$20,000.00

REFERENCE DIGITAL SURROUND SOUND CONTROLLER

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Description

Description

TOTAL PERFORMANCE AND FLEXIBILITY

The Meridian 861 sits at the heart of the theatre, linking all of your audio sources such as Blu-ray disc players, at the highest quality. Featuring our patented filter which makes standard resolution sources sound like high-resolution and Meridian Room Correction (MRC), the 861 also adds extensive connectivity options. Its modular approach delivers complete isolation between analogue and digital signals for world-leading performance.

KEY FEATURES

Unique Meridian High Resolution up-sampling offers the best possible performance from all of your sources.

Re-clocking of the digital audio signal removes timing errors for superior clarity and resolution.

Multiple outputs which enable the creation of both passive and DSP based systems from the same Surround Controller.

A 7.1 Surround Controller with class leading audio fidelity – Meridian Room Correction for perfect sound in any room.

CORE CARDS

The following cards are fitted as standard inside a Meridian 861 Version 8:

IA04: 6x Analogue Stereo Inputs, Phono. Can be configured as 2x six-channel analogue inputs

OE34: 8x Digital Output, SpeakerLink. L, R, C, SUB, Side L, Side R, Rear L, Rear R

IE44: 6x Digital Audio Inputs, Phono, D1 to D6 can be configured as 2x six-channel digital inputs with
Meridian SmartLink performance. 2x Optical Audio Inputs, Toslink. SpeakerLink Input, RJ45. Meridian
Multi-channel High Resolution (MMHR) Input, RJ45

CO00: Control computer card. Complete with Flash memory, RS232 port for control and status, 3x
configurable trigger outputs and 2x Meridian Comms

ID29: Digital Input card with 1x USB input, 3x Optical Audio Inputs, Toslink, 2x SpeakerLink inputs, RJ45

ID41: Audio endpoint card with 1x network input (Ethernet) for connection to a Roon system or an alternative control interface

OA18: Analogue output cards each with 4x analogue outputs, XLR, configurable, with 24-bit, 192kHz
DAC (2 cards)

OPTIONAL CARDS

IA04: 6x Analogue Stereo Inputs, Phono. Can be configured as 2x six-channel analogue inputs

OA08 Analogue Output card, with 4x Analogue Outputs, Phono, configurable, with 24-bit, 192kHz DAC

CONTROLS

Front-panel facia controls for: Source, DSP, Mute, Volume, and Off

Hinged control panel provides additional swithes for: Display, Copy, Store, parameter menus, Assign,
Calibrate, and Configure

 

DIMENSIONS

HEIGHT:175mm [6.9in]

WIDTH: 489mm [18.9in]

DEPTH:411mm [16.2in]

WEIGHT

As standard – 14kg (31lbs)

DISPLAYS

20-character dot-matrix display: adjustable brightness and contrast

Lights for Dolby, Digital, THX, DTS, and MPEG

POWER

26W

Brand

Brand

Meridian

Meridian Audio Ltd was founded by two Brits, Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd in 1977; Bob majored in audio design at the Imperial College in London, and Allen studied industrial design at the Royal College of Art and was trained as a mechanical engineer. With shared interests and philosophies in audio equipment design, their first collaboration was on the Lecson hi-fi system, a design so innovative that it is now part of the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Meridian has a legacy of crafting innovative, elegant, high performance audio solutions, from compact DSP loudspeakers with integrated amplification, to its user-friendly music management platform Sooloos. Meridian also has an indelible role in the history of the CD player, with a track record of state-of-the-art, award-winning players including the 808v6 Signature Reference CD, the heart of Meridian’s ultimate music system. If you are interested in “trading up” to Meridian’s advanced, high-end audio equipment, you can trade-in one or more electronic components toward a Meridian system for home theater or whole-home audio solutions. Just fill out Overture’s Trade-In Form.
Additional information

Additional information

Weight 27 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 24 × 5 in