The mastery of how, why and where we hear sound may seem fundamental, but we never take this knowledge for granted.
We create moments that bring people together and forge shared connections. The deep intake of breath of a sixties soul singer. The whirring drone of a helicopter overhead. The heaving intensity of a festival. The delicate intricacies of an orchestra. Moments that envelop you and those that you love and take you somewhere extraordinary. Moments that become anecdotes.
AS WE BREAK NEW GROUND THROUGH OUR RESEARCH
Much has changed since Meridian first opened its doors in 1977. Our core philosophy hasn’t. This remains as strong as ever and will continue to fuel our efforts to truly revolutionise how we experience sound.
Since our inception, Meridian’s rigorous and research-led philosophy has maintained our position on the limits of what is possible. Our pioneering nature has seen us tailor unique solutions that deliver sublime experiences.
THE BEST POSSIBLE SOUND WHEREVER YOU ARE
Hi-Res Audio is in our DNA. Since our inception, we have been dedicated to perfecting the path between the original performance and the sound that emerges from a loudspeaker.
To achieve this, every single component of every Meridian product is meticulously selected and engineered to maintain the integrity of the Hi-Res audio signal throughout the chain.
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
At Meridian, a key element of our products is design – form follows function – our products should be as beautiful to look at, as they are easy to use and amazing to listen to.
With design and functionality, the right solutions are the ones where there is nothing extraneous - there is nothing that shouldn’t be there. The design that is correct is the one where you can see no effort - it’s a perfect thing.
Meridian has a proud history of innovation. We led the world with the earliest demonstration of a digital loudspeaker back in 1985, and we then went on to pioneer the concept of the DSP digital active loudspeaker. Today this approach is now implemented in sound bars and portable speakers throughout the consumer electronics industry. We’ve been using and perfecting Digital Signal Processing technology since 1989.
WE PLACE THE LISTENER AT THE HEART OF THE PERFORMANCE
At Meridian we always take a human-centric approach to audio design. We strive to achieve a sound that is authentic, lifelike and natural. Musical subtleties are neither lost nor rearranged, rather their rhythm, timing, alignment and relationship is perfectly retained.
This delivers a realistic sense of positioning, space and true scale of the vocals and instruments that make up a music track or performance. It’s the fine details that matter, anything that adds to, removes or degrades the detail will lessen the listening experience.
ENGINEERED IN BRITAIN
Since our inception in 1977, all of Meridian’s products have been researched, designed, and engineered by us in Great Britain. Maintaining our processes at home means that we have complete control over our products, from concept right through to delivery. This means that when you receive a Meridian product, you can be confident that its quality, functionality and reliability will be second to none.
"With design and functionality, the right solutions are the ones where there is nothing extraneous. There is nothing that shouldn't be there or isn't necessary. The design which is correct is the one in which you can see no effort. It is a perfect thing."
Allen Boothroyd, Meridian Co-founder