Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd founded Meridian in 1977 based on their beliefs in good audio engineering, good acoustical engineering, and the value of psychoacoustics – the understanding of how we perceive sound and our responses to it. These core values led to the first product from Meridian: the M1, an active loudspeaker system, unknown in consumer electronics at the time, which provided the foundation for much that has come since.

Since then, their designs for Meridian Audio have gained extensive acclaim at home and abroad, winning the pair the coveted Design Council Award for Outstanding British Product an unprecedented three times in addition to the EISA European Product of the year award twice, and many other international accolades.

Bob and Allen’s natural partnership is still at the heart of Meridian. The passion, innovation and commitment to quality that shaped the company carry the company forward as one of the most revered audio brands in the world today.