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Additional Two-Year Warranty Available On All Meridian Products This Holiday Season

Cambridge, UK, December 2008 — Meridian, Britain’s leading specialist manufacturer of state-of-the-art high-end audio and video entertainment systems, is pleased to announce that it is offering an additional two-year warranty on all new purchases, typically extending the warranty period to five years or more.

Meridian has become legendary for its flawless craftsmanship, breathtaking high-definition images and stunning surround-sound. Always dedicated to producing elegant, iconic and contemporary designs, a Meridian home entertainment system is an inspired addition to any fine home, apartment, super-yacht or even personal jet.

Until February 28th 2009, all Meridian products purchased from, and registered with, a Meridian authorised dealer will come with the additional two-year warranty. Following recent expansion in the Middle East, Meridian products are now available in more than sixty countries worldwide including Britain, China, Japan, the UAE, Russia and the USA.

With over thirty years of award winning excellence the company are masters in their field of accurately reproducing auditory and visual ‘clues’ so lucid that if a microphone can detect it, the system can produce it.

Key Meridian products and warranty details:

Loudspeaker: Meridian DSP7200
MSRP: $34,995; existing warranty – 2yrs; additional two-year warranty – 4yrs

Described as the complete state-of–the-art hi-fi sound system: the amplifiers and electronics required to power the loudspeaker are built inside the loudspeaker cabinet. The DSP7200 employs powerful Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology to deliver pristine, supremely accurate sound quality, together with built in controls for adjusting volume and tonal balance via the supplied programmable remote.

CD player: Meridian 808.2
MSRP: $15,995; existing warranty – 5yrs; additional two-year warranty – 7yrs

Lauded as “the best-sounding Compact Disc player in the world?, the 808.2 can extract from the finest CD recordings a degree of transparency, detail and musical realism unmatched by competitors on the market. It employs advanced technology including a unique DSP filter so innovative it can even correct errors in the original recording. This limited production CD player is hand-signed by the co-founders of the company, Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd: the panel on the front section flips down to reveal the two signatures which are added to the product during the final stages of production.

Projector and Scaler: Meridian 810 Reference Video System
MSRP: $185,000; existing warranty – 2yrs; additional two-year warranty – 4yrs

The 810 system comprises two primary components; the 810 Reference Video Projector and the 810 Reference Video Scaler. The projector is an entirely new D-ILA-based design offering 10-megapixel resolution, significantly exceeding the resolution of commercial digital cinema projectors.

The scaler is a special processor designed to optimize the imaging of HD and standard resolution inputs for the astonishing picture quality offered by a 10 megapixel projection environment The result is the most realistic home theatre performance in the world.

Transportable Audio System: Meridian F80
MSRP: $2,995; existing warranty – 2yrs; additional two-year warranty – 4yrs

The high-integrity, all-in-one digital sound system that brings together all Meridian’s expertise and distils it into one compact product, incorporating AM/FM and DAB radio, CD and DVD player along with facilities to connect an iPod or MP3 player to deliver truly astonishing sound. The mineral-filled composite that makes up the body of the F80 is similar to that used in Ferrari cars. It provides astonishing rigidity and high dimensional stability to maximise the performance of the system’s built in loudspeakers.

About Meridian

Meridian is based near Cambridge, UK, and was founded in 1977 by Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd. With over 30 years history of innovation and development of the highest quality consumer home entertainment systems, the award-winning company is widely recognised as a world leader in quality audio and video reproduction. Meridian developed the first audiophile CD player, the world’s first consumer digital surround controller and developed the MLP lossless packing system included in Blu-ray Disc. The company’s optical disc players, DSP-based loudspeakers, video projectors and scalers are unique in the industry, maintaining a super-quality digital signal throughout the path from the studio to the home, using advanced digital signal processing to deliver both a sweet, natural sound and smooth, crystal-sharp images with true cinematic realism.

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