Meridian DSW.2 Subwoofer


Brand Meridian

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DSW.2 DSP Subwoofer

A Powerful Addition

The DSW.2 is designed to provide deep bass in rooms where a compact loudspeaker is required. Featuring a downward firing woofer, this design tapers at the top reducing the visual impact on its surroundings. All of the connecting cables, SpeakerLink and Power, attach discretely at the bottom of the cabinet, allowing for discreet installations.

The DSW.2 provides deep and impactful bass that will perfectly play its part in a two-channel or complete surround-sound set-up made up of any of our Digital Active DSP Loudspeakers.

Key Features

Features Meridian’s unique Enhanced Bass Alignment (EBA) technology where bass, mid and treble all reach you at the same time, in perfect alignment.

300W amplifier with full DSP control.

High power-long-throw 12in driver and amplifier combination delivers maximum performance under total DSP control.

Music and Movie Modes for optimal performance.

We are the masters of Digital Signal Processing


With its extensive Research and Development programme Meridian has pioneered the development of a host of innovative audio technologies many of which feature in today’s Meridian products.

DSP Loudspeakers

The traditional setup – amplifiers driving passive loudspeakers – is inefficient, limiting sound quality. Meridian loudspeakers contain a complete, matched audio system with efficient DSP crossovers, multiple DACs and driver-specific amplifiers, giving higher overall quality, less power use, and the performance of a traditional loudspeaker eight times the physical volume.


Traditional audio systems often require large, expensive cables to maintain their performance. Meridian's SpeakerLink uses an “Ethernet style” cable that delivers pristine digital sound and control down a single cable between Meridian components. The result is simple, unobtrusive, and cost-effective cables that are easy to install

FIFO Buffering

Each sample of a digital recording must remain evenly spaced in time. Unfortunately, timing can vary, especially when reading discs. This is “jitter”, degrading music's sense of space and diminishing realism. Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity. You enjoy a clearer feeling of the instruments and their interrelationship.

Meridian Apodising Filter

Filters are critical in digital audio. Commonly they introduce distortion and harshness because of "pre-ringing". Early digital recordings suffer from harshness too, due to primitive filters. After painstaking research, Meridian developed a special filter that avoids pre-ringing, so it can be steeper, cleaning up the effects of early filters. The result: a better, cleaner sound from recordings old and new.



Uses a complex digital filter to double the rate of samples from the source to improve resolution of the finer details in the record. This means that even with a standard source such as CD using our upsampling technology we are able to significantly enhance the listening experience.

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A patented Meridian audio format that combines high bandwidth, security and low jitter. MHR gets the highest possible sound quality in playback systems that use Meridian and enables the encoded transmission of PCM, MQA and DSD.

Crafted for a lifetime

Designed and built solely in the UK, the team here know every single element of every product inside out.

Technical Details


Meridian SpeakerLink connector (RJ45)


Meridian SpeakerLink connector (RJ45)


Overall distortion typically <0.02%


1 x 300W Class-D amplifier


1 x 12in long-throw bass driver, facing downward


Channel selector switch for channel(s) 1, 1+2 or 2Rocker switch selects left-centre-right channel operation

LED indicator shows power status


HEIGHT : 445mm [17.5in] (Height on standard feet (recommended for use on a carpeted floor))

450mm [17.7in] (Height on standard feet plus rubber shock absorber (recommended for use on a hard floor surface))

WIDTH AT BASE: 380mm [15in]

DEPTH: AT BASE 430mm [17in]

WEIGHT: 22kg [48.4lbs]

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