DSW.2 Digital Active Subwoofer
A Powerful Addition

The DSW.2 is designed to provide deep bass in rooms where a compact loudspeaker is required. Featuring a downward-firing woofer, this design tapers at the top reducing the visual impact on its surroundings. All of the connecting cables, SpeakerLink and Power, attach at the bottom of the cabinet, allowing for discreet installations.

The DSW.2 provides deep and impactful bass that will perfectly play its part in a two-channel or complete surround-sound set-up made up of any of our Digital Active DSP Loudspeakers.

 

Key Features

Features Meridian’s unique Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA) technology where bass, mid and treble all reach you at the same time, in perfect alignment.

Low-distortion amplifier with a high dynamic range capable of producing 600W of power giving a clean and accurate sound.

High-power, long-throw 12in driver combined with class-D amplifier for maximum performance with complete control.

Music and Movie Modes for optimal performance. 

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.

The traditional setup – amplifiers driving passive loudspeakers – is inefficient, limiting sound quality. Meridian loudspeakers contain a complete, matched audio system with efficient DSP crossovers, multiple DACs and driver-specific amplifiers, giving higher overall quality, less power use, and the performance of a traditional loudspeaker eight times the physical volume.

High or low, all sounds travel at the same speed, so all the sounds from a live musical event arrive at your ear at the same time, whatever frequencies they contain. Loudspeakers, however, have a problem when playing low frequency sounds at the same time as mid and high frequencies – the bass arrives late, and the deeper the sound, the later it arrives. This delayed bass causes music to lose its impact and reduces the sense of the recorded space – it is often described as “boomy”.

The goal is to have time-accurate loudspeakers, where all reproduced frequencies start and end at the same time. In a loudspeaker, this timing is affected by the crossover, driver, and enclosure 
type. To eliminate the delay between low, and mid and high frequencies, Meridian has designed a combination of digital filters and time delays for the mid and high frequencies. This solution enables the mid and high frequencies to “wait” for the low frequencies, delivering perfectly-timed music playback.

Mid and high frequencies are delayed to time-align them, while upper bass is delayed with a special type of patented filter. These features must 
be implemented entirely in the digital domain, making them impossible to achieve in any passive or analogue-active loudspeaker design.

Enhanced Bass Alignment provides accurate time-alignment of the drivers in the system, delivering exceptional imaging and a clear, transparent, more life like sound.

Watch our film about EBA

Traditional audio systems often require large, expensive cables to maintain their performance. Meridian's SpeakerLink uses an “Ethernet style” cable that delivers pristine digital sound and control down a single cable between Meridian components. The result is simple, unobtrusive, and cost-effective cables that are easy to install

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.

Crafted for a lifetime

Designed and built solely in the UK, the team here know every single element of every product inside out.

AUDIO INPUTS

Meridian SpeakerLink connector (RJ45)

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Meridian SpeakerLink connector (RJ45)

PERFORMANCE

Overall distortion typically <0.02%

 

AMPLIFIERS

1 x 600W* Class-D amplifier

BASS DRIVERS

1 x 12in long-throw bass driver, facing downward

CONTROLS

Channel selector switch for channel(s) 1, 1+2 or 2Rocker switch selects left-centre-right channel operation

LED indicator shows power status

 

*Capable of producing over 600W RMS on music or movie transients

DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT

HEIGHT : 445mm [17.5in] (Height on standard feet (recommended for use on a carpeted floor))
450mm [17.7in] (Height on standard feet plus rubber shock absorber (recommended for use on a hard floor surface))

WIDTH AT BASE: 380mm [15in]

DEPTH: AT BASE 430mm [17in]

WEIGHT: 22kg [48.4lbs]

 

POWER

IEC mains connector - 550W max

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