Media Core 200 User Guide
Media Core 200
User Guide
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Media Core 200 User Guide
Important safety instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as powersupply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have
fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
• Use only with the mains power adapter supplied with the unit.
Replacements are available from your Meridian dealer.
Safety warnings
• Do not expose the unit to dripping or splashing.
• Do not place any object filled with liquid, such as a vase, on the unit.
• Do not place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on
the unit.
• To avoid overheating leave at least 10cm around the equipment to
ensure sufficient ventilation.
• Do not position the unit in direct sunlight, near heat sources such as
a radiator, or directly on top of heat producing equipment, such as a
power amplifier.
• To avoid interference do not position the unit near strong electrical or
magnetic radiation, such as near a power amplifier.
Radio interference
FCC Warning: This equipment generates and can radiate radio
frequency energy and if not installed and used correctly in accordance
with our instructions may cause interference to radio communications
or radio and television reception. It has been type-tested and complies
with the limits set out in Subpart J, Part 15 of FCC rules for a Class
B computing device. These limits are intended to provide reasonable
protection against such interference in home installations.
EEC: This product has been designed and type-tested to comply
with the limits set out in EN55013 and EN55020.
Copyright
Meridian Audio Ltd
Latham Road
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6YE
England
Copyright © 2010 Meridian Audio Ltd.
Visit us on the Web:
http://www.meridian-audio.com
Part no: MC200 (P88392)
This guide was produced by: Human-Computer Interface Ltd,
http://www.interface.co.uk/
Unpacking
The Media Core 200 is supplied with the following accessories:
• Mains power adapter.
• This manual.
If either of these items are missing please contact your dealer.
You should retain the packaging in case you need to transport
the unit.
NOTE: The Media Core 200 relies on convection cooling, and
must only be operated vertically.
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Media Core 200 User Guide
Back panel
The following diagram gives details of the back panel connections:
Outputs
Use this output
To connect to this
Analogue Out
The line-level inputs of an analogue
preamplifier, the input of a power
amplifier, or active loudspeakers, using
stereo phono leads.
SpeakerLink Out
Digital loudspeakers, such as DSP3200,
or a Meridian system controller with a
SpeakerLink input, using a SpeakerLink
lead.
Digital Out
A digital preamplifier or surround
controller, using an S/PDIF lead.
Power on/off
Meridian
Media Core 200
Designed and made by
Meridian Audio Ltd
England; PE29 6YE
Registered Design ® and
Copyright © 2010
Meridian Audio Ltd.
All rights reserved.
Other connections
Made in England
Sooloos
network
Expansion
Expansion
Network
Use this input
To connect to this
Network
A Meridian Sooloos network.
Expansion USB
For connecting a compatible WiFi
receiver, for a wireless network
connection, or a Microsoft Media Centre
compatible IR receiver, for remote control
of the Media Core 200 using an MSR+.
Operating the Media Core 200
Analogue Out
Analogue
phono outputs
R
SpeakerLink
output
To switch on the Media Core 200:
• Briefly press the Power On/Off switch on the back panel.
L
Power input
Power Input
SpeakerLink
Digital
coax output
Digital Out
12Vdc
36W Max
Use Meridian
G00000 Power
supply
The front panel indicator will flash while the unit is starting up,
and will then remain illuminated when it is ready for use.
To switch off the Media Core 200:
• Briefly press the Power On/Off switch on the back panel.
The front panel indicator will flash while the unit is shutting down.
Do not disconnect power until the indicator is completely off.
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Controlling the Media Core 200
This section gives details of the alternative control options for
the Media Core 200.
You can use any of these control methods simultaneously, and
information such as volume and current track is synchronised
between them.
Sooloos application for iPad, iPhone, or iPod
A Sooloos application for the iPad, iPhone, or iPod is available
for free download from the Apple Applications Store. This allows
you to:
• Browse and control playback of music from the Sooloos
system to any zone.
Control:PC or Control:Mac
Stand-alone applications are available for Windows on the PC,
or Mac OS X on the Macintosh. These allow you to:
• Browse and control playback of music from the Sooloos
system to the PC or Macintosh, or any other zone.
• Upload music from CDs or iTunes to the Media Core 200.
• Back up your music to a computer or network storage.
To download Control:PC or Control:Mac either:
• Click the link on the Settings page of the Sooloos Web
application.
Or:
• Click the appropriate download link on the Sooloos Support
Materials page at:
http://www.meridian-audio.com/
Once you have installed the application, run it by double-clicking
the application icon:
Sooloos Web application
The Sooloos Web application allows you to control your Sooloos
system from any device that supports a Web browser. It allows
you to:
• Browse and control playback of music from the Sooloos
system to the local PC or Macintosh, if the Web browser is
running on a computer, or any other zone.
To access the Web application, enter the IP address of the
Media Core 200 into your Web browser's address bar; for
example:
10.0.1.3
You can find this address using a network scanner, the Meridian
Sooloos Configuration application, or any of the other Sooloos
applications.
Sooloos Control 15
The Sooloos Control 15 is a Sooloos component with audio
outputs and local music storage, and it provides touchscreen
control of the Sooloos system. It allows you to:
• Browse and control playback of music from the Sooloos
system to the Control 15, or any other zone.
• Upload music from CDs to the system.
• Back up your music to a computer or network storage.
Meridian Sooloos Configuration application
If the Media Core 200 is the only Sooloos component in your
system it will automatically act as the Sooloos system core, and
provide music storage for the system, and no configuration is
necessary.
In a Sooloos system with two or more Sooloos components
you must use the Meridian Sooloos Configuration application to
configure one device as the Sooloos system core. You can also
use this application to specify which devices are used for music
storage, and the order of priority.
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Applications
To create a stand-alone Sooloos system
The Media Core 200 can be connected directly to a pair of
Meridian DSP loudspeakers, such as the DSP3200, to make
an ideal compact system.
You can browse and control music on the system using the
Sooloos application on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, or the
Control:PC/Control:Mac application on a computer.
• Connect the Network socket to one of the LAN network
connections on your Router, using a CAT5 cable.
• Make sure the WAN/Internet port on the Router is connected
to the rest of your network, or to your Cable/DSL Modem.
• Connect the SpeakerLink output on the Media Core 200
to the master DSP loudspeaker SpeakerLink input, using a
Meridian SpeakerLink lead.
• Connect the SpeakerLink output from the master DSP
loudspeaker to the SpeakerLink input of the slave DSP
loudspeaker, using a Meridian SpeakerLink lead.
For information on configuring your Meridian DSP loudspeakers
please refer to the appropriate user guide.
Media Core 200
NETWORK
DSP3200 – Master
DSP3200 – Slave
MERIDIAN
SPEAKERLINK
Router
MERIDIAN
SPEAKERLINK
SPEAKERLINK
OUT
INPUT OUTPUT
INPUT OUTPUT
SpeakerLink lead
Internet
SpeakerLink lead
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To connect to an analogue preamplifier or
Meridian Digital Controller
The Media Core 200 can be used as a digital music source in a
system with an analogue preamplifier, a Meridian AC200, or a
Meridian Digital Surround Controller such as the G68.
You can browse and control music on the system using the
Sooloos application on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, or the
Control:PC/Control:Mac application on a computer.
• Connect the Network socket to one of the LAN network
connections on your Router, using a CAT5 cable.
• Make sure the WAN/Internet port on the Router is connected
to the rest of your network, or to your Cable/DSL Modem.
If you are using a Meridian Digital Controller with a SpeakerLink
input, such as the Audio Core 200:
• Connect the Media Core 200 SpeakerLink output to the
Audio Core 200 SpeakerLink input, using a Meridian
SpeakerLink lead.
If you are using a Meridian Digital Surround Controller, such as
the G68:
• Connect the Media Core 200 Digital Out connector to one of
the G68 digital inputs, using a digital coax lead.
If you are using an analogue preamplifier:
• Connect the Media Core 200 Analogue Out connectors to
one of the preamplifier line inputs, using a stereo phono lead.
• Use the Meridian Sooloos Configuration application to set
the Media Core 200 to Fixed Output, so the volume will be
controlled by the preamplifier or controller.
Media Core 200
NETWORK
Meridian Audio Core 200
SPEAKERLINK
IN
OUT
ANALOGUE
Router
SPEAKERLINK
DIGITAL
SpeakerLink lead
Internet
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To connect to a multi-zone Sooloos system
The Media Core 200 can act as one of the zones in a multizone Sooloos music system, combined with other Sooloos
components such as the Media Source 600, and Sooloos
Control 15.
iPhone, or iPod Touch, or the Control:PC/Control:Mac
application on a computer.
• Connect the Network socket on each component to one of
the LAN network connections on your Router, using a CAT5
cable.
For example, each zone could drive a pair of DSP3200
loudspeakers to provide music in three separate locations with
individual control over the music in each location. The Control
15 and Media Core 200 also both provide music storage.
• Make sure the WAN/Internet port on the Router is connected
to the rest of your network, or to your Cable/DSL Modem.
• Use the Meridian Sooloos Configuration application to specify
one of the Sooloos components as the Sooloos system core.
You can browse and control music on the system using the
Control 15, or using the Sooloos application on an iPad,
Media Core 200
Router
Internet
Meridian Media Source 600
Sooloos Control 15
SPEAKERLINK
& DIGITAL OUT
NETWORK
NETWORK
ANALOGUE
OUT
SPEAKERLINK
OUT
NETWORK
ANALOGUE
SPEAKERLINK
DIGITAL
Zone 1 output
Zone 2 output
Zone 3 output
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