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Meridian 218 Zone Controller

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Meridian 218 Zone Controller

Designed for use in in-room or in-rack, the 218 Zone Controller contains the functionality needed to create a Hi-Res audio zone. Accommodating both local and distributed audio, whether analogue or digital, the Meridian 218 is also an endpoint for our award-winning Sooloos music management platform.

With both digital and analogue inputs and outputs, the MQA–enabled Meridian 218 is suitable for a wide range of distributed audio applications from single zone to multi-zone use. Control features including IP and IR, allow this versatile 1U tall product to be easily partnered with any of Meridian’s power amplifiers or DSP loudspeakers.

Key Features

IP Control allows for seamless integration and flexibility within the home. Also includes both digital and analogue inputs and outputs.

Digital and analogue outputs enable the 218 to work with any power amplifier and all Meridian loudspeakers speakers, enabling significant flexibility.

Scalable solution – use multiple 218 units for additional Hi Res zones around the home.

Multiple input options, including optical and coax digital, analogue and Speakerlink.


Audio Inputs
  • One 2-channel digital coaxial S/PDIF input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit
  • One 2-channel Meridian Speakerlink input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit
  • One 2-channel digital optical TOSLINK input. 44.1kHz to 96kHz sampling and up to 24-bit
  • One 2-channel analogue input
  • One network input (Ethernet) for connection to a Meridian Sooloos System, Meridian’s music management platform.

    Audio Outputs
  • 2 Speakerlink digital outputs
  • Single RCA digital output
  • 2-Channel unbalanced analogue output (192kHz DAC)

    Control Signals
  • IP Control: Network socket for use with Meridian IP Control iPad App, other Sooloos control interface and third party control systems
  • IP Control
  • IR on 3.5mm jack

  • LEDs to indicate source selection and MQA status

  • HEIGHT: 42mm [1.65in]
  • WIDTH: 204mm [8.03in]
  • DEPTH: 150mm [5.91in]
  • WEIGHT: Standalone: 0.56Kg [1.2lbs]

  • 1U tall rack kit available with space for two units
  • VESA mount available
  • All-aluminium chassis

  • Advanced linear power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz 220-240V ac 50/60Hz
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