Designed without compromise, the DSP8000.2 cabinet features a unique construction with a dedicated bass enclosure and a separate head-assembly for the midrange and high-frequency drive units.

Utilising a multi-layer, multi-material construction technique, the DSP8000.2 pushes boundaries with the most inert cabinet Meridian has ever made. The narrow, tapered shape of the head-unit offers optimum dispersion across a wide listening area. In addition, its design emulates aspects of the human form, which psychoacoustics suggests provides a more realistic performance.

Psychoacoustics, the psychology behind how humans perceive sound, is applied throughout the design of the DSP8000.2, delivering authentically natural vocal reproduction and lifelike imaging. Deep, effortless and room-filling bass is produced without a hint of distortion by three pairs of horizontally opposed, eight-inch drivers within the bass enclosure.

Meridian’s latest DSP code ensures all audio signals, including MQA Core streams, are rendered at 88.2/96kHz regardless of the incoming sampling rate, maximising the potential of the loudspeaker’s DSP engine.

Loudspeakers

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SPL

Outstanding performance. Five powerful wide range 150W amplifiers deliver a maximum output level of 120dB at 1m.

Construction

Advanced, high-efficiency composite dome tweeter.

Controls

Listener controls including time-compensated balance, listening axis and Enhanced Bass alignment – enables considerable speaker placement flexibility.

DSP Loudspeakers

Higher overall quality, less power use, and the performance of a traditional loudspeaker eight times the physical volume.

Speakerlink

Meridian's SpeakerLink uses an “Ethernet style” cable that delivers pristine digital sound and control down a single cable between Meridian components.

Meridium

Features highest-grade laminated plywood layers bonded to an aluminium core, allowing the loudspeaker to reproduce music accurately without adding its own sound.

Fifo Buffering

Multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity.

Meridian Apodising Filter

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.

Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA)

Provides accurate time alignment of the drivers in the system, delivering exceptional imaging and a clearm transparent, more life like sound.

Meridian High Resolution (MHR)

MHR was the first approved encryption method for transferring high definition digital audio between components. Previously, it had to be in the analogue domain, reducing quality. MHR allows secure movement of high resolution digital audio within a Meridian system, without compromise, improving quality by reducing cyclic repetition.

Technologies

Crafted for a lifetime

Designed and built solely in the UK, the team here know every single element of every product inside out.

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Specification

Audio Inputs

Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45) & RCA phono digital inputs accepting 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rates at up to 24-bit, with MHR support


Audio Outputs

Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45) & RCA phono digital outputs delivering 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rates at up to 24-bit, with MHR support


Performance

Peak SPL: 120dB at 1m

Noise less than 15dB SPL

Frequency response in-room within 3dB: 20Hz to over 20Hz


Amplifiers

5 x 150w (750w)

Overall distortion typically <0.02% at any frequency or level


Bass Drivers

6 x 200mm long-throw


Mid Driver

160mm polypropylene


Tweeter

25mm (1”) aluminium composite dome tweeter, silver wire voice-coil, dual magnet, semi-hornloaded


DSP Features

FIFO memory buffer input for the lowest possible jitter from almost any source.

Linear-phase mid–top crossover; 6th-order Linkwitz-Riley bass–mid crossover.

Bass protection.

All upsampling and processing performed by a 150MHz digital signal processor (DSP)

Hybrid analogue/digital volume control

Balance control with proportional delay compensation


Display

Eight-character display with additional status indicators; can be blanked during use


Dimensions / Weight

HEIGHT: 1350mm [53.2in] (Without feet/spikes)

WIDTH: 158mm [6.2in] tapering to 400mm [15.7in]

DEPTH 210mm [8.3in] tapering to 528mm [20.8in]

FOOTPRIMT (W x D): 400mm [15.7in] x 528mm [20.8in]

WEIGHT: 105kg [231lbs]


Power

20VA standyby; 920VA max