Along with the Sooloos Core Control App for iPad, Meridian Audio showcased its 818 Reference Audio Core during the International CES show, which took place in Las Vegas recently.
The new Sooloos Core Control App is a free app for iPad that extends the Meridian Sooloos user experience from fixed Control devices, such as Control 15, to the iPad, providing a graphically rich, immersive experience when browsing and searching content on a Sooloos Digital Media System.
Meridian Sooloos systems are designed around the notion of browsing, rather than just displaying a list of tracks. The result, says Meridian, is an immersive experience that ‘keys directly’ in to the way people enjoy and think about music.
CES also found Meridian Audio introducing its 818 Reference Audio core, which combines the source connectivity features of a high-performance pre-amplifier with a full suite of proprietary resolution enhancement technologies, and enables connectivity to Meridian’s range of DSP Loudspeakers. In addition to its external source connectivity, 818 also provides an internal Meridian Sooloos source through a network connection to any Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System.
As part of the Meridian 800 Reference Series, 818 is the highest performance two-channel pre-amplifier and Sooloos end-point manufactured by Meridian. Connecting at the centre of a Meridian music system, 818 offers simple networked integration with any Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System plus an array of other sources through analogue and digital inputs.
818 features twin SpeakerLink outputs for ‘home run’ connection in an all-digital system with any of Meridian’s SpeakerLink-equipped DSP Loudspeakers.
In common with the entire Meridian 800 Reference Series, 818 employs triple FIFO buffering along with a full suite of Meridian’s proprietary resolution enhancing DSP technologies, including apodising up-sampling of standard-rate digital inputs.
818 Reference Audio Core also features a power supply design built around a true toroidal transformer for minimum noise and maximum signal integrity.