Meridian 218 Zone Controller


One 2-channel digital coaxial S/PDIF input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit
One 2-channel Meridian Speakerlink input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit
One 2-channel digital optical TOSLINK input. 44.1kHz to 96kHz sampling and up to 24-bit
One 2-channel analogue input
One network input (Ethernet) for connection to Meridian
Sooloos or alternative control interface


2 Speakerlink digital outputs
Single RCA digital output
2-Channel unbalanced analogue output (192kHz DAC)


IP Control: Network socket for use with Meridian IP Control iPad App, other Sooloos control interface and third party control systems
IP Control: IR on 3.5mm jack


LEDs to indicate source selection and MQA status


HEIGHT: 42mm [1.65in]
WIDTH: 204mm [8.03in]
DEPTH: 150mm [5.91in]
WEIGHT: Standalone: 0.56Kg [1.2lbs]


1U tall rack kit available with space for two units
Universal mounting bracket
All-aluminium chassis


High performance power supply: 100V ac 50/60 Hz | 110-120V ac 50/60Hz | 220-240V ac 50/60Hz

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The Meridian 218 Zone Controller contains the functionality needed to create a Hi-Res audio zone. It is designed for use in-room or in-rack. It accommodates both local and distributed audio, whether analogue or digital.  Also, the Meridian 218 is an endpoint for our award-winning Sooloos music management platform. Finally, control features including IP and IR allow this versatile 1U tall product to be easily partner with any of Meridian’s power amplifiers or DSP loudspeakers.  In conclusion, it is the brains to connect your audio sources to your Meridian speakers.

  • Scalable solution – use multiple Meridian 218 Zone Controllers for additional Hi Res zones around the home.
  • Compact and easy to install – 1U form factor with optional rack kit.
  • Lip Sync to realign audio and video following separation.
  • MHR – Unique Meridian High Resolution up-sampling to offer the best possible performance and lossless audio performance from all of your sources.
  • IP, IR, Trigger and Digital Active Loudspeaker control enable seamless integration and flexibility within the home.
  • Meridian 218 Zone Controllers have multiple input options, including optical and coax digital, analogue and Speakerlink.
  • Digital and analogue outputs enable the Meridian 218 to work with any power amplifier and all Meridian loudspeakers speakers, enabling significant flexibility
  • Cost effective solution in multiple installation applications. Enabled by Meridian’s complimentary Design and Specification Service.

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