The two founders of the British luxury brand Meridian Audio are celebrating 40 years since their creative partnership began.
Meridian Audio is releasing a limited edition 40th Anniversary System, comprising an enhanced pair of the company’s flagship DSP8000 loudspeakers and a special version of their 808 Signature Reference CD Player.
To honor this occasion, Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd have collaborated once again to produce a limited edition 40th Anniversary System comprising an enhanced pair of the company’s flagship DSP8000 loudspeakers and a special version of their 808 Signature Reference CD Player.
Limited to only 40 numbered editions worldwide, each system is signed by Bob and Allen, and comes with an engraved plate showing its unique system number.
Available in an exclusive “Ruby” finish — not available on other products in the range — this color skin comes with coordinated glass inset panels, loudspeakers grilles, and tweeter surround. Even the drivers are treated with a new, polished bezel. Each system will also come with a book, illustrating the rich history of Meridian’s exceptional Digital Signal Processing (DSP) loudspeakers, signed by Bob and Allen.
Owners of the Anniversary System will be offered the opportunity to receive a Meridian Engineer to fine tune the sound system in their homes following installation.
The 808 Signature Reference CD Player features a CD-ROM-based drive which allows for data recovery and error correction many times better than that employed in standard CD systems. A master clocking system and timing circuitry minimize jitter for improved sound source localization, clarity, and imaging, while unique Meridian DSP technologies add new accuracy and clarity to CD replay, even correcting faults in the original recording, helping to make CDs sound like high resolution recordings.
From the beginning, Bob and Allen have synthesized the design and technology. “It is our job as product designers to create something people feel they can live with and take enjoyment in using, while instilling them with confidence that the product has longevity,” Allen said.