Meridian - Meridian Director USB Audiophile DAC



Meridian

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Equipment

Product No.:
W DIRECTOR
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D/A Converter or Processor



$699.00

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Upgrade Music Throughout Your Home

Director is a high-quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) designed to deliver superior audio quality from any digital source. Built in Britain to the same standards as any Meridian product, Director breathes new life into digital sources when listened to on analogue hi-fi systems.
Director forms the ideal add-on for network players and music servers with digital outputs, bringing Meridian performance and ultimate sound quality to an entirely new class of audio products and systems. These sound enhancing technologies are derived from the award-winning line of Reference 800 Series components, and significantly out-perform the DACs found in computers and most network players.


  1. USB connector – also supplies power
  2. 4-layer board allows multiple isolated power and ground planes for lower noise and improved overall performance
  3. XMOS ‘L2’ processor provides USB handling and Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  4. 800 Reference Series style oscillators and dedicated linear regulator
  5. Sample rate indicator LEDs
  6. Input selector switch (red) and source indicator LEDs
  7. Linear power supply for analogue components
  8. Crystal Semiconductors CS4353 DAC under the gold ‘Audio Grade’ capacitors
  9. ‘Audio Grade’ capacitors & resistors in DAC output filter as used in 800 Series
  10. 3.5mm coax/optical S/PDIF digital input
  11. Fixed-level line output: 2v RMS on the same gold-plated connectors as used in the 800 Series





More Music From Any Digital Source

Director connects to your Windows or Macintosh computer via USB, or to almost any digital source via optical or coax S/PDIF. Then just plug it into your hi-fi. Wherever your digital music comes from, Director makes it sound its best, offering up to 24-bit resolution and 192kHz sampling. Connect your network music player, computer or other digital source to your analogue hi-fi with the ultimate DAC. Director is handmade in the UK with the same precision and craftsmanship as every Meridian product.


Features:

  • Up to 24-bit, 192kHz Digital to Analogue conversion
  • Meridian Resolution Enhancement technologies including Upsampling and Apodising
  • 16–24 bit 44.1/48kHz inputs upsampled to 24-bit, 88.2/96kHz
  • Takes digital audio from USB, Optical and Coax S/PDIF
  • Separate crystal oscillators for 44.1- and 48kHz-based sample rates for minimal jitter and improved performance
  • Music grade power supply capacitors
  • Direct-coupled, fixed output for connection to an audio system or powered loudspeakers
  • 4-layer PC board minimises noise and improves performance
  • Durable, elegant



Inputs

• 1 x USB2 B socket for computer playback (24-bit, ≤192kHz)

• 3.5mm socket offering S/PDIF coax (3.5mm mono connector, (24-bit, ≤192kHz) or S/PDIF Optical (3.5mm Mini-TOSLINK, 24-bit ≤96kHz)

Outputs

• 1 x analogue stereo pair (gold-plated phono), 2v RMS fixed

Controls & Indicators

• 3 x Sample rate LEDs: 44.1/48, 88.2/96, 176.4/192 kHz sampling

• 2 x Input selection LEDs. Input selected with input pushbutton: S/PDIF, USB. Optical/coax digital selected automatically.

Construction

• Aluminium extrusion with moulded endcaps

Power

• 5v <500mA DC via USB interface

Dimensions

• 80mm (3.15in) x 139mm (5.47in) x 34mm (1.34in) (WDH)

Weight

   • 0.25kg (9oz)



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