Meridian shows eight channel 258 and 857 stereo power amplifiers at CEDIA 2016

posted on Thursday, 15th September 2016 by Geny Caloisi

Meridian  CEDIA EXPO 

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Meridian is debuting two new power amps and a zone controller at CEDIA Expo 2016. Other atractions include the DSP320 in-wall / in-ceiling architectural loudspeaker, Sooloos multi-room streaming audio platform, and new Meridian Design and Specification service.

All three newcomers are Hi-Res Audio compatible, and will be ready for shipping later in 2016. The eight channel 258 (pictured) is a dedicated rack-mount eiight-channel power amplifier. With cold-running Class D amplification, it's suitable for a wide range of applications and delivers 100W per channel into 4 Ohms / 70W per channel into 8 Ohms. Just 1U high, the price at launch will be £1500.

The Meridian 857 is a reference two-channel power amplifier, rated at 500W per channel into 4 Ohms. Bridgeable to 1.5KW, its available as a dedicated rack-mount variant and incorporates a totally new design for the brand. The price at launch will be £6000.

Finally, the Sooloos/MQA–enabled 218 Zone Controller is suitable for a wide range of distributed audio applications from single zone to multi-zone use. With control features including IPand IR, this 1U-high product can be rack, shelf, or wall mounted. 

Meridian is also exhibiting a pair of DSP5200SE loudspeakers in an automotive colour, showing how the company can outfit speakers with almost limitless finishes via Meridian Select.   

For more on Meridian's product portfolio, visit our partner page here.

Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications. 

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