DSP7200 DIGITAL ACTIVE LOUDSPEAKER

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Overview

From its piano lacquered curved cabinet to its raked rear heat sink, the DSP7200 can be called “functional art.”

NATURAL PLAYFULNESS

Standing at just over one metre, The DSP7200 outperforms loudspeakers of up to four times their size, providing a convincing and life-size performance at home. Meridian’s unique DSP technologies provide the DSP7200 with freedom of room placement without sonic penalty. A new Enhanced Bass Alignment provides natural sounding bass that simply must be heard.

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Features

Signature features

3½-way Digital Signal Processing (DSP) active loudspeaker system

New improved-performance dual-magnet, semi-horn-loaded composite dome tweeter with silver voice coil.

SpeakerLink digital audio and control I/O interface via RJ45

Self-contained audio system with four custom drivers, amplifiers, digital converters, improved digital crossovers and advanced sound-shaping DSP technology

Advanced DSP filtering “cleans up” older digital recordings, and new Enhanced Bass Alignment improves LF transient response

Listener controls include volume, bass, treble tilt, listening axis, time-compensated balance, absolute phase.
The latest edition of the DSP7200 Digital Signal Processing (DSP) active loudspeaker system includes a number of enhancements compared to the original version introduced in 2007. These include a new tweeter and advanced DSP developments. DSP7200 also supports other new features provided by Meridian Audio Core products such as the Audio Core 200.

DSP7200 is a self-contained "3½-way" audio system with four custom drivers, amplifiers, digital converters, improved digital crossovers and advanced sound-shaping DSP technology. An advanced 'apodising' DSP upsampling filter “cleans up” older digital recordings, and the new Enhanced Bass Alignment feature improves LF transient response.

The DSP7200 features Meridian's SpeakerLink digital audio and control I/O interface via RJ45, for simple installation with unobtrusive wiring.

SpeakerLink SpeakerLink
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.
Triple FIFO Buffering Triple FIFO Buffering
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.
Meridian High Resolution (MHR) Meridian High Resolution (MHR)
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.
Meridian Apodising Filter Meridian Apodising Filter
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.
DSP Loudspeakers DSP Loudspeakers

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.

Meridium Meridium
Loudspeaker enclosures often vibrate, colouring the sound, making it less lifelike. Our most advanced loudspeakers use a cabinet construction material unique to Meridian: Meridium features highest-grade laminated plywood layers bonded to an aluminium core, allowing the loudspeaker to reproduce music accurately without adding its own sound.
Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA) Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA)
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.  

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Specification

DESIGN

DSP7200 has been a popular loudspeaker since its introduction, and it is ideal for medium-sized spaces or where the installation of DSP8000 models is not practical. It is also particularly appropriate in a large-scale home theatre installation where it can be used in conjunction with DSP8000s.

The curved cabinet features advanced damping technology and “Meridium” metal/wood laminate for superb rigidity.

AVAILABLE IN OVER 270 COLOURS:
Meridian Select, our bespoke colour service, provides a choice of over 270 different colours and shades to help your Meridian system achieve an ideal match – or striking standout look – within its surroundings.

The standard colours are black and white piano lacquer finishes.

Curved cabinet features advanced damping technology and “Meridium” metal/wood laminate for superb rigidity

Additional listener controls include volume, bass, treble tilt, listening axis, time-compensated balance, absolute phase, Enhanced Boundary Correction and other new features

Black and white piano lacquer finishes; other colours to order via the Meridian Select programme

PERFORMANCE

Frequency response in-room within 3dB from 30Hz to over 20kHz.
Maximum output >112dB spl @ 1m on music material.
Noise less than 15dB spl.
Overall electronic distortion typically <0.02% at any frequency or level.

INPUTS

1x phono digital input (S/PDIF)
1x balanced digital (AES/EBU) input on RJ45; 32kHz–96kHz sampling rates at up to 24 bit; MHR support. RJ45 input also carries RS232 and trigger.

OUTPUTS

1x RJ45 with balanced digital audio and control for a second loudspeaker. Carries infra-red pickup for system automation.

CONSTRUCTION

‘3½-way’ acoustic reflex system.
Digital crossovers at 200Hz and 2.6kHz.
2 x 200mm long-throw bass drivers.
1 x 160mm polypropylene mid driver.
1 x 25mm composite-dome tweeter, silver wire, dual magnet, semi-hornloaded.
Gloss black or white piano-lacquer cabinet, other colours available to order.

ELECTRONICS

FIFO memory buffer input for the lowest possible jitter from almost any source.
Analogue gain & filtering with proprietary Meridian Class-A discrete amplification.
Digital & conversion electronics utilise advanced surface-mount techniques and partitioned 6-layer printed-circuit boards.
4x 24-bit 128x oversampling D/A converters for maximum audio quality.
4x 150W/4Ω power amplifiers – one per driver (2xbass, 1xmid, 1xHF).

CONTROLS

Rear-panel controls for Power On/Off.
MSR+ and via SpeakerLink

FRONT DISPLAY

Eight-character display w/ system lights

POWER

20W standby, 920W max

DIMENSIONS

Vertical version: 1072 (42.25) H (no feet), 350/180 (13.75/7.1) W, 415/217 (16.5/8.5) D [base/top, mm (in)]
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WEIGHT

55kg (121 lb) each (vertical version).

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