• Audiophiles often freak out over the idea of active loudspeakers, which is an odd trait but whoever said audiophiles were "normal?" If you need an external digital to analog converter, and you might want to swap out tube amps and or change internal cables - the Meridian DSP8000s are not the right speakers for your system.
• The sound of the Meridian DSP8000s is as good as it gets from the United Kingdom - but without mistake these are British speakers. They are polite, well-spoken, dynamic and accurate. They are not bombastic, over-the-top or overly dramatic as you can find in more "west coast" sounding speakers. It's not a political or moral debate, as the Meridian DSP8000s have a particular type of sound, and for that flavor of speakers there are likely no better speakers in the world.
In today's overly-wired world of constant-connections, Internet overload and new media masochism - the Meridian DSP8000s are a $40,000 a pair indulgence in sound that are worth every penny. Consider having one finger control of your entire music library and being able to spin up the best music ever made with sound that can give you a chill even the second time you play the song? That's the type of emotion you should expect from owning Meridian DSP8000 active digital speakers. These speakers have ultra-high-end audio technology packed inside their cabinets but have transcended the foibles of audiophila to become one of the single finest loudspeakers money can buy for people who love the sound of real music and appreciate the fine detail of the best in film.