MERIDIAN – HIGH PERFORMANCE STREAMING
The benefits of wireless streaming, seamlessly distributed throughout your home, were delivered by Sonos almost a decade before anyone else. But since then a growing demand for a higher performance version of the technology has prompted the introduction of a myriad more expensive options – most notable being Bluesound.
Meridian has now taken the technology to a higher level with their 251 Powered Zone Controller. The 251 is a compact 65 watt per channel streamer/amplifier with both digital and analogue inputs. It will drive almost any passive loudspeaker and serve as the centre piece of a high performance stand-alone zone of music.
The 251 sells for $2,699, and given its performance and flexibility it offers excellent value. This is for the discerning consumer who wants the flexibility of multi-room streaming, but does not want to compromise on performance.