Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier

$2,640.00
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With a new chassis design instantly identifiable as Meridian DNA, Meridian Prime delivers lifelike performance from any headphone and is designed to appeal to audio enthusiasts who seek the highest possible performance from conventional analogue audio sources. PERSONAL SPACE Meridian Prime provides three inputs, one dedicated and optimised...
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With a new chassis design instantly identifiable as Meridian DNA, Meridian Prime delivers lifelike performance from any headphone and is designed to appeal to audio enthusiasts who seek the highest possible performance from conventional analogue audio sources.

PERSONAL SPACE

Meridian Prime provides three inputs, one dedicated and optimised to USB sources for computer audio, discrete pure analogue inputs on RCA for traditional sources, and a 3.5mm connection for portable devices such as a smart phone or tablet.

ASP, or Analogue Spatial Processing, is an option for “outside the head” listening through headphones.

SIGNATURE FEATURES

  • Meridian Apodising Filter

Filters are critical in digital audio. Commonly they introduce distortion and harshness because of "pre-ringing". Early digital recordings suffer from harshness too, due to primitive filters. After painstaking research, Meridian developed a special filter that avoids pre-ringing, so it can be steeper, cleaning up the effects of early filters. The result: a better, cleaner sound from recordings old and new.

  • Master Quality Authenticated

Sourced from the original studio master recording as approved by the creative team, MQA combines an advanced new digital sampling technology that captures extremely high frequency timing and detail in an audio signal with an equally novel system to “encapsulate” that data into a form for delivery using any lossless file format or streaming. The listener’s decoder reconstructs the entire original signal, bringing up an indicator confirming that what they are hearing is exactly the same as the original master. Without the decoder, the listener enjoys CD quality reproduction. Its most advanced form, “MQA Studio”, uses the technology in the studio to generate an even higher quality master recording as the source.

Inputs:
1x stereo line input (2x gold-plated RCA phonos)
1x stereo line input (3.5mm jack socket)
1x USB input (mini-B USB connector) 


Outputs:
1x stereo line output (2x gold-plated RCA phonos)
2x 1/4in TRS A-type jack sockets (tip=left)
1x 3.5mm stereo jack socket (tip=left)
Relay-controlled power up/down muting on 
all outputs 


USB Input:
<192kHz/24-bit sampling Meridian Resolution Enhancement 
technologies including upsampling and 
Apodising
Interface-powered: disconnecting USB 
powers-down all digital subsystems 



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