International CES, Las Vegas, January 10th, 2012, Venetian Tower, Suites 30-235 and 30-236â€¦.. Meridian Audio has announced the introduction of its all-new M6 loudspeaker, an inspired approach to contemporary design from Meridian, which manifest the companyâ€™s original design ethos of creating the best sounding loudspeakers in a form that complements a customerâ€™s home environment. Matched with the highly acclaimed Meridian Audio Core 200, M6 creates a complete discreet high-end audio system that is simple to use, easy to live with, and accessible to the whole family.
Attractive as a sculpture in its own right, M6 has a circular footprint and pleasing lines. From its slim, soft shape and gentle taper to the use of non-reflective finishes, the first impression given by M6 is not that of a loudspeaker, however, M6 is the epitome of a Meridian DSP Loudspeaker, with all the features that make them unique.
M6 showcases a striking design approach in combination with unique Meridian technologies that allow a level of performance that is unsurpassed by traditional loudspeaker designs. The gently tapered column that creates the enclosure of each M6 is formed from a specially developed, barium-doped resin.Â Â Uniquely heavy and rigid, it is precision moulded into a complex form â€“ impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing materials and techniques.Â Â The same cylindrical enclosure gives M6 its naturally wide dispersion pattern, filling the room with natural sound that can be enjoyed from any position. Its elegant form gives M6 a cylindrical acoustic radiation pattern, offering flexible placement options and a sound that does not significantly vary in volume as you move closer to or further away from the loudspeaker.Â Â Â
Acoustically inert, the cylindrical enclosure provides separate, isolated housings for the wide-range and the low-frequency drivers. Thereâ€™s also a tuned porting system that further extends the loudspeakerâ€™s low-frequency performance. And with the low-frequency driver mounted so that it plays downwards, bass reproduction is solid and floor-loaded, helping M6 blend effortlessly into the listening environment.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Meridian M6 LoudspeakerÂ Suggested USD Retail Price: $9,000/pairÂ
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Available February 2012
Key Points for Editors
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â M6 delivers true Meridian loudspeaker performance and remains faithful to Meridianâ€™s original design principles by achieving this in a form that complements living space.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â M6 uses Meridianâ€™s unique DSP and active technologies to create a loudspeaker that performs like a conventional speaker with eight times the physical volume.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â M6 offers true ease of placement making it easy to fit in to any room or home.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â With a Meridian Audio Core 200, M6 becomes a complete high-end audio system.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â British design and build.