Meridian Audio Expands Reference In-Wall Digital Active Loudspeaker Range with New DSP730 Model

October 19 2020, 00:35
Meridian Audio announced the DSP730, a new in-wall digital active loudspeaker that expands the British brand's architectural portfolio for custom integration on both power and fidelity. Designed to deliver high resolution audio in small and medium-sized rooms where performance for both music and movies is paramount, the new loudspeaker joins the DSP750 in the Reference range of Meridian Audio’s Architectural product series.

Designed for easy and flexible installation in cinema rooms or for distributed audio applications, the new Meridian DSP730 design delivers high dynamic range and extended bass, to ensure that listeners can enjoy every detail from whispering voices to the loudest explosion. The DSP730 provides a maximum output of 115dB at 1m, and a bass extension down to 38Hz, and the drive units have been carefully selected to deliver improved off-axis performance, providing wide dispersion for a huge sweet spot and optimal coverage of listening positions.

The DSP730 features the same custom beryllium tweeter as the DSP750, which is capable of playing Hi-Res audio over 40kHz. The 100mm mid-range driver delivers clear dialogue, while the 160mm bass driver produces incredibly deep, powerful, and complex bass frequencies with speed and accuracy. The three drive units unleash the full potential of the Meridian amplifiers and the Class-M DSP engine, which provides thermal and dynamic bass protection for detailed and accurate sound.
Three bridged pairs of Class-D amplifiers deliver over 100W 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 perfectly 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 improved time alignment with the higher frequencies. The DSP730 also features Meridan Centre Elevation technology and ‘L+R’ soundbar-mode for TV applications. In the soundbar mode, the loudspeaker plays a balanced mix of left and right audio, while the Centre Elevation feature 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 122dB at 1m. As Meridian explains, "by stacking the speakers in this way, there will be no interference or spectral variation between the loudspeakers, resulting in an even response and allowing every listener to experience Meridian’s signature high resolution sound."

This compact loudspeaker, with a mounting depth of just 100mm, 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 to provide consistent performance. A fully sealed design ensures reliable, repeatable performance. Heavy bracing and FEA designed acoustic wadding cancels unwanted acoustic behavior, while a separate mid-range driver enclosure prevents interaction with the bass driver, delivering optimum performance.
Available now, the Meridian DSP730 is listed at £5,000 RRP, which is approximately $6,500 US.
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