I think the Meridian CD players sound fantastic w/anything you run w/them. A total Meridian system, w/the digital speakers, sounds very analytic and crisp to me. I have listened to all-Meridian systems quite a bit at my dealer's, who has about 4 listening rooms set up w/various meridian combos displayed. These systems are tempting, because you only need a CD player and a set of digital speakers and you are ready to roll--no interconnects, speaker cables, DA converters, preamps, power amps, etc. The Meridian digital speakers include all this equipment, and Meridian supplies the cabling. But I found i like the softer edges and plummier sound that nondigital equipment gives me w/the Meridian CD player. Many people disagree, however.
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