Meridian Audio G Series Announced!

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Lee Scoggins, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Lee
     
  2. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Lee
    Lots of looksies but no takers. [​IMG]
     
  3. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    There's much more detailed info up at another site here.

    Regards,
     
  4. Lewis Besze

    Lewis Besze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 1999
    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, one of those days when I can afford them[my definition not Meridian's],I'll be more talkative.[​IMG]
     
  5. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Lee
    Good link John.
     
  6. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Lee
    I just read the link and I must say I am a bit disappointed. It appears that you need at least $6K to get a DVD Audio player. This hardly seems "more affordable", even if less constly than prior models.

    I was thinking they might hit the $2-3K range which might be doable. Maybe I can hold out for the updated Arcam DVD player with DVDA...

    The construction of these units looks terrific and I am sure they sound good. I will be visting Meridian's office in September and will be able to report back on the sonics.

    I'm surprised at this price point, you don't also get Super Audio-what with all the great titles and all. [​IMG]

    John, I hope you can secure some review samples for WSR.
     
  7. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lee,

     
  8. Doug_B

    Doug_B Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,081
    Likes Received:
    0
    Although I need to hunt down a better DVD-A player, the Meridian gear is still very much out of my ballpark. I'm considering the Arcam route as well (waiting for a couple of dealers to get something in), but also considering going the mod route on a less expensive universal player (albeit a more hit or miss proposition), which has the added potential benefit of being my #1 SACD / DVD-A / redbook player.

    Doug
     
  9. gregD

    gregD Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    0
    Too rich for my blood!

    I love what little I've heard in Meridian products, but barring a lottery win I can't imagine buying even this 'affordable' range of products.

    I heard their top-line 800 series + DSP8000 multichannel setup (exquisite!) at the HE show in SF in June, where I asked the Meridian rep about any possibility of implementing SACD... his response was they are not even remotely considering it... they are married to DVD-A... understandable I guess, since they've devised and set the MLP standard.

    Back to my humble Marantz...
     
  10. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Lee
    It just seems that Meridian could implement some of their great sounding chips into a $2K DVD Audio and Video player. The new line looks awesome, but $6K, even with all these features, is a lot of cash for even us hardcore audiophiles.

    I will listening to it soon at their headquarters. I will report back how it went. Maybe I will look into a purchase anyway.

    I seem to recall that in the late 90s, Meridian had some CD players for around $2K...
     
  11. Stephen Dodds

    Stephen Dodds Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 1998
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone know if the new prepro has 5.1 inputs so you could attach an SACD player if you wanted to?

    Cheers

    Steve
     
  12. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, the G68 has a 5.1 input.

    I have been told it functions the same as an 861, with 24-bit 96kHz A/D conversion so that it's "Just Another Digital Source" in the end.

    I haven't heard G98, but the 861 A/D is wicked transparent.

    Regards,
     
  13. Stephen Dodds

    Stephen Dodds Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 1998
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    My system converts everything to PCM anyway so that's not a problem.

    Well, this is officially the first prepro that makes me ponder upgrading.

    Steve
     
  14. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry for the slow reply to this one....

    Lee said:
     
  15. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Lee
     

Share This Page