Meridian Ultra DAC

$29,999

Description

Packed full of ground-breaking technologies and world firsts, the Meridian Ultra Digital to Analogue Converter brings our renowned expertise to the analogue realm.

With countless connectivity options and supported formats, including DSD, DXD and MQA, the Meridian Ultra Digital to Analogue Converter boasts an extensive list of user features and performance enhancing innovations. The result is a level of performance that is, quite simply, unachievable with normal DACs.

The Meridian Ultra DAC is the pinnacle of technological audio innovation and, most importantly, designed and engineered to provide you with the most rewarding personal listening experience possible.

Ultra DAC

Featuring a host of innovative technologies and world firsts, the Meridian Ultra Digital to Analogue Converter brings our renowned expertise to the analogue realm. The result is a level of performance that is, quite simply, unachievable with normal DACs.

 

  • DIGITAL PRECISION
    Meridian Digital Precision maximises the signal-to-noise ratio of the digital audio, ensuring the finest details of every song are retained.
  • Q-SYNC
    Meridian Q-Sync deploys Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system which minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity.
  • ROON TESTED
    Roon Tested devices are profiled by the Roon team to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use.
  • USER-SELECTABLE UPSAMPLING
    Three upsampling filtering options are provided, allowing you to select the preferred option for different types of audio material.
  • LINEAR POWER SUPPLY
    A high-capacity, linear power supply provides a solid foundation for superb audio performance.
  • DUAL MONO DAC BOARDS
    Discrete mono DAC boards provide absolute stability for each of the two DACs.
  • DEDICATED CLOCK BOARD
    Features a dedicated clock card to achieve the lowest possible jitter. All jitter folded down below 0.5Hz.
  • MULTI-BIT MODULATOR FOR DSD CONVERSION
    Meridian's proprietary digital DSD filter provides a better impulse response than a conventional DSD analogue output filter.
  • MQA DECODER AND RENDERER
    Supports full unfold of MQA files played from its built-in networked audio endpoint or via its USB input.

Specifications:

 

AUDIO OUTPUTS

 

2-channel balanced audio output

2-channel unbalanced audio output

Outputs driven by four 192 kHz digital to analogue converters

The output stage incorporates Hierarchical Converter technology [by MQA]

AUDIO INPUTS

 

One USB 2.0 input for connection to a computer. Up to 384 kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

Two 2-channel balanced AES3 XLR inputs. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

Two 2-channel 750 Ohm BNC coaxial inputs. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

Two 2-channel digital coaxial S/PDIF inputs. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

AUDIO INPUTS

 

One 2-channel Meridian Speakerlink input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

Two 2-channel digital optical TOSLINK inputs. 44.1kHz to 96kHz sampling and up to 24-bit precision

One network input (Ethernet) for connection to a Meridian Sooloos System

All inputs provide re-nameable legends

CONTROL SIGNALS

 

Two Meridian Comms 5-pin 240° DIN sockets • RS232 interface for maintenance
Three 12VDC/100mA trigger outputs configurable by source

CONTROLS

 

FRONT-PANEL: Source, DSP, Display, Mute, Off, Volume +/-, Setup, and Menu keys
REMOTE CONTROL: Via MSR+ (Supplied) and RS232

DISPLAY

 

20-character dot-matrix display with adjustable brightness and contrast
Indicators for Emphasis and Phase

DIMENSIONS

 
HEIGHT: 175mm [6.9in]

WIDTH: 480mm [18.9in]

DEPTH: 411mm [16.2in]

WEIGHT: 16kg [35.2lbs]
CONSTRUCTION Black finish in metal and glass
Custom Meridian Select colours also available
POWER Advanced linear power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz
Max power consumption: 40 Watts