M6 Digital Active Loudspeaker
Superbly natural sound
The Meridian M6 is a visually stunning loudspeaker. Featuring individual components that are perfectly matched and sonically balanced, the entire system’s electronics are housed within the enclosure and deliver a level of performance that is unsurpassed by traditional speaker design.
Whether used individually, in a stereo pair or within a surround-sound system, the gently tapered and cylindrical shape gives the M6 its naturally wide dispersion pattern which fills a room with a superbly-imaged, natural sound that can be enjoyed from any position. The M6 not only looks stylish but also provides a powerful performance every time.
Outstanding performance. Two powerful, built in amplifiers with DSP provide a maximum output level of 114dB at 1m.
On-board DSP provides thermal and dynamic bass protection – enables high level use for prolonged periods of time.
Off axis dispersion and even distribution of sound – creates wide listening area perfect for large spaces.
Enhanced Boundary Control eliminates bass boom.
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.
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.
Loudspeakers use crossovers to “divide” music into bands their drivers can reproduce. This introduces distortion, reducing sound quality – particularly on human voice recordings. Designing a single driver for both mid and high frequencies made a crossover within the vocal range unnecessary, avoiding distortion and reproducing more lifelike vocals at all volume levels.
MHR was the first approved encryption method for transferring high definition digital audio between components. Previously, it had to be in the analogue domain, reducing quality. MHR allows secure movement of high resolution digital audio within a Meridian system, without compromise, improving quality by reducing cyclic repetition.
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.
The Search for Authenticity
Understanding the perfect formula for sound: technology plus emotion.
Meridian Speakerlink (RJ45)
Meridian Speakerlink (RJ45)
Peak SPL: 114dB at 1m (music material)
Noise less than 15dB spl. Overall distortion typically <0.02% at any frequency or level
Frequency response In room within 3dB: 38Hz - over 20kHz
1 x 140mm aluminium cone
WIDE RANGE DRIVER
1 X 85mm aluminium cone
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
HEIGHT: 921mm [36.26in] (Including rubber bumpons)
DIAMETER 300mm [11.8in] at base, 66mm [2.6in] at top
WEIGHT: 18kg [39.6lbs]
Discreet light halo indicates whether the speaker is operating (white) or in standby (blue)
110 - 120 Volt 50/60Hz Max 500W
220 - 240 Volt 50/60Hz Max 500W