Meridian Audio

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  • Meridian Audio Ltd.
  • Stonehill, Stukeley Meadowos, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6EX, England
  • Official website
  • +44 1480 52144
  • +44 1480 459934


Equipment[add model]

Meridian Audio manufactures or has manufactured the following equipment (click to expand models list):

Dynamic Speakers
Solid State Amplifiers
Valve Amplifiers

General information [contribute]

Meridian web site (December 2003): Meridian built the world's first audiophile CD player in 1983, and introduced the first two-box transport and converter in 1986, leading the way ever since. We emphasize good mechanical and digital engineering. In all our players, be they of our own drawer design or utilizing a CD ROM mechanism, we attend to the mechanical issues affecting disc handling.

For example, our non-magnetic disc-clamping mechanism includes a carbon and glass-fibre turntable to radically reduce vibration; this means the servo correction circuit is not stressed, ensuring better sound. We also design our own servo circuits and unique in the industry write all our own control software.Jitter, a damaging form of digital distortion arising from time errors, is virtually eliminated by our precision re-clocking methods; 75-ohm amplifiers drive long cables jitter-free.

Our 508.24 player has 24-bit dual-differential delta-sigma digital converters. Like all Meridian CD players, it uses multi-regulated power supplies, discrete class A amplifiers, and four-layer partitioned PCBs normally found in the aerospace industry.


Meridian website (November 2000): Bob Stuart studied Psychoacoustics, Electronic Engineering and Management at Imperial College, London. A passion for music soon led him to specialize in audio design.

Allen Boothroyd trained as a mechanical engineer, going on to study industrial design at the Royal College of Art. Boothroyd and Stuart met in Cambridge, discovered shared interests and philosophies in audio equipment design and founded Meridian in 1977.

Since then, their designs for Meridian Audio have gained much critical and industrial acclaim winning the coveted Design Council Award for Outstanding British Product an unprecedented three times in addition to the EISA European Product of the year award twice and many other international accolades.

Bob's passion for music has played a major part in his single-minded desire to ensure that the quality of original recording is archived for lossless retrieval. As a result, Meridian Lossless Packing or MLP technology was developed by the Meridian research team over the last four years.

In 1999 these efforts were rewarded by having MLP mandated by the world's leading audio experts as the new DVD-Audio standard a significant achievement for any audio company.

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