Meridian DSP8000SE MQA Decoding DSP Active Speakers


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The Special Edition DSP8000 is the largest and most powerful of the Meridian Reference Loudspeaker series. It is the ultimate expression of Meridian’s pioneering nature and rigorous, research-led philosophy.

Built by hand in the UK, Meridian have designed and engineered the DSP8000SE to deliver maximum resonance and control. The cabinet comprises of two discrete enclosures with a dedicated bass section and a separate head-assembly for the midrange and high-frequency drive-units. The two enclosures are decoupled from each other by custom spikes and cups. The custom-designed midrange unit and three pairs of horizontally opposed bass-drivers feature anodised aluminium clamp rings to minimise resonance.


Meridian’s zero-compromise approach maximises the capabilities of the loudspeaker’s wideband electronics and its beryllium tweeter, guaranteeing an authentic, lifelike and natural sound. The seismic bass, effortless midrange and high-frequency extension means your music and movies will be brought to life in any room size up to 100m2.

The additional DSP device, used by the Special Edition loudspeakers, doubles the available processing power allowing all audio, including MQA Core streams, to be rendered at 176.4/192kHz regardless of the incoming sampling rate. This increases the resolution, detail and clarity of the sound you hear to deliver a sublime listening experience.

AUDIO INPUTS: Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45) & RCA phono digital inputs accepting 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rates at up to 24-bit, with MHR support

AUDIO OUTPUTS: Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45) & RCA phono digital outputs delivering 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rates at up to 24-bit, with MHR support

PERFORMANCE: Peak SPL: 120dB at 1m Noise less than 15dB SPL Frequency response in-room within 3dB: 20Hz to over 32kHz

AMPLIFIERS: 5 x 150W (750W) Overall distortion typically <0.02% at any frequency or level

BASS DRIVERS: 6 x 200mm long-throw MID DRIVER 160mm polypropylene

BERYLLIUM DOME TWEETER: 25mm (1”) Meridian piston in short-horn, beryllium dome with silver voice-coil

DSP FEATURES: 2 x Freescale 56367 running at 150MHz Linear-phase mid–top crossover; 6th-order Linkwitz-Riley bass–mid crossover Bass protection Response correction for the whole loudspeaker Hybrid analogue/digital volume control Balance control with proportional delay compensation

DISPLAY: Eight-character display with additional status indicators; can be blanked in use

DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT: HEIGHT: 1350mm [53.2in] (Without feet/spikes) WIDTH: 400mm [15.7in] (Max at base) DEPTH 528mm [20.8in] WEIGHT: 105kg [231lbs]

POWER: 20VA standyby; 920VA max

Due to the bespoke nature of our high-end music systems this product is not available to be purchased online. Please contact us for personalized service from one of our team of experts.