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Meridian announces 210 network streamer

  • Meridian has a formidable reputation in CD player design – it made one of the world’s first models – so when the UK company announces a new network streamer, the announcement deserves more than a cursory glance. The 210 is both dual-band WiFi and Ethernet capable with network onboarding, UPnP/DLNA playback control and volume attenuation handled by the accompanying Meridian Control app (iOS, Android).

    On streaming platform compatibility, the 210 runs the gamut: from aptX Bluetooth and Spotify Connect to UPnP/DLNA and Roon Ready. Connect a storage device to the 210’s rear-panel USB socket and the Meridian streamer becomes a UPnP server, capable of streaming to itself, supporting PCM up to 24bit/96kHz. MQA support is also provided.

    The 210 offers SpeakerLink ‘Ethernet style’ connectivity for existing Meridan systems and coaxial S/PDIF socket – no USB, no TOSLINK – for connection to a downstream (non-Meridian) DAC.

    The Meridian 210 is made in the UK and is available now for €1100.

    Further information: Meridian

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