Meridian Audio hosted a visit from audiophile rocker Neil Young on Wednesday. Meridian is associated with Pono, the hi-res music service which Young has been instrumental in setting up and which claims to be on the eve of unleashing “a wealth of music & soul (or if you must, "data") trapped on millions of recordings made over the last half century”. See Pono for more details.
In Huntingdon Young was given a demonstration in the Meridian Digital Theatre where he heard live material from BB King, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan and Patti Austin. Apparently “Neil was impressed with both sound and picture quality”. Meridian’s Bob Stuart (above on Young's right) discussed the theatre system which includes the DSP8000 Digital Active Loudspeakers, DSW DSP Subwoofer and the recently introduced DSP520 In-wall Loudspeakers.
Young was also given a factory tour and signed an 808v5 Signature Reference CD Player which Meridian donated to Neil’s chosen charity, Bridge School Benefit. The visit was rounded off with a spin in a fully loaded Range Rover Evoque which has a 19 speaker, 825 watt Meridian sound system onboard.
Neil Young and Meridian CEO Tim Ireland
The chamber of anechoic secrets