Meridian Ultra DAC
Setting the standard
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.
The Meridian Ultra DAC is the only Meridian product that has a dedicated clock card to ensure the lowest possible jitter. Alongside FIFO buffering, all jitter is folded down below 0.5Hz. As well as reducing jitter, this dedicated high current clock design also reduces low phase noise.
The Ultra DAC is the first Meridian product to feature Dual Mono DAC cards. This provides absolute stability for each of the two DACs so that each one can perform optimally. There is no interference between the two as their power supplies are isolated from one another. This is also complimented by complete isolation on the back end.
The first product to include Hierarchical Converter Technology by MQA.
A Linear Power Supply ensures superb performance on both analogue and digital systems.
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]
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
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
Two Meridian Comms 5-pin 240° DIN sockets • RS232 interface for maintenance
Three 12VDC/100mA trigger outputs configurable by source
FRONT-PANEL: Source, DSP, Display, Mute, Off, Volume +/-, Setup, and Menu keys
REMOTE CONTROL: Via MSR+ (Supplied) and RS232
20-character dot-matrix display with adjustable brightness and contrast
Indicators for Emphasis and Phase
HEIGHT: 175mm [6.9in]
WIDTH: 480mm [18.9in]
DEPTH: 411mm [16.2in]
WEIGHT: 16kg [35.2lbs]
Black finish in metal and glass
Custom Meridian Select colours also available
Advanced linear power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz
Max power consumption: 40 Watts
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