Meridian DSP8000 Digital Active Loudspeaker

January 9, 2012

Robin Bogle
Advanced Home Theater Inc., Miami, FL

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In the residential electronic systems contracting industry since 1996, Robin Bogle and his partner recognized an opportunity at that time to integrate complex technology into residential homes. Currently focusing on integrating AV, lighting, shading, HVAC and security in large-scale applications, the company has been a Meridian dealer since 2006.
How do you rate the DSP8000?
A 9 only because there is always room for improvements. However, when a client wants the best in audio quality and design, the Meridian DSP8000 is always at the top of our list.  
For what types of installations is it best suited?
We have found the DSP8000's combined with a Meridian Sooloos player matches well to clients who enjoy a pure sounding intuitive music experience. These clients often demand the best in a total home solution, so when designing a media room or entertainment room. The DSP8000's work perfectly.  
What is one feature of the DSP8000 that stands out in your projects?
Visually, the DSP8000's stand out from any other speaker on the market. They are sleek and stylish and available in a number of colors. Standing next to one is like standing next to a high-end sports car. Once the audio starts to play, the quality in the highs and lows are flawless. It is like the musician is right in front you on stage.  

What features would you like to see changed or added?
The Meridian DSP8000 is a classic floor standing speaker, and it should stay focused on the original design. That being said, there is always tweaks and improvements that can be made to create a better overall speaker. A cool feature would be an intuitive self-adjusting room calibration system that can adjust audio according to acoustics in a given room seamlessly.  

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