Meridian861usedBoothroyd Stuart Meridian Reference Digital Surround Controller 861This listing is for a well cared for Boothroyd Stuart Meridian 861 v.1 Surround Controller / Preamplifier with the factory muli-function remote control, power cord and a copy of the manual in very ...1000.00

Boothroyd Stuart Meridian Reference Digital Surround Controller 861

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New Retail Price:$12,000.00


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Ships fromGainesville, FL, 32609
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensionsunspecified
Shipping carrierFedEx
Shipping cost$100.00
Original accessoriesRemote Control, Manual
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This listing is for a well cared for Boothroyd Stuart Meridian 861 v.1 Surround Controller / Preamplifier with the factory muli-function remote control, power cord and a copy of the manual in very well cared for condition. 
Here is a link to the owners manual for all the specs and any other info needed.

The architecture of 861 allows for wide flexibility – future sources and
formats can be handled by upgrading either software or cards.
The 861 is a full-system controller preamp that provides seamless control of
up to 12 sources.
The optional Tape card provides additional internal 20-bit A/D and D/A
converters to give full support for both tape recorders, extensive 2- and
3-zone multi-room capability (analogue or digital formats), and
By providing digital as well as analogue inputs the 861 can give radically
higher sound quality for sources that are originally digital – like CD,
LaserDisc, Digital Radio and DVD.
As well as accepting 2-channel digital audio, the 861 will handle SPDIF-
encoded Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG from sources like DVD, Satellite and
LaserDisc (via an RF00 LaserDisc Demodulator Card).
The Meridian 861 routes all signals – if necessary via a 20-bit Delta-Sigma
A/D converter – into the digital domain for processing in the highly
developed Meridian 24-bit DSP cards.
This processing engine can consist of between 2 and 10 modular processor
cards, each housing 1 or 2 ultra-fast 24-bit processors with high-speed
cache memory. In each DSP core, the incoming signals are processed using a
variety of proprietary algorithms and up to 8 output signals are generated.
These output signals can be used to feed a number of speaker layouts,
ranging from 2-speaker to 7-speaker stereo with up to 8 Meridian digital
The on-board algorithms include Meridian’s own highly transparent Dolby
Pro Logic and Dolby Digital, MPEG Surround, DTS, THX extensions, TV Logic
and a variety of award-winning music programs including Trifield and
The 8+ outputs can be provided as digital signals to feed Meridian DSP
Loudspeakers, or as variable analogue outputs using a proprietary on-
board 24-bit resolution conversion method.
Video control and OSD
The Meridian 861 provides broadcast-grade video switching options for
monitors, projectors and video tape routing. The comprehensive setup and
customising facilities allow the user to link any video and audio
combinations to the 12 Sources (accessed from Source switching on the
front panel or the remote control).
In addition to providing high-quality video amplification, the 861 has the
ability to give help and system control feedback information in an On-
Screen Display. Video formats supported include Composite, S, and

We also have the rest of the system that goes with this, but is NOT included in this listing.

Available at extra cost are:
(2) DSP 5500 active front speakers  $800.00
(2) DSP5000C active rear or center speakers    $600.00
(2) D2500 active subwoofers            $1400.00
(1) DSP5500HC active center channel $550.00
pictures avail via email upon request

Add it all up its $4850 plus shipping if purchased individually, which is far below original msrp. The controller alone was over double the total price we are asking for the entire system. All tested and guaranteed to work correctly. If you purchase all 8 components we would sell it for $4000 and an flat $2000 for freight on a skid shipping in the lower 48 states, less if you are somewhat close to Florida or will come get it.
Also included would be all the din cords to hook it all up to the controller, as well as power cords for every component. all of these speakers have internal amps and are self powered.


Guaranteed to work correctly.

Offered for $1000.00 plus $100 shipping and includes our 30 day non-DOA warranty, baring abuse.  Free local pickup in N Central Florida is also available.

Revised shipping policy as of September 20, 2017

Due to items lost or damaged in shipping, any item over $50.00 in cost will require delivery confirmation and insurance for the sale amount. It is unfortunate that this is necessary but experience has proven it is well worth the small extra cost. We apologize for this, but it is for the good of all involved.
All listings are plus shipping unless noted. 7.00% sales tax added to all In-state destinations. This unit is guaranteed to be in "as described" working condition (unless otherwise noted) upon arrival and has a 60 day limited warranty, baring any abuse.
15% restocking fee on all returns unless defective or "not as described"
We ship internationally on smaller items . Domestic packages are shipped via Fed Ex.
All international shipping quotes will include insurance and delivery confirmation. Shipping charges reflect actual cost of shipping, plus a nominal fee for packaging materials.
International shipments to countries that do not allow insurance, buyer assumes FULL
RESPONSIBILITY for the safe shipment of their packages. Sound Ideas cannot provide refunds or compensation for packages shipped without shipping insurance. All shipping quotes for packages shipped includes insurance.
Any item may be returned within 15 days for a full refund of the purchase price, not including shipping, unless otherwise stated in the ad. It must arrive back at our store in the same condition as sent.
15% restocking fee on new items that were opened international purchases need to be returned within coming custom’s duty prepaid, if any.
Any postage or import duty that is due upon arrival will be deducted from the refund. 15% restocking fee also on all returns unless defective or "not as described."

Thank-you for your time and interest!!

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