Meridian Audio 562V Multimedia Controller / Preamplifier
The 562V was the cornerstone of the Meridian 500 series system, it provides an array of vital features & functions including unprecedented flexibility in signal selection and routing of video, analog audio, and digital audio. The 562V greatly enhances performance and control of even the most sophisticated home-theater and 2-channel stereo systems.
The 562V is a control and switching center for a digital audio system. It’s a preamp for digital systems.
The 562V allows you to control 5 cable-digital, 2 optical and 7 analogue sources in an installation. 562V has analogue and digital outputs (there are internal A/D and D/A converters) and it supports analogue, digital and VCR recorders with a separate copy loop.
The 562V also controls video sources with incredibly high standard studio-grade video routing and processing. Up to four S signals can be switched to a main output and independently to two videotape outputs. Up to six composite video sources can be controlled (also supporting a main and two tape outputs). New in 562V is the processing that allows conversion of the main and tape S outputs to composite.
The 562V has RS232 for control and setup – which is now possible using the Meridian setup application.
Specification Digital inputs 5 x cable, 75 , IEC958 and data compatible, up to 24 bits, 32-96kHz. 2 x optical, TOSlink (EIAJ), IEC958 and data compatible, up to 24 bits 32-96kHz. Analogue input 7 x phono, 20k input impedance. 1 x stereo Delta-Sigma ADC. Analogue outputs 1 x main phono. 2 x tape phono. Output 2Vrms, output impedance 47 . Distortion Digital outputs 1 x main SPDIF cable, 75, up to 24-bit precision, 32-96kHz. 1 x tape SPDIF cable, 75, up to 24-bit precision, 32-96kHz. 1 x tape optical, TOSlink (EIAJ), up to 24-bit precision, 32-96kHz. Video inputs 6 x composite unbalanced RCA phono 75 , 0.5 – 1.5Vp/p. 4 x S-video 4-pin miniDIN. Video outputs 1 x main composite unbalanced RCA phono 75 , 1.5Vp/p. 2 x tape composite unbalanced phono 75 , 1Vp/p to VCRs, identical signal via splitter. 1 x main S-video 4-pin miniDIN. 2 x tape S-video 4-pin miniDIN. S-video to composite conversion on main or tape outputs. Control 2 x Meridian Comms. 9-pin D connector for RS232 PC setup and control. 2 x trigger outputs for SCART or external switching, 3.5mm 2-pin jack socket, 8VDC at 1 100mA. Dimensions 321mm x 88mm x 332mm (12.7″ x 3.5″ x 13.1″) (W x H x D). Weight 5kg (10lb).