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.
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
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.
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.
WE ARE THE PIONEERS OF 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.
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.
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)
Twin Meridian SpeakerLink (Master & Slave, RJ45) with MHR
3.5mm Stereo Headphone out (optionally mutes speakers)
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)
Upsampling to 2xfs (88.2/96 kHz). (Output is always high resolution)
OLED (Organic LED) display with automatic brightness feature (can also be dimmed/brightened/disabled manually)
12v DC, <=300mA, provided by external wall-mounted universal supply