Audio Core 200 Digital Pre-Amplifier

Pre-Amplifiers by MERIDIAN
MERIDIAN Audio Core 200 Digital Pre-Amplifier - Grahams Hi-Fi

£899.00

Audio Core 200 Digital Pre-Amplifier

OVERVIEW

Stunning design, uniquely engineered form, and a plethora of high-tech features: that’s what you need in a product worthy of being called ‘the heart of your system’. It’s also a perfect description of the Audio Core 200

COMPATIBLE WITH ALL YOUR SOURCES

The Audio Core 200 is a stereo audio controller, designed to unify all your audio sources and form an elegant system with any pair of Meridian DSP Loudspeakers. It forms an easy connection with your CD player, radio tuner, set-top box, games console, media player, PC and more. Not content with that, the Audio Core 200 also contains some of the most powerful audio enhancement technologies in the world. Also fully compatible with Meridian’s Digital Media System and i80 Dock for iPod, the Audio Core 200 is a case-study in high-tech audio design. It is truly equipped to be the heart of your system.

SIGNATURE FEATURES

Outstanding preamplifier quality, with powerful audio enhancement technology, matches exquisite design to the very highest level of audio performance

Stereo width control, which optimises the stereo soundstage and guarantees a big, open and powerful sound regardless of where you position your speakers

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 Meridian DSP 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.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION:

Inputs:

  • Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45)
  • 2 x S/PDIF coax (phono)
  • 2 x 3.5mm combination jack socket for mini-optical or stereo analogue
  • 2 x Stereo Analogue (phono)
  • USB for use as external computer sound card
  • i80 connector (Mini-DIN)

Outputs:

  • Twin Meridian SpeakerLink (Master & Slave, RJ45) with MHR
  • 3.5mm 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, etc
  • Nine front-panel keys, five of which are context-defined.
  • Large knob for volume control and muting
  • IR remote control (included)
  • USB connector for serial control and maintenance

Display: 

OLED (Organic LED) display with automatic brightness feature (can also be dimmed/brightened/disabled manually)

Power: 

12v DC, <=300mA, provided by external wall-mounted universal supplyFinishHigh gloss black or high gloss white.

 

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)