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Old 09-13-2015, 12:03 PM
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Default So you think Merdian digital is good?

I've been posting forever that Meridian reference gear leaves a lot on the table..limited oversampling, crappy filtering, moderate sonics

So, today I saw this quote from the designer of what is considered one of the worlds best dacs....

"So I had to measure a lot on at least a dozen DVD-A players from Denon, Meridan and so on.
Analyzing the Meridan player has shown, that the drive down- samples all original 192kHz tracks to 96kHz and feed this data stream to an Analog Devices DAC IC, which up-sampled the data stream again.
What a stupid implementation and that from a company, who was part of the standardisation with its MLP ( Meridian Lossless Packaging). You got more and useless signal processing than in a CD player."

Pretty telling I'd say....

I just don't get why Stuart develops all this great digital technology and then lets it be implemented in his products in such a poor fashion.
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:13 PM
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I saw that too. If I understand correctly, he's referring to a DVD-A player, which was last produced about 15 years ago (800?). For comparison here are the specs for a more recent 818v3:

http://www.meridian-audio.info/publi...%5b4835%5d.pdf

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Old 09-13-2015, 03:13 PM
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Who has DVD audio content? If you do it is probably gathering dust with your cassettes, Elcaset and DAT media.
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Who has DVD audio content? If you do it is probably gathering dust with your cassettes, Elcaset and DAT media.
Actually, it may be getting ripped to files with AnyDVD-HD and sounding wonderful off a server. It is in my house!
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:41 PM
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I saw that too. If I understand correctly, he's referring to a DVD-A player, which was last produced about 15 years ago (800?). For comparison here are the specs for a more recent 818v3:

http://www.meridian-audio.info/publi...%5b4835%5d.pdf

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Thanks I've seen the sheet on the 818v3.
Other than MQA what is different from the 818v2?
Still has limited up-sampling and crappy sounding apodising filter. I want my Sooloos files played at their full resolution
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:27 PM
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Actually, it may be getting ripped to files with AnyDVD-HD and sounding wonderful off a server. It is in my house!
Same here.
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Thanks I've seen the sheet on the 818v3. Other than MQA what is different from the 818v2? Still has limited up-sampling and crappy sounding apodising filter. I want my Sooloos files played at their full resolution
I run my Sooloos Ensemble into a Meitner MA-1 with awesome success.
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Thanks I've seen the sheet on the 818v3.
Other than MQA what is different from the 818v2?
I don't know. I don't even know what MQA is exactly. I've read quite a bit about it, but I haven't heard it.

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Still has limited up-sampling and crappy sounding apodising filter. I want my Sooloos files played at their full resolution
I don't know what to say. Sounds like your mind is made up.
Do I think Meridian digital is good? Yes, I do. Understanding that it's a subjective matter and that I'm probably missing out on something better.

Do I think it's fair to judge whether Meridian Digital is good based on an analysis someone did of a piece of equipment from roughly 1999? No, I don't.

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Old 09-14-2015, 09:15 AM
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I understand the 1999 thing but consider:

The quote seems to reflect the person's current thought on M's implementation and
The way M operates, 15 years is like yesterday.......

Here's hope the 818v3 is a game changer ......
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