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SURPRISING, BUT MAYBE NOT AS MUCH AS YOU’D THINK: 10 pre-owned vintage CD players under £40 each compared

In this, my latest experiment, I decided to buy as many pre-owned / low cost CD players as I could afford for the investigation and NONE over £40 each from the major auction sites. PART 1: I wanted to determine if via my reference system #1 (£100 in total), I could (a) hear any worthwhile […]

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MERIDIAN: 101/105 / Revisited

Background: At Subjective Audio, we were the most successful Meridian retailers for six years commencing in 1977 and thus arguably have sold more pairs of Meridian 105 power amps and 101 pre amps than anyone else. We have very happy memories of that era, the reliability of the equipment, the value and indeed the outstanding […]

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MERIDIAN: Linn Isobaric PMS intervention

3 pairs of 105 power amps = 3 monos per channel. Crossover-less. An outstanding concept of having the frequency response of each pair matched to the characteristics of each pair of drivers with the upper frequency response very steeply rolled off with the lower response of the next pair taking over where the lower pair […]

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MERIDIAN: 101/10B – all the variants

1: Meridian 101B anodized Hard anodized finish over the raw aluminium. An experiment to test surface-finish durability. It was indeed resistant to even a heavy set of keys being smashed down on to the surface. Never offered as an option because the process was very expensive compared to spray / power coating alternatives. 2: Meridian […]

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MERIDIAN AUDIO: 101b / 104 Tuner/ M1 Active Speakers

A article we found particularly interesting; we read it start to finish! Meridian Audio was established in 1977 by the designers Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd who had made their name with the Lecson ( http://www.lecson.co.uk/faq.html, http://www.thevintageknob.org/THEVAULT2/LECSON/LECSON.html 1974) and Orpheus (1975) range of amplifiers. Bob Stuart has a background of psychoacoustics and electronic engineering while […]

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MERIDIAN AUDIO: For sale and NOT on ebay

101 … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/meridian-101-milano-442194080.htm 101 https://www.2dehands.be/a/audio-tv-en-foto/radio-s/a68535017-boothroyd-stuart-meridian-101-control-unit-voorversterke.html 201 … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/pre-amplificatori/255978/ 201 / 209 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649611544-very-good-condition-meridian-201-and-209-preamplifier-and-remote-phono-headphone-220v/ 203 … https://www.olx.kz/d/obyavlenie/tsap-meridian-203-dacvintazhnyy-IDkxNGU.html 203 … https://www.olx.kz/d/obyavlenie/tsap-meridian-203-dacvintazhnyy-IDkxNGU.html 204 … https://www.catawiki.com/l/48827909?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=coop&utm_content=Hifishark&utm_campaign=Music-COM 204 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/overige-audio-tv-en-foto/m1816581916-meridian-tuner-204 204 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/tuners/m1870433132-meridian-204-tuner 204 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/tuners/m1870433132-meridian-204-tuner 205 … https://www.audioscope.net/meridian-205-mono-power-amplifier-p-2405.html?ref=3 206 … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=197807378 206 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cd-spelers/m1854652230-meridian-206-b-cd-speler-tda1547-bitstream-topstaat 208 … https://www.2dehands.be/a/audio-tv-en-foto/radio-s/a69205491-meridian-208-voorversterker-cd-speler-transport.html 208 … https://www.2dehands.be/v/audio-tv-en-foto/radio-s/a99495458-meridian-compact-disk-player-208-no-reserve 210 STREAMER … https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/meridian-210-streamer-604086170 218 … https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/meridian-explorer-usb-dac-1-version-426295401/ 236 RADIO […]

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MERIDIAN: Their gimmick-free golden years of 2-channel music

Howard Popeck: Emerging phoenix-like or perhaps Cinderella-like out of the turmoil of Lecson via the short-lived Orpheus designs, Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd announced the arrival of BS Meridian in Hi-fi News 35 years ago. The series 1 system comprised initially the 101 preamp, the 103 power amp and the astonishing M1 active speakers with […]

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MERIDIAN: M1 active speakers. Keep them or bin them?

Hi Howard, I have a pair of Meridian M1 mk2, I am the original owner . I’ve definitely got it right now modules for the 101. I bought them back a few of years ago but didn’t have the room, time or money to do them justice. They are now sitting in a cupboard rather […]

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