Meridian Audio Media Source 200 - demoexCompact Single-Zone SourceMedia Source 200 is a compact audio endpoint for a single Meridian Digital Media System zone, making it simple to add an additional zone to an existing system. It can be connected direct to Meridian DSP Loudspeakers using SpeakerLink, which can also power the unit. Media Source 200, as a Meridian Digital Media System Zone Source, can access any of the facilities of the host system, including playing back selections from the media library, internet radio, Rhapsody (where available) and other content.
Exceptionally simple to use, the Media Source 200 is operated from the Meridian Digital Media System touchscreen, or wirelessly from the free iPhone or iPad app - or any other available system controller.
Basic configuration is automatic. Advanced features are configured via a web browser.
ConnectionsThe rear panel features a 3.5mm combination analogue/digital jack that supplies stereo analogue line-level signals or S/PDIF digital optical signals, allowing it to be connected either to digital or analogue audio systems.
An RJ45 SpeakerLink output allows the unit to be connected direct to a pair of Meridian DSP Loudspeakers or a component, such the Audio Core 200, with a SpeakerLink input. When connected via SpeakerLink to the Audio Core 200 or seletced loudspeaker models such as the DSP3200 and DSP3300, the SpeakerLink destination powers the Media Source 200. An external power supply is also included for operation where the Media Source 200 is not connected to a compatible SpeakerLink destination.
Thus all that is required to create a Meridian Digital Media Zone with the Media Source 200 is a pair of Meridian DSP Loudspeakers, connected simply to the Media Source 200 via the SpeakerLink connector provided.
An additional RJ45 Ethernet connection interfaces the Media Source 200 with the IP network and with additional devices.
Compact enclosureMedia Source 200 features an elegant, compact aluminium enclosure with moulded endcaps, which can be located almost anywhere. Connectors are mounted at one end and LED indicators behind an infrared receptor window at the other, the latter allowing the unit to receive IR commands for an entire Meridian audio system via, for example, an MSR+. The enclosure is designed to be free-standing or installed in conjunction with Meridian's line of in-wall loudspeakers introduced in 2012, where it mounts in the loudspeaker enclosure to create an unobtrusive, almost invisible Meridian Digital Media System Zone.
Audio enhancementMedia Source 200 includes the latest of Meridian's audio enhancement technologies allowing you to listen to your collection in the highest possible quality. Meridian Digital Media Systems already store your music in lossless FLAC files - bit-accurate copies of the original source material.
Media Source 200 delivers the best from your library, thanks to Meridian's proprietary 'apodising' upsampling filter, which maximises digital audio quality and can even improve the sound of older digital recordings.
ConfigurationThe Media Source 200 can be configured using its internal web interface, which can be accessed over the network from any device that supports a web browser. This provides a range of information and settings, including audio output levels, IR receiver configuration, startup source selection and Ethernet configuration. In addition, the web interface (shown at right) allows the configuration of attached Meridian DSP Loudspeakers. This makes it possible to create a Meridian Digital Media System Zone simply with a pair of DSP Loudspeakers plus the Media Source 200.
Front panelThe front panel consists of an IR reception window behind which are mounted 3 LEDs. The left LED indicates IR reception. The centre LED flashes during start-up, is dim during standby, and is bright during normal operation. The right-hand LED indicates a network connection issue.
*The Rhapsody service is currently available only in the USA.iPod and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the United States and other countries.
Product highlightsCompact single-zone source provides access to your Meridian Digital Media System library. Connects internet radio services and Rhapsody (where available) to the zone in which it is used.Managed and controlled from any Control attached to the Digital Media System network, including wirelessly via the free Core Control iPhone and iPad apps. Proprietary Meridian audio enhancement technologies deliver the best sound quality from your music collection.Analogue audio output for simple connection of a Meridian Digital Media System to a hi-fi or multi-zone distributed audio system.Meridian SpeakerLink for direct connection to a pair of Meridian’s DSP Loudspeakers: some models can also power the unit.Create an additional Meridian Digital Media System Zone simply with the Media Source 200 and a pair of Meridian DSP Loudspeakers.S/PDIF Optical digital audio output for connection to surround receivers or other digital devices.Built-in infrared receiver allows control of your Meridian system.Employs DHCP for setup-free connection to the network and includes automatic discovery for integration with other Digital Media System components.Mount directly into a Meridianin-wall loudspeaker.
• Ethernet Network Connection (RJ45)
• Meridian SpeakerLink connector (RJ45)• Analogue stereo unbalanced (3.5mm combination jack)• Digital S/PDIF optical (3.5mm combination jack)
• Via Meridian Digital Media System• Fully compatible with iPhone® and iPad® applications (available free from Apple® App Store)• Acts as a single zone• Configuration via web page• Front panel display• Left LED indicates IR reception• Centre LED flashes during start-up, is dim during standby, and bright during normal operation• Right LED indicates network connection status
• Powered via SpeakerLink connection from compatible components• External wall-mount power supply included
• Aluminium extrusion with moulded endcaps• Mått: 80x34x139mm (BxHxD)• Vikt: 223 g