Meridian 218 Zone Controller
Meridian 218 Zone Controller
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Meridian 218 Zone Controller

The 218 Zone Controller is the perfect hub for both analogue and digital audio. The 218 is both a Roon and Sooloos endpoint and features seamless Sonos integration. Control features include IP and IR which allow this versatile 1U tall product to be easily partnered with any of Meridian's power amplifiers or DSP loudspeakers.
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Overview

Meridian 218 Zone-Controller

Designed for use in in-room or in-rack, the 218 Zone Controller contains the functionality needed to create a Hi-Res audio zone. Accommodating both local and distributed audio, whether analogue or digital, the Meridian 218 is also an endpoint for Roon, the high-quality streaming service.

With both digital and analogue inputs and outputs, the MQA–enabled Meridian 218 is suitable for a wide range of distributed audio applications from single zone to multi-zone use. Control features including IP and IR, allow this versatile 1U tall product to be easily partnered with any of Meridian’s power amplifiers or DSP loudspeakers.

Thanks to a choice of harmonious and refined finishes - black or white leather-effect front panel, Black High Gloss, Dark Wood or Light Wood side panels - these loudspeakers can be easily installed in any interior. Vestia N°2 is ideal for rooms from 215 sq. ft. (20m²), with a recommended listening distance of 10 feet (3m). It can be combined with the SUB 600P subwoofer for an even higher performing system and an encompassing bass.

Digital Pre-Amp

Whether it’s used within a multi-room system or as the central hub in a single zone set-up, whether it’s feeding Meridian DSP loudspeakers or other equipment, the 218 Zone Controller combines flexibility and ease of integration with Meridian’s renowned sound quality.

Q-Sync

Meridian Q-Sync deploys Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system which minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity.

True Link

Meridian True Link is an encryption method for transferring high-definition digital audio over SPDIF connections. It allows secure movement of digital audio whilst ensuring that the SPDIF clock signal can be transmitted with minimum degradation.

True Time

True Time is Meridian's proprietary Apodising Filter that avoids pre-ringing and cleans up the effects of early filters, converting pre-echo to post-echo.

Digital Precision

Meridian Digital Precision maximises the signal-to-noise ratio of the digital audio, ensuring the finest details of every song are retained.

Roon Tested

Roon Tested devices are profiled by the Roon team to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use.

Works with Sonos

Seamlessly stream music from the Sonos app to a Meridian system and control the music from anywhere around the home using the Sonos interface. Works in conjunction with the Sonos Port or Sonos Connect products.

Specifications

AUDIO INPUTS

One 2-channel digital coaxial S/PDIF input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit

One 2-channel Meridian Speakerlink input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit

One 2-channel digital optical TOSLINK input. 44.1kHz to 96kHz sampling and up to 24-bit

One 2-channel analogue input

One network input (Ethernet) for connection to a Roon system or an alternative control interface

AUDIO OUTPUTS

2 Speakerlink digital outputs

Single RCA digital output

2-Channel unbalanced analogue output (192kHz DAC)

CONTROL SIGNALS

IP Control: Network socket for use with Meridian IP Control iPad App, other Sooloos control interface and third party control systems

IR on 3.5mm jack

DISPLAY

LEDs to indicate source selection and MQA status

DIMENSIONS

HEIGHT: 42mm [1.65in]

WIDTH: 204mm [8.03in]

DEPTH: 150mm [5.91in]

WEIGHT: Standalone: 0.56Kg [1.2lbs]

CONSTRUCTION

1U tall rack kit available with space for two units

Universal mounting bracket

All-aluminium chassis

POWER

High performance power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz

Accessories

We currently do not have any accessories available for Meridian 218 Zone Controller.

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