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Flagship speakers receive update and Legacy products can now be linked

Meridian Audio Ltd., the British manufacturer of stunningly stylish yet technologically sophisticated digital audio and video systems, has extended its new SpeakerLink single-cable input/output communications protocol to its flagship Digital Active Loudspeaker model, the DSP8000.

At the same time, Meridian introduced a new installation accessory, the AC11, that allows earlier Meridian components, including processors, disc players, and digital loudspeakers, to integrate with the new SpeakerLink system.

SpeakerLink employs cost-effective and universally available RJ-45 Ethernet-style twisted-pair network cabling to make all digital audio, communications, and control interconnections between Meridian components. With SpeakerLink, a single, easily concealed wire is the only connection required to connect Meridian’s DSP loudspeakers with the company’s audio processors or audio-video sources.

“SpeakerLink is at once both simpler and higher in performance, which makes it a perfect statement of all things Meridian,” says Bob Stuart, Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer of Meridian Audio Limited. “The AC11 makes integrating legacy models seamless,” Stuart continues, “while the changeover of the DSP8000 signals our unreserved commitment to this superior new technology. Meridian remains at the forefront of innovation, providing solutions for our dealers while delivering, as always, the very best performance.”

AC11

The new AC11 Meridian Component Interlink is a hub that interfaces SpeakerLink components with
Meridian legacy models that employ DIN and/or BNC Meridian Comms ports and S/PDIF digital audio
connections. The AC11 networks a complete system of components and loudspeakers using any of these connections, while further connectivity — including 12V trigger input, IR Out, and RS-232 serial port — provides for further system expansion, and enables integration of non-Meridian elements into the system.

AC11 Component Interlink will be available January 2009 with a suggested retail price of $995.

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About Meridian Audio Limited
Meridian is based near Cambridge, UK, and was founded in 1977 by Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd. With over 30 years history of innovation and development of the highest quality consumer home entertainment systems, the award-winning company is widely recognised as a world leader in quality audio and video reproduction. Meridian developed the first audiophile CD player, the world’s first consumer digital surround controller and developed the MLP lossless packing system included in Blu-ray Disc. The company’s optical disc players, DSP-based loudspeakers, video projectors and scalers are unique in the industry, maintaining a super-quality digital signal throughout the path from the studio to the home, using advanced digital signal processing to deliver both a sweet, natural sound and smooth, crystal-sharp images with true cinematic realism.

For more information on Meridian visit: www.Meridian-Audio.com

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