Designed without compromise, the DSP8000.2 cabinet features a unique construction with a dedicated bass enclosure and a separate head-assembly for the midrange and high-frequency drive units.
Utilising a multi-layer, multi-material construction technique, the DSP8000.2 pushes boundaries with the most inert cabinet Meridian has ever made. The narrow, tapered shape of the head-unit offers optimum dispersion across a wide listening area. In addition, its design emulates aspects of the human form, which psychoacoustics suggests provides a more realistic performance.
Psychoacoustics, the psychology behind how humans perceive sound, is applied throughout the design of the DSP8000.2, delivering authentically natural vocal reproduction and lifelike imaging. Deep, effortless and room-filling bass is produced without a hint of distortion by three pairs of horizontally opposed, eight-inch drivers within the bass enclosure.
Meridian’s latest DSP code ensures all audio signals, including MQA Core streams, are rendered at 88.2/96kHz regardless of the incoming sampling rate, maximising the potential of the loudspeaker’s DSP engine.
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Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45) & RCA phono digital inputs accepting 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rates at up to 24-bit, with MHR support
Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45) & RCA phono digital outputs delivering 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rates at up to 24-bit, with MHR support
Peak SPL: 120dB at 1m
Noise less than 15dB SPL
Frequency response in-room within 3dB: 20Hz to over 20Hz
5 x 150w (750w)
Overall distortion typically <0.02% at any frequency or level.
200mm x 6 polypropylene long-throw
25mm (1”) aluminium composite dome tweeter, silver wire voice-coil, dual magnet, semi-hornloaded
FIFO memory buffer input for the lowest possible jitter from almost any source.
Linear-phase mid–top crossover; 6th-order Linkwitz-Riley bass–mid crossover.
All upsampling and processing performed by a 150MHz digital signal processor (DSP)
Hybrid analogue/digital volume control
Balance control with proportional delay compensation
Eight-character display with additional status indicators; can be blanked during use
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
HEIGHT: 1350mm [53.2in] (Without feet/spikes)
WIDTH: 158mm [6.2in] tapering to 400mm [15.7in]
DEPTH 210mm [8.3in] tapering to 528mm [20.8in]
FOOTPRINT (W x D): 400mm [15.7in] x 528mm [20.8in]
WEIGHT: 105kg [231lbs]
20VA standyby; 920VA max