Meridian's DSP5500's evolved from the popular DSP6000, which held Stereophile Class A rating for a record 8 successive years.
The DSP line is unique in the loudspeaker world, as it combines acoustic drive units with quad-amplification so each has its own dedicated amplifier fed from a DSP system that sets optimal parameters for ideal sound within a space including digital cross-overs.. You have control over bass, treble tilt, listening axis, volume, time-compensated balance and absolute phase.
Being self contained, you can literally hook up a music streamer or CD player directly to the speakers and have a full range, hi-performance audio system.
PERFORMANCE: The built in DSP unit uses a memory buffer for ultra low jitter from any input source. All crossovers, equalization and sound shaping are done with the on-board processor. Each driver is fed only its frequency range for optimal crossover range. Even the precision, on-board amplifiers are powered by high-current, toroidal transformers using a custom high-speed power supply. The result brings you closer to the actual music.
The cabinets are built with laminated cherry wood and steel for ultra rigidity and minimal distortion. The drivers are isolated in separate enclosures to maintain timing and minimize distortion. The tuned cabinet allows for bass extension down to 30 hz while delivering beautiful mid-range transparency.
These speakers are in excellent condition. They look and play beautifully. A host of accessories and all original parts are included.
- Frequency response in-room within 3dB from 30Hz to over
- Output >112dB spl @ 1m on music material.
- Noise less than 15dB spl.
- Overall distortion typically <0.02% at any frequency or level.
- Inputs: Two digital inputs to SPDIF standard; 32kHz–96kHz sampling
rates at up to 24 bit; MHR support. (Software update
will enable support for 192kHz.)
- Construction: 3-way acoustic reflex system.
2 x 200mm long-throw bass drivers.
1 x 160mm polypropylene mid driver in separate enclosure.
1 x 25mm aluminium-dome tweeter, silver wire, short hornloaded
with protective grille.
- Cabinet constructed from high-density MDF, real wood and steel reinforcement.
- Integral magnetic
shielding and user-changeable real wood veneer acoustic
damping side panels.
- FIFO memory buffer input for the lowest possible jitter from
almost any source.
Four precision 128x oversampling converters for bass, mid
and tweeter signals
- Analogue gain and filtering using proprietary Meridian Class-A
- Digital and conversion electronics constructed using
advanced surface-mount techniques and partitioned 6-layer
- Four 75W power amplifiers, one for each of the drivers.
Power amplifiers use a unique feedback topology and
precision local error-correction systems to achieve a
performance equivalent to the conversion system.
- Dimensions: 1100mm (43.31in) H, 284 (11.2) W, 450 (17.72) D
- Weight 81kg (179lbs) each
- DSP: On-board Motorola digital signal processor.
- Digital crossover at 200Hz and 2.6kHz.
- Response correction for the whole system.
- Controls: Rear-panel controls for Power On/Off.
- MSR and RS232 port provide control over bass, treble tilt,
listening axis, volume, time-compensated balance and
- Front display: Eight-character display with system lights, can also be turned off.
- Remote control: Full function remote panel included
- Connection cables, power cables and connectivity cabling is included.
- Solid and spike feet are included.
- Original set-up / owners manual is included
- All original packaging is included.
NOTE: We also have a Black DSP-5500C available as a center channel.
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