A perfect partner for the freestanding Special Edition DSP5200, the Special Edition DSP5200HC provides full-range playback in a horizontal centre-channel package

The DSP5200SE HC is designed for mounting under a large-screen TV, behind an acoustically-transparent projection screen and is ideal for partnering with other Meridian free-standing or in-wall loudspeakers.

Our unique Image Elevation technology allows the Special Edition DSP5200HC to be placed below the screen while having its sound image psychoacoustically matched with the on-screen action, to help create an immersive movie experience.

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Special Edition DSP5200HC

Designed to complement a pair of DSP5200SE loudspeakers, the DSP5200SE HC provides full range playback in a horizontal centre-channel package. Sharing technologies found in Meridian’s entire range of Special Edition DSP Loudspeakers, the DSP5200SE HC employs purpose-built electronics that are housed within its meticulously crafted cabinet. Finished as standard in piano lacquer black, our Select finishing option means Special Edition loudspeakers can also be supplied in the colour of your choice. Full-range floorstanding and horizontal centre-channel options are offered, for audio or home cinema solutions.

Image Elevation

Image Elevation psychoacoustically raises the sound image to the centre of a screen – where the listener would expect to hear it from.

Bespoke Signal Mapping

Meridian Bespoke Signal Mapping utilises digital signal processing to apply tailored crossover filters that are designed specifically for each configuration of drive units within a loudspeaker.

E3 Bass

Meridian E3 Bass uses specifically designed filters to expand, extend and enhance the low-frequency response of the loudspeaker.


FFA (Full Frequency Alignment) is a combination of digital filters and delays to correct the group-delay of a loudspeaker. It ensures that all frequencies reach the listener's ear at the same time.

Pro-Active Bass

Meridian Pro-Active Bass protects the bass drivers from over-excursion, ensuring maximum bass output without damaging the drive units.

Pro-Active Thermal

Meridian Pro-Active Thermal monitors the audio being sent to the mid-range drivers and tweeters and limits the overall volume of the loudspeaker if there is a risk of the drive units getting too hot.


Meridian Q-Sync deploys Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system which minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity.

True Time

True Time is Meridian's proprietary Apodising Filter that avoids pre-ringing and cleans up the effects of early filters, converting pre-echo to post-echo.

True Link

Meridian True Link is an encryption method for transferring high-definition digital audio over SPDIF connections. It allows secure movement of digital audio whilst ensuring that the SPDIF clock signal can be transmitted with minimum degradation.

The Reference Series

The Reference series comprises of five loudspeakers, each of which represents the pinnacle of what Meridian has achieved in their respective formats.

Built by hand in the UK, all Meridian loudspeakers feature Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology. This ingenious, yet elegant design means that the loudspeaker enclosure contains the entire system’s electronics including its amplification. In common with all other Meridian loudspeakers, the models in the Reference series support a suite of Meridian’s unique technologies.

The Special Edition Loudspeakers

Meridian’s goal has always been to reproduce the sound of the original performance exactly, and let nothing else get in the way.

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With its extensive Research and Development programme Meridian has pioneered the development of a host of innovative audio technologies many of which feature in today’s Meridian products.


Here you will find a quick overview of the product highlights and features.


Here you will find installation information and operating instructions.


Here you will find a summary of the complete range of Meridian products in one document.


Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45) & RCA phono digital inputs accepting 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rates at up to 24-bit


Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45) & RCA phono digital outputs delivering 32kHz to 96kHz sampling rates at up to 24-bit


Peak SPL: 116dB at 1m (music material)

Noise less than 15dB SPL

Frequency response in-room within 3dB: 35Hz to over 32kHz


3 x 75W (225W)

Overall distortion typically <0.02% at any frequency or level


160mm polypropylene long-throw


160mm polypropylene long-throw


25mm (1”) Meridian piston in short-horn, beryllium dome with silver voice-coil


Eight-character display with additional status indicators; can be blanked in use


HEIGHT: 201mm [7.9in]

WIDTH: 735mm [29in]

DEPTH: 267mm [10.5in] (At deepest point)

WEIGHT: 35kg [77.1lbs]


20W standby; 300W maximum


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