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Meridian Replaces 2 DSP Speakers

Meridian replaced two active floor-standing DSP speakers with new models that reduce the opening price of its floor-standing DSP speakers to $12,000/pair from $15,000/per.

The two models are the $12,000/pair DSP5200.2 and $30,000/pair DSP7200.2. They’re joined by matching DSP center-channel speakers, the $6,000 DSP5200HC.2 and $15,000 DSP7200HC.2.

All feature new electronics and software along with dedicated internal amplifiers for each driver and DSP. With DSP, Meridian performs crossover and other functions in the digital domain and compensates for non-optimum placement.

To build a complete stereo system, users need only add a music source disc as a disc player or multiroom music server such as the $1,000 Media Source 200.

The center speakers feature elevation adjustment via DSP.

DaVinci Adds Thin-Bezel Speakers

Aseries of updated in-ceiling speakers launched by DaVinci group under the Vanguard Dynamics brand “represent a significant upgrade” over their predecessors, adding the company’s “edgeless design” with thin bezel and thin magnetically attached grille to deliver “a smooth, sleek, almost invisible design,” the company said. They also feature driver upgrades.

The updated products are 6½-inch two-way models: the $179-suggested EDC-600, $219-suggested EDC-601, and $249 EDC-602. They will ship in the first quarter.

Dynaudio Replaces Entry-Level Series

Dynaudio, the Danish speaker maker, is replacing its entry-level DM series, priced at $650-$1,800 per pair, with the Emit series priced at $750 to $1,800 per pair. Emit, shipping November, is positioned as delivering higher performance than its predecessor. “The Emit series features quite advanced Dynaudio driver technologies and extremely high performance for the price, as well as attractive finishes, which truly makes it a great value,” a spokesman said.

The models consist of the $750/pair Emit M10 compact two-way bookshelf speaker with 14cm mid/woofer; the $950/pair Emit M20 compact bookshelf with 17cm mid/woofer; the $1,900/pair Emit M30 floor-standing speaker with two 7cm mid/woofers; and $700-each Emit M15 C center-channel speaker with angled plinth. They’re available in satin black and satin white lacquer finish.


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