Some people love showing off their sound system. The lights, the shiny black enclosures, and the performance; it’s like one big AV showcase. However, some systems are made to be hidden—and do just fine in a confined space.
Installing in-wall and in-ceiling audio speakers can produce great sound, all while freeing up your floor space. Meridian’s latest is a compact in-wall/in-ceiling solution that ditches the room clutter, but can still crank awesome sound almost anywhere in the house.
Meridian’s DSP320 in-wall/in-ceiling audio speakers promise to deliver music that’s as close to the original performance as possible, all without sacrificing any of your living space. According to Meridian, this custom install option was actually designed for in-ceiling applications, but is slim enough for an in-wall setup as well. It can even be paired with Meridian’s free-standing DSP loudspeakers.
Because of the design, the DSP320 can create a wide dispersion. It also cuts down on the diffraction, thanks to the baffle and grille designs. Other features include a two-channel, high-power amplifier with a linear power supply, a DSP crossover, setup controls and an IR sensor, an 85mm “Racetrack” oval bass driver, and Meridian’s EBA technology (Enhanced Bass Alignment). Each speaker also has a paintable, matte white grille.
“The DSP320 features an 85mm wide-range driver and an oval bass driver, combining high performance with compact size,” says Meridian on its website. “The use of a wide-range driver across the speech band helps create a loudspeaker with an effortless sound that remains clear, open and spacious, even at high listening levels. The drivers are mounted into the front of the enclosure itself, while a separate upper case holds the electronics, consisting of DSP, digital audio converters and an individual 80W Class D amplifier per driver.”
Meridian is selling the DSP320 in-wall/in-ceiling audio speakers now, with an MSRP of $2,500 each. In an effort to make the installation process even easier, the company is also making a back-box and frame system available, which can be added to the setup for $400 each.