Meridian Explorer USB DAC Review: Make Your Digital Music Sing

The Meridian Explorer takes the digital audio from your computer's USB port, puts the code through some very fancy electronics, and spits out an analog signal to to your headphones or stereo. Yes, your computer's sound card already has a built-in digital-to-audio converter that does this, but the Explorer is made by… » 2/21/13 4:40pm 2/21/13 4:40pm

Man Escapes Death As Satellite Fragment Crashes Through His Roof

Andrei Krivorukov got a wonderful Christmas gift: his very own life. He saved it after a titanium ball from a Russian communication satellite crashed right into his house, escaping death by just a few feet. » 12/25/11 5:50pm 12/25/11 5:50pm

Tag Heuer Headset Constantly Whipsers 'You're So Rich' Into Your Ear

This Tag Heuer Bluetooth headset isn't quite as gorgeous as the company's watches, but it's still unlike anything else on the market. » 5/18/09 1:40pm 5/18/09 1:40pm

Meridian 10MP Projector Displays on 25-Foot Screen With No Pixelation

Meridian's 810 projector boldly claims to be the Reference Video System, and after seeing it for myself I think that's a fair assessment. The $185,000 box (that's right!) uses specially calibrated JVC D-ILA light engine panels to deliver a resolution of 4096 x 2400 pixels, or put simply, 10-freaking-megapixels.… » 7/30/08 6:00am 7/30/08 6:00am

Meridian's Latest 1080p Projector Is One Bad MF10

How much contrast does one man need? Meridian's MF10 1080p projector is said to deliver 30,000:1, and for the low-end-automobile sticker price of $15,000. (Too bad it's not scalable: I'll settle for 10,000:1 for $5,000—or hell, a 30:1 for $15.) This projector doesn't use the more common lower-end engine based on TI's… » 3/14/08 1:00pm 3/14/08 1:00pm

Extreme Hi-Tech Log Cabin Would Make Al Gore Cry (Gallery)

Ahh, the great outdoors. Wouldn't it be nice to get out to the woods, to a log cabin far from the things of man? Naturally, you'd still need motorized Lutron Sivoia QED window shades, a "corporate-style" phone system from Panasonic, a whole-house music system and an AMX home control system to bring it all together. Oh… » 11/14/07 8:55am 11/14/07 8:55am

Meridian iRIS Is World's First 1080p-Upconverting iPod Dock

Meridian, best known for building ridiculously expensive A/V gear, has just introduced a $379 iPod dock called the iRIS which, among other things, converts crappy little iPod video files to full 1080p-resolution HD. Though Meridian would be the one to pull this off, its specific claim is almost too bold: » 9/05/07 12:40pm 9/05/07 12:40pm

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Ferrari and Meridian Empty Your Savings with F80 All-in-One…

Now that they've dipped their toes into the world of laptops and cell phones, Ferrari is teaming up with Meridian to tackle the world of home entertainment with their new F80 do-it-all entertainment center. The retro-styled radio can play CDs/DVDs, hook up with your iPod, and manage to pump out 80 watts of power. I… » 3/01/07 6:55pm 3/01/07 6:55pm

DVD Player Faceoff: $18 Durabrand vs. $20,000 Meridian

If you remember the dark days when the cheapest DVD player in the world cost $1000, you might get a kick out of this one by Chinese manufacturer Durabrand, selling at the British subsidiary of Wal-Mart for £9 (just under $18.00). How low can they go, indeed. That would qualify as disposable. » 1/26/07 9:07am 1/26/07 9:07am