Via Meridian World comes news that, during his recent tour of the UK, rocker Neil Young took part in a detour-tour of the Meridian facilities in Cambridgeshire. Of course, Young’s interest in Meridian should come as no great shock, given his obsession with high-fidelity audio reproduction.
During the visit, Neil got some serious face time with Meridian’s Bob Stuart, as well as some serious hands-on time with some of the company’s most legendary gear:
The first demonstration took place in the Meridian Digital Theatre. The demo started with BB King live at Montreux , Chain of Love followed by Quincy Jones live at Montreux, Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister) performed by Chaka Khan and Patti Austin. The demonstration then ended with the Red Bull film ‘Art of Flight’. Neil was impressed with both sound and picture quality as Bob discussed the theatre system which includes the DSP8000 Digital Active Loudspeakers, DSW DSP Subwoofer and the recently introduced DSP520 In-wall Loudspeakers. The 810 Reference Video Projector powered the visual experience and Bob explained ‘it’s all in the detail’.
Tim Ireland, Meridian CEO, then escorted Neil around the company’s new Experience Centre showcasing the Meridian product range and the timeline of history, including the first system designed by Bob and Allen, the Lecson in 1974. This also included a demo of the M1’s, Meridian’s first Active Loudspeaker for the home, developed in 1977. Neil concluded ‘That’s a beautiful sound’.
There’s a lot more where that came from over at Meridian World, so head on over and prepare to be envious.
Via: [Meridian World]