Meridian DSP8000 digital active loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital sources: Meridian 800 DVD-V/CD/CD-R player; Apple Macintosh 8100, 80MHz, fitted with two Sonic Solutions SSP3 digital audio workstation NuBus cards, connected via 15' TosLink optical link; Technics DVD-A10 DVD-A player; Accuphase DP-100 SACD transport and DC-101 D/A processor (this used from its balanced analog outputs and redigitized at 24/96 with a dCS 904 A/D converter).
Equalization/format conversion: Z-Systems rdp-1 digital control center (updated to handle 96kHz sources).
Cables: Datalink: AudioQuest SVD-4, Meridian S/PDIF. AC: Synergistic Research Designer's Reference2 ('8000s), PS Audio Lab (P300).
Accessories: PS Audio Power Plant 300 at 90Hz (Meridian 800), ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusors.—John Atkinson

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Kevin Johnstone's picture

This is quoted as 0.02% at any frequency or level. - This is at least an order of magnitude better than quoted for top passive loudspeakers. Can this huge improvement be heard? Is this why Meridian sounds different? Is this improvement because there are no analog crossovers but dedicated DAC and Power Amp for each driver?

steve59's picture

Meridian homepage offers multiple reasons why the finished product succeeds at recreating the recording.