At the end it’s all about authentic sound reproduction, but usually space is a rare resource thus monumental towers are out of option. To solve this intersection, the Cambridgeshire-located audio-specialists Meridian has recently introduced a package for those that simply deny to sacrifice a tad of sound-quality. The Audio Core 200 is a preamplifier equipped with potent upsampling technologies and myriad of connectors including two Meridian-proprietary ports, a USB port and a port for Meridian’s i80 dock, two S/PDIF and mini-optical ports, and two 3.5mm jack inputs whilst offering a Twin Meridian SpeakerLink out and a regular 3.5mm output for your headphone. On the other side of the package is a pair of DSP3200 speakers. This speakers feature a 85mm aluminum cone wide-range driver and a 165mm polypropylene bass driver.