The Next Generation Loudspeaker

DSP8000 XE is the first product to emerge from Meridian’s groundbreaking Extreme Engineering Programme; a result of years of investment and research at the extreme edge of audio design and built upon the fundamental and unique elements of Meridian’s approach to delivering authentic, natural and lifelike sound.

A new design concept, Meridian’s Precision Sonic Transport, uses innovative techniques and processes which ensure the entire journey taken by an audio signal through a product maintains maximum sonic fidelity, so that the listener is immersed in authentic and realistic sound.

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DSP8000 XE

The outstanding fidelity, dynamics and sheer power of the DSP8000 XE Loudspeakers means they deliver an incredible experience in cinemas and listening rooms alike. Our Select finishing option gives you the choice of blending into the room with a complementary finish or standing out with a bold, vibrant colour, finished in matte or gloss.

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

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

Q-Sync

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

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.

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.

Free-Q

Meridian Free-Q is used to compensate for acoustic problems associated with specific loudspeaker placement conditions.

Construction

Separate head-unit isolates the all-new tweeter and mid-range driver from the main enclosure. Curved lines, based on an ellipse, contribute to rigidity and avoid parallel internal surfaces. Outer walls engineered from a layered combination of birch plywood, aluminium and resin are combined with substantial internal bracing to create an incredibly inert cabinet.

With an ability to deliver the very best from High Resolution sources, the performance of the DSP8000 XE demonstrates why Meridian is widely regarded as the British Audio Pioneers.

At a Glance

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

DSP8000 XE At a glance

Specification

Input Connectivity

Meridian SpeakerLink connector (RJ45)

1 x co-axial digital audio [RCA phono] supporting up to 192kHz @ 24-bit

1 x optical digital audio [Toslink] supporting up to 96kHz @ 24-bit

1 x USB digital audio [type C] supporting up to 384kHz @ 24-bit

Bluetooth via the Meridian B-Link [supplied]

1 x balanced analogue audio [XLR] on IA21 Analogue Input Module

1 x unbalanced analogue audio [RCA phono] on IA21 Analogue Input Module


Output Connectivity

1 x Meridian SpeakerLink connector (RJ45)


Performance

Peak SPL: 120dB@1m for a single speaker

Frequency response in room within 3dB: 18Hz – 40kHz


Tweeter Amplifier

Class AB, capable of greater than 150W into 4Ω, < 1% THD

THD + noise @ 1kHz < 0.005%

Bandwidth >100kHz


Mid-Range Amplifier

Class AB, capable of greater than 150W into 4Ω, < 1% THD

THD + noise @ 1kHz < 0.005%

Bandwidth >100kHz


Bass Amplifiers

Six bridged pairs of Class-D amplifiers - each pair capable of greater than 240W into 4Ω, < 1% THD.

THD + noise @ 1kHz < 0.008%


Tweeter

25mm beryllium dome with silver voice-coil, steel custom faceplate and waveguide


Mid-Range Driver

1 x 160mm with non-conductive voice-coil former and anti-resonance clamp-ring mounting system


Bass Drivers

6 x 200mm polypropylene long-throw (up to 24mm excursion) with anti-resonance clamp-ring mounting system


Front-Panel Indicator

Blue in Standby, White in use (can also be unlit in use)


Rear-Panel Controls

Power On/Off, channel selector switch, input sensitivity switch [on analogue input module]


Dimensions / Weight

HEIGHT: 1350mm [53.2in] (With feet/spikes)

WIDTH: 400mm [15.7in] tapering to 158mm [6.2in]

DEPTH 528mm [20.8in] tapering to 210mm [8.3in]

WEIGHT: 110.5kg [243lbs]


Power

TBC


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