MERIDIAN EXPLORER SYSTEM
Explorer connects to your computer to transform the sound of the music you play. Just plug Explorer into your Macintosh, Linux or Windows computer and experience quality far beyond that of any PC sound card.
Explorer is a transportable device that connects to your computer via USB to replace the built-in audio circuitry to deliver true Meridian quality, high resolution sound. Featuring a wide range of connectivity, the Explorer can be used in a number of applications from private headphone enjoyment to full HiFi system listening.
Explorer fits into the palm of your hand and is controlled from your PC using the same music management software you normally use, such as iTunes or Windows Media Player.
Encapsulating Meridian’s 30-year experience of digital audio reproduction in one compact, elegant yet robust high-performance USB DAC, you will discover more from your music with Explorer.
Sourced from the original studio master recording as approved by the creative team, MQA combines an advanced new digital sampling technology that captures extremely high frequency timing and detail in an audio signal with an equally novel system to “encapsulate” that data into a form for delivery using any lossless file format or streaming. The listener’s decoder reconstructs the entire original signal, bringing up an indicator confirming that what they are hearing is exactly the same as the original master. Without the decoder, the listener enjoys CD quality reproduction. Its most advanced form, “MQA Studio”, uses the technology in the studio to generate an even higher quality master recording as the source.
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.