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DSP3200 Digital Active Loudspeaker
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With power applied to the product and the mains switch in the “On” position, the green LED on back-panel should illuminate
dimly. If it does not light up, the mains supply and the mains inlet fuse should be checked.
The DSP3200 comes out of Standby mode when it receives an appropriate communication signal from another Meridian product. This signal is received on the Speakerlink input socket of the loudspeaker and is produced when the rest of the system is brought out of Standby. When this happens, the green LED on the back-panel of the DSP3200 is illuminated brightly.
In Standby mode, the green LED on back-panel illuminates dimly. When out of Standby, the green LED illuminates brightly. As “brightly” and “dimly” are relative terms, it can be useful to watch the LED as the system is brought out of Standby. The change from dim to bright is quite obvious and should confirm whether the product is coming out of Standby mode.
Each loudspeaker uses a maximum of 200W.
The loudspeaker on the left (when viewed from the listening position) should be set to “L/C” and the loudspeaker on the right should be set to “R”. The switch is required because the Speakerlink lead feeding the loudspeaker carries both left and right audio channels. The switch “tells” the loudspeaker which channel to pick up from the lead. This is true even when each loudspeaker is fed with a dedicated Speakerlink lead.
Loudspeakers in use as main-left, side-left, rear-left or centre channels should be set as “L/C”. Set the switch to “R” for loudspeakers in use as main-right, side-right or rear-right channels.
Yes. If cabling arrangements or other physical considerations preclude star-wiring, daisy-chaining can be used for a pair of DSP3200. This applies as long as the two loudspeakers are a “pair” as defined in a Meridian system, i.e. they are the left and right main channels, the rear-left and rear-right channels or the side-left and side right channels.
As the DSP3200s are quite small physically, the general advice is to set them to “Small”. This will divert low-bass (as defined by the crossover setting in configuration) away from the loudspeakers in question and send it to the subwoofer and/or the “Large” loudspeakers in the system. The exact route of the bass is determined by several factors within configuration. However, in a system with no subwoofer, the main (front) loudspeakers are forced to be “Large”, regardless of their physical size. If all the other loudspeakers are defined as “Small”, the main loudspeakers will be asked to playback all the bass for the system. In such cases, defining DSP3200s as “Large” could help spread the bass load across the system. This could result in improved bass reproduction at low to mid volume levels and, as the DSP3200s feature bass-protection, even at high volumes the risk of “bottoming out” a bass drive is minimal.
Bass output can be increased, but it may require some configuration. Refer to our support documentation relating to DSW for further information.
An analogue subwoofer can be used with the DSP3200s, but it requires the addition of a product such as the Meridian 218 Zone Controller. The 218 features an analogue output which could be used to provide a variable output suitable for sending to the subwoofer. In order to allow the subwoofer to be integrated successfully with the DSP3200s, it would need to be equipped with an adjustable low-pass filter control and it may require a gain control. The 218 sends out a full frequency-range signal making the low-pass filter control necessary to achieve the preferred mix of frequencies between the DSP3200s and the subwoofer. The 218 features a degree of gain control for its analogue input, but a gain control on the subwoofer itself increases the likelihood that the relative volume levels from the DSP3200s and the subwoofer can be achieved.
There are three threaded inserts built into the underside of the DSP3200 cabinet for mounting the loudspeaker to its stand. However, there have been two differing dimensions used for the spacing of these inserts. The depth of the inserts also differs between these two variants. The standard DSP3200 loudspeaker stand pack includes a top plate which has its mounting holes spaced to suit one of the variants, but it doesn’t line up correctly with the other. To deal with this, an alternative top plate kit is available to suit the other design. This kit includes mounting screws to suit the different depth of the threaded inserts. The alternative plate kit can be ordered along with DSP3200 stands. It carries the Meridian stock code PA10655.
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