Meridian Audio DSP730 in-wall active speaker serves hi-res audio and home cinema

posted on Friday, 16th October 2020 by Steve May

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Meridian Audio has launched the DSP730, an in-wall digital active loudspeaker designed to deliver hi-res audio in small and medium-sized rooms. It joins the DSP750 in the brand’s Reference range of Architectural products.

With applications that range from cinema rooms to distributed audio applications, this versatile active speaker offers high resolution amplification and Merdian’s Class-M DSP engine.

The DSP730 has a maximum output of 115dB at 1m and boasts a bass extension down to 38Hz. The drive units have been tailored for optimum off-axis performance, providing wide dispersion and expansive listening positions.

Sporting the same custom beryllium tweeter as the DSP750, it can play Hi-Res audio over 40kHz. It’s accompanied by a 100mm mid-range driver, ideal for dialogue, and a 160mm bass driver able to produce deep, complex bass frequencies with speed and accuracy.

Three bridged pairs of Class-D amplifiers deliver over 100W to each drive unit; as they’re built-in. Integrators have no need to budget space for additional rack mounted amplifiers. They have been designed to run cool, even at the highest listening levels.

The DSP730 features Meridian’s unique Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA) technology to provide accurate bass alignment. EBA allows the bass to arrive at the listener in time with the higher frequencies, delivering perfectly timed playback.

The DSP730 features Meridian Centre Elevation technology and ‘L+R’ soundbar-mode for TV applications. In the soundbar mode, the loudspeaker plays a balanced mix of left and right audio, while the Centre Elevation technology raises the perceived image location from an under-screen loudspeaker to the centre of the screen. The DSP730 can be combined with the Meridian DSW600 in-wall subwoofer to produce a full-range, two-box solution.

For installs where it’s important to achieve high SPL targets across the entire listening region of large spaces, the DSP730 can be installed in a High Power Array configuration to achieve 122dB at 1m. By stacking the speakers in this way, there will be no interference or spectral variation between the loudspeakers.

Compact, with a mounting depth of just 100mm, the speaker features a fully sealed, aluminium acoustic enclosure with double baffle engineered to be extremely rigid and inert, eliminating unwanted resonances and colorations to provide consistent performance. Heavy bracing and FEA designed acoustic wadding cancels unwanted acoustic behaviour, while a separate mid-range driver enclosure prevents interaction with the bass driver, delivering optimum drive unit performance.

The Meridian DSP730 has an RRP oft £5,000.
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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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