Meridian Introduces Roon Ready 210 Streamer for Advanced Home Integration

August 13 2019, 00:50
High resolution audio pioneer, Meridian has introduced its new 210 Streamer to help integrators meet market demand for reliable, high-quality audio streaming throughout the home. The new Meridian 210 allows the latest music-streaming services to connect flawlessly to home audio installations via a range of formats. With aptX HD Bluetooth, the Meridian 210 supports highest quality streaming and synchronizes the volume controls of Bluetooth devices, playback apps, Meridian components and third-party control across the system.

The Meridian 210 Streamer is a Roon Ready high performance audio source which allows streaming services used on smartphones, tablets and other devices to be played on any home audio system. Featuring both wired and dual-band Wi-Fi network connections, alongside Bluetooth wireless technology, it offers great flexibility for installation and product location. With the 210 Streamer, music can be accessed through Spotify Connect, Bluetooth devices, while the USB input allows it to become a UPnP server.

“Homeowners and their families expect to be able to stream music straight from their phone, tablets, or other devices into their home audio set up,” explains Barry Sheldrick, Director of Sales at Meridian Audio. “The 210 Streamer allows integrators to deliver this functionality with minimal fuss and maximum audio quality. When developing this product, research into the music subscriptions revealed that Spotify is the market leader, so we put great emphasis on ensuring this streamer would be compatible with Spotify Connect. Our engineers spent a lot of time giving Spotify Connect full Meridian integration including volume control of our speakers.”

The new 210 Streamer can be connected over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to any smart phone or tablet, with volume and playback controls synchronized between streaming apps and the Meridian system. The 210 also allows music to be accessed through Bluetooth and DLNA/UPnP and is Roon Ready, ensuring that content from any USB storage can be available to networked media players and renderers. It can also be connected directly to a pair of DSP loudspeakers or to any system via a SpeakerLink input, making it easy to use and set up for those with our existing audio systems.

With its built-in Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) decoder, the 210 is capable of delivering studio master quality MQA encoded music. Meridian High Resolution (MHR) flawlessly controls the movement of Hi-Res audio without degradation or loss in quality. The 210 supports wired and Wi-Fi network connections to ensure great installation and location flexibility. And digital coaxial output makes the Meridian 210 compatible with existing DACs.
The new 210 Streamer can be combined with the 218 Zone Controller to support local and distributed high resolution audio, as well as with the 251 Powered Zone Controller for custom integration in a multiroom distributed audio system.

The Meridian Control app for iOS and Android is used for configuration and acts as an intuitive and robust method for controlling the streamer and any of our connected systems. The compact half-width, 1U tall form factor is available with a rack-shelf to allow for easy rack-mounting or discreet location within the room.
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