Bringing reference-level two-channel amplification and Sooloos multi-zone management, the new 818V3 Reference Audio Core is a highly skilled operator
Meridian Audio unveils the 818V3 Reference Audio Core, the latest version of its ultimate home audio system hub. This third generation machine adds significant upgrades to its multi-talented forebear’s impressive audio arsenal and, in keeping with its maker’s inclusive engineering disciplines, offers an upgrade path to existing 818 owners. Ranged as standard in Black, the $16,000.00 model also embraces Meridian’s Select Programme bespoke colour service, opening-up a choice of 270 colours for an $800.00 premium.
A proud member of the Meridian 800 Reference Series, the 818V3 is an exceptional reference preamplifier. And much, much more. Featuring Meridian enhancement technologies, such as triple FIFO buffering, DSP unsampling and apodising filters, this model also incorporates an advanced linear power supply and a new master oscillator with 40% lower jitter for further improved audio performance. The extensive connectivity counts Meridian SpeakerLink, enabling ultimate quality and convenience when driving Meridian DSP loudspeakers, as well as balanced and single-ended pre-amplifier outputs to effortlessly connect with non-Meridian electronics.
A key addition to the 818V3 is its new analogue output card featuring an upgraded circuit with filtering that broadens the bandwidth and maximises the potential of high-resolution music. This latest model fully supports decoding of MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) sources for true studio quality replay, and its new chip also brings lip-sync control and DSD (DoP) playback.
Added to its Sooloos capabilities – Sooloos, manufactured by Meridian, enables a potent multi-zone audio system, meaning all the convenience of multi-room with all the quality of Meridian – the 818V3 is a Meridian keystone in the creation of the ultimate streaming experience.
For further Meridian 818V3 key features and benefits please see the accompanying data sheet.
US Confirmed Recommended Retail Prices
818V3: RRP $16,000.00
The standard colour is Black.
Meridian Select bespoke colour service is available at an $800.00 upcharge.
ABOUT MERIDIAN AUDIO
Meridian Audio, based in Cambridgeshire, UK, was founded in 1977 by two music lovers: psychoacoustics expert Bob Stuart and design engineer Allen Boothroyd. With almost 40 years of innovation and development of consumer home entertainment systems offering exceptional performance, Meridian Audio is recognised as a world leader in high-quality audio and video reproduction. Meridian developed the world’s first audiophile CD player, digital surround controller and digital loudspeaker; and the MLP lossless packing system included in Blu-ray Disc. The company’s award-winning optical disc players, DSP loudspeakers, video systems, streaming and personal audio products are unique in the industry, maintaining a super-quality digital signal from the studio to the home, using advanced digital signal processing to deliver natural sound and crystal-sharp images.
In 2008 Meridian entered the world of automotive with its partnership with McLaren Automotive. Drawing from its expertise in the home entertainment sector, Meridian developed two stunning stereo and surround systems for the McLaren 12C, 12C Spider and P1. The in-car system for the Range Rover Evoque signalled Meridian’s partnership with Land Rover in 2010. The following year Meridian extended its automotive partners to include Jaguar, launching in the XJ Ultimate. In 2012 Meridian introduced its innovative Signature Reference Sound System in the All-New Range Rover. This is the world’s first 3D in-car surround, which redefines in-car audio possibilities by applying Meridian’s unique technologies such as Trifield 3D, setting new standards in the automotive world.