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#125247 - 2010-09-16 13:39 Meridian for chavs
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#125248 - 2010-09-16 13:47 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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Did they contact you for Market Research and to try and understand the prospective audience a bit better??


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#125252 - 2010-09-16 13:56 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ronnie]
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If they did, it was presumably because they couldn't get hold of you, Ronnie. wink


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#125253 - 2010-09-16 14:02 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ludwig]
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#125254 - 2010-09-16 14:02 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ronnie]
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Originally Posted By: Ronnie
Did they contact you for Market Research and to try and understand the prospective audience a bit better??
No, I don't believe that Meridian does any market research... wink


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#125257 - 2010-09-16 14:14 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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#125258 - 2010-09-16 14:20 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Richard W]
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NDubz have been recruited to the Meridian Brand Ambassador scheme?

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#125259 - 2010-09-16 14:36 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: MarkS]
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I had to look up "chav" on Wikpedia to get some idea of what this thread is about. Definitely not a term used over here. I'm still not sure what is to come here.

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#125261 - 2010-09-16 14:49 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Wayne]
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Originally Posted By: Wayne
I had to look up "chav" on Wikpedia to get some idea of what this thread is about. Definitely not a term used over here. I'm still not sure what is to come here.

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#125263 - 2010-09-16 14:52 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: hecd2]
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They're going to sell the M80 at Primark?


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#125264 - 2010-09-16 14:56 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: DLinsley]
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They're going to sell the M80 at Primark?

Nope. Manufactured by children in India wink


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#125265 - 2010-09-16 14:59 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ian]
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#125278 - 2010-09-16 17:54 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: GoodOldDog]
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Please tell me it's not an M80 in classic Burberry cloth !!!


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#125285 - 2010-09-16 19:04 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: ncpl]
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Please tell me it's not an M80 in classic Burberry cloth !!!
Only on the inside of the case.


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#125762 - 2010-09-22 11:23 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Kal Rubinson]
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Here we go: The Range Rover "Evoque". Nice name, not.

Interior design by Posh Spice, audio by Meridian. Glad to see this fits in with Meridian's luxury image.

Vulgar.

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#125764 - 2010-09-22 11:32 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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Meridian doing DTS Neo6 and Audyssey ??????


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#125765 - 2010-09-22 11:32 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Robbo]
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What a waste of resources!


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#125767 - 2010-09-22 11:57 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ludwig]
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Aha! That is why they do not have time to fix the Trifield width bug and deliver us the long promised apodizing firmwares ... pretty sad.

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#125768 - 2010-09-22 12:03 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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As no doubt Jeremy Clarkson will soon be saying

"The Evoque is for Coques"

I don't mind this Car AUdio business if it gives them the Cash to continue to invest in their more Traditional Home Audio business..................I can see some of the business sense in the approach

But if it becomes THE business (with Home Audio just a sideline) then............Exit Stage Left.........


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#125770 - 2010-09-22 12:26 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ronnie]
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But presumably they'd already done the basic work for / with McLaren and this is "leveraging that invested sweat" as I'm sure the new owners like to describe it.

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#125772 - 2010-09-22 12:49 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: MarkH]
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Meridian Audio specialists have also applied the sophisticated Meridian Trifield surround staging technology


I wonder if width works in this setup blush

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#125773 - 2010-09-22 12:52 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: MarkH]
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Worth bearing in mind that McLaren hope to sell 1,000 units per year of their new 150,000 car

Range Rover hope to sell between 12,000 to 15,000 units per year of this one, which will sell at between 30-45k each

If even half that number go for the Meridian Audio Pack, then the numbers begin to add up..........

If one adds that the increased number of Meridian "users", who might think "let's get one for the house", then the "attraction" to Meridian's management becomes clearer

Of course, their existing users (like those on HH) should be given Priority Suport and of course you should fix all the leaking holes before setting sail on the high seas...................but I get the attraction


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#125774 - 2010-09-22 12:53 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: MarkH]
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I thought I'd expand on my obviously impulsive and negative reaction to this.
  • First, I understand the accounting sense of leveraging the R&D done for the ICE system for the McLaren series of road cars. If you can sell more units for a marginal increase in R&D costs, there is a logical and purely financial business case there.
  • Second, if this will aid in providing job security for the long standing and hard working employees of Meridian, who am I to argue against it?
  • Third, this will undoubtedly increase exposure of the Meridian brand.
But that's the point. It's about the brand and, for me, the most important aspect of a brand is its integrity. Just because you can do something, or because something seems right on one measure (i.e. the ROI numbers of a business case), that doesn't mean to say that it's the right thing to do.

Under the encumbent management, Meridian has eschewed its historic positioning (hifi) to position Meridian as *the* luxury audio brand (and it has lost and/or alienated itself from loyal customers in the process). ICE for the McLaren range of cars fits very well within the idea of luxury branding, but, in my opinion, the Range Rover Evoque most certainly does not. I am not a career marketeer, but even I know the difference between the Evoque customer and the luxury segment: one buys on image alone; the other buys what he perceives to be the best possible product, irrespective of price.

My impression is that the Evoque fills a cheaper price point in the same "aspirational" category as the Range Rover Sport and therein lies the problem. I confess to having a personal gripe against the Sport as my next door neighbour has bought two brand new Sports in three years (which he parks in the narrowest part of our lane). For him, it's all about image and nothing else, and please believe me when I say he wouldn't recognize quality if it stared him in the face. He's vulgar and his "car" is vulgar. I don't like him.

Oddly enough, on the Topgear website, there are already two relevant comments about the Evoque with regard to the Land Rover brand:
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Utterly stupid and pointless. This and the Mini Countryman go against everything the two companies stand for.
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As for the car? Well, it completely dilutes the brand values on which Land Rover has been trading on for the past 62 years

For what it's worth, a Meridian employee recently told me of
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another "specialist audio company who are now moving into the realms of more widely distributed products for the personal audio market [and who had given a lot of thought on how] to develop a brand into new customer segments and channels without doing any damage to the core offering and fan base. If anything, this other brand has worked even harder to keep relations with their long-standing fans and forum members on a positive footing.

Brands take years to build, but can be destroyed very easily. I think that the Meridian brand is losing integrity and that the Meridian company is losing its soul; and I find that very sad; and I blame that on the new owners, the new MD, and most importantly the new Marketing Director. I wonder what Bob really thinks now?


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#125775 - 2010-09-22 13:06 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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Brands take years to build, but can be destroyed very easily. I think that the Meridian brand is losing integrity and that the Meridian company is losing its soul; and I find that very sad; and I blame that on the new owners, the new MD, and most importantly the new Marketing Director. I wonder what Bob really thinks now?

Agreed all round...................

Absolute Priority should be given to existing users........

One of the Oldest Adages is "Look after your Customers and they will then Look After You"...........

The only hope I have is that it gives the business the Cash it needs to spin off this Car Audio Business into One Core Revenue Stream and let the Bob's, RHonda's, Des's etc free time and reign to focus back on the core Home Audio business

The old business model wasn't working (xx million lost over several years). The current one is obviously not working.

So MAYBE, maybe, this is a necessary evil to get to the promised land...............A thin hope, but just about one of the few that's left IMHO


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#125776 - 2010-09-22 13:11 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ronnie]
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Originally Posted By: Ronnie
The old business model wasn't working (xx million lost over several years). The current one is obviously not working.
Absolutely, continuation of the old model would have seen Meridian in big, if not terminal, trouble.

However, another old adage is not to throw the baby out with the bath water...


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#125778 - 2010-09-22 13:16 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ronnie]
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Originally Posted By: Ronnie
The old business model wasn't working (xx million lost over several years). The current one is obviously not working.


Would you care to elucidate regarding the 2nd sentence?

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#125781 - 2010-09-22 13:34 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: MarkS]
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Originally Posted By: Ronnie
The old business model wasn't working (xx million lost over several years). The current one is obviously not working.

Would you care to elucidate regarding the 2nd sentence?

Would you care for Volume Two or Volume Three..........

I don't think there is much point in going over probably about 50% of the posts here over the past two years

The Highlights???

* Trifield Fix..........
* No direct Support or Contact from Meridian in any form...............
* The last Q&A, which included Critical Setup Questions for some here is still outstanding 15 months later..........
* The Q&A before that took 6 months to get answers................
* the Promised but still Undelivered Apodizing Updates for Processors and Speakers.............
* Release of the AC12 without it being even tested to see if it provided the most basic functionality................i.e. that the 2nd Speakers would produce a Sound
* The release of new Processors without any design considerations for the thousands of installed users of DSP's without Speakerlink
* Data Sheets and Brochures being flat out wrong and misleading

And I'm sure that I'm missing a lot of other important ones

Why are these important??..........Because there are plenty of Meridian users, here and elsewhere, who have either stalled on Upgrading or simply jumped ship, because of how they now perceive Meridian compared to a few years back

Lost Sales and Lost Revenue to Meridian............


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#125792 - 2010-09-22 14:59 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ronnie]
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Let me add that quality control on even flagship speakers is questionable. I could get into specifics but shall refrain; let's just say that if the quality of the car audio is like the quality of $70k pair of speakers there will be much monies lost on car audio repairs due to lemon laws and such.

And the fact that M can't fix basics and deliver on sw promises but instead enters new markets is.........well........sooner or later the "aspirant" will from the Range Rover forum stumble into this here forum................that will not bode well for M...................

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#125794 - 2010-09-22 15:04 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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"a hard drive-based virtual 10 CD multiplayer"

10 CD multiplayer? How ridiculous. You could fit a 64GB SDHC card and fit about 200 CDs worth of FLAC files in there.

Does it apodize?


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#125795 - 2010-09-22 15:05 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ronnie]
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I can't see the problem releasing a system for a high end car, I think the damage may come from having the Victoria Beckham name attached to it, it is just so cheesy.

However, if it turns out to be the best OEM sound system ever released it can only do good.


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#125796 - 2010-09-22 15:08 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: gIzzE]
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To be pedantic, the Evoque isn't high end. Sure it's not Nissan Micra territory, but it's not the top end of Land Rover's range either.

Don't get me wrong - I'm all for Meridian quality reaching more people, but this seems wrong for the brand.


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#125798 - 2010-09-22 15:16 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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Roughly equivalent to Bose or B&O I reckon.

Middle market, middle volume positioning. The Mclaren tie in is good high end stuff but this is just a few hundred systems. You need a higher volume to make sense of the economics and hence LR.

Is this the way Meridian is going? Forget support for the 8XX and GXX. You bring out the M80 and car audio systems.

As for 10 virtual CDs, yes, totally inadequate. My car system has 12.5GB free for tunes.

BTW, is it alright to talk about cars now or is it still taboo? grin


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#125799 - 2010-09-22 15:16 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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if quality control is solid it may not be wrong for brand, but only AFTER they satisfy promises and address bug-fixes etc.

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#125800 - 2010-09-22 15:21 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Dr.Bill]
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Considering some of the new management are from B&O ... go figure - the culture & aspirations will probably reflect this - the "Style over substance" ethos.


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#125801 - 2010-09-22 15:21 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Dr.Bill]
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You are correct about QA on automotive supply. The wide temperature range and vibration all serve to expose quality problems. Just look at Linn on Aston Martins. They caught a big cold with their stuff.

In reality, you don't need the "ultimate" Meridian sound in the car. The environment just doesn't lend itself to ultra HiFi. Maybe the mid market option is the way to go.


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#125802 - 2010-09-22 15:23 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Dr.Bill]
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How can it be wrong when other high end companies like Dynaudio (Volvo) and Burmester (Porsche Panamera) have already jumped into that pool....

If it makes a profit, maybe their will be more recources for other fields....and issues to address....




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#125803 - 2010-09-22 15:25 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: MalcolmW]
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Originally Posted By: MalcolmW
The Mclaren tie in is good high end stuff but this is just a few hundred systems. You need a higher volume to make sense of the economics and hence LR.
Maybe, maybe not. My understanding is that the margins on ICE systems are really low (even for premium systems), so this has to be about brand awareness and secondary system sales. I have to believe that the conversion rates will be higher amongst McLaren customers and their passengers than for Evoque customers. Someone with 150k to burn on a McLaren has cash to spare for a 10k or 20k Meridian system, but someone even with a top-of-the-range (oxymoron? moron?) Evoque probably won't be interested.

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BTW, is it alright to talk about cars now or is it still taboo? grin
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#125806 - 2010-09-22 15:48 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: MalcolmW]
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Originally Posted By: MalcolmW
You are correct about QA on automotive supply. The wide temperature range and vibration all serve to expose quality problems. Just look at Linn on Aston Martins. They caught a big cold with their stuff.

I wonder how much of the Evoque hardware is designed from scratch by M, and how much is bought in from established ICE manufacturers.
Originally Posted By: MalcolmW
In reality, you don't need the "ultimate" Meridian sound in the car. The environment just doesn't lend itself to ultra HiFi. Maybe the mid market option is the way to go.

Hence the 0.2% THD...

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#125809 - 2010-09-22 16:51 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ronnie]
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Originally Posted By: Ronnie
* The release of new Processors without any design considerations for the thousands of installed users of DSP's without Speakerlink

On the contrary, I am pretty sure that the sales department has considered this very carefully ...

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#125812 - 2010-09-22 17:19 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Carl]
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Originally Posted By: Carl
I wonder if width works in this setup blush

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It certainly does. The Trifield width automatically gets wider as you open the doors.


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#125813 - 2010-09-22 17:27 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: dpstjp]
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Another possibility is that ICE is seen as a core strategy to generate main system sales, in which case Meridian's long term goal will be to break into the US market and probably also get into key German marques (the top-end Mercs and BMWs). The Land Rover involvement could simply be a case of a foot in the door so that future opportunities present themselves.

I still think that the brand is confused though.


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#125814 - 2010-09-22 17:30 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: dpstjp]
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Originally Posted By: dpstjp
The Trifield width automatically gets wider as you open the doors.
laugh


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#125818 - 2010-09-22 19:19 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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Originally Posted By: VirusKiller
Another possibility is that ICE is seen as a core strategy to generate main system sales, in which case Meridian's long term goal will be to break into the US market and probably also get into key German marques (the top-end Mercs and BMWs). The Land Rover involvement could simply be a case of a foot in the door so that future opportunities present themselves.

I still think that the brand is confused though.


I think VK is on to something here. Meridian may need a foot in the door.

When I bought my current car I checked out the 7 Series BMW, the Mercedes S Class and the Lexus LS. I bought the Lexus based on quality of sound system.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls460-ls...ne-comparo.html

Mark Levinson (Harmon Kardon) seems to be doing quite well in the luxury auto partnerships. Any time Meridian can be combined with other high end brands it has to increase their overall visibility to potential customers.

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#125821 - 2010-09-22 19:49 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: GaryArthur]
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I'm interested to know when my G68 will be getting it's upgrades for DTS:Neo6 and Audyssey MultiEQ XT room correction... along with the apodising and Trifield width correction...


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#125822 - 2010-09-22 20:42 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: VirusKiller]
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This just seems the wrong approach if you are trying for brand recognition. The entry Model gets the Meridian, while the top of the line gets Harmon Kardon (at least over here). That will mean to the general buying public that the Harmon Kardon system is the better of the two as it has been selected for the top model lines. If you are going to make a name for yourself in car audio, you should start with a very select, exclusive, top of the line make and model and then when people hear about it, they will be thrilled if it is able to trickle down to the lesser makes or models. I don't think the current plan will be very positive for Meridian!

IMHO

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#125840 - 2010-09-23 03:37 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Wayne]
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Great! Since we will never buy a 2-wheel drive car here in the Rockies (we already had snow yesterday), we notified LandRover almost two months ago of our intended order-placement for this new smaller Range Rover, without knowing M's involvement. For us, this is a very nice added bonus!

By the way, yes, we prefer a 'British' car-interior over a German/US/Japanese one, and since Jaguar's X-type is no longer an option, there are not many British AWD's or 4WD's of 'reasonable size' available over here.

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#125861 - 2010-09-23 15:49 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Gekke Henkie]
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I heard today that this deal is going to be extended to Jaguar.

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#125868 - 2010-09-23 17:23 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Zanderbarfly]
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As Jaguar and Range Rover have been sold to Tata, maybe the relationship can be fruitful. I mean India, where Tata is from, has some tatented DSP programmers, as I was told many times (Bangalore region). Chances for a Trifiled bug fix will increase, I'm telling you grin


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#125869 - 2010-09-23 17:49 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Andreas]
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Na. India is so last century. Its all been outsourced to China now.


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#125971 - 2010-09-24 17:56 Re: Meridian for chavs [Re: Ian]
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This new Land Rover was a Freelander III Concept.

So middle market

The Disco is doomed.

Hi Quality ICE is difficult ,Linn died a death with Aston.

However with 7 ish speakers per car and modern driver aspiration this could be a big market if done right (ie with Jag).

Trifield in car could be sensational.

ICE needs horsepower and great processing, If they can make it work in a Defender the whole world is at their feet.....

LR is Alpine at this moment

Why not M?


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