Friday, 25 January 2002
Meridian Audio, Ltd., has announced important upgrades to Version 3 of the 800 Player and 861 Reference Surround Controller. A major enhancement is the addition of MHR Smart Link, a digital multichannel connection which directly couples the 800 Player to the 861 Reference Surround Controller and to Meridian’s family of DSP loudspeakers. The MHR Smart Link uses proprietary encryption and signaling technology and is the first system to be officially sanctioned for DVD-Audio content protection. For the first time, the full resolution of multichannel audio from DVD-Audio recordings (as well as those from CD and DVD-Video) can be losslessly transferred in the digital domain from player, to surround controller, to loudspeaker.