The Meridian 218 Zone Controller is a key component of the Meridian Digital Active Loudspeaker system. Accommodating both analogue and digital inputs, Meridian 218 converts digital music data to analogue and analogue music signals into digital data. It serves to convert digital and analogue sources into Meridian ‘Speakerlink’ for use with DSP speakers such as Meridian’s DSP5200.2 as well as functioning as an accomplished MQA DAC in a conventional system.
With both digital and analogue inputs and outputs, the MQA–enabled Meridian 218 is suitable for a wide range of audio applications. Control via Ethernet or infrared and this versatile (1U tall) product easily partners your source devices with any of Meridian’s power amplifiers or DSP loudspeakers.
CONSTRUCTION • Features a compact, powder coated aluminium enclosure for magnetic linearity and an eight layer, single circuit board that maintains signal integrity and analogue audio performance.
AUDIO OUTPUTS • 2 Speakerlink digital outputs • Single RCA digital output • 2-Channel RCA analogue output (192kHz DAC)
AUDIO INPUTS • One 2-channel digital coaxial S/PDIF input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit • One 2-channel Meridian Speakerlink input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit • One 2-channel digital optical TOSLINK input. 44.1kHz to 96kHz sampling and up to 24-bit • One 2-channel analogue input • One network input (Ethernet) for connection to Meridian Sooloos or control interface
CONTROL SIGNALS • IP Control • IR on 3.5mm jack
DISPLAY • LEDs to indicate source selection and MQA status
POWER • Advanced linear power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz
DIMENSIONS • HEIGHT: 42mm [1.65in] • WIDTH: 204mm [8.03in] • DEPTH: 150mm [5.91in] •
WEIGHT: Standalone: 0.56kg [1.2lbs]