Meridian Audio will be showcasing new products and partnerships at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam, where the company will unveil the UHD722 Ultra High Definition Audio Processor and demonstrate the updated features of the M6 Digital Active Loudspeaker.
The UHD722 4K switching solution incorporates Multichannel Meridian High Resolution (MMHR) output, enabling connection to existing processors, which results in an uplift in the audio system’s sound quality, according to the company. Providing a link for high-resolution audio, the UHD722 features Meridian’s upsampling and apodising technologies to offer the best possible performance from Blu-ray Disc, satellite/TV receivers, and gaming consoles.
“Integrators and our customers care about an authentic audio experience,” said Katy Bradshaw, Meridian’s director of marketing. “We’ve listened to what they’ve told us, and we’re delighted to bring a great series of Meridian products to ISE 2018. These innovations underline how we share the same goals - transforming the way people experience sound.”
As for the M6, it is now available with just a single loudspeaker thanks to its new “mono” mode. Both the left and right channels are “summed,” meaning that you don’t lose any of the information, enabled using Meridian’s mono algorithms, first developed for the in-wall DSP320.
Exclusively for ISE 2018, integrators also will be able to preview the 210 Streamer, designed to bring Bluetooth, Apple Airplay, and Spotify Connect to Meridian products. Additional additions to Meridian’s growing 200 series range will also be on display. These include the 271 Digital Theatre Controller, which provides a link to integrate any analog or digital AV processor or receiver with Meridian’s DSP loudspeakers, and the 251 Powered Zone Controller, bringing Meridian’s audio performance to a variety of analog speaker applications.
For the complete home cinema solution, Meridian will be on hand to inform visitors of its complimentary Design and Specification Service. This service delivers complete schemes quickly, featuring Meridian products alongside technologies from Meridian partners, including Barco Residential, Display Technologies, and Cinema-ATS acoustic treatment, allowing integrators to save design time on a project.