DSP8000 XE is the first product to emerge from Meridian’s groundbreaking Extreme Engineering Programme; a result of years of investment and research at the extreme edge of audio design and built upon the fundamental and unique elements of Meridian’s approach to delivering authentic, natural and lifelike sound.
A new design concept, Meridian’s Precision Sonic Transport, uses innovative techniques and processes which ensure the entire journey taken by an audio signal through a product maintains maximum sonic fidelity, so that the listener is immersed in authentic and realistic sound.
The outstanding fidelity, dynamics and sheer power of the DSP8000 XE Loudspeakers means they deliver an incredible experience in cinemas and listening rooms alike. The Meridian Select finishing option gives you the choice of blending into the room with a complementary finish or standing out with a bold, vibrant colour of your choice, finished in matte or gloss.
BESPOKE SIGNAL MAPPING
Meridian Bespoke Signal Mapping utilises digital signal processing to apply tailored crossover filters that are designed specifically for each configuration of drive units within a loudspeaker.
Meridian E3 Bass uses specifically designed filters to expand, extend and enhance the low-frequency response of the loudspeaker.
FFA (Full Frequency Alignment) is a combination of digital filters and delays to correct the group-delay of a loudspeakers. It ensures that all frequencies reach the listener’s ear at the same time.
Meridian Q-Sync deploys Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system which minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity.
Meridian Pro-Active Bass protects the bass drivers from over-excursion, ensuring maximum bass output without damaging the drive units.
Meridian Pro-Active Thermal monitors the audio being sent to the mid-range drivers and tweeters and limits the overall volume of the loudspeaker if there is a risk of the drive units getting too hot.
True Time is Meridian's proprietary Apodising Filter that avoids pre-ringing and cleans up the effects of early filters, converting pre-echo to post-echo.
Meridian True Link is an encryption method for transferring high-definition digital audio over SPDIF connections. It allows secure movement of digital audio whilst ensuring that the SPDIF clock signal can be transmitted with minimum degradation.
Meridian Free-Q is used to compensate for acoustic problems associated with specific loudspeaker placement conditions.
AUDIO INPUTS: Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45).
1 x co-axial digital audio [RCA phono] supporting up to 192kHz @ 24-bit.
1 x optical digital audio [Toslink] supporting up to 96kHz @ 24-bit
1 x USB digital audio [type C] supporting up to 384kHz @ 24-bit
Bluetooth via the Meridian B-Link [supplied]
1 x balanced analogue audio [XLR] on IA21 Analogue Input Module
1 x unbalanced analogue audio [RCA phono] on IA21 Analogue Input Module
AUDIO OUTPUTS: 1 x Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45)
PERFORMANCE: Peak SPL: 120dB at 1m Noise less than 15dB SPL Frequency response in-room within 3dB: 18Hz to over 40kHz
TWEETER AMPLIFIER: Class AB, capable of greater than 150W into 4Ω, < 1% THD
MID-RANGE AMPLIFIER: Class AB, capable of greater than 150W into 4Ω, < 1% THD
BASS AMPLIFIER: Six bridged pairs of Class-D amplifiers - each pair capable of greater than 240W into 4Ω, < 1% THD.
TWEETER: 25mm beryllium dome with silver voice-coil, steel custom faceplate and waveguide
MID-RANGE DRIVER: 1 x 160mm with non-conductive voice-coil former and anti-resonance clamp-ring mounting system
BASS DRIVER: 6 x 200mm polypropylene long-throw (up to 24mm excursion) with anti-resonance clamp-ring mounting system
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT: HEIGHT: 1350mm [53.2in] (With feet/spikes) WIDTH: 400mm [15.7in] (Max at base) DEPTH 528mm [20.8in] WEIGHT: 105kg [231lbs]
POWER: 20VA standyby; 920VA max