Meridian Audio is now certified by the Works with Sonos program, offering a new integration for its premium audio equipment to seamlessly connect with the Sonos sound system. This new integration makes it even easier for customers to enjoy Meridian’s signature audio quality while streaming from more than 100 music services available in the Sonos app, by providing the ability for Meridian speakers to instantly wake and change inputs by pressing play in the Sonos app.
The integration is available by simply pairing a Sonos Port or Connect with a Meridian 218 or 251 controller, and any loudspeakers that are connected to the controller.
To set this integration up, integrators must connect Sonos Port or Sonos Connect to the coax digital input on the Meridian controller. By setting the Sonos product to “Pass Through” in the Sonos app, it ensures a fixed digital output that will provide maximum resolution at all times. Integration is provided via the Meridian control app or web interface. Once set up, the Meridian system can be grouped with other Sonos devices on the network using the Sonos app or it can be enjoyed independently.
Any product that is plugged into the Meridian controller and compatible with higher resolution audio benefits from a full suite of resolution enhancements. This means that the audio that is streamed from the Sonos S2 app will benefit from de-jittering, Fifo, upsampling, and apodising, which is designed to take a standard resolution source and increase that resolution.
The 218 Zone Controller and 251 Powered Zone Controller are available now, with the other products coming to market in 2021.
For more information, visit www.meridian-audio.com.