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#273274 - 2018-02-17 11:53 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Ratbert]
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It was quite clear from Meridian when D1 and D2 legends were used on non SL 5200 and legacy M DSP versions.
So on DSP5200SL SL is D1 and SPDIF could be either D1 or D2, confused by lack of clarity from M. Especially the unforgivable 52000 typo in the FAQ from 2011.


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#273296 - 2018-02-17 23:02 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Hector]
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Plan is to have a Sonos Connect with SPDIF out to play Spotify into SPDIF on the 5200.
Then either a MC200 with my hirez music into the SL input or as suggested skip the MC200 and go for a Allo digione feeding a SPDIF signal into the SL input in some way. Unsure I would gain anything by going the MC200 route.

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#273355 - 2018-02-19 21:14 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: ncpl]
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Originally Posted By ncpl
DSP's can handle 2 inputs with just a bit of setup (Read the manual for TYPE setting) and the right cables. D1 and D2 inputs.
Where can these "right cables" be obtained? smile

Tom

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#273363 - 2018-02-20 07:03 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Sting]
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Standard digital audio phono coax and either standard > Cat5 STP if connecting to Meridian SpeakerLink or something like a Reviver or similar if connecting to SPDIF.


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#273367 - 2018-02-20 08:37 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Ian]
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I need a conversion cable from SPDIF to SpeakerLink. The Reviver does the opposite or do I misunderstand?

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#273368 - 2018-02-20 08:48 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Sting]
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The Reviver can do either, you just need to tell Robert your intended application for the device and he'll build exactly what you need. Mine was to go from Speakerlink to SPDIF plus DIN comms.

Cheers

George

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#273370 - 2018-02-20 09:28 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Mr Meridian]
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Worth reiterating that audio conversion is the same no matter what direction you are going, but comms is different depending on what the specific application is. As mentioned before, if it's a non Meridian source, ie without comms, it doesn't matter what cable you do - infact you don't even need a Reviver if you are capable of building your own and follow the instructions that Carl posted or buy an off the shelf balun (such as the Neutrik transformer) and can make your own cables. However, TBH, Roberts Reviver is the least hassle.


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DSP5000 96/24, MC200, Prime & PSU, Focal Elear, Explorer 1 & 2, F80, 200/203 and various Sonos.
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#273377 - 2018-02-20 12:17 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Ian]
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Thanks Ian! The source (SPDIF out) is not Meridian so then I understand a coax to RJ45 cable would work?
Have tried to PM Robert and MI' but get the response "over private topic limit"?
Rgds Tom

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#273378 - 2018-02-20 12:21 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Sting]
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I have emailed Robert for you, he should be in touch in due course.


Always learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
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#275982 - 2018-05-12 19:15 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Ratbert]
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In case anybody wonder what I did, bought an Allo Digi One feeding hi rez music into the speakers. On the coax in I have a Sonos connect so my wife can listen to her stuff.

This is the perfect system for me, easily beating the Beolab 5s I had. Also baeting Vivid audio with Devialet amplification.

There is something special to the Meridian sound, I cannot pinpoint it, my soul feels it.
You are a great bunch, really helpful, I bow my head in gratitude.

Cheers
Tom

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