818V3 Reference Audio Core
Flexibility meets Perfection
The ultimate home audio system hub, the 818v3 Reference Audio Core is the highest performance two-channel preamplifier and Sooloos end-point manufactured by Meridian. This is a high-performance pre-amplifier with a full suite of the unique resolution enhancement technologies that have made Meridian famous.
With extensive connection options for all of your audio sources, the 818v3 also has our award winning Meridian Sooloos end point built in, for the ultimate streaming experience. The 818v3 also contains a brand new DSP chip that offers lip-sync control and DSD playback (DoP) and full MQA support.
Multiple analogue and digital inputs enable connection to any source within a system.
Unique Meridian High Resolution up-sampling offers the best possible performance from all of your sources.
A reference Sooloos zone delivers pristine lossless audio quality for all your music.
Re-clocking of the digital audio signal removes timing errors for superior clarity and resolution.
AUDIO OUTPUTS- ANALOGUE
1x unbalanced on phono, 1x balanced on XLR-3M, rendering of decoded MQA streams
AUDIO OUTPUTS - DIGITAL
Coaxial S/PDIF ≤96kHz/24-bit
Twin SpeakerLink, RJ45 balanced (AES/EBU) digital interface for single-cable connection to other
Meridian equipment, ≤96kHz/24-bit with MHR, and MQA signals for rendering by Meridian DSP
AUDIO INPUTS - ANALOGUE
6x unbalanced on phono
AUDIO INPUTS - DIGITAL
2x Coaxial S/PDIF ≤192kHz/24-bit, DoP, 2x Toslink optical ≤96kHz/24-bit, 1x SpeakerLink ≤192kHz/24- bit, 1x Asynchronous USB ≤192kHz/24-bit, DoP, MQA source decoding, DSD (DoP) native decode
Meridian Sooloos System: RJ45 Ethernet connection
Meridian Comms: 2x 240 degree 5-pinDIN, 1x SpeakerLink input with Comms, 2x SpealerLink outputs with
RS232: 9-pin D-sub, remote control & configuration
Triggers: 3x 12V (barrel connectors)
Front panel: Source, Play/Pause, Previous, Next, Mute, Volume+, Volume-, Off
Behind long door: Menu, Up, Down, Left, Right, F-Fwd, F-Rwd, Setup, Source, Display, Mute, Volume+,
Remote Control: Via MSR+ (supplied) and RS232
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
HEIGHT: 175mm [6.9in]
WIDTH: 480mm [18.9in]
DEPTH: 411mm [16.2in]
WEIGHT: 16.0kg [35.2lbs]
Advanced linear power supply: 110 - 120 Volt 50/60Hz, 220 - 240 Volt 50/60Hz
Max Power Consumption: 40 Watts
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