to an existing analogue hi-fi system, significantly increasing overall audio quality.

The ideal add-on for network players, video streamers and music servers, Direct brings Meridian performance to an entire class of audio products

Key Features

Meridian’s unique Apodising filter can actually fix errors in digital recordings, making any music sound more alive, regardless of its source.

Meridian Resolution Enhancement technologies including upsampling and apodising filters.

Up to 24-bit, 192kHz digital to analogue conversion.

Durable, elegant anodised metal enclosure.

With its extensive Research and Development programme Meridian has pioneered the development of a host of innovative audio technologies many of which feature in today’s Meridian products.

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Filters are critical in digital audio. Commonly they introduce distortion and harshness because of "pre-ringing". Early digital recordings suffer from harshness too, due to primitive filters. After painstaking research, Meridian developed a special filter that avoids pre-ringing, so it can be steeper, cleaning up the effects of early filters. The result: a better, cleaner sound from recordings old and new.

AUDIO INPUTS

1 x USB2 B socket for computer playback (24-bit, ≤192kHz)

3.5mm socket offering S/PDIF coax (3.5mm mono connector, (24-bit, ≤192kHz)

S/PDIF Optical (3.5mm Mini-TOSLINK, 24-bit ≤96kHz)

AUDIO OUTPUTS

1 x analogue stereo pair (gold-plated phono)

2v RMS fixed

CONTROLS & INDICATORS

3 x Sample rate LEDs: 44.1/48, 88.2/96, 176.4/192 kHz sampling

2 x Input selection LEDs. Input selected with input pushbutton: S/PDIF, USB

Optical/coax digital selected automatically

DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT

HEIGHT: 34mm [1.34in]

WIDTH: 80mm [3.15in]

DEPTH: 139mm [5.47in]

WEIGHT: 0.25kg (9oz)

POWER

5v <500mA DC via USB interface

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