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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
Finished in high grade materials, the 818v.3 features sculptured end panels which mirror the soft lines of Meridian’s DPS Loudspeakers. The 818v3 is available in black and the full range of Meridian Select colour options.
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.
The Meridian 800 Series represents the pinnacle of technological audio innovation and, most importantly, designed and engineered to provide you with the most rewarding personal listening experience possible.
Since its introduction in 1998, Meridian’s 800 Reference Series has showcased the very best in surround sound, DVD, CD, and network music playback, becoming the benchmark against which performance standards have been set throughout the audio industry.
Here you will find a quick overview of the product highlights and features.818 At A Glance
Here you will find installation information and operating instructions.818V3 User Guide
Here you will find a summary of the complete range of Meridian products in one document.Meridian Product Brochure
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