Meridian DSP6000 Digital Loudspeaker System
Meridian has long led the market with their highly acclaimed DSP loudspeaker designs. In fact the DSP6000 which was introduced in 1990 is the only loudspeaker to hold the coveted Stereophile Class A rating for eight successive years.
The Meridian DSP loudspeakers combine excellent acoustic and drive unit technology, with multiple built in power amps and unique performance enhancing DSP and digital conversion systems. The DSP loudspeaker is the ultimate expression of the speaker builder’s art.
“Smart Art” is how one owner, an antiques dealer, describes DSP6000s. Their clean, classic lines and hand rubbed piano lacquer blend into any decor, and belie the fact these slim columns house an advanced home music system: a technical tour de force comprising twelve drivers, eight amplifiers, eight digital converters and crossovers, and advanced sound shaping computers, all self contained, remote controlled and requiring no speaker wires.
Computers acoustically blend the tweeter, midrange and woofers; the benefit is much better three dimensional music than any conventional hifi can offer in stereo or surround modes.Indeed, DSP6000s will place musicians in precise locations in your room, with even subtle body movements clearly audible, such as a singer swaying or an instrumentalist stepping up for a solo. Voice and instrument timbre are utterly natural. The bass plays lower than most humans hear, but you can feel it. The highs are smooth and sweet. Music sounds balanced and articulate, with clarity and tiny detail even at low volumes. And the system is easily muscular enough to effortlessly place a live orchestra or rock band in your room.In audiophile terms the DSP6000 accepts only digital inputs; its digital crossovers are phase coherent at all points, impossible with traditional design; each driver band has a dedicated DAC; computers apply digital signal processing for exceedingly advanced control features; the eight amplifiers assess drivers as part of the electrical circuit for remarkably distortion free behaviour.