Then dont play around sell it. Aleays purchase equipment with a recourse if not happy. dont spend $$ on interconnects isolation ect. Part with it get something else.
8 responses Add your response
I purchased a Meridian G08 but haven't received it yet. Right now I am using the stores burned in Meridian G08 as a loaner. It sounds incredible on my system, and I had a chance to compare it to other stuff in the 2-3.5 k range. I'll let you know how my new unit sounds when it arrives, perhaps it is just a burn in issue. If I notice a difference I'll be sure to let you know.
System: Bryston 9B SST, Bryston SP1.7 (using stereo analog bypass for CD playback), B&W 7 series 5.1 setup (2 x 703, 2 x 705, HTM7, ASW 750), Denon DVD-5910, Meridian G08.
I owned a 588 for about four years and auditioned the G08 instore and in my system while preparing for an upgrade. The latter was broken in and I auditioned with and without isolation. The G08 was no more articulate than the 588 but HF were a bit more pronounced - midrange was a wash. Both cdp's benefit from proper isolation and are very system dependent. The disparity in observations offered here underscore the need to listen for yourself - but isolation is a priority with these players.
I am comparing the G08 side my side on a state of the art system. Then again on my mini system
Audio Research Pre Amp and a VT 100 with Magnepan 1.6
On the above Mini system it is noticeable immediately. The Mids are lacking, the Highs seems artificial.
On My other System, I am running Triode Mono Blocks again all Audio Research and a LS 27 pre amp
Not so immediate the difference, one has to listen carefully
This G08 is a beautiful and well engineered but its lack luster performance is an Insult.
I even did a side my comparison with an old abandoned 507 I had in the attic. Let that burn in over night and the Mids are better on that machine.
I have a suspicion that its the UPSAMPLEING of the Meridian, Its more like my pile of crap BMW, Over engineered.
Nice try Meridian but no thanks.
I am going to seek out a simple player that is Tube driven. Only the lower base coming out of the G08 is superior.
Any Ideas for a cd player ??
I have CD's I still enjoy