Selling (1) USED Meridian DSP 8000 Digital Active Floorstanding Loudspeaker
-- excellent working condition; slight chip (see photos)
DSP8000s are breathtaking in their ability to place musicians in precise locations in your room, with even subtle body movements clearly audible. The system also has the power to bring alive the most challenging motion picture sound track or rock band.
The DSP8000 is designed to reproduce sounds at up to full natural level while providing all the resolution required by sources of up to 24bit and 192kHz. Such demanding dynamic resolution called for a new approach to cabinet construction and selection of advanced drive unit materials.
DSP loudspeaker drivers
Each DSP8000 loudspeaker uses six multiple high-efficiency long-throw custom bass drive units. The bass units are mounted symmetrically in pairs on the sides of the bass cabinet, cancelling vibration in order to minimise interference with the mid-range and treble units.
The treble and mid-range drivers are mounted in a separate sealed head assembly. The treble unit is a semi-horn-loaded composite dome design with a silver voice coil. The mid-range unit incorporates a cone made from a uniquely light and stiff combination of polymers to give unparalleled transparency.
The speakers are driven by five independent high-power low-feedback power amplifiers mounted on a multi-finned extruded heatsink. The combination of optimised magnetic design, careful star earthing, and very fast output devices gives the amplifiers extremely low noise, high detail, and fast bass.
The whole electronic assembly is supplied from two substantial toroidal transformers feeding high-quality audiophile-grade capacitors.
Each DSP8000 loudspeaker is built within a precision manufactured cabinet, which uses innovative design techniques to give exceptionally low coloration and exquisite mid-range transparency.
The head assembly is a sealed enclosure fabricated from curved pressure-laminated panels, each using multiple layers of selected woods and metal to provide high stiffness and damping. Its narrow, tapered shape offers optimum dispersion across a wide listening area. It is supported on the bass enclosure by three machined feet.
Like the head unit, the bass cabinet is constructed from interlaminated panels with extensive bracing. The front panel is 6mm glass and incorporates a window for the matrix display and infrared remote control sensor. The cabinet stands on triangulated adjustable machined foot assemblies with provision for floor spikes or skids.
Performance: Frequency response in-room within 3dB from 20Hz to over 20kHz. Maximum output >118dB spl @ 1m on music material Noise less than 15dB spl. Overall distortion typically