Meridian Audio

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Meridian Audio is an English manufacturer of high-performance, high-fidelity audio and video components and systems founded in 1977 by Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd.wikipedia
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Allen Boothroyd

Meridian Audio is an English manufacturer of high-performance, high-fidelity audio and video components and systems founded in 1977 by Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd.
He is currently the Managing Director of Cambridge Product Design Ltd and is the co-founder and Design Director of Meridian Audio (Previously known as Boothroyd-Stuart).

Meridian Lossless Packing

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Technologies developed by Meridian include Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Loudspeakers, and the Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP) and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio codecs.
Meridian Lossless Packing, also known as Packed PCM (PPCM), is a lossless compression technique for compressing PCM audio data developed by Meridian Audio, Ltd. MLP is the standard lossless compression method for DVD-Audio content (often advertised with the Advanced Resolution logo) and typically provides about 1.5:1 compression on most music material.

Master Quality Authenticated

MQA
Technologies developed by Meridian include Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Loudspeakers, and the Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP) and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio codecs.
Launched in 2014 by Meridian Audio, it is now owned and licensed by MQA Ltd, which was founded by Bob Stuart, co-founder of Meridian Audio.

CD player

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The company was the among the first to introduce active loudspeakers (loudspeakers with power amplifiers inside the cabinet) designed for the domestic market, only superseded by Philips' and Jamos active, servo-controlled MFB loudspeakers and was the first British company to manufacture a CD player in 1983.
Later, Meridian introduced their MCD "high end" CD player, with Meridian electronics in the Philips CD100 chassis.

Faroudja

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Since 2005, Meridian Audio has been the manufacturer and distributor of Faroudja video processor systems, now marketed solely under the Meridian name.
Beginning in 2005, a strategic alliance was established with Meridian Audio to manufacture and distribute the Faroudja video processor systems.

High fidelity

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Meridian Audio is an English manufacturer of high-performance, high-fidelity audio and video components and systems founded in 1977 by Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd.

Huntingdon

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Based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Meridian Audio was founded by John Robert (Bob) Stuart and Allen Boothroyd in 1977.

Powered speakers

powered speakeractive loudspeakerActive loudspeakers
The company was the among the first to introduce active loudspeakers (loudspeakers with power amplifiers inside the cabinet) designed for the domestic market, only superseded by Philips' and Jamos active, servo-controlled MFB loudspeakers and was the first British company to manufacture a CD player in 1983.

Stereophile

Stereophile MagazineStereophile New YorkStereophile USA
In his review of the MCD, audio engineer and Stereophile founder J. Gordon Holt wrote, "For the first time, the sound of the best CDs (Telarcs, RealTimes and Sheffields) is truly liquid and transparent, with an effortlessness that I have not previously heard except from the better analog sources... To date, then, this is the best-sounding CD player I've encountered."

J. Gordon Holt

In his review of the MCD, audio engineer and Stereophile founder J. Gordon Holt wrote, "For the first time, the sound of the best CDs (Telarcs, RealTimes and Sheffields) is truly liquid and transparent, with an effortlessness that I have not previously heard except from the better analog sources... To date, then, this is the best-sounding CD player I've encountered."

Telarc International Corporation

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In his review of the MCD, audio engineer and Stereophile founder J. Gordon Holt wrote, "For the first time, the sound of the best CDs (Telarcs, RealTimes and Sheffields) is truly liquid and transparent, with an effortlessness that I have not previously heard except from the better analog sources... To date, then, this is the best-sounding CD player I've encountered."

Richemont

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In 2007 just under 50% of the company's shareholding was sold to the Muse Group, a consortium of the Swiss-based luxury goods group Richemont and U.S. film company New Regency.

Regency Enterprises

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In 2007 just under 50% of the company's shareholding was sold to the Muse Group, a consortium of the Swiss-based luxury goods group Richemont and U.S. film company New Regency.

Reinet Investments

Reinet FundReinet Investments S.C.A.
Muse is now a majority shareholder and is 100 percent owned by Reinet Investments, a sister company of Richemont.

Pixel

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The Meridian 810 Reference Video System is the first 10-megapixel projector for home use.

Audio codec

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Technologies developed by Meridian include Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Loudspeakers, and the Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP) and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio codecs.

DVD-Audio

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MLP is used in DVD-Audio and Blu-ray Disc as part of Dolby TrueHD and MQA is used by the Tidal music streaming service.

Blu-ray

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MLP is used in DVD-Audio and Blu-ray Disc as part of Dolby TrueHD and MQA is used by the Tidal music streaming service.

Dolby TrueHD

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MLP is used in DVD-Audio and Blu-ray Disc as part of Dolby TrueHD and MQA is used by the Tidal music streaming service.

Tidal (service)

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MLP is used in DVD-Audio and Blu-ray Disc as part of Dolby TrueHD and MQA is used by the Tidal music streaming service.

Streaming media

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MLP is used in DVD-Audio and Blu-ray Disc as part of Dolby TrueHD and MQA is used by the Tidal music streaming service.

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