Compatibility: The Meridian Prime Power Supply can be used to power a
range of Meridian products; including the Meridian
Prime Headphone Amplifier, Audio Core 200,
Meridian Director, Media Source 200, and
Meridian Explorer (all sold separately). The power supply matches Meridian's
Prime Headphone Amplifier/DAC chassis for perfect stacking. The addition of the
Prime Power Supply to these components provides an enhancement in their
Highly-Regulated Power Supply: The Prime Power Supply incorporates a
special low-noise, highly regulated linear power supply to help deliver the
highest possible audio performance to your Meridian components and connected
gear. At the heart of the Prime Power Supply is a hand-assembled true toroidal
transformer; a high-mass, low-profile, low magnetic field design. In addition to
its integral magnetic shield, it's mounted on a metal plate to shield
electronics from noise.
Multi-Stage Regulators: Each output on the Prime Power Supply includes
multi-stage regulation using a total of six extremely low-noise linear
regulators. Both the 12V and 5V USB outputs include pre-regulators prior to the
output regulators. Even though the 12V outputs are rated at just 500mA, they
utilize heavily over specified 5A linear regulators, selected by a rigorous
evaluation process, including extensive listening tests.
USB Input/Output: The Meridian Prime Power Supply is fitted with a USB
(type-B) input which connects to the USB output of your computer or PC, using a
USB-A to USB-B cable (sold separately). The power supply's USB (type-A) output
connects to the Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier, using the included USB-A to
mini-USB cable. The USB input/output features a new high-efficiency low-dropout
(LDO) linear regulator design that features less than 5μVrms output noise in the
range of 10-100kHz.
12V Power Outputs: Up to five Meridian products, using Meridian Prime
power leads (one included) can be connected to the power supply.
6' AC Power Cord: The Meridian Power Supply includes a detachable IEC
3-prong AC power cord.
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