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#273247 - 2018-02-16 10:22 5200.2 two digital sources
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Hi

New guy, tried searching and not much wiser smile Is there a way to connect two sources (SPDIF) to 5200s? Or is it smarter to go via MC200?

Cheers Tom

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#273249 - 2018-02-16 11:00 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Sting]
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Hi Tom,

Welcome to the forum.

I'm sure someone will chip in with some cheap option to get SPDIF into the SpeakerLink connection on the speakers but the Meridian option would be to use an AC12. You'll find details if you look around on 'Duncan's Meridian Info' link at the top of the page.

Plenty of other options to add inputs you can go with the MC200, particularly if you already have one and want to use Sooloos (although that won't provide any other additional inputs).

Alternative options with direct SL connections would be an AC200 or a 218 if you want to add more sources (although you'd still need the MC200 for Sooloos). Cheaper still would be to use a 500 series switcher (e.g. 562) and to use a 'Reviver' (or AC12) to convert to SL.

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#273250 - 2018-02-16 11:34 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: bxd]
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Thanks bxd,
Excellent info.
Regards
Tom

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#273252 - 2018-02-16 12:09 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Sting]
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Brian has covered all bases above.

If you have just two digital sources and a pair of DSP speakers then it is a really elegant setup.

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.


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#273253 - 2018-02-16 12:29 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: ncpl]
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Yes, but one of those inputs on the 5200.2 is via a SpeakerLink connection, so OP was asking about how to get two SPDIF (coax) inputs into the speakers.

Brian


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#273254 - 2018-02-16 12:37 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: bxd]
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I know... hence why I said "with the right cables"


Rgds,
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#273255 - 2018-02-16 12:55 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: ncpl]
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Originally Posted By ncpl
I know... hence why I said "with the right cables"
That's a reply worthy of a Meridian employee.


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Edited by bxd; 2018-02-16 14:57.
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#273256 - 2018-02-16 14:41 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: bxd]
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Hi Tom,

A quick Google search of the forum reveals SpeakerLink used as Digital Out (XLR or SPDIF) plus COMMS and RS232... or you could purchase a Reviver from Robert.

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Carl


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#273264 - 2018-02-16 21:13 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Carl]
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Thanks a lot guys👍🏻😀

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#273269 - 2018-02-17 07:59 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Carl]
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Hi Carl,

The cable topic SpeakerLink used as Digital Out (XLR or SPDIF) plus COMMS and RS232 was a bit over my head smile I am not sure the Reviver does what I ask?

I would basically like to connect one coax with SPDIF into one input and one coax SPDIF into the SpeakerLink inputs on one speaker. And of course have both speakers sing when I select either input. Is that possible?

Maybe a bad explanation smile basically convert the SpeakerLink input into another coax SPDIF input.

Cheers Tom

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#273270 - 2018-02-17 09:17 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Sting]
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The Reviver will do what you ask. You will just need the appropriate cables, for the configuration you want.

Reviver (and other aforementioned solutions) converts SPDIF + Comms to SpeakerLink and vice versa - comms cables may differ slightly depending on which way you are going.

But if you don't need comms going into SpeakerLink, IE via the BNC cable then it is even simpler. You only need comms for the first Meridian source and either SpeakerLink or BNC connections (with an DIN/BNC adaptor) will do that or you.

If your other source is not Meridian then MC200 via SpeakerLink then any version of Reviver et al should suffice.


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#273273 - 2018-02-17 11:07 Re: 5200.2 two digital sources [Re: Ian]
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Have you read this document?


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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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#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.


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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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