Meridian Audio adds DSP730 to Reference line

Meridian Audio has unveiled its new DSP730 in-wall digital active loudspeaker, designed for small and medium-sized rooms where hi-res audio and high performance is required.

It is the latest addition to the Reference range of Meridian Audio’s Architectural product series. 

The reference loudspeaker is designed for easy and flexible installation in home cinemas or for distributed audio applications and delivers performance, accuracy, and powerful bass for music and movies. 

Providing a maximum output of 115dB at 1m and bass extension down to 38kHz, the DSP730 also delivers superb off-axis performance through carefully selected drive units, which provide wide dispersion for a large sweet spot and optimal coverage of listening positions. 

Using the same custom beryllium tweeter as the DSP750, it can play hi-res audio over 40kHz. Its 100mm mid-range driver delivers clear dialogue, while the 160mm bass driver produces deep, powerful and complex bass frequencies with speed and accuracy. 

The three drive units make full use of the hi-res amplifiers and the class-m DSP engine, which provides thermal and dynamic bass protection for detailed and accurate sound. 

Delivering over 100W to each drive, three bridged pairs of Class-D amplifiers have been integrated into the design of the loudspeaker, eliminating the need for rack mounted amplifiers. They have been designed to stay cool and operate comfortably, even when played at the highest listening levels. 

The DSP730 features Meridian’s unique Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA) technology to provide accurate bass alignment. Used in all Meridian loudspeakers, EBA allows the bass to arrive at the listener in time with the higher frequencies, delivering perfectly timed playback. 

Meridian’s Centre Elevation technology features on the DSP730, as well as ‘L+R’ soundbar mode for TV applications. The soundbar mode ensures that the loudspeaker plays a balanced mix of left and right audio, while the Centre Elevation technology raises the perceived image location from an under-screen loudspeaker to the centre of the screen. 

The DSP730 can be combined with Meridian’s DSW600 in-wall subwoofer to provide a full-range, two-box solution.

The loudspeaker can be installed in a High Power Array configuration to achieve 122dB at 1m for installs where it’s important to achieve high SPL targets across the entire listening region of large spaces. 

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 high resolution sound. 

With a mounting depth of just 100mm, the DSP730 is a compact loudspeaker featuring a fully sealed, aluminium acoustic enclosure with double baffle that has been engineered to be extremely rigid and inert, eliminating unwanted resonances and colorations to provide consistent performance.

The fully sealed design ensures reliable, repeatable performance. Heavy bracing and FEA designed acoustic wadding cancels unwanted acoustic behaviour, while a separate mid-range driver enclosure prevents interaction with the bass driver, delivering optimum drive unit performance. 

Priced at £5,000 RRP, Meridian’s DSP730 is available now.