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#276529 - 2018-06-01 07:14 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Rodney Gold]
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That is a bit of a chalk and cheese comment. Surely you want both the best source material and good room treatment. It isn’t a case of either trumping the other.


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#276530 - 2018-06-01 07:55 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: ncpl]
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If you read back in the thread, that’s what I was advocating.

However, now that Roon should allow RC and MQA render once Meridian catch up, I guess there would be nothing wrong with 818v4 with MQA + Room treatment/design/construction + MRC(v2) (for the final last bit of correction)?

Of course, this is a cost-no-object type thread. In the real world, even with room treatments in place, I’d really like native MRC(v2) with MQA on my reference Meridian 2-channel endpoint wink

[edit: sorry, I missed you were replying to Rodney, not me crazy]


818v3, DSP7200.2, Oppo BDP-105, Sony VPL-HW55ES projector, Kimber Mains Cables, Russ Andrews Torlyte Equipment Rack and Mains Filtration, GIK Acoustics Room Treatments
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#276534 - 2018-06-01 08:23 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: ncpl]
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Originally Posted By ncpl
That is a bit of a chalk and cheese comment. Surely you want both the best source material and good room treatment. It isn’t a case of either trumping the other.
Not really , at the moment you cannot use a full external RC like a Trinnov and MQA full fat simultaneously .. you need to choose either or.


Roon/Tidal, SBT, Trinnov ST2 , Twin Devialet D premiers, Vivid Audio Giya G1 Spirits, dedicated and treated room.
Meridian gear: 568.2mm and DSP5000's acting as TV speakers.
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#276535 - 2018-06-01 08:37 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Rodney Gold]
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I think the point is that you can benefit from most of what MQA has to offer + RC (Trinnov or other), so it's worth seeking those source files out


Main system - Sources (Kodi-HTPC, Vero 4k, 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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#276538 - 2018-06-01 09:01 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Cliff.]
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I seek out the music that I like .. I have 18 MQA titles out of 700+ tidal titles (added to the 8500 CDs in my local collection).
It's not really the format that dictates a performance's SQ ... it's the mastering ... what affects and mangles ALL the music you play is the room.

If you can stream MQA and get a benefit, then do so, I do so with Tidal and let Roon do the 1st unfold... but I would willingly give up MQA or any HD music format over redbook if it were a choice between that and top notch room correction as the increase in SQ is orders of magnitude better with the RC/Treatments.


Roon/Tidal, SBT, Trinnov ST2 , Twin Devialet D premiers, Vivid Audio Giya G1 Spirits, dedicated and treated room.
Meridian gear: 568.2mm and DSP5000's acting as TV speakers.
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#276550 - 2018-06-01 15:44 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Rodney Gold]
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Originally Posted By Rodney Gold
It's not really the format that dictates a performance's SQ ... it's the mastering
This I completely agree with. The format is icing on top of the cake if the performance/engineering/mastering is spot on.

I have albums which sound sublime in MQA (better than their red-book and hi-res counterparts) but I also have albums which I can't listen to in any format, and MQA only reveals more of how unlistenable the recording/mastering was.

I also have albums which aren't available in MQA or hi-res yet which sound superb simply because the other elements were right to begin with.


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#276639 - 2018-06-03 19:15 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Soundserge]
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Sources: Roon and Tidal
Processor: Trinnov Altitude 32-16
Speakers: DSP 8k SE

I have:

- Roon as the best remote and much more.
- Tidal for new music
- Trinnov for the very best RC AND equipment correction, and for MChannel native and two channels sources upmix also (Auro)... and it has Roon Ready future proof sw and hw.
- DSP SE as the best speaker.

I just need some money, that’s all.


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__Ayon/Jungson/Miltzow --analog, Miltzow-- digital,
__WMA/Finalizer- , iPad air, Macbook-pro.
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#276645 - 2018-06-03 23:28 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: RobertW]
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Excellent choices


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Personal System #1 Trinnov Altitude 32-8-16, 818v3, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 6000S, Alpha power cables, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
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#276684 - 2018-06-05 02:17 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Soundserge]
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Genesis Prime speakers*
Wavestream Kinetics Amps and line stage**
roon > Meridian 818v3

I'd also be tempted by the Magnepan 30.7***


*I haven't heard this speaker, but experience with the next model down suggests that it'd be worth selling one's soul
**I've heard these, and they're a clear win over anything else I've experienced, and they're quite affordable in relative terms
***Though I haven't heard it yet


Living room: 818v3, Audio Research VS 110, Maggie 1.6, REL sub
A/V room: 861v8, DSP7200SE L/R/C, 4x DSP320 surrounds, ID41 + Roon, UHD722, Prime+PS
Edited by Akimo; 2018-06-05 02:21.
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