Audio Core 200
Compatible with all your sources

The Audio Core 200 is a stereo audio controller, designed to unify all your audio sources and form an elegant system with any pair of Meridian DSP Loudspeakers. It forms an easy connection with your CD player, tuner, set-top box, games console, media player, PC and more. The Audio Core 200 also contains a suite of Meridian audio enhancement technologies and can be connected to Meridian’s award winning Sooloos.

 

Key Features

Stereo width control feature allows the stereo soundstage to be optimised irrespective of the loudspeaker positions.

Multiple input options, including; 2 x Coax digital, 2 x 3.5 analogue and optical, analogue for RCA and USB for computer audio.

Unique Meridian High Resolution up-sampling to offer the best possible performance and lossless audio quality from all of your music.

Outstanding preamplifier quality, coupled with powerful audio enhancement technologies for the very best audio quality from any source.

We are the
masters of Digital Signal Processing

Find out more about DSP

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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Each sample of a digital recording must remain evenly spaced in time. Unfortunately, timing can vary, especially when reading discs. This is “jitter”, degrading music's sense of space and diminishing realism. Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity. You enjoy a clearer feeling of the instruments and their interrelationship.

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.

Traditional audio systems often require large, expensive cables to maintain their performance. Meridian's SpeakerLink uses an “Ethernet style” cable that delivers pristine digital sound and control down a single cable between Meridian components. The result is simple, unobtrusive, and cost-effective cables that are easy to install

WE ARE THE
PIONEERS OF HI-RES AUDIO

Find out more about Hi-res Audio

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.

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A patented Meridian audio format that combines high bandwidth, security and low jitter. MHR gets the highest possible sound quality in playback systems that use Meridian and enables the encoded transmission of PCM, MQA and DSD.

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AUDIO INPUTS

Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45) • 2 x S/PDIF coax (phono)

2 x mini-optical (3.5mm jack) • USB for use as external computer sound card

i80 connector (Mini-DIN) • 2 x Stereo Analogue (phono)

2 x Stereo Analogue (3.5mm jack) (same connectors as optical digital)

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Twin Meridian SpeakerLink (Master & Slave, RJ45) with MHR

3.5mm Stereo Headphone out (optionally mutes speakers)

CONTROLS

Allows control of DSP speaker functions** including: Treble,

Bass, Stereo Width, Loudness, Enhanced

Bass Alignment (EBA), Loudness, Phase +/- and Movie Mode

Nine front-panel keys, five of which are context-defined

Large knob for volume control and muting

IR remote control (included)

USB connector for serial control and maintenance

DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT

HEIGHT: 91mm [3.6in]

WIDTH: 280mm [11in]

DEPTH: 280mm [11in]

WEIGHT: 2.7 kg (6 lbs)

PROCESSING

Upsampling to 2xfs (88.2/96 kHz). (Output is always high resolution)

DISPLAY

OLED (Organic LED) display with automatic brightness feature (can also be dimmed/brightened/disabled manually)

POWER

12v DC, <=300mA, provided by external wall-mounted universal supply

DATASHEET

Download the Audio Core 200 Datasheet

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