Meridian G68 or G61R


Hello Everyone, I'm a newbie to Audiogon. I just sold a Lexicon MC-12 Hd and I'm looking to puchase a Meridian G68 or G61R. I was using my old processor as a dedicated Home Theater. Any feedback will be appreciated.

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jmz
I have a Meridian G68ADV. I use it for both music and movies, and I have been very happy with its sound quality for both. I use its built in room correction, which is effective.

A word of caution, however: It is not consumer friendly. To begin with, you must set it up using Meridian's configuration software for PC. The basics of the program are not too difficult, assuming you are comfortable with a reasonable variety of computer software. But the more advanced program functions can be difficult to understand for a beginner. It will take many hours of work to get the most out of it. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, then it is a very rewarding piece of gear. If not, you will be frustrated.
Is the software straight forward to work with ?
The basics of the program are straight forward enough, but the more advanced functions are not. So, for example, configuring the initial system setup is straight forward, and will probably take you an hour. But once you start to configure bass management, run room correction, set DSP modes, and so on, things can get a little tricky, and can take many, many hours to sort out.

If you buy the unit from a dealer, you will be able to rely on him for questions. If not, you will probably need to ask for help on Meridianunplugged.com, a forum dedicated to Meridian users. The owner's manual for Meridian products, in my experience, are inadequate.
Thanks for the infomation.

Jose
I purchased the Meridian G68 and waiting for the product to arrive. I downloaded the software. It was a little confusing, but I was able to figure it out.

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Jose
Jose - Congratulations. I hope you will be happy with it. I have been.

One last tip: To get the most out of Meridian Room Correction, you may want to download Room EQ Wizard software and use it in conjunction with MRC. It requires some additional hardware as well (not too expensive), but it gives you far greater control over your EQ.
Jose, how do you compare the Lexicon in your system with the new Meridian G68 you bought? Which version of the G68 did you get and how did you like the setup process? Thanks. Phil
Phil, I haven't received the new G68SL. So, I can't give any feedback. My dealer, who is also a Lexicon dealer told me that i will very happy with the new G68SL and once I upgrade into DSP speakers, I will here a difference.I'm going to use the unit mostly for home theater.

Phil, its been several weeks since I last checked inn. Im very happy with my G68SL and I love the MSconfig program, Very Tweekish!!! But, I followed the instructions in the room calibration set-up and calibrated all my speakers. At the end of calibration the RM software tells me "no filters where added". However, The sound is great!
Any input will be appreciated.

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Hello Phil, its been several weeks since I last checked inn. Im very happy with my G68SL and I love the MSconfig program, Very Tweekish!!! The sound is great compared to the Lexicon MC 12 HD.
Any input will be appreciated.

Thanks

Jose

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Jose, At the end of the room correction test, you have to right clicking on the profile and then select "build". Otherwise, you will get zero filters.