Meridian Audio has introduced its 818 Reference Audio Core, which combines the source connectivity features of a high-performance pre-amplifier with a full suite of proprietary resolution enhancement technologies, and provides connectivity to Meridian’s range of DSP Loudspeakers.
The Meridian 818 Reference Audio Core.
In addition to its external source connectivity, 818 also provides an internal Meridian Sooloos source through a network connection to any Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System.
As part of the Meridian 800 Reference Series, 818 is the highest performance two-channel pre-amplifier and Sooloos end-point manufactured by Meridian. Connecting at the centre of a Meridian music system, 818 offers simple networked integration with any Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System plus an array of other sources through high-performance analogue and digital inputs.
818 features twin SpeakerLink outputs for “home run” connection in an all-digital system with any of Meridian’s SpeakerLink-equipped DSP Loudspeakers. And as part of the 800 Reference Series, 818 features high-quality analogue pre-amplifier outputs via both balanced and single-ended connectors ensuring 818 can also be used in more traditional audio systems.
In common with the entire Meridian 800 Reference Series, 818 employs triple FIFO buffering along with a full suite of Meridian’s proprietary resolution enhancing DSP technologies, including apodising up-sampling of standard-rate digital inputs.
818 Reference Audio Core features a power supply design built around a true toroidal transformer for minimum noise and maximum signal integrity.