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Meridian Audio Announces New 800 Series of Products

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Meridian-800-Series-update-Group-shot-small.jpgMeridian Audio's research team has announced a series of performance enhancements to the company's most advanced products such as the 808 Signature Reference Compact Disc Player and 861 Reference Digital Surround Controller. Meridian has also upgraded the performance of the DSP7200 Digital Active Loudspeaker with new DSP developments including a new psychoacoustically-based feature that reportedly allows for the adjustment of image height in home theater applications.

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808 Signature Reference CD Player
Meridian believes that the Compact Disc still offers the widest music catalog and quality - particularly if replayed through a high-end system. This latest edition 808 includes improved technology and components that enhance audio quality in a number of areas. There is also a plate commemorating 30 years of the format along with the signatures of Meridian's co-founders.

861 Reference Digital Surround Controller
Meridian reportedly invented the digital surround-sound controller and the latest edition of the 861 Reference Digital Surround Controller continues that tradition. The new version of this product includes improved technology in a number of areas and the addition of brand new features such as the ability to manage center-channel height imaging in conjunction with the new DSP7200HC loudspeaker.

DSP7200 Digital Active Loudspeaker and DSP7200HC Horizontal Center
The DSP7200 has been a popular part of the Meridian Digital Active Loudspeaker range since its introduction in 2007. Now with improved technology and components, it provides reportedly purer audio performance, while new DSP developments provide additional features including innovative music modes and, in the Horizontal Center version, a new proprietary, psychoacoustically-based feature called Center Elevation, that allows the adjustment of image height in home cinema applications.

All models are currently available.

Retail pricing:
Signature Reference 808v5 $22,000.00
Reference 861v8*: $25,000.00 (does not include optional cards)
Reference 818v2: $16,000.00
DSP7200: $38,000.00/pr
DSP7200 HC: $19,000.00/each

Details on product upgrades for existing owners here: http://www.meridian-audio.com/the-collection/reference-upgrades/for-existing-owners.aspx

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• Read more source component news from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Explore reviews in our CD Player Review section.
• See more reviews of AV Preamps and Floorstanding Speakers.
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