MERIDIAN: Observations and thoughts re Meridian early pre/amp combos

The thread starts ….. I’m about to buy a pair 101/103 by Meridian (yes, the small ones)…any experience with these? They should be 30 years old or so. Continue HERE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire VINTAGE archive Please click HERE to […]

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MERIDIAN: Explorer USB DAC Review – test review by The Computer Audiophile

At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show Meridian very quietly and behind closed doors introduced a new pocket-sized USB DAC / headphone amplifier named the Meridian Explorer. I was very excited by the external and internal look of the Explorer. The extruded brushed aluminum enclosure and the six layer circuit board containing giant Nichicon caps, an […]

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MERIDIAN: 207 Pro CD player test review

      STEREOPHILE: In a way, you could say that Meridian started the now epidemic practice of modifying stock CD players (usually of the Philips-Magnavox species). The original Meridian player, the MCD, was a reworking of the first-generation Philips and was praised by J. Gordon Holt in these pages in his 1985 review (Vol.8 […]

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MERIDIAN: 808.3 Signature Reference CD player test 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 […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Meridian MQA lossless audio – will it become a great British success?

  The thread starts: The publicity campaign for the new Meridian product/service MQA has just been launched. Supposed to be a new way to enjoy original master recordings. Not really any detail on the website just now: ala shades of clock ticking launch of Linn Exact or of the Naim Statement. I did a quick […]

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MERIDIAN: Their ultra-rare 107 power amp and … a powerfully incontinent white dove

Q: Gentlemen, whatever happened to the Boothroyd-Stewart ‘Orpheus’ pre and power amp? Did they ever make into production? The preamp was a gorgeous looking precursor to the ‘rainbow’ Lecson pre. Very ’70s (should suit André) with a Nextel suede finish. Can’t find an image, but it had the sort of design aesthetics that would, I’m […]

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MERIDIAN: Explorer 2 test review

WHAT HIFI wrote… It’s unlikely that many budget DACs (digital-to-analogue converters) will suffer from enochlophobia (the fear of getting lost in a crowd). Of late, the likes of the Award-winning Audioquest DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red, the HRT microStreamer and dSp, and the TEAC HA-P50 have been go-to options in the sub-£200 terrain, sitting under […]

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WORTH A LOOK #003: My pick of 3 really interesting ebay items: Meridian 604, Nagra, JBL vintage

Three interesting items spotted on ebay April 7th 2017 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222435246883?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222456800382?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282416796480?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Neil ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire VINTAGE archive

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MERIDIAN: Retaining a Meridian source for a keen lover of Beethoven’s music

Beethoven string quartets are not everyone’s cup of tea, I know, but for some they are a musical destination worth evolving towards. The equipment I play them on is Meridian 200 series CD transport, Meridian 263 Delta Sigma DAC7, Pioneer A400 amplifier and Ruark Talisman Mk I speakers, with budget quality cables and interconnects. I […]

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