Meridian 271 Digital Theatre Controller


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The Meridian 271 Digital Theatre Controller effortlessly integrates Meridian DSP loudspeakers into a theatre that would otherwise be unable to access the authentic, natural sound from Meridian. Designed to work with any processor on the market, the 271 is a High Resolution interface that allows you to design and build high performance theatre systems with 20 or more channels. The 271 is rack-mountable and can be stacked to give 40 or even 60 audio output channels, all with Meridian’s (MHR) High Resolution Audio output and a simple IP control interface.



Traditional audio systems often require large, expensive cables to maintain their performance. Meridian's SpeakerLink uses an “Ethernet style” cable that delivers pristine digital sound and control down a single cable between Meridian components. The result is simple, unobtrusive, and cost-effective cables that are easy to install.

Meridian High Resolution (MHR)

MHR was the first approved encryption method for transferring high definition digital audio between components. Previously, it had to be in the analogue domain, reducing quality. MHR allows secure movement of high resolution digital audio within a Meridian system, without compromise, improving quality by reducing cyclic repetition.

AUDIO INPUTS: 16 unbalanced analogue inputs on RCA phono connectors 16 balanced analogue inputs on twin DB25 connectors One SpeakerLink input for pass-through of two-channel digital audio (MQA compatible) Digital 16-channel input on DB25 connector (Trinnov pin configuration) Digital 16-channel AES input on twin RJ45 connector (Datasat and Storm Audio pin configuration)

AUDIO OUTPUTS: 20 unbalanced analogue outputs on RCA phono connectors 20 SpeakerLink digital outputs

CONTROL SIGNALS: Ethernet connection for IP Control / control driver support for third party control systems IR on 3.5mm jack Trigger input on 3.5mm jack to enable remote on/off switching Trigger output on 3.5mm jack to allow us


DIMENSIONS HEIGHT: 88mm (without feet) WIDTH: 440mm DEPTH: 358mm WEIGHT: 5kg

CONSTRUCTION: Housed in a rack-mountable 2U case

POWER: Advanced linear power supply: 110–120V ac 50–60Hz | 220-240V ac 50-60Hz