With more than 165 international awards bestowed on their product designs, the two founders of the British luxury brand
celebrate 40 years since their creative partnership began.
Limited to only 40 numbered editions worldwide, each system is signed by Bob and Allen, and comes with an engraved plate showing its unique system number. What's more, this limited edition system includes a number of unique additions.
Available in an exclusive "Ruby" finish--not available on other products in the range--this color skin comes with coordinated glass inset panels, loudspeakers grilles and tweeter surround. Even the drivers are treated with a new, polished bezel. Each system will also come with a book, illustrating the history of Meridian's Digital Signal Processing (DSP) loudspeakers, which is also signed by Bob and Allen.
Owners of the Anniversary System will be offered the opportunity to receive a Meridian Engineer to fine tune the sound system in their homes following installation.The 808 Signature Reference CD Player
features a CD-ROM-based drive which allows for data recovery and error correction reportedly many times better than that employed in standard CD systems. A master clocking system and timing circuitry are said to minimize jitter for improved sound source localization, clarity and imaging while unique Meridian DSP technologies work to add new accuracy and clarity to CD replay.
Allen says, "It is our job as product designers to create something people feel they can live with and take enjoyment in using, while instilling them with confidence that the product has longevity."
During their forty year partnership, Boothroyd and Stuart have won the British Design Council award for Outstanding British Products three times - the only design pair to ever achieve this recognition.
Available from October 2011 the Anniversary System is on sale at a suggested retail price USD $100,000.00.