Meridian Introduces 818 Reference Audio Core

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.   T
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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.

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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.

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