Meridian Opens First US Boutique

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Meridian is pleased to announce the opening of its first boutique in the US,

located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, becoming the 14th boutique across the globe
to provide a unique Meridian retail environment.

Meridian Fort Lauderdale will be marking the official opening with an exclusive
invitation only event on November 29th. The Fort Lauderdale boutique will be a
dedicated showcase for Meridian's stylish and innovative products, offering
customers a full Meridian experience, including a state-of-the-art home theater
setting. Award-winning products will be on display including the DSP Digital
Active Loudspeakers, Meridian Reference Series and the Digital Media Systems.

The boutique is owned and operated by Nicholas Ehr and Tim Ralph. Childhood
friends, the pair has been in business since 2003, operating in both residential
custom installation as well as commercial IT industries. "Having been a Meridian
partner for many years, we have great respect and admiration for the brand,"
said Ehr. "Once the boutiques started evolving, we knew that our area and
expertise would be well-suited for the US expansion. We love selling the
Meridian experience-it's something we have a personal passion for and this
opportunity is perfect for us."

He continued: "From firsthand experience I am certain that the location of the
boutique showroom is perfect for the type of products we offer here at Meridian
Fort Lauderdale. We have already received a warm welcome from the other
businesses within the area and look forward to developing opportunities with
local partners, including Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale."

John Buchanan, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at Meridian,
commented "We are very excited about the first US boutique and the continued
growth of our global boutique programme. Nick and Tim are both very
passionate about the brand and Meridian Fort Lauderdale will provide a great
experience for customers."

Bespoke design offers a quietly luxurious experience for customers. The boutique aims to
showcase Britain's reputation for prestige and technical luxury - the DNA of Meridian Audio - with
cutting edge design. This has been achieved through the selection of natural materials such as
hard woods, leather and fabrics in combination with accents of technology being fine metals,
architectural glass and lighting. Customers will be offered a unique retail environment, in a
number of dedicated zones within the boutique:
• The Gallery: a dedicated retail area displaying the company's compact products and history.
• The Concierge Reception: an exclusive lounge where clients can discuss the finer details of
their system and installation.
• The Meridian Experience: a theatre for technical demonstrations of class-leading home cinema

Meridian Audio is based in Cambridgeshire, UK, and was founded in 1977 by psychoacoustics
expert, Bob Stuart and design engineer, Allen Boothroyd. With over 35 years' history of
innovation and development of uncompromised consumer home entertainment systems offering
exceptional performance, this award-winning company is widely recognized as a world leader in
high-quality audio and video reproduction. Meridian developed the first audiophile CD player, the
world's first consumer digital surround controller, and the MLP lossless packing system included
in Blu-ray Disc. The company's optical disc players, DSP-based loudspeakers, video projectors,
and scalers are unique in the industry, maintaining a super-quality digital signal throughout the
path from the studio to the home, using advanced digital signal processing to deliver natural
sound and smooth, crystal-sharp images with true cinematic realism. In 2008, Meridian
established its Automotive division and has since developed in-car entertainment systems
featuring their unique Trifield technology for models including the McLaren MP12C supercar, the
Range Rover Evoque, and more recently, the luxury Jaguar XJ Ultimate.

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