Meridian Audio says the recently launched DSP320.2 In-Ceiling / In-Wall Loudspeaker (RRP: £1400) is the next step in delivering the ultimate surround sound experience.
Power, accuracy, and incredible performance are the words Meridian chooses to describe the speaker, part of the Architectural range.
Whether mounted in a wall or ceiling, its wide-dispersion capabilities make it a strong proposition for delivering high-quality music discreetly in any listening environment says the maker.
“The new DSP320.2 is an amazing addition to our Architectural range,” says Barry Sheldrick, Meridian’s Director of Sales. “We’ve been gaining some real momentum with the DSP320.2, as the lack of equipment and heat in the rack, combined with incredible performance is really appealing to dealers and their clients.
“The performance is also giving our dealers the confidence to push more expensive in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers as they know the result will be so impressive. We see them being deployed as overhead and rear channels in cinema systems, either side of a TV to boost the quality and clarity of those zones, as well as in premium distributed audio systems. If you haven’t heard the DSP320.2 yet, you really should head up to Cambridgeshire for a demo.”
Size does matter
For a speaker of its size (100mm / 4in mounting depth), the solution is suitable for multiple applications including home theatre and premium two-channel in-ceiling and in-wall applications.
Meridian argues the speaker delivers at least four times the bass performance of a passive in-ceiling speaker with similar cabinet volume.
The timbre is matched to the respected DSP520.2 and DSP640.2, and integrates the latest audio enhancing technologies from Meridian, including: Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA), Fifo Buffering, DSP Up-sampling, Apodising Filters, MHR, and L+R mode.
Designed and hand built in the UK using selected materials and components, the DSP320.2 has been created to ensure full range performance and bass response without the need for a sub-woofer, offering more flexibility whilst maintain high-performance.
The unit boasts 1 x 85mm wide-band driver and 1 x ‘racetrack’ bass driver for full range frequency response, each housed in a separate enclosure for optimum acoustic isolation. Meridian says the bass driver maximises the surface area, providing deep and powerful bass with minimum distortion, and greater precision to low frequencies for an impressive sense of scale.
For installers, the DSP320.2 has been birthed to offer a ‘fit and forget’ installation with a five-year warranty, promising a simple and reliable installation with lots of advantages.
Its install friendly mounting depth allows the speaker to fit within standard stud walls, delivering discrete yet impactful sound, whilst magnets allow for easy removal of the grille and simple access to settings. The DSP320.2 can be installed with or without the frame, allowing the unit to blend in with the interior design.