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#253284 - 2016-09-07 11:13 INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced
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Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier

This powerful, high performance, cold-running Class D amplifier is suitable for a wide range of applications.

It delivers more than 100W per channel into 4 Ohms and more than 70W per channel per channel into 8 Ohms.

Only 1U high minimises rack space required, and it's cool-running from Class D reduces rack ventilation requirements.

The 258 comes with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty,

The MSRP at launch will be £1500 (GBP) here in the UK.


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#253306 - 2016-09-07 13:50 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: AudioImages - Rick]
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What are those weird output connectors on the other photo (which is in the gallery but not in your posting)?


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#253307 - 2016-09-07 14:34 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: Ludwig]
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So these would be combined with 4 x 218s? I think that would be very clean. Thinking of some nice ceiling speakers throughout the house now!


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#253308 - 2016-09-07 14:43 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: Ludwig]
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Those accept phoenix connectors for the speaker wire.


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#253315 - 2016-09-07 15:30 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Phoenix Connector Plug, needed to connect an analogue speaker to the socket(s) on the 258.


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#253316 - 2016-09-07 15:30 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Yep the green insulation is the Phoenix Contact house colour. Need a better pic to identify (assume 2 pole) probably PCB connector.

Edit
Thanks Carl for the pic obviously well known to you in the industrial world, however I am surprised at the screw termination in today's world. But has the advantage of being easy to terminate without special tools.


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#253318 - 2016-09-07 15:41 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: Hector]
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A great many amplifiers for multiroom use phoenix connectors for speaker terminations. Pretty common in both residential and commercial audio applications. Pheonix type connectors are made in black however. Have seen blue and orange as well.


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#253320 - 2016-09-07 16:18 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Yes, but in general original Phoenix products are GREEN. But OK for high volume they will concede to customer wishes. Also there are copies out there.

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#253326 - 2016-09-07 21:17 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: Hector]
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Quite a few analogue products are coming out of the Meridian stable of late or is it my imagination?


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#253327 - 2016-09-07 21:46 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: Cliff.]
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Was thinking the same. I'm sure they're just building up to the 861v9 announcement!


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#253331 - 2016-09-08 01:14 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: Jaapaap]
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Had they only released this with the MC600!


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#253418 - 2016-09-11 12:30 Re: INFO: Meridian 258 8-Channel Power Amplifier Announced [Re: Yetis]
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Rick,

Any chance there is a 2 or 4 channel version in the works? Could be great for individual rooms, with a controller for each room.

Thanks


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