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Meridian Audio: Media Core 200

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"Free Media Core 200 with any 800 series product or SE speakers"

The award-winning Meridian Media Core 200 is a compact and elegant streaming solution that requires only your choice of controller to bring it to life. This compact system can store up to 2,000 CD albums at full lossless quality, and enables you to seamlessly integrate your collection.
This all in one system has a digital output as well as speakerlink so can connect to an existing system or indeed a pair of Meridian speakers
Easy import and export, studio master playback and with the price reposition from £2,000 to £1,200 this is a great time to buy

Soundcraft's Opinion

Really enjoyable listening experience which can be paired with an Audio Core pre amplifier and Meridian speakers. Minimum amount of cables to be used which lets face it is a plus point in most of our books. It is difficult to say what some equipment would be better or worse becasue the most important person to decide what they like, is of course you. This is why we recommend you pop in and have a listen or indeed give us a quick call and ask about a home demonstration. We have a simple saying here that was used regularly by my Grandfather " we are all slightly different and that is ok ". Some things have changed dramatically over the last 30 years and some things have not changed at all. What you like the sound of is key and we will would like to help offer you a service that allows you to choose the best products for you. Will you enjoy the active Meridian sound? most likely yes.... come and have a listen.
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Extremely easy to connect and set up, it is also virtually silent in use. Simply choose which controller you wish to use – the free iPad or iPhone app, music streaming controller, or your computer. Featuring the full suite of Meridian’s world-leading audio enhancement DSP technology, it is a finely wrought blend of high-level engineering and sublime musical performance.


Media Core 200 echoes the industrial design of Meridian’s streaming components, with a bead-blasted and anodized aluminium finish that cleverly hides the rear panel wire connections.


The design of Media Core 200 is cleverly based around a vertical mounting that does not need a fan – employing only convection cooling – so it runs virtually silent. This means it can be placed anywhere, including within your listening area, without affecting your enjoyment of the music. All the complexity is kept strictly ‘under the bonnet,’ so setting it up is very simple, and is little more than ‘plug and play.’ Just add your choice of controller-iPad, iPhone, computer, or other Meridian controller, for a complete streaming solution. 

Just add your choice of controller – iPad, iPhone, computer or other Meridian controller

Internal storage for around 2000 CD albums in full lossless quality, via an internal 1TB drive  

Connect Media Core 200 to the Internet to manage and enjoy streamed audio services

Import your existing digital music library, for example from iTunes®, using free Meridian software tools  

Full integration with Meridian audio systems. Can also be networked to any other Meridian streaming product, adding extra storage or zones  

Media Core 200 is extremely simple to connect and set up  

Fanless operation for minimum noise level, so it can be located anywhere, including within your listening area  

Consistent home friendly design, including recessed rear panel that hides cable entry  


On-board storage integrates automatically with other streaming libraries on the network

Provides a single audio zone, accessible via analogue, digital and SpeakerLink for connection to any sound system

Fully integrates with Meridian audio systems with centralised control
The Media Core 200 acts as a Core component, automatically locating and integrating itself with other streaming components and stored libraries found on the same network, ensuring full interoperability.  

The Media Core 200 provides a single audio zone. Audio output options include Meridian SpeakerLink, digital coax, and single-ended analogue. Once connected to a Meridian system via SpeakerLink, the Media Core 200 immediately assumes the role of a source for Meridian communication protocols, allowing full integration with the Meridian system for control as well as audio. A web browser can be used to configure analogue output connection to fixed or variable analogue for maximum flexibility.  

Meridian Apodising Filter

Filters are critical in digital audio. Commonly they introduce distortion and harshness because of "pre-ringing". Early digital recordings suffer from harshness too, due to primitive filters. After painstaking research, Meridian developed a special filter that avoids pre-ringing, so it can be steeper, cleaning up the effects of early filters. The result: a better, cleaner sound from recordings old and new.


Traditional audio systems often require large, expensive cables to maintain their performance. Meridian's SpeakerLink uses an “Ethernet style” cable that delivers pristine digital sound and control down a single cable between Meridian components. The result is simple, unobtrusive, and cost-effective cables that are easy to install.

Technical Documents:

Media Core 200 Data Sheet

Media Core 200 User Guide






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Network Interface

1x Ethernet (RJ45)
Audio Connections  

Meridian SpeakerLink (RJ45)
1x S/PDIF coaxial digital output, RCA type
Analogue stereo (RCA type), 2V P-P or variable level.
Other Connections

2x USB connectors for future applications.
Audio Processing

Ultra-stable clock for lowest possible jitter
Meridian’s apodising upsampling filter provides ultimate digital performance

Single front-panel white LED pulses during startup and shutdown, solid during operation

12v DC, <=36W, provided by external in-line universal supply
Fanless, silent operation
1.2 kg (2.7 lbs)
93 x 264 x 253 (3.5 x 10.5 x 10in) inc feet (WHD)
Bead-blasted and anodised aluminium.