|Meridianís G Series Surround Controller Honored by CEA|
|Home Theater News Preamplifier News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 23 December 2003|
Meridian Audio is thrilled to announce that the G68 Surround Controller has been honored with the prestigious 2004 Innovations Design and Engineering Award.
Innovations 2004 is sponsored by Consumer Electronics Association and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America. Since 1989, this awards program has given manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their products judged by a preeminent panel of journalists, designers and engineers. As the most widely renowned consumer technology awards program, Innovations 2004 recognizes the best designed and engineered products in a variety of categories.
Meridian’s G68 Surround Controller is a modular and upgradeable THX Ultra2 component serving as a digital-and-analog A/V surround preamp-processor with RDS/RDBS tuner. It is also one of the first Dolby Pro Logic IIx processors on the market, and provides a variety of multichannel inputs including two 6-channel digital inputs, which accept Meridian MHR Smart Link signals from compatible Meridian disc players. By upsampling these signals, the G68 offers an improvement in sound quality from movie and music multichannel recordings. Numerous stereo digital and analog inputs are also present for audio and A/V sources, and balanced-out analog options are available. Flexible video configurations can include broadcast-grade switching incorporating multiple S- and component-video inputs and outputs. Its proprietary Meridian DSP room-correction system counteracts room resonances for outstanding real-world sound, eliminating “muddiness” and dramatically improving stereo and surround imaging.
The G68 pricing depends on configuration and ranges from $6,995 to $8,995 and will be introduced at CES in January.