When serious sound for the demanding ears is needed Meridian is one name to be seriously taken into account. Not that the British heritage would mean such great importance by itself but fact is that Meridian have earned serious respect with their DSP series of loudspeakers.
For example, the DSP6000: solid construction, outstanding power, extreme sonic technology, all packed in one of the most coveted audiophile speakers lately. Having been rated as Stereophile Class A rating for eight years in a row, the DSP6000 from Meridian are simply a massive and extreme sound factory: twelve drivers, eight amplifiers, eight digital converters and crossovers and deluxe digital signal processing, they all are gathered in these slender and majestic piano black columns.
Since all the tech is contained inside the actual speakers there is no need for long runs of cable throughout your room while the remote control ensures the maximal comfort and ease of operation. With all high, mid and low frequencies blended in by computer-administered DSP, the listener is guaranteed a much clearer sound definition and instrument/vocal separation – it is like the Meridian actually places the various players in their corresponding places in your room.
Blasting 114 decibels of Sound Pressure Level, the Meridian DSP6000 are capable of producing quake-like lows (starting from 25Hz) up to shimmering 20kHz highs, these loudspeakers are said to boast a 0.02% overall distortion at any level or frequency, which in my humble opinion is one thing to sincerely admire.
Each DSP6000 weights half the mass of the top-shelf DSP8000, namely a (still very serious) 65kg (remember the heavy duty, low noise toroidal transformers?) and you can buy them at around $20,000 for a pair of new units; you can also find second hand Meridian DSP6000 loudspeakers on sites like eBay and pay about $6,500, if you trust the sellers.