immersiveDSP Integrates Merus Audio eximo Amp into miniDSP SPK-4P Speaker
Already jam-packed with a 4-inch full range driver, a 500MHz XMOS processor, and uncompressed streaming over standard networks, the SPK-4P cube speaker still made room for an upgrade. eximo, a multilevel-technology from Meus Audio, has made its way into the $395 speaker, offering an amplifier for two a master and slave speaker.
“The SPK-4P is a PoE+ full range loudspeaker that combines network audio streaming, class D amplification and Digital Signal Processor (DSP),” said Tony Rouget, CEO miniDSP. “A single CAT5/6 network cable provides power, low latency audio and control for a true Plug and Play experience. Multi-Level switching eximo audio amplifier technology developed by Merus Audio provides 2 x 15W for powering two speakers (local + height), thus making each SPK-4P effectively an amplifier for two speakers (Master + slave). SPK-4P’s high level of performance would not be possible without eximo.”
The SPK-4P, which utilizes a 4-inch full range driver, also consists of Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technology powered by a 500MHz XMOS processor which provides low latency, uncompressed and tightly synchronized streams to each speaker over standard networks. The on-board 400 MHz Analog Devices SHARC processor also enables substantial signal processing for true high-resolution audio capability and equalization, crossover, and room correction capabilities. All to be accessed and programmed with miniDSP’s easy-to-use interface software.
“The low power losses of eximo also ensures the longest battery lifetime for portable products, also making it the ideal amplifier technology for modern home and outdoor commercial audio products," Martin Helms, Merus Audio Director, Global Sales. "In the world of portable audio, eximo multilevel technology enables more powerful sound combined with the lowest power consumption and the smallest footprint for battery-powered audio devices.”