Powered Zone Controller

Designed for use in-room or in-rack, the 251 Powered Zone Controller contains the functionality needed to create a powered Hi-Res audio zone. The Meridian 251 features two powerful, high performance, cool-running 100W Class D Ampli ers that allow this versatile 1U tall product to be easily partnered with any passive loudspeaker. Accommodating both local and distributed audio, whether analogue or digital, the MQA-enabled Meridian 251 is also an endpoint for our award-winning Sooloos music management platform, along with Roon support.

Control features including IP and IR allow this versatile solution to be seamlessly integrated into the home.


One 2-channel digital coaxial S/PDIF input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit

One 2-channel Meridian SpeakerLink input. 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling and up to 24-bit

One 2-channel digital optical TOSLINK input. 44.1kHz to 96kHz sampling and up to 24-bit

One 2-channel analogue input on RCA phono connectors

One network input (Ethernet) for connection to Meridian Sooloos or third party control interface


Speaker outputs on Phoenix connectors

24-12 AWG Compatible

2 x 100w into 4Ω nominal load (2 x 65w into 8Ω)

40kHz Bandwidth

2-channel line-level analogue output on RCA phono connectors

Twin 192kHz 24-bit DACs


LEDs to indicate source selection and MQA status


HEIGHT: 42mm [1.65in] (without feet)

WIDTH: 204mm [8.03in] 

DEPTH: 221mm [8.7in] (226mm inc. connectors) [8.89in]

WEIGHT: Standalone: 2.5Kg [5.5lbs]


Advanced linear power supply: 110–120V ac 50–60Hz | 220-240V ac 50-60Hz


1U tall rack kit available with space for two units

Optional VESA mount brackets


IP Control

IR on 3.5mm jack

Meridian Comms

Meridian, the award-winning British audio pioneer, has been creating innovative audio technologies and elegant, high performance audio products since 1977. Meridian’s ambition is to enable people to listen, enjoy and fall in love with their music and movies wherever they are, and our renowned sound philosophy can be applied in all listening environments.
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