It all starts with the drivers, simply because they set the upper limit for the system’s performance.
All Meadowlark speakers are based upon the beautiful, new, leading edge, Satori line designed by SB Acoustics of
Denmark. All of our models feature what is, in our opinion, the finest tweeter ever made, the incomparable Satori
Beryllium dome, which delivers the cleanest, most convincingly natural portrayal of the trebles we’ve
Each of the Satori woofers and midranges reflects the latest thinking, targeting both the resolution and the
dynamics needed to tackle HD Audio (read our technical pages). They employ every trick in the book for linearity
and lack of compression, plus a few new ones like their elastically decoupled motor/chassis interface that
quarantines vibration at the motor.
Meadowlark designs exploit the combination of DSP and huge amounts of power for aggressive and deep bass
response. This places demands on the woofers that must be met with large excursion capability and effective heat
dissipation. The solution; Satori. Simply the best.
The Satori beryllium tweeter itself, is internally elastically decoupled. Then our mount decouples it again from the
AMPLIFIERS AND DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSORS
Hypex, Netherlands, is the industry leader in Class D amplifier technology; their NCore module is widely regarded
as the ‘high bar’ for the latest in Class D amplifier technology. In our 30 years’ experience with way too many
amplifiers, none has outperformed the NCore. It is, in a word, flawless. This advance represents a small revolution
in audio since NCore is both tiny and not expensive, allowing us to use one per driver (or pair). Three-ways
Kingfisher and Harrier have three amps. Nightingale, our five-driver four-way runs five amps, and Merlin, our
seven driver five-way sports seven amps.
To make service easy, we park and share each customer’s amp’s DSP files in the Google cloud for easy and
continuous access. In the unlikely event we need to replace a customer’s amp, we load the correct files and send
the new unit. To replace in the field, the task is quick and simple, requiring only a screwdriver for the mounting
Here is a complete modern digital head end. A minidsp SHD Studio and a Small Green Computer Sonictransporter
with a 2TB SSd on board. Tiny, hide it anywhere. Total cost around $2500.
RECOMMENDED STREAMER / ROON CERTIFIED END POINT / DIRAC ROOM CORRECTION PROCESSOR:
LINK TO DIRAC ROOM CORRECTION WEBSITE
RECOMMENDED ROON LIBRARY MANAGER / USER INTERFACE:
LINK TO ROON LABS WEBSITE
RECOMMENDED DEDICATED ROON CORE:
LINK TO SMALL GREEN COMPUTER WEBSITE
Here is a look at the UI for the user accessible 10 band parametric equalizer. In this example, the user has
notched out a room peak at 90Hz and has raised the output of the midbass.
ALL MODELS SHIP WITH VERY NICE AUDIENCE
FORTE F3 POWER CHORDS
TYPE / # of DRIVERS
2 WAY / 2
3 WAY / 3
3 WAY / 4
4 WAY / 5
4 WAY / 5
5 WAY / 7
1 x 7.5”
1 x 9.5”
2 x 6.5”
2 x 9.5”
1 x 9.5”, 2 x 10”
2 x 9.5”, 2 x 13.5”
100, 2x250, 4x500