Google Search  |  Meridian Systems  |  Meridian Streaming  |  Restaurant  |  WiKi  |  Duncan's Meridian Info  |  Board Rules  |  Restaurant Rules
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#271866 - 2018-01-15 15:58 Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like?
Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 598
Soundserge Offline
Paranoid android
Soundserge Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 598
Loc: Washington, DC, USA
This is a very open ended question, but with the wealth of choices we have and the trade-offs that come with each, I'm curious what your dream Roon+Meridian system would look like and why. Do you choose end-to-end Meridian 818v3 with DSP8000SE because convenience, integration and ostensible MQA benefits? Meridian Ultra DAC + analogue speakers because better DAC? Something else because room correction is more important than MQA? I think some people here use dCS Rossini but still stick with DSP8000SE and I wonder what their rationale is. Etc.

Also, moderators, I couldn't find an ideal forum for this as it concerns both Roon and Meridian hardware, but not necessarily Meridian streaming hardware.

Assumptions:
- Start from scratch, no concerns about existing investments
- Roon as the interface
- At least one Meridian component in your system
- Only currently shipping products (e.g. no 861v9 or 818v3 with RAAT, please)

Discuss!

Soundserge


Sonictransporter + Roon, 818v3, DSP 5200SEs, 218, DSP3200s
Edited by Soundserge; 2018-01-15 19:46.
Top
#271875 - 2018-01-15 19:11 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Soundserge]
Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,370
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner Working on the ultimate question
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner
Working on the ultimate question

Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,370
Loc: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
Ultra DAC
Revel Salon 2
Mark Levinson 515 Turntable
Mark Levinson No53 monoblocks
Rega reference pro phono preamp.
Audioquest interconnects that prove their worth in listening tests.
Shunyata power products
Auralex room treatments
A really comfy chair.


www.cmbintegrations.com

Personal System #1 Theta Digital Cassablanca 4, 218, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 600S, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Mark Levinson No515 Turntable

Crestron control and multi room audio via Meridian 258 amplifiers.
Top
#271876 - 2018-01-15 19:50 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
Registered: 2001-05-23
Posts: 2,718
Gianni Offline
Great Green Arkleseizure
Gianni Offline
Great Green Arkleseizure

Registered: 2001-05-23
Posts: 2,718
Loc: North London, United Kingdom
Analogue 1:

- UltraDAC
- Meridian 857 ('cos it will integrate easily and Meridian make great power amplifiers)
- Magico (wow!) or Martin-Logan speakers (also pretty good)

Analogue 2:

- UltraDAC
- ATC Actives

Digital:

- 818v3
- DSP8000SE


I've thought about this because the SE upgrade to the DSP8000s is what £12k so the 857 plus analogue speakers, or ATC actives, look like pretty good VFM alternatives


Wonderful perfect quadraphonic sound with distortion levels so low as to make a brave man weep smile
Top
#271878 - 2018-01-16 02:41 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Gianni]
Registered: 2010-02-03
Posts: 748
Mtns Offline
Paranoid android
Mtns Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2010-02-03
Posts: 748
Loc: North Carolina, USA
Bruce and Gianni- since money is no object, we need you to get some really cool machines on which to run Roon core, not to mention quite the display on which to view and control the action😉


James
NC1: 861v4+ID40, 218, MS200 (to outdoors), DSP8000SE (upgraded). 5500VC, 5500s, Hsu Research ULS15x2, DirecTV, Oppo BD103, QNAP251, Roon
NC2-see FL 2 with Triad Silver Speakers

FL1: G61R, 218, DSP8000SEs, 5500HC, DSP6000s, MS600, DirecTv, Oppo BD103, QNAP469, Roon
FL2: Marantz 7005, M60s, M60C, M33s, Oppo BDP-93, MS200, Roon
Top
#271879 - 2018-01-16 10:08 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Mtns]
Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,370
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner Working on the ultimate question
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner
Working on the ultimate question

Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,370
Loc: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
I tried to tray with really good but still sensible (cannot help it) Ideally including the costs of constructing a new room with proper dimensions for good sound, custom power feeds, HVAC with low velocity vents. Audio optimised wall construction, etc.


www.cmbintegrations.com

Personal System #1 Theta Digital Cassablanca 4, 218, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 600S, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Mark Levinson No515 Turntable

Crestron control and multi room audio via Meridian 258 amplifiers.
Top
#271880 - 2018-01-16 10:33 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Gianni]
Registered: 2012-10-22
Posts: 684
Albert Offline
Paranoid android
Albert Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2012-10-22
Posts: 684
Loc: Shanghai, China
UHD722
861v8
DSP8000SE*5
Revel Rhythm2*3
For Trifield or multichannel MQA


HT: Audiocom Oppo203 signature with Vanity HD/HD621 861v8, DSP6Ks(LCR), DSP5200.1
Revel b112 b110 AntimodeX4 JVCx790
Top
#271881 - 2018-01-16 10:57 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
Registered: 2011-02-02
Posts: 2,245
Hector Online content
Senior Shouting Officer
Hector Online content
Senior Shouting Officer

Registered: 2011-02-02
Posts: 2,245
Loc: Midlands, UK
First priority would be a new abode with no neighbours.
Second priority would be listening room design considerations as per Bruce above.
Third priority would be Meridian Ultra DAC and 857 with Magico as per Gianni above for his stated compatibility, ease of use, reasons.

Dreaming sleep Hector


AV: Thorens TD160B, SME, ShureV15MK2, 500, 598, 861v4, DSP7200.1LR, DSP3300HC Samsung UE55, SkyHD.
DINING: MS600, AC200, DSP5200SLLR.
STUDY 504, SB Touch, 2x MD600, C15, 808.6, 5200SE, Mac & PC, Explorer v1, Prime+PS Grado GS1000i
HORIZONTAL: M80, MS200, Red Rose Spirit + Sonus Faber Toys
A capella to Zydeco
Top
#271893 - 2018-01-16 14:40 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Hector]
Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 7,481
Ian Offline
President of the Imperial Galactic Government
Ian Offline
President of the Imperial Galactic Government

Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 7,481
Loc: Surrey, England, UK
McLaren P1
Raspberry Pi with Roon Bridge plugged into aux in - will only work when close to home - at other times I would have the P1 to listen to - except when in electric mode.


Meridian owner since 1992
DSP5000 96/24, MC200, Prime & PSU, Focal Elear, Explorer 1 & 2, F80, 200/203 and various Sonos.
Top
#271901 - 2018-01-16 17:34 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Ian]
Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 598
Soundserge Offline
Paranoid android
Soundserge Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 598
Loc: Washington, DC, USA
smile add a trailer with room for Roon core, plug it in to the P1’s ample batteries for clean power.


Sonictransporter + Roon, 818v3, DSP 5200SEs, 218, DSP3200s
Top
#271903 - 2018-01-16 17:53 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Soundserge]
Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 598
Soundserge Offline
Paranoid android
Soundserge Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 598
Loc: Washington, DC, USA
Analogue, assuming dedicated listening room:

- Ultra DAC
- some sort of RAAT ethernet-to-USB endpoint
- D’Agostino or Accuphase power amp
- Sonus Faber Stradivari Homage speakers

Sticking with Bruce’s sensible philosophy and limitations imposed by living room and family members:

- 818v3
- DSP7200SE
- Shunyata power conditioning
- room correction on Roon Core (don’t know how this interacts with EBA and/or loudness compensation at low volume, however)

Soundserge


Sonictransporter + Roon, 818v3, DSP 5200SEs, 218, DSP3200s
Edited by Soundserge; 2018-01-16 19:43.
Top
#271947 - 2018-01-17 17:25 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Soundserge]
Registered: 2009-11-20
Posts: 73
OldDogCan Offline
Mostly harmless
OldDogCan Offline
Mostly harmless

Registered: 2009-11-20
Posts: 73
Loc: New Mexico, USA
Ian and Soundserge - I suggest that your Raspberry Pi-based transport or "some sort of RAAT... ...endpoint" be the Allo DigiOne in a digital system. I haven't spent quality time with the SOtM sMS-200ultra ($1,700 w/ psu) which many people rate more highly than the Allo, but for less than $300, including quality psu and interconnects, the DigiOne is hard to beat.


ODC

Theater: C61R, DSP5200SEs,420s,33s, NHT amp/subs, HD621, 218, DigiOne, OPPO 203, JVC RS500, Fire,Apple,DirecTVs, Mac Pro 2010+, MF V-LINK II, REGEN and iFI conditioners

Also: 598DP, 568.2mm, 565, DSP5000.2s, Roon endpoints incl Allo USBridge, Explorer², iFi nano iDSD BL, Audeze LCD-X, AudioEngine spkrs, M&K sub, Apple MBP, OPPO BDP-83
Top
#271952 - 2018-01-17 18:10 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: OldDogCan]
Registered: 2012-12-04
Posts: 476
JaapJan Offline
Paranoid android
JaapJan Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2012-12-04
Posts: 476
Loc: Land van Maas en Waal, Netherl...
With a Mclaren you can listening to music whilst racing, with a M kit in a house you cannot race whilst listening. Hmmm decisions decisions, but i would go for 2 channel and buy a new house with a separate audio room.
818v3, DSP8000SE, fed by a Roon source altough i rather keep Sooloos.


System 1: MC200, 818v3, DSP7200SE
System 2: boxed (DSP5000.1, Monarchy DIP24/96, Squeezebox Duet.)
Office: MS200, STAX SRM-323II, SR303
Top
#276494 - 2018-05-31 11:22 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: JaapJan]
Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is

Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
Loc: South UK
For me -

Roon Nucleus+
818v3
DSP8000SE
Appropriate infrastructure, room treatments, etc., which would have to be auditioned
A large room in a well-detached house to place it all in!

That would be for music, but an 861v8 and a brace of DSPs for cinema would be very nice too!


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
Top
#276496 - 2018-05-31 11:52 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: 3dit0r]
Registered: 2004-04-23
Posts: 2,475
Cliff. Offline
Senior Shouting Officer
Cliff. Offline
Senior Shouting Officer

Registered: 2004-04-23
Posts: 2,475
Loc: South Wiltshire, UK
I’d swap the 818 for a Trinnov Alt32 which would give state of the art room correction and MC expansion options.


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.
Top
#276497 - 2018-05-31 12:16 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Cliff.]
Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is

Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
Loc: South UK
I’m an MQA fan, though, so I wouldn’t for 2-channel. Possibly for multichannel, although I do love the Meridian sound so I bet I’d end up with an 861.

Inherent in my thinking on cost-no-object is that the room would be very well designed and treated, so I wouldn’t be using much in the way of RC.


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
Top
#276498 - 2018-05-31 12:30 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: 3dit0r]
Registered: 2004-04-23
Posts: 2,475
Cliff. Offline
Senior Shouting Officer
Cliff. Offline
Senior Shouting Officer

Registered: 2004-04-23
Posts: 2,475
Loc: South Wiltshire, UK
I'm an MQA fan too and Roon (via the Trinnov) gives me the decoding. I'd rather have the RC than the secondary rendering. Also, I see RC as the room fine-tuning which you can't achieve with treatment alone.


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.
Top
#276500 - 2018-05-31 12:53 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Cliff.]
Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is

Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
Loc: South UK
Having heard a noticeable difference decoding only via Roon, vs the extra render in the 818v3, I'd still stick with the 818, until both are possible.

I take your point about fine tuning, but I think if the room is large and constructed properly, you can get most of the way there. A friend of mine has a room which sounds utterly sublime without any treatments at all, just because of dimensions/construction.

Hopefully, by the time I have the funds to do this(!) Meridian will have the 861v9 out with MQA and MRC wink


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
Top
#276502 - 2018-05-31 13:24 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: 3dit0r]
Registered: 2010-12-09
Posts: 3,435
Ratbert Offline
Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Ratbert Offline
Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal

Registered: 2010-12-09
Posts: 3,435
Loc: Europe
Originally Posted By 3dit0r
Hopefully, by the time I have the funds to do this(!) Meridian will have the 861v9 out with MQA and MRC wink
Are you hoping for reincarnation laugh


Always learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Top
#276503 - 2018-05-31 13:44 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Ratbert]
Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is

Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
Loc: South UK
Haha, for me to earn the funds, or Meridian to produce a v9?


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
Top
#276505 - 2018-05-31 14:21 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: 3dit0r]
Registered: 2010-12-09
Posts: 3,435
Ratbert Offline
Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Ratbert Offline
Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal

Registered: 2010-12-09
Posts: 3,435
Loc: Europe
The latter, I am sure you are a man of means confused


Always learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Top
#276506 - 2018-05-31 15:01 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Ratbert]
Registered: 2010-02-03
Posts: 748
Mtns Offline
Paranoid android
Mtns Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2010-02-03
Posts: 748
Loc: North Carolina, USA
He has his ways.


James
NC1: 861v4+ID40, 218, MS200 (to outdoors), DSP8000SE (upgraded). 5500VC, 5500s, Hsu Research ULS15x2, DirecTV, Oppo BD103, QNAP251, Roon
NC2-see FL 2 with Triad Silver Speakers

FL1: G61R, 218, DSP8000SEs, 5500HC, DSP6000s, MS600, DirecTv, Oppo BD103, QNAP469, Roon
FL2: Marantz 7005, M60s, M60C, M33s, Oppo BDP-93, MS200, Roon
Top
#276512 - 2018-05-31 17:16 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Ratbert]
Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is

Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
Loc: South UK
Originally Posted By Ratbert
The latter, I am sure you are a man of means confused
Lol, actually, I think you may see a v9 before I can afford the 8KSEs alone (although I hope I’m wrong) 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
Top
#276513 - 2018-05-31 17:27 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: 3dit0r]
Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 660
Rodney Gold Offline
Paranoid android
Rodney Gold Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 660
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
Originally Posted By 3dit0r
For me -

Roon Nucleus+
818v3
DSP8000SE
Appropriate infrastructure, room treatments, etc., which would have to be auditioned
A large room in a well-detached house to place it all in!

That would be for music, but an 861v8 and a brace of DSPs for cinema would be very nice too!
Same as mine except I would use a Trinnov in place of the 818... Trinnov RC will trump MQA anyday.


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.
Top
#276524 - 2018-05-31 22:53 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Rodney Gold]
Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is

Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
Loc: South UK
With all these votes for the Trinnov, it’s about time Meridian added state of the art RC to the 818v4, isn’t it...?


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
Top
#276529 - 2018-06-01 07:14 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Rodney Gold]
Registered: 2002-02-14
Posts: 8,451
ncpl Offline
President of the Imperial Galactic Government
ncpl Offline

President of the Imperial Galactic Government

Registered: 2002-02-14
Posts: 8,451
Loc: Surrey, UK
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.


Rgds,
Nick

#15SE
Top
#276530 - 2018-06-01 07:55 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: ncpl]
Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is

Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
Loc: South UK
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
Edited by 3dit0r; 2018-06-01 08:00.
Top
#276534 - 2018-06-01 08:23 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: ncpl]
Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 660
Rodney Gold Offline
Paranoid android
Rodney Gold Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 660
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
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.
Top
#276535 - 2018-06-01 08:37 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Rodney Gold]
Registered: 2004-04-23
Posts: 2,475
Cliff. Offline
Senior Shouting Officer
Cliff. Offline
Senior Shouting Officer

Registered: 2004-04-23
Posts: 2,475
Loc: South Wiltshire, UK
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.
Top
#276538 - 2018-06-01 09:01 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Cliff.]
Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 660
Rodney Gold Offline
Paranoid android
Rodney Gold Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 660
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
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.
Top
#276550 - 2018-06-01 15:44 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Rodney Gold]
Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is
3dit0r Offline
Knows where his towel is

Registered: 2012-04-17
Posts: 1,855
Loc: South UK
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.


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
Top
#276639 - 2018-06-03 19:15 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Soundserge]
Registered: 2000-11-01
Posts: 2,616
RobertW Offline
Robert.W Great Green Arkleseizure
RobertW Offline
Robert.W
Great Green Arkleseizure

Registered: 2000-11-01
Posts: 2,616
Loc: Austria, Europe
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.


861v6+ID40/800v3/3x8k.2/3x5k5s smile /2x5kC/ 218/Explorer/TT-ELP/Trinnov Amethyst
__HB-strip, Ayon/HB/Shunyata/Dream State Audio/Miltzow -- power cables,
__Ayon/Jungson/Miltzow --analog, Miltzow-- digital,
__WMA/Finalizer- , iPad air, Macbook-pro.
Reviver
Edited by RobertW; 2018-06-04 05:45.
Top
#276645 - 2018-06-03 23:28 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: RobertW]
Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,370
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner Working on the ultimate question
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner
Working on the ultimate question

Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,370
Loc: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
Excellent choices


www.cmbintegrations.com

Personal System #1 Theta Digital Cassablanca 4, 218, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 600S, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Mark Levinson No515 Turntable

Crestron control and multi room audio via Meridian 258 amplifiers.
Top
#276684 - 2018-06-05 02:17 Re: Blank slate, money no object, what would your Roon + Meridian system look like? [Re: Soundserge]
Registered: 2009-03-05
Posts: 422
Akimo Offline
Paranoid android
Akimo Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2009-03-05
Posts: 422
Loc: San Jose, California, USA
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.
Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  Carl, Duncs, ncpl 
Who's Online
2 registered (Hector, Bee), 46 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
GalaxieMoon, YBA_US, Tybot, COTJ, Hualon
4637 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
3dit0r 103
Ratbert 73
CMB Integrations - Bruce 63
Tarik 33
Jazzmaniac1954 29
Top Posters
VirusKiller 12345
Fiddler 8666
ncpl 8451
Carl 7707
Ian 7481
Forum Stats
4,637 Registered Members
17 Forums
24,914 Topics
254,534 Posts

Most users ever online: 211 @ 2015-05-05 14:40
Meridian  |  Media Centre  |  Support  |  Firmware Release Notes  |  RSS Systems  |  RSS Streaming  |  RSS Restaurant