Meridian Audio 818V3 Debuts New Features Meridian Audio's 818V3 Reference Audio Core adds new features and offers an upgrade path to existing 818 owners. By RS Staff Published: November 8, 2015 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Meridian Audio’s 818V3 Reference Audio Core, the latest version of its home audio system hub, adds new features and offers an upgrade path to existing 818 owners. The 818V3 reference preamplifier features Meridian technologies such as triple FIFO buffering, DSP unsampling, and apodising filters, as well as a linear power supply and a new master oscillator with 40 percent lower jitter, according to the company. A new analog output card features an upgraded circuit with filtering that broadens the bandwidth and maximizes the potential of high-resolution music. This latest model fully supports decoding of MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) sources for true studio-quality replay, and its new chip also brings lip-sync control and DSD (DoP) playback.