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#269741 - 2017-11-11 23:10 Repairs to 208 CD/Controller - laser & record deck (LP) card
Registered: 2013-11-07
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Step635 Offline
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Registered: 2013-11-07
Posts: 59
Loc: Bexley, Kent, UK
Hi,

One of my 208s (in mint cosmetic condition) is beginning to have the mistracking correction lamp flicker & is struggling to play CDs off & on, therefore it probably has the laser on its way out. Also it is fitted with a record deck phono card on the LP input, but using this for the first time, the sound is distorted (doesn’t sound overloaded though).

Is there anyone that repairs this old legacy unit who can give me an idea on cost of replacing the laser & repairing the LP card?

Cheers, Step


1 @ 208, D600s, 4 @ DSP 5000, 2 @ DSP5000C, DSP5200, Reference 800, 2 @ G92 (FM & DAB), B&W Matrix 804, B&W P4, Thorens TD160 SME 3009 Shure V15, Pioneer PL71 SME 3009 Thorens V15III, Quad 33 control amp, Quad 303 power amp, Quad FM3 tuner, Sony MDS-JB920QS, Sony MDS-JB940QS, AIWA AD 6900II cassette deck, AD-F7700 cassette deck; Ariston 1200 Pro
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#269765 - 2017-11-12 19:47 Re: Repairs to 208 CD/Controller - laser & record deck (LP) card [Re: Step635]
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I’m waiting on a response from a repair agent to ascertain if my G95 can be resurrected...

The company is JS Audio Repairs - recommended by Meridian Legacy.


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#269766 - 2017-11-12 19:53 Re: Repairs to 208 CD/Controller - laser & record deck (LP) card [Re: spinaltap]
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Didn't think that JS Audio were willing to touch Meridian kit any more?

Thread


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#269769 - 2017-11-12 21:28 Re: Repairs to 208 CD/Controller - laser & record deck (LP) card [Re: Step635]
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Re the phono card, have you checked that it is set to the correct cartridge type? From memory there is a switch on the card itself to change between MM and MC types - it is some years since have looked at the card so could be wrong - worth checking though.

John


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#269775 - 2017-11-13 08:28 Re: Repairs to 208 CD/Controller - laser & record deck (LP) card [Re: JCD]
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Registered: 2013-11-07
Posts: 59
Loc: Bexley, Kent, UK
Hi John, Now there’s an interesting idea. I was wondering if the card had a variable input or indeed if there were cards with different input sensitivities. Now I have the challenge of working out how to remove the casing to take a look. The laser seems to have corrected itself from use after being stored for a few months. I will probably still send it off for professional repair as it sounds so good playing CDs still & would be great with a record deck connected for a minimalist system. Regards, Step


1 @ 208, D600s, 4 @ DSP 5000, 2 @ DSP5000C, DSP5200, Reference 800, 2 @ G92 (FM & DAB), B&W Matrix 804, B&W P4, Thorens TD160 SME 3009 Shure V15, Pioneer PL71 SME 3009 Thorens V15III, Quad 33 control amp, Quad 303 power amp, Quad FM3 tuner, Sony MDS-JB920QS, Sony MDS-JB940QS, AIWA AD 6900II cassette deck, AD-F7700 cassette deck; Ariston 1200 Pro
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#269787 - 2017-11-13 14:40 Re: Repairs to 208 CD/Controller - laser & record deck (LP) card [Re: Step635]
Registered: 2003-10-04
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Registered: 2003-10-04
Posts: 2,265
Loc: Bournville, UK
If anyone cares to try them, Ian Davies Electronic Services informed me that they are willing to repair anything Meridian.


My Mac can go all the way to XI - Mac user since 1988 - Meridian owner since 1993.
Music: M6, 218, 504, 506.2, AC12, SBT, LMS
Movies: Loewe Bild7.55, ATV4K, B&W PV-1
Stored: Meridian 551/555/A500/Director. 2x5m VDH Teatrack, Mission Elegante e82/e81/e8c, Yamaha 5.1 Receiver & DVD Player.
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#269788 - 2017-11-13 15:08 Re: Repairs to 208 CD/Controller - laser & record deck (LP) card [Re: spinaltap]
Registered: 2004-08-07
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Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 7,743
Loc: Surrey, England, UK
Thanks for finding and providing the link


Meridian owner since 1992
Prime & PSU, Focal Elear headphones, roon (ROCK 8Gi5 Nuc), Explorer 1 & 2, F80. 200/203, MC200 and various Sonos.

Appreciate the help I have given over the years? About to order a new Tesla? Please consider using my Tesla referral code when ordering to share free Supercharger miles.
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