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DSP3300
Versatile Digital Active Loudspeaker
Product highlights
Meridian’s DSP Loudspeaker
technologies deliver powerful,
room-filling sound with the
performance of a conventional
speaker many times the size.
Perfectly suited to a wide range
of room positions – horizontally or
vertically, on or in furniture or on
wall brackets.
The DSP3300 is a versatile digital
loudspeaker ideal for main, centre
channel and surround operation in smaller
and medium-sized systems. It features
dual 165mm bass drivers for powerful,
impressive bass and an 85mm widerange driver. Each driver is mounted in its
own subsidiary enclosure. Two powerful
amplifiers, coupled with Meridian’s
award-winning DSP crossover system,
give the DSP3300 an extremely impressive
performance both in terms of bass
and overall sound pressure levels for a
loudspeaker of this size.
DSP3300 forms the ideal centre channel
complement to a pair of DSP3200
loudspeakers: the latter use identical
drivers and deliver a sonic signature that
matches the DSP3300 well. A compact
but very capable surround system can
be configured using DSP3300 units
throughout.
The DSP3300 is an ideal building block
in a smaller Meridian system, for example
coupled with an Audio Core 200, for
adding an extra zone to a multi-room
system, or for use as main, surround or
centre channel loudspeakers in a smaller
multichannel environment.
The DSP3300 features an ingenious
cabinet design with a rubber mount
(supplied) that allows the speaker to be
placed free-standing either horizontally or
vertically. The mount can be used either
to support the loudspeaker vertically or to
angle it upwards in horizontal position –
see illustration overleaf.
In addition, the use of a single, centrallylocated wide-range driver enables the
loudspeaker to deliver excellent stereo
imaging, whether positioned horizontally
or vertically. DSP control ensures that the
speaker delivers its best regardless of
position.
The cabinet design provides wide, fullrange dispersion, which permits an
extensive listening area.
The DSP3300 may be wall-mounted
using the same König & Meyer 24471 wall
brackets as used on the DSP3200.
Drive Units
The DSP3300 features three drive units,
dual 165mm bass drivers and an 85mm
wide-range driver. The drive units are built
around an extremely rigid and stable diecast aluminium chassis.
The bass drivers features a speciallydesigned stiff, yet light polypropylene cone
piston and dustcap with a low-loss rubber
surround. The large, 56mm diameter voice
coil employs heavy gauge copper wire in
a 4-layer bifilar winding and features an
Wide-range driver allows DSP
crossover frequency to be outside
the speech band, for an effortless
sound that remains clear, open and
spacious, even at high listening
levels.
Dual bass drivers for powerful,
effortless low frequency
performance.
Onboard Digital Signal Processing
for dynamic bass protection with
very accurate transients. DSP3300
always delivers clear, accurate,
quality sound even at high levels
and for prolonged periods.
Sophisticated DSP-based
loudness control allows DSP3300
to deliver a bigger sound that
remains balanced even at low
listening levels.
Meridian SpeakerLink connectivity
makes DSP3300 quick and easy
to set up and install.
Rubber mount (included) allows
vertical standing or angling up in
horizontal position. König & Meyer
24471 wall bracket (same as
used with DSP3200) allows wall
mounting.
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DSP3300
Versatile Digital Active Loudspeaker
Outline Technical Specification
Connections
•Meridian SpeakerLink in and out (RJ45)
Controls
•Left/Centre, Right selector switch
Construction
very efficient hybrid neodymium magnetic
motor design, providing extremely linear
performance, thus minimising colouration
and mechanical distortion. The wide-range
driver includes an aluminium alloy cone
piston with low-loss rubber surround, and
features a 20mm diameter voice coil using
heavy copper-clad aluminium wire. It also
features an extremely efficient neodymium
magnetic motor design.
Electronics
The DSP3300 is driven via Meridian
SpeakerLink, which provides balanced
digital audio and control signals from the
host Meridian controller or source. Both
input and output are provided, enabling
loudspeakers to be “daisy-chained” if this
is more practical than the preferred “home
run” arrangement. A selector switch allows
each DSP3300 to be set up as Left/
Centre or Right speaker in a system. (See
illustration above.)
Inside the unit is a powerful DSP crossover.
Incoming signals are optimised with
multiple FIFO buffering, and upsampled
using Meridian’s proprietary ‘apodising’style filter that is free from pre-echo effects,
thus delivering a cleaner, better-defined,
more ‘high-definition’ sound whatever the
source material, while at the same time
correcting errors introduced by filters
earlier in the chain – for example as a result
of the original recording system.
The DSP is followed by individual digital-toanalogue conversion stages with extremely
high precision analogue and digital design,
delivering maximum dynamic range and
overall audio quality. The analogue signal is
then passed to powerful, highly linear, low
output-impedance power amplifiers. These
feature exceptional performance including
low noise, low distortion, and high quality
components, and are coupled directly to
the drivers.
Cabinet
Each DSP3300 loudspeaker is built
around a precision-manufactured cabinet,
which uses innovative design techniques
to give exceptionally low colouration and
impressive midrange transparency.
The acoustically-sealed enclosure is
fabricated from curved, pressure-laminated
plywood panels, each using multiple layers
of carefully-selected woods to provide high
stiffness and damping.
•2-way sealed enclosure system
Drivers
•2 x 165mm polypropylene bass driver
•1 x 85mm aluminium cone wide-range driver
Amplifiers
•Two 75W power amplifiers, bass and widerange
•Overall distortion typically <0.02% at any
frequency or level
Indicators
•Rear-mounted LED
Dimensions
•Height (horizontal orientation): 206mm
(8.1in); width: 555mm (21.9in); depth: 235mm
(9.25in)
Mounting
•May be used free-standing horizontally or
vertically, eg on shelf
•Rubber mount allows unit to be placed
vertically or angled up when horizontal.
•Wall mounting via König & Meyer 24471
bracket (same as DSP3200)
•Recommended ≥80mm (3.15in) clearance
behind unit
Weight
•11.5kg (25.3lb) per unit
Finishes
The smooth lines and high gloss finish of
the loudspeaker provide an exceptionally
attractive appearance.
The DSP3300 is available in high-gloss
white and high-gloss black.
DSP3300.DS-ENG v1.7 • REƒ • 20110805
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