Meridian 857 Reference Two Channel Power Amplifier

Meridian

Made in United Kingdom

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Description

 Reference Two Channel Power Amplifier 857

 

Our most powerful reference two channel amplifier has been designed and built to deliver the best possible Hi-Res audio performance from any high-quality passive loudspeaker system. Its low-feedback construction provides ultra-low distortion, ensuring an unparalleled level of clarity and transparency across the audible range.

Bridgeable to over 1.5Kw, the Meridian 857 features a totally new design for a Meridian power amplifier, borne out of extensive research, experience and a thorough understanding of psychoacoustic principles.

Key Features

  • Effortless power delivery of 500W per channel into four ohms and bridgeable to >1.5kW mono into 4Ω.

  • 1-100kHz frequency response -/+ 2dB – Perfect for high resolution audio.

  • Fan assisted cooling operating at elevated temperatures enabling silent operation in room and rack installations.

  • Low feedback construction provides ultra-low distortion, ensuring an unparalleled level of clarity and transparency across the audible range.

Specifications

AUDIO INPUTS

Two XLR balanced inputs

Two RCA unbalanced inputs

AUDIO OUTPUTS

250W RMS into 8 Ohms per channel both channels driven

500W RMS into 4 Ohms per channel both channels driven

Bridgeable to >1KW RMS into 8 Ohms • Bridgeable to >1.5KW RMS into 4 Ohms

4 WBT terminals per side allow bi-wiring

CONTROL SIGNALS

Trigger input [3.5mm 5-30 VDC]

COOLING

High level of passive cooling for silent in-room running

Six variable speed fans maintain amp functionality if hostile thermal conditions encountered in rack

DISPLAY

Backlit touch sensitive logo changes colour to indicate amplifier’s status

‘Standby’ [BLUE], ‘Normal Operation’ [GREEN]’, ‘Fans Active’ [AMBER], ‘Overload’ [RED]

DIMENSIONS

HEIGHT:
175mm [6.9in] without feet
195mm [7.7in] with feet

WIDTH:
480mm [18.9in]

DEPTH:
Standalone 445mm [17.6in]
Rack-mount 425mm [16.8in]

WEIGHT:
Standalone 32kg [70.5lbs]
Rack-mount 35kg [77.1lbs]

CONSTRUCTION

Black finish in aluminium and glass

Dedicated Rack-mount variant (4U high)

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

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