MERIDIAN: Origin of the Boothroyd / Stuart Meridian ‘Zebra’ series

An enthusiast writes .....

The mca component amplifier is a great sounding amp, very open and fast with a sweet treble, bass is not deep but fast and tuneful. One of the best integrated amps i've heard in fact. I've got the 101b preamp and the component preamp i'd have to say the component is the better sounding in my system. The main problem with both the mca and mcp [preamp] was the start circuit which uses a NiCad battery, once the battery died the unit would'nt come out of standby, usually easily fixed by soldering a new one in.