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Meridian Audio Core 200

  
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The Audio Core 200

Distilling the pedigree of Meridian audio innovation into a simple and elegant form

Perfect for bringing together all your audio sources, the Audio Core 200 offers outstanding preamplifier quality, coupled with powerful Meridian Resolution Enhancement technologies such as an Apodising filter and upsampling for the very best sound quality. A stereo width control optimises the stereo stage, freeing the sound from the loudspeakers, making it even bigger and more natural.

AC200 with DSP3200 speakers

Connectivity

The Audio Core 200 connects easily to almost any audio source; it even includes PC audio replay via USB. And there’s a Meridian SpeakerLink input for single-wire connection to a Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System. Fully compatible with Meridian’s i80 Dock for iPod®, the Audio Core 200 lets you play your iPod/iPhone® via Meridian DSP Loudspeakers while it charges, and control what you hear via the front panel or remote handset.

Intelligence

The Audio Core 200’s intelligent front-panel controls feature smart buttons for intuitive operation, and an auto-dimming OLED display that’s always at the right brightness for maximum readability.

Connecting to the DSP3200 Digital Active Loudspeakers via SpeakerLink – a simple, single wire – the Audio Core 200 gives direct access to powerful DSP features that enable you to get the best sound in any environment.

AC200 with DSP M6 speakers



State-of-the-art design elegance with easy connection with the widest possible range of audio sources – including CD player, radio tuner, set-top box, games console, media player, PC audio (via USB), and a Meridian SpeakerLink input for single-wire connection to a Meridian DSP Loudspeakers.

specifications
Inputs
Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45)2 x S/PDIF coax (phono)2 x mini-optical (3.5mm jack)USB for use as external computer sound cardi80 connector (Mini-DIN)2 x Stereo Analogue (phono)2 x Stereo Analogue (3.5mm jack) (same connectors as optical digital)

Outputs
Twin Meridian SpeakerLink (Master & Slave, RJ45) with MHR3.5mm Stereo Headphone out (optionally mutes speakers)

Processing
Upsampling to 2xfs (88.2/96 kHz) (Output is always high resolution)Meridian ‘Apodising’ filter cleans up muddiness in digital recordings

Control
Allows access to DSP speaker functions such as Treble, Bass, Stereo Width, Loudness, etcNine front-panel keys, five of which are context-defined.Large knob for volume control and mutingIR remote control (included)USB connector for serial control and maintenance

Display
Upsampling to 2xfs (88.2/96 kHz) (Output is always high resolution)OLED (Organic LED) display with automatic brightness feature (can also be dimmed/brightened/disabled manually)

Power
Upsampling to 2xfs (88.2/96 kHz) (Output is always high resolution)12v DC, <=300mA, provided by external wall-mounted universal supply

Weight
2.7 kg (6 lbs)

Dimensions
280 x 280 x 91mm (11 x 11 x 3.6 in) including feet but not including control knob (WHD)

Finish
High gloss black or high gloss white.

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