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  Meridian 565 7.1 Digital Sound Processor - PRE-OWNED

Meridian 565 7.1 Digital Sound  Processor


 
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Feb 19, 12:00 noon
List Price : $4,995.00
Our Price : $599.00
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Product Code: MER5657.1
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Description
 
Preamplifier
THX + DTS + Dolby Digital + MPEG Decoder
Since its introduction in July 1994, the Meridian 565 DSP Surround Processor has become widely recognized as the benchmark processor. The proprietary DSP in 565 redefines expectations for movie sound and creates a paradigm shift for music listening by enabling immeasurably improved ‘stereo’ with 3 to 8-speaker systems. The 565 is also unique in offering digital decoding of Ambisonics. The Meridian 565 has been voted Class ‘A’ by Stereophile and received the prestigious EISA award for ‘Home Theatre Decoder of 1995’. Among a total of 12 awards, the 565 was voted ‘Home Theatre Decoder of the Year’ by Home Entertainment in both 1995 and 1996. A major reason for the success of the 565 has been the fact that all the surround processing – including AC-3 – has been done in powerful generalpurpose audio computers, using algorithms and code developed by Meridian. In 1995, we introduced an important upgrade to 565, giving it the ability to decode Dolby Digital (AC-3) using Meridian’s own DSP software. This 565 was not only the first high-end implementation of Dolby Digital, it has also been seen to be the best. 565 upgrade for DVD We live in an era of very rapid change. Sources and audio coding methods are evolving rapidly. The recent release of music and movie material using DTS Coherent Surround coding will soon be followed by wide availability (via satellite and DVD) of material encoded in Dolby Digital AC-3, MPEG Audio, MPEG Surround, DTS, extended PCM formats and a variety of lossless coding formats. From the outset, Meridian were not content to offer Pro Logic, THX or AC- 3 by fitting someone else’s chip or software. We reviewed the options and found that the available thirdparty chip solutions for these digital surround formats fell below our standards for transparency, clarity and flexibility of function. In many cases, third-party solutions do not offer the facilities needed to extract all the audio formats, loudspeaker arrangements and language streams for DVD. Accordingly Meridian have developed a new processor card – Z3 – for the 565 that gives us an incredible performance doubling over even our original AC-3 version. This new card is based on the Motorola 56303 powerhouse which delivers unprecedented speed and, just to be sure, we gave it extra memory.
Features
  • 1 Digital Optical, 1 Digitial Coax, 1 Pair Analog, 1 Composite Video inputs; 8 Analog (L/C/R/SL/SR/Side-Sub R/Side-Sub L/Mono-CenterSub), 4 Coax Pair Digitial, 1 Digital Bypass, 1 Composite Video Outputs; Weight 15 pounds; 3.5"(H) x 12.7"(W) x 13.1"(D)

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