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Meridian Audio supports launch of Jaguar F-Type

Meridian Audio, which has already developed in-car audio systems for the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, has also developed two ICE systems for Jaguar's new F-Type sports car, launched this week.

Jaguar dealers from across the UK took delivery of their first F-Type sports cars, which can be specified with a choice of two Meridian audio systems, at a ceremonial handover event at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

A Meridian digital theatre was installed in the arena as part of the event, incorporating Meridian loudspeakers, reflective of the same Meridian systems featured in the Jaguar F-Type.

Before departing the event in a spectacular procession, the 59 Jaguar F-Types were arranged in the shape of the letter ‘F’ in the car park, while the last Jaguar E-Type ever produced - the F-Type’s spiritual successor - was on display outside the entrance to the Ricoh Arena and led the convoy of vehicles out of the city.

Many of the Jaguar F-Type sport cars at the event were equipped with one of the optional state-of-the-art Meridian audio systems, developed to enhance the Jaguar F-Type driving experience.

The 380W Meridian Sound System delivers stereo sound through ten speakers, while the 770W Meridian Surround Sound System renders multichannel musical performances through 12 speakers, optimally positioned throughout the cabin.

Meridian uses Trifield technology, a DSP algorithm specifically created for musical reproduction, to deliver "a concert-like experience to both occupants, expanding the sense of space within the cabin", the company says.

MORE: Meridian Surround Sound System (jaguar F-Type) review

By Andy Clough

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.