861v8 Reference Surround Controller

Surround Sound Processors by MERIDIAN
MERIDIAN 861v8 Reference Surround Controller - Grahams Hi-Fi


861v8 Reference Surround Controller

The Meridian 861 sits at the heart of the ultimate movie system, linking all your audio sources such as Blu-ray disc players, at the highest quality. Truly the brains of your home theatre operation, the 861 represents the most advanced example of Meridian's ground-breaking DSP control and processing system for the very highest-quality audio and video performance.

Regularly revised since launch, the 861 skilfully combines award-winning performance with the very latest technology. Featuring our patented filter which makes standard resolution sources sound like high-resolution, the 861 also adds extensive connectivity. Its modular approach means that as new technologies develop, the 861 can be easily upgraded, maintaining its world-leading performance levels as well as its value. There is simply no better way to the get the very highest audio quality from high definition sources.

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Technical Specifications: 

Audio in and out

  • Up to 12 analogue inputs. User-adjustable sensitivity.
  • Re-nameable legends.
  • Up to 12 digital inputs. Re-nameable legends. 32 to
  • 96kHz sampling, and up to 24-bit precision.
  • Up to 8 digital outputs.
  • Up to 8 analogue outputs.
  • Up to 4 configurable 6-channel analogue inputs.

Control signals

  • 3 trigger outputs, programmable by source.
  • Meridian Comms and RS232 for control and setup.

Controls, etc.

Front-panel facia controls for:

  • Source, DSP, Mute, Volume, and Off.

Hinged control panel provides additional switches for:

  • Display, Copy, Store, parameter menus, Assign, Calibrate, and Configure.


  • 20-character dot-matrix display: adjustable brightness and contrast.
  • Lights for Dolby, Digital, THX, DTS, and MPEG.