MERIDIAN: 808.3 Signature Reference CD player test review

Meridian 808.3 Signature Reference CD player review

Jason Kennedy: Meridian has been at the forefront of CD player technology since 1984 and the 808.3 Signature Reference is its flagship disc spinner, so no digital stone has been left unturned in the quest to make its third incarnation the ultimate. As early pioneers in technology to reduce the 'ringing effect' of conventional digital filters, the 808.3 makes use of the latest apodising filters and resolution enhancement DSP technology.

Equally significant for Meridian devotees is the 808.3's ability to operate as a bridge or front end for a Sooloos digital media system and to send a digital signal to a pair of Meridian active DSP loudspeakers. The finishing touch is that this is not just a CD player, it's also a preamplifier with digital and analogue inputs.