The ultimate home audio system hub, the 818v3 Reference Audio Core is the highest performance two-channel preamplifier manufactured by Meridian. With a full suite of the unique resolution enhancement technologies on-board and extensive connection options for all of your audio sources, the 818v3 delivers the very best listening experience.
The 818v3 is the highest performance two-channel preamplifier manufactured by Meridian – the ultimate home audio system hub. Connecting at the heart of an incredible Meridian music system, it offers simple networked integration with an array of audio sources, including MQA-encoded files and streams.Where to buy
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AUDIO OUTPUTS- ANALOGUE
1x unbalanced on phono, 1x balanced on XLR-3M, rendering of decoded MQA streams
AUDIO OUTPUTS - DIGITAL
Coaxial S/PDIF ≤96kHz/24-bit
Twin SpeakerLink, RJ45 balanced (AES/EBU) digital interface for single-cable connection to other Meridian equipment, ≤96kHz/24-bit, and MQA streams for rendering by Meridian DSP loudspeakers
AUDIO INPUTS - ANALOGUE
6x unbalanced on phono
AUDIO INPUTS - DIGITAL
2x Coaxial S/PDIF ≤192kHz/24-bit, DoP, 2x Toslink optical ≤96kHz/24-bit, 1x SpeakerLink ≤192kHz/24- bit, 1x Asynchronous USB ≤192kHz/24-bit, DoP, MQA source decoding, DSD (DoP) native decode
One network input (Ethernet) for connection to a Roon system or an alternative control interface
Meridian Comms: 2x 240 degree 5-pinDIN, 1x SpeakerLink input with Comms, 2x SpealerLink outputs with Comms
RS232: 9-pin D-sub, remote control & configuration
Triggers: 3x 12V (barrel connectors)
Front panel: Source, Play/Pause, Previous, Next, Mute, Volume+, Volume-, Off
Behind long door: Menu, Up, Down, Left, Right, F-Fwd, F-Rwd, Setup, Source, Display, Mute, Volume+, Volume-
Remote Control: Via MSR+ (supplied) and RS232
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
HEIGHT: 175mm [6.9in]
WIDTH: 480mm [18.9in]
DEPTH: 411mm [16.2in]
WEIGHT: 16.0kg [35.2lbs]
Advanced linear power supply: 110 - 120 Volt 50/60Hz, 220 - 240 Volt 50/60Hz
Max Power Consumption: 40 Watts