Meridian Audio is now certified by the “Works with Sonos” program, offering a new integration for its premium audio equipment to connect with the Sonos sound system. This new integration makes it even easier for customers to enjoy Meridian’s signature audio quality while streaming from more than 100 music services available in the Sonos app, by providing the ability for Meridian speakers to instantly wake and change inputs by simply pressing play in the Sonos app.
The Works with Sonos program certifies products that connect with the Sonos home sound system. Now with added capabilities to automatically wake and change inputs, it’s even easier for Meridian products to become part of an existing Sonos system or be the start of a new one. The integration is available by simply pairing a Sonos Port or Connect with a Meridian 218 or 251 controller, and any loudspeakers that are connected to the controller.
To set this integration up, integrators must connect Sonos Port or Sonos Connect to the coax digital input on the Meridian controller. By setting the Sonos product to “Pass Through” in the Sonos app, it ensures a fixed digital output that will provide maximum resolution at all times. Integration is made simple via the Meridian control app or web interface. Once set up, the Meridian system can be grouped with other Sonos devices on the network using the Sonos app or it can be enjoyed independently.
With this Works with Sonos integration, Meridian products will seamlessly connect with Sonos, instantly waking, changing inputs, and playing at the desired volume when initiated using the Sonos app. For existing Sonos customers, this integration provides an easy way to enjoy Meridian’s high-performance audio using the simple and familiar interface of their Sonos app.
Any product that is plugged into the Meridian controller and compatible with higher resolution audio benefits from a full suite of resolution enhancements. This means that the audio that is streamed from the Sonos S2 app will benefit from de-jittering, Fifo, upsampling and apodizing, which is designed to take a standard resolution source and increase that resolution.
The 218 Zone Controller and 251 Powered Zone Controller are available now.