218 Zone Controller
The 218 Zone Controller contains all of the functionality needed to create a Hi-Res audio zone. Accommodating both local and distributed audio, whether analogue or digital, the Meridian 218, which comes equipped with lip-sync technology is also an endpoint for our award-winning Sooloos music management platform.
With both digital and analogue inputs and outputs, the MQA–enabled Meridian 218 is suitable for a wide range of distributed audio applications from single zone to multi-zone use. Control features including IP and IR, allow this versatile 1U tall product to be easily partnered with any of Meridian’s power amplifiers or DSP loudspeakers.
IP Control allows for seamless integration and flexibility within the home. Also includes both digital and analogue inputs and outputs.
Scalable solution – use multiple 218 units for additional Hi Res zones around the home.
Digital and analogue outputs enable the 218 to work with any power amplifier and all Meridian loudspeakers speakers, enabling significant flexibility.
Multiple input options, including optical and coax digital, analogue and Speakerlink.
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ALL MUSIC. ALL THE TIME.
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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PIONEERS OF HI-RES AUDIO
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 days of sacrificing quality for convenience are over. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
Uses a complex digital filter to double the rate of samples from the source to improve resolution of the finer details in the record. This means that even with a standard source such as CD using our upsampling technology we are able to significantly enhance the listening experience.
One 2-channel digital coaxial S/PDIF input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit
One 2-channel Meridian Speakerlink input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit
One 2-channel digital optical TOSLINK input. 44.1kHz to 96kHz sampling and up to 24-bit
One 2-channel analogue input
One network input (Ethernet) for connection to Meridian
Sooloos or alternative control interface
2 Speakerlink digital outputs
Single RCA digital output
2-Channel unbalanced analogue output (192kHz DAC)
IP Control: Network socket for use with Meridian IP Control iPad App, other Sooloos control interface and third party control systems
IR on 3.5mm jack
LEDs to indicate source selection and MQA status
HEIGHT: 42mm [1.65in]
WIDTH: 204mm [8.03in]
DEPTH: 150mm [5.91in]
WEIGHT: Standalone: 0.56Kg [1.2lbs]
1U tall rack kit available with space for two units
VESA mount available
Advanced linear power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz