MJ Talks To... John Buchanan, Executive Vice President, Meridian Audio Ltd.
Maureen Jenson: At CES we were treated to a preview of the Special Edition Loudspeakers. Please tell us more about these new models and your plans to support this launch within the market.
John Buchanan: Meridian’s new Special Edition DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers are quite simply the most lifelike-sounding speakers we have ever created. Building on major Meridian innovations such as Trifield, MHR encryption, MLP lossless coding, apodizing filters and EBA (Enhanced Bass Alignment), the new Special Edition loudspeakers offer the most significant performance enhancement in recent years by delivering the highest resolution sound available. Meridian’s approach to high-resolution sound in the new Special Edition loudspeakers delivers more accurate time-domain response and offers significantly improved transient speed across the entire digital active system.
We firmly believe that hearing is believing, so following the successful preview of the Special Edition models at CES 2014 we are already well underway with a series of road shows to provide audition opportunities across our global network of Meridian Premium Partners. These events provide customers with the chance to enjoy these brilliant loudspeakers, receive in-depth demonstrations and to talk directly to Meridian staff. This series of events support a year-long celebration of Meridian’s 25 years of digital loudspeaker innovation marking the introduction of the world’s first digital loudspeaker, the Meridian D600, in 1989.
MJ: Meridian is celebrating two major milestones with the 20th anniversary of the world's first digital surround controller and the 25th-anniversary of the world¹s first digital active speaker. Remind our readers about other important contributions Meridian has made to the industry.
JB: Meridian was founded nearly 40 years ago from Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd’s passion to create a home audio system that could get closer to the perfect reproduction of sound with a beautifully crafted and designed complete music system.
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