Meridian F80 compact sound system
The Meridian F80 is a complete home entertainment system in a compact package. It is absolutely unique by virtue of it’s technological design and sound quality.
Archived page: January 2016
– Please see the Tivoli Music Systems which have the same facilities and more or the Geneva Systems
80 watt, 2.1 digital stereo system with sub–woofer,
Slot loading CD/DVD drive which accepts a number of formats,
AM/FM radio with alarm clock,
Analogue and digital inputs,
S–Video and composite outputs,
Built-in antenna and two assignable external antenna sockets,
Manual operation and remote control
....all to a very high standard.
Whilst Meridian is a name that comes under the ‘luxury brand’ heading people buy Meridian simply for it’s sound quality. Music being something that touches all people and the better the sound the greater the emotional effect. Owners however, come to appreciate the creativity in their Meridian product. Art and science are the culmination of human civilisation and few things embodies this more than the very best of high quality music systems.
With the F80, Meridian have taken their 30 years of technological advancement and distilled it down into one compact unit. The room–filling, rich and detailed sound which it produces is nothing short of astounding.
The Meridian Story
Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd founded Meridian in 1997 with the development of the first domestic ‘active’ loudspeaker. That is, a loudspeaker which incorporates the amplifier and crossover within the speaker cabinet. Five years later came their audiophile CD player. Stuart and Boothroyd embraced digital and have been at the forefront of this technology ever since. They are highly respected in their field and have won the prestigious British Design Award three times – no one else has achieved this. Their DSP (digital signal processing), speakers are highly acclaimed due to their natural musicality and most would agree that a Meridian CD player or home theatre system are to be aspired to.
The F80 arrives
In 2005 a collaboration between Meridian and Ferrari began. Ferrari’s expertise in materials and composite technology blended with Meridian’s digital audio innovation resulted in the F80. The mineral–filled composite that makes up the body of the F80 provides astonishing rigidity and high-dimansional stability for maximising loudspeaker performance. No matter what the volume the F80 is completely free of resonance. When handling it the tactile feel of the F80 confirms this futuristic like build quality.
Everything about the F80 makes it a joy to use. The CD/DVD slot drive is smooth and fast. You’ll find the user interface very friendly and the display extremely clear due the latest OLED technology. The brightness of this display can be adjusted. A volume knob is provided at the side and F80 comes with a slim size easy to use remote control. What makes the sound? The powerful heart of the F80 is a high integrity digital sound system, based on Meridian’s DSP technology. In the front are left and right full range drivers and a special long throw sub at the rear with each driver in it’s own compartment. Nothing is spared in these custom designed and made drivers. The DSP design crossover provides full spectrum sound from crystal clear upper end detail to deep warm bass. Add to this, built–in location compensation that ensures the best possible sound in any room position.
It’s size is a virtue
The no compromise technology of the F80 means a clear, full sound no matter what the volume or room placement. It is the perfect ‘do everything’ unit. It could be your bedside radio alarm clock, CD player for a party, DVD player when connected to your TV, music system for your playlists from your iPod or computer. It is small and sturdy enough to be moved around making it ideal to go from room to room, or away with you on holiday. In short F80 is your answer to a complete home entertainment system where ever you want it, with a sound quality that will quite simply amaze you.
Does this appeal to you?
Meridian are very much a 21st century company, completely modern and forward thinking. If you understand that technology can have very real benefits and want a hifi system that is genuinely special in its abilities, not to mention one that looks the part, it’s time to talk to us and investigate just how you can get into Meridian.
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