Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system

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Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system
Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system
Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system
Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system
Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system
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Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system
Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system
Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system
Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system
Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system

Was £21,000.00
now £11,000.00

Ex-Demonstration Meridian Ultra DAC + 857 Power Amplifier system

For sale, we have a Meridian Ultra DAC and matching 857 Power Amplifier. This is a unique Meridian system as it takes the technology out of the DSP speakers and implements its digital pioneering technology into a DAC to use with your existing non-Meridian speakers.

This has been our shop floor system for some time now and we've decided to move it onto a new home to be loved elsewhere. Fitted with the ID41 streaming card, you can use Roon to stream directly or take a digital feed from your existing CD, streamer, or even television to benefit from their proprietary technology! 

The 857 is an extremely high-quality power amplifier capable of driving exceptionally difficult loads. After all, it had been used regularly on our Bowers and Wilkins 800 D3! Rated at 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms, or bridgeable to use as a monoblock to achieve 1000 watts into one channel into 8 ohms!

For additional information or to arrange a demonstration don't hesitate to get in contact.

Specifications below:

Meridian Ultra DAC

AUDIO OUTPUTS

2-channel balanced audio output

2-channel unbalanced audio output

Outputs driven by four 192 kHz digital to analogue converters

The output stage incorporates Hierarchical Converter technology [by MQA]

AUDIO INPUTS

One USB 2.0 input for connection to a computer. Up to 384 kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

Two 2-channel balanced AES3 XLR inputs. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

Two 2-channel 750 Ohm BNC coaxial inputs. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

Two 2-channel digital coaxial S/PDIF inputs. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision


AUDIO INPUTS 

One 2-channel Meridian Speakerlink input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

Two 2-channel digital optical TOSLINK inputs. 44.1kHz to 96kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

One network input (Ethernet) for connection to a Meridian Sooloos System

All inputs provide re-nameable legends

CONTROL SIGNALS

Two Meridian Comms 5-pin 240° DIN sockets • RS232 interface for maintenance

Three 12VDC/100mA trigger outputs configurable by source

CONTROLS

FRONT-PANEL: Source, DSP, Display, Mute, Off, Volume +/-, Setup, and Menu keys

REMOTE CONTROL: Via MSR+ (Supplied) and RS232

DISPLAY

20-character dot-matrix display with adjustable brightness and contrast

Indicators for Emphasis and Phase

DIMENSIONS

HEIGHT: 175mm [6.9in]

WIDTH: 480mm [18.9in]

DEPTH: 411mm [16.2in]

WEIGHT: 16kg [35.2lbs]

CONSTRUCTION

Black finish in metal and glass

Custom Meridian Select colours also available

POWER

Advanced linear power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz

Max power consumption: 40 Watts

Meridian 857 Power Amplifier

AUDIO INPUTS

Two XLR balanced inputs

Two RCA unbalanced inputs

AUDIO OUTPUTS

250W RMS into 8 Ohms per channel both channels driven

500W RMS into 4 Ohms per channel both channels driven

Bridgeable to >1KW RMS into 8 Ohms • Bridgeable to >1.5KW RMS into 4 Ohms

4 WBT terminals per side allow bi-wiring

CONTROL SIGNALS

Trigger input [3.5mm 5-30 VDC]

COOLING

High level of passive cooling for silent in-room running

Six variable speed fans maintain amp functionality if hostile thermal conditions encountered in rack

DISPLAY

Backlit touch sensitive logo changes colour to indicate amplifier’s status

‘Standby’ [BLUE], ‘Normal Operation’ [GREEN]’, ‘Fans Active’ [AMBER], ‘Overload’ [RED]

DIMENSIONS

HEIGHT:
175mm [6.9in] without feet
195mm [7.7in] with feet

WIDTH:
480mm [18.9in]

DEPTH:
Standalone 445mm [17.6in]
Rack-mount 425mm [16.8in]

WEIGHT:
Standalone 32kg [70.5lbs]
Rack-mount 35kg [77.1lbs]

CONSTRUCTION

Black finish in aluminium and glass

Dedicated Rack-mount variant (4U high)

Custom Meridian Select colours also available

POWER

Advanced linear power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz