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.

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Digital Pre-Amps

218

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.

Q-Sync

Meridian Q-Sync deploys Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system which minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity.

True Link

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

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.

Digital Precision

Meridian Digital Precision maximises the signal-to-noise ratio of the digital audio, ensuring the finest details of every song are retained.

Roon Tested

Roon Tested devices are profiled by the Roon team to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use.

Works with Sonos

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.

MQA Decoder and Renderer

Supports full unfold of MQA files to feed its analogue outputs or performs first unfold to feed an MQA renderer product digitally.

Meridian 218 Zone Controller

Combining flexibility and ease of integration with Meridian’s renowned sound quality.

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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.

The Search for Authenticity

Understanding the perfect formula for sound: technology plus emotion.

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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.

AT A GLANCE

Here you will find a quick overview of the product highlights and features.

218 At A Glance
USER GUIDE

Here you will find installation information and operating instructions.

218 User Guide
PRODUCT BROCHURE

Here you will find a summary of the complete range of Meridian products in one document.

Meridian Product Brochure

Specification

AUDIO INPUTS

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


AUDIO OUTPUTS

2 Speakerlink digital outputs

Single RCA digital output

2-Channel unbalanced analogue output (192kHz DAC)


CONTROL SIGNALS

IP Control: Network socket for use with Meridian IP Control iPad App, other Sooloos control interface and third party control systems

IP Control

IR on 3.5mm jack


DISPLAY

LEDs to indicate source selection and MQA status


DIMENSIONS

HEIGHT: 42mm [1.65in]

WIDTH: 204mm [8.03in]

DEPTH: 150mm [5.91in]

WEIGHT: Standalone: 0.56Kg [1.2lbs]


CONSTRUCTION

1U tall rack kit available with space for two units

Universal mounting bracket

All-aluminium chassis


POWER

High performance power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz