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#269216 - 2017-10-23 19:54 Connecting a 218 Zone Controller
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Just a question of connecting a 218 Zone Controller from a Meridian HD621 using SpeakerLink or do I need something else?

Thanks ...


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#269218 - 2017-10-23 20:20 Re: Connecting a 218 Zone Controller [Re: Justin]
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Is there SpeakerLink on HD621? There is MMHR output which is quite different but didn't think it had SpeakerLink.


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#269219 - 2017-10-23 20:24 Re: Connecting a 218 Zone Controller [Re: Ian]
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#269220 - 2017-10-23 20:25 Re: Connecting a 218 Zone Controller [Re: Justin]
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Hi Justin,

There’s no SpeakerLink out on the HD621 (the RJ45 is for MMHR, which as a multichannel connection) so you’d need to connect the SPDIF RCA (1/2) from the HD621 and connect that into the 218.

What are you aiming for, maybe there are alternative options?

Regards,
Carl


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#269221 - 2017-10-23 20:28 Re: Connecting a 218 Zone Controller [Re: Carl]
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Of course ... thanks...

What I’d like is MQA, streaming 2 channel sound that is higher quality than Apple Mac into HD621 and then into 7200 speakers.

My sources are Oppo 93, Virgin Cable TV, Apple Mac and Xbox.


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#269237 - 2017-10-24 08:30 Re: Connecting a 218 Zone Controller [Re: Justin]
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What, if any, of your kit do you wish to play MQA files (or are you planning on buying additional kit)?


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#269241 - 2017-10-24 09:13 Re: Connecting a 218 Zone Controller [Re: Justin]
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Justin

Do you have the HD621 setup at the moment. If so can you describe?

Cheers
Tom


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#269306 - 2017-10-25 19:41 Re: Connecting a 218 Zone Controller [Re: GMT]
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Hi Justin,

I run an HD621 (for video sources) into the 218 and Roon via ethernet; it works well.

In addition to the audio connection you'll need a comms connection, a coax comms from one of the DSP's to the HD621 does the job nicely.

Cheers,
David.


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#269327 - 2017-10-26 19:25 Re: Connecting a 218 Zone Controller [Re: Mesmo]
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All sounds good - a 218 and cat 7 cables, is a good place to start ... (Thanks Meridian Mike) wink


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#270041 - 2017-11-19 21:00 Re: Connecting a 218 Zone Controller [Re: Mesmo]
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perfect cheers


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