The Meridian 271 Digital Theatre Controller effortlessly integrates Meridian DSP loudspeakers into a theatre that would otherwise be unable to access the authentic, natural sound from Meridian.

Designed to work with any processor on the market, the 271 is a High Resolution interface that allows you to design and build high performance theatre systems with 20 or more channels.

The 271 is rack-mountable and can be stacked to give 40 or even 60 audio output channels, all with Meridian’s (MHR) High Resolution Audio output and a simple IP control interface.

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Surround Sound


The 271 is designed to integrate any analogue or digital AV processor on the market with Meridian’s DSP loudspeakers, renowned for bringing the best, hi-resolution, immersive audio into home cinemas.

For third-party surround processors

Compatible with any Digital or Analogue Surround Sound Processor. Enables systems featuring Meridian loudspeakers to support any 3D audio format, including Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and DTS:X.

Flexible control options

IP, Infra-red, Trigger and Third Party control options enable seamless integration and flexibility within a home theatre.

Meridian Loudspeakers in any system

Enables access to proprietary Technologies featured on connected Meridian Digital Active Loudspeakers.

271 Digital Theatre Controller

Effortless integration with Meridian’s renowned sound quality.

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The Meridian 200 Series is a collection of high-performance audio zone controllers, theatre controllers and amplifiers, all designed with the Customer Integrator in mind.

Each product is designed to work in isolation or as part of a larger multi-zone audio-visual installation and a compact footprint means they fit perfectly within the rack. With a wide range of audio inputs and outputs, flexible installation options and many of Meridian’s proprietary technologies on board, 200 Series products deliver outstanding performance in many applications.

The Search for Authenticity

Understanding the perfect formula for sound: technology plus emotion.

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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.


16 unbalanced analogue inputs on RCA phono connectors 

16 balanced analogue inputs on twin DB25 connectors 

One SpeakerLink input for pass-through of two-channel digital audio (MQA compatible)

Digital 16-channel input on DB25 connector (Trinnov pin configuration) 

Digital 16-channel AES input on twin RJ45 connector (Datasat and Storm Audio pin configuration)


20 unbalanced analogue outputs on RCA phono connectors

20 SpeakerLink digital outputs


Ethernet connection for IP Control / control driver support for third party control systems 

IR on 3.5mm jack 

Trigger input on 3.5mm jack to enable remote on/off switching 

Trigger output on 3.5mm jack to allow us


Power LED


HEIGHT: 88mm (without feet) 

WIDTH: 440mm 

DEPTH: 358mm 



Housed in a rack-mountable 2U case


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


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