Meridian Audio’s new DSW600 digital active in-wall subwoofer has been announced, with the manufacturer claiming it is the perfect addition to any home cinema system.
“The new DSW600 is a revolutionary product designed to handle bass-heavy music and movie soundtracks, delivering incredible, immersive audio with ease,” comments Barry Sheldrick, Meridian’s Director of Sales.
“It provides deep, impactful bass with perfect timing down to 24Hz, thanks to Meridian’s unique Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Enhanced Bass Alignment technology. Its on-board Class-D amplifier with low output impedance is capable of delivering over 600W of power, and its low-profile drive-unit is designed to displace large volumes of air, delivering low frequencies effortlessly. It is the ideal solution for our dealers to create a complete home cinema setup for their clients that really is a cut above the rest.”
On-board DSP technology in the DSP600 provides thermal and dynamic bass protection, meaning that even when the subwoofer is played at high levels or over prolonged periods of time, it always delivers precise sound.
Meridian’s Enhanced Bass Alignment technology uses two different technologies to time-align differing frequencies, resulting in audibly improved bass and added clarity when the subwoofer is combined with other Meridian loudspeakers.
Meridian’s own proprietary bass protection is employed to ensure the subwoofer isn’t damaged from over-excursion, which is handled invisibly in the digital domain. This electronics pack is designed to be installed in the wall with the subwoofer, reducing both heat and space required in the rack.
The DSW600 can integrate into a variety of installation applications, producing impactful bass in any room size and as part of any loudspeaker configuration.
On-board DSP supports partnering with any Meridian Architectural Loudspeaker to provide full-range performance from a two-box in-wall solution. When used in this unique configuration, the DSW600 gives the DSP320.2, DSP520.2, DSP640.2 or DSP750 bass extension down to 24Hz.
In addition, the DSW600 can be used to augment the bass from other loudspeakers in both two-channel and surround-sound systems, creating full range LCR or surround channels.
The DSW600 can be used to play the dedicated LFE channel, either on its own or used in multiples to create more complex room modes and smoother bass in more seats. It also has built-in music and movie modes to tailor bass performance depending on the content.
With an ultra-shallow mounting depth of less than 100mm, the DSW600 can be installed with ease and flexibility, either behind acoustically transparent fabrics and screens, or built into plastered or solid walls – even in the most shallow spaces.
Its sealed acoustic cabinet made from birch plywood, as used on Meridian floorstanding loudspeakers, is paired with heavy internal bracing. The removable grille and frame are secured using anti-vibration fixings and built-in amplification frees up more vital space in the rack.