Meridian Audio Introduces New In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker
Meridian Audio just intro’d the DSP730, an in-wall digital active loudspeaker that provides both power and fidelity. Designed to deliver audio in small and medium-sized rooms, the new loudspeaker joins the DSP750 in the Reference range of Meridian Audio’s Architectural product series. Designed for installation in cinema rooms or for distributed audio applications, Meridian claims the high dynamic range ensures listeners can enjoy every detail from the whisper of a child’s voice to the loudest explosion.
The DSP730 provides a maximum output of 115 decibels at 1 meter and bass extension down to 38 hertz. The drive units have been selected to deliver off-axis performance, providing wide dispersion for a large sweet spot and optimal coverage of listening positions. The DSP730 features the same custom beryllium tweeter as the DSP750, which is capable of playing high-resolution audio over 40 kilohertz. The 100-millimeter mid-range driver delivers clear dialogue, while the 160-mm bass driver produces deep bass frequencies with speed and accuracy. The three drive units unleash the full potential of the Hi-Res amplifiers and the Class-M DSP engine, which provides thermal and dynamic bass protection for accurate sound.
Three bridged pairs of Class-D amplifiers deliver over 100 watts to each drive unit and have been integrated into the design of the loudspeaker, eliminating any need for rack mounted amplifiers. These amps have been designed to operate comfortably and run cool, even at the highest listening levels.
As with all Meridian loudspeakers, the DSP730 features Meridian’s unique Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA) technology to provide bass alignment. EBA allows the bass to arrive at the listener in time with the higher frequencies.
The DSP730 features Meridan Centre Elavation technology and “L+R” sound-bar-mode for TV applications. In the sound bar mode, the loudspeaker plays a balanced mix of left and right audio, while the Centre Elevation technology raises the perceived image location from an under-screen loudspeaker to the centre of the screen. The DSP730 can be combined with the Meridian DSW600 in-wall subwoofer to produce a full-range, two-box solution.
For those installs where it’s important to achieve high SPL targets across the entire listening region of large spaces, the DSP730 can be installed in a High Power Array configuration to achieve 122 dB at 1 m. By stacking the speakers in this way, Meridian says there will be no interference or spectral variation between the loudspeakers.
This compact loudspeaker, with a mounting depth of just 100 mm, features a fully sealed, aluminum acoustic enclosure with double baffle that has been engineered to be extremely rigid and inert, eliminating unwanted resonances and colorations. Heavy bracing and FEA designed acoustic wadding cancels unwanted acoustic behavior, while a separate mid-range driver enclosure prevents interaction with the bass driver.
Available now, the Meridian DSP730 is £5,000.