Designed for use in in-room or in-rack, the 218 Zone Controller contains the functionality needed to create a Hi-Res audio zone. Accommodating both local and distributed audio, whether analogue or digital, the Meridian 218 is also an endpoint for Roon, the high-quality streaming service.
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.Where to buy
Whether it’s used within a multi-room system or as the central hub in a single zone set-up, whether it’s feeding Meridian DSP loudspeakers or other equipment, the 218 Zone Controller combines flexibility and ease of integration with Meridian’s renowned sound quality.
Meridian Q-Sync deploys Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system which minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity.
Meridian True Link is an encryption method for transferring high-definition digital audio over SPDIF connections. It allows secure movement of digital audio whilst ensuring that the SPDIF clock signal can be transmitted with minimum degradation.
True Time is Meridian's proprietary Apodising Filter that avoids pre-ringing and cleans up the effects of early filters, converting pre-echo to post-echo.
Meridian Digital Precision maximises the signal-to-noise ratio of the digital audio, ensuring the finest details of every song are retained.
Roon Tested devices are profiled by the Roon team to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use.
Seamlessly stream music from the Sonos app to a Meridian system and control the music from anywhere around the home using the Sonos interface. Works in conjunction with the Sonos Port or Sonos Connect products.
Supports full unfold of MQA files to feed its analogue outputs or performs first unfold to feed an MQA renderer product digitally.
The Meridian 200 Series is a collection of high-performance audio zone controllers, theatre controllers and amplifiers, all designed with the Customer Integrator in mind.
Each product is designed to work in isolation or as part of a larger multi-zone audio-visual installation and a compact footprint means they fit perfectly within the rack. With a wide range of audio inputs and outputs, flexible installation options and many of Meridian’s proprietary technologies on board, 200 Series products deliver outstanding performance in many applications.
Here you will find a quick overview of the product highlights and features.218 At A Glance
Here you will find installation information and operating instructions.218 User Guide
Here you will find a summary of the complete range of Meridian products in one document.Meridian Product Brochure
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 a Roon system or an 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
Universal mounting bracket
High performance power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz