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#253340 - 2016-09-08 12:52 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: Cliff.]
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218 Zone Controller Back Panel.

Apologies for the poor quality!


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#253341 - 2016-09-08 13:03 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: AudioImages - Rick]
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Thanks Rick. Does that say 'IR in' next to the power socket?


Main system - Sources (Kodi-HTPC, FireTV, Sat) into Trinnov Altitude 32 (8-16) (+Roon), Trinnov Amplitude 8 amp & Vivid Audio (Giya G3, V1.5) and REL Stentor III speakers. Others: F80 + Raspberry Pi and other Pi systems.
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#253342 - 2016-09-08 13:06 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: Cliff.]
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Originally Posted By Cliff.
Thanks Rick. Does that say 'IR in' next to the power socket?

Yes (I think so).
It will be for a remote IR receiver.

Rick


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#253346 - 2016-09-08 15:54 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: VirusKiller]
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Originally Posted By VirusKiller
Big question: Will the network input (I assume that's what Net stands for) accept more than 96k. If not, this is dead in the water for me.
That would need a change to Sooloos core wouldn't it ? Or a new protocol to match most of the other network devices that are now on the market.

Notice that some of the other network Products can switch between several protocols including their own and RAAT.


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#253347 - 2016-09-08 16:10 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: ncpl]
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I'm with Nick on this. I would be surprised if it was the network hardware that was the limiting factor - unless internally the architecture was the limiting factor. Surely the Ultra DAC, with same documented limitation would have moved on from ID41 had the hardware been the issue.

Would make sense for Meridian to license the Roon protocol (hopefully to run side by side with legacy Sooloos) especially if it was theirs in the first place.


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DSP5000 96/24, MC200, Prime & PSU, Focal Elear, Explorer 1 & 2, F80, 200/203 and various Sonos.
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#253350 - 2016-09-08 17:46 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: Ogri]
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Originally Posted By Ogri
Brilliant product! Not looking hopelessly overpriced... Meridian don't like headphone sockets do they?
Nor apparently does Apple. Do you think they leaked it to precede/coincide with the iPhone 7 which has a similar "omission"? Conspiracy theorists want to know.👀


James
NC1: 861v4+ID40, 218, MS200 (to outdoors), DSP8000SE (upgraded). 5500VC, 5500s, Hsu Research ULS15x2, DirecTV, Oppo BD103, QNAP251, Roon
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FL1: G61R, 218, DSP8000SEs, 5500HC, DSP6000s, MS600, DirecTv, Oppo BD103, QNAP469, Roon
FL2: Marantz 7005, M60s, M60C, M33s, Oppo BDP-93, MS200, Roon
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#253351 - 2016-09-08 18:25 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: Mtns]
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I'm more concerned about the lack of an RS232 port, although I suppose that would only be a problem if you were expecting to integrate this with a 3rd party control system...

Matt

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#253352 - 2016-09-08 18:26 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: MattF]
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Available via SpeakerLink breakout I suspect.


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DSP5000 96/24, MC200, Prime & PSU, Focal Elear, Explorer 1 & 2, F80, 200/203 and various Sonos.
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#253355 - 2016-09-08 21:06 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: MattF]
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It is IP and IR controllable so most control systems should be able to handle it.


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Personal System #2 F80.

Crestron control and multi room audio via Meridian 258 amplifiers.
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#253361 - 2016-09-09 08:18 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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So do firmware updates get done over IP?


Sooloos, Roon, G series (with LPS upgrade), 800 series (with LPS upgrade), HD621, AC200, Prime and PS, DSPs old and new.

Purdeys, Moke, Leica, 'Blad. Only the best.
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#253362 - 2016-09-09 08:44 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: dpstjp]
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What are the control options over IP?

Do you think the analogue outputs will be live at the same time as digital outputs? Just thinking about the possibilities of adding a sub to a 3200 pair.

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#253365 - 2016-09-09 09:47 Re: Meridian 218 Zone Controller Announced! [Re: Ogri]
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It will be a full command set ie source, volume, etc. I will be at Cedia next week and will get all the details.


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Personal System #1 Theta Digital Cassablanca 4, 818v3, 218, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Boston Acoustics Lynnfield 500L series 2, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Personal System #2 F80.

Crestron control and multi room audio via Meridian 258 amplifiers.
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