Meridian 518 Digital Audio Processor Description
Specifications: Digital processor, with infra-red remote control, capable of operating in three modes: "Type 0," Digital Control Center with digital source selection and digital volume control (1dB step size); "Type 1," Digital Resolution-Enhancement Device with user-selectable input/output data-word lengths, gain, and dither/noise-shaping (five algorithms available); "Type 2," Digital Mastering/Multimedia Processor. Digital inputs: three electrical S/PDIF (RCA); one S/PDIF optical (TosLink); one AES/EBU (XLR). Digital outputs: one AES/EBU (XLR); one S/PDIF (RCA). Control inputs: Meridian "Comms," RS-232 (9600/8/N/1). Sampling frequencies: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz. Internal processing precision: 72-bit using a 24-bit DSP engine.
Dimensions: 12.6" W (320mm) by 3.9" H (100mm) by 12.9" D (352mm). Weight: 10 lbs (5kg).
Serial number of unit reviewed: 100025.
Price: $1650. Approximate number of dealers: 105.
Manufacturer: Meridian Audio Ltd., 14 Clifton Road, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE18 7EJ, UK. Tel: (44) 1480-52144. Fax: (44) 1480-459934. US distributor: Meridian America, Inc., 3800 Camp Creek Parkway, Bldg. 2400, Suite 112, Atlanta, GA 30331. Tel: (404) 344-7111. Fax: (404) 346-7111. Web: www.meridian-audio.com .