A couple of years ago, Meridian switched away from typical 1-inch tweeters to a 3-inch midrange/tweeter driver, in order to move the crossover point down toward the lower end of the human vocal range. The results — which we observed in our review of Meridian’s DSP3200 — have been encouraging enough for the company to take the concept into its in-wall speakers.
The $9,000/pair DSP520 incorporates a 3-inch midtweeter, a 5.25-inch woofer, digital signal processing, and amplifiers to power both drivers. The in-wall model is fully enclosed, and connects via Meridian’s own SpeakerLink digital interface. A junction box in the back of the wall bracket connects to an AC line. The company also offers the $15,000/pair DSP630 (a larger, three-way model) and a matching $5,000 subwoofer.
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