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#276321 - 2018-05-24 16:59 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Carl]
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Meaning that if you listen to your system at 115dB or greater for long periods of time you won't be an audiophile very long as you will lose your hearing.


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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
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#276324 - 2018-05-24 17:49 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Er... Bruce... that was British humour. I am pretty sure Carl knew exactly what you meant 😂😂


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#276326 - 2018-05-24 18:18 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: ncpl]
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Yep ... I guess it was lost in translation.


861v6+ID40, HD621, 8000.2, 7200HC, 7200, SKYQ Silver, PS3, PDP-LX6090, QNAP TS870-Pro (8*6TB), Roon, iPadAir2.
[In Reserve] C15, MD600 (2*3TB), TwinStore RM (2*2TB)
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#276334 - 2018-05-25 04:47 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Awb]
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I’m having a little difficulty setting these up I find the instructions manual very hard to understand to be honest (it seems incredibly complicated), I basically want to run the speakers without any other Meridian equipment attached (just my Tag Mclaren Transport and a computer connected via coaxial). If anyone who has cracked the manual can offer advice it mentions TYPE which apparently shouldn’t be confused with TYPES!!. How Meridian thought that one letter difference would specify a completely different result wouldn’t confuse people is beyond me!.

It mentions TYPE restores the memory to factory settings for all three types, them it mentions 8 TYPES in the next paragraph ( are there 3 or 8 TYPES! ).

To get intosettings it specifies you have to press N S W E I cannot see any of these on the remote but I presume they are the arrow keys?.

On page 47 of the manual it mentions if not using any other Meridian equipment (I’m only using the speakers with other brands at the moment), it says set as TYPE 5.

Anyone know how I can check what type the system is currently on please or indeed how to set to factory settings and finally (for now) does resetting alter the firmware as these speakers are in 5.40 firmware and currently the right speaker is set to master which I think maybe wrong?.

Any help on this would be tremendous and appreciated.

I want to start afresh as the previous owner had the right set to master which surely means the left speaker is putting out the right speakers information but again I am uncertain ..

I guess for now what I’d like to achieve is to

1. Reset the speakers to factory settings.
2. Alter the speakers so that the left is the Main speaker and right is the Slave Speaker.
3. Set the speakers to the correct TYPE for non Meridian equipment use.
4. Alter the bass to corner use or at least turn it down a touch!.

Thank you anyone ?.


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Edited by Awb; 2018-05-25 05:03.
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#276338 - 2018-05-25 06:45 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Awb]
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Hi AWB,

I have DSP5000’s but expect the setup sequence to be similar to the 5500’s.

Start by selecting the type you want. Type 2 would work, transport into D1, computer into D2.

Do this by turning the speaker off, hold down the number 2 on your remote while pointing at your speaker and turn the speaker on. Type 2 should be displayed.

Release the number 2 on the remote. L. Should be displayed.

Use the up/down arrows on the remote to designate the speaker as left or right.

You want the left to be the master so when you get to this stage it is set for now, Type 2, left master. Turn the speaker off. (Note, there will be no additional info to tell you that it is a master, only displays an s when the speaker is a slave.)

Right speaker will be, turn off, point remote at it while holding #2, turn speaker on, Type 2 will be displayed.

Use up down keys to designate it as a right speaker. Then use play button to make it a slave.
Display should read r.s
Once you have got that, turn the speaker off so store the settings.

To adjust base response you can adjust the boundary settings in the Setup menu of your master speaker, settings will be automatically transferred to you slave speaker.

Switch off the master. Point the remote at it while holding the Store key.
SEt will momentarily show on the display.
Use the left/right buttons to get to FrEE.
Then use up/down to change to corner or boundary.
Turn off when done.

Good luck,
Andrew


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#276339 - 2018-05-25 08:28 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: thuety]
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Stick with the Genelecs ... they are VERY good... 5.5ks do not have the same bass slam and impact and are a lot more "polite".


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Meridian gear: 568.2mm and DSP5000's acting as TV speakers.
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#276347 - 2018-05-25 13:59 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Struttmaster]
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Struttmaster,

Thank you for that information Andrew and taking time to write it in answer to my questions, I will try what you say after the bank holiday. It does mention TYPE 5 in the manual available elsewhere on this wonderful site.

Thanks again.


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#276364 - 2018-05-25 23:32 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Awb]
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Yep, type 5 looks the go.


HT: G68ADV w/LPS, HD621, 5000C, Marantz BD, 218, REL SW, analogue fronts & DSP5000 rears.
Office: Prime PS& HP amp, MS200, Director, Woo Audio WA2 (w/50yo Tung-Sol tubes), Beyerdynamic T1's
Family Room: Allo digi, 568.2mm, 598, 3100's, REL SW
Upstairs: SBT, Explorer2
BBQ/Party: Raspberry Pi, F80
Intel fanless NUC7i5 running ROCK
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#276368 - 2018-05-26 01:48 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Awb]
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I have been using my 5500HC in my media room with the 861v8 driving it for a few years now ... it’s fabulous from everything that I throw at it video wise (ie. Cable TV to movies), but also as an audiophile at heart, the speaker in ‘Trifield’ mode really handles all sorts of musical genre with ease. Trifield audition was what sold me originally on the 5500HC.

The 5500HC swings above it’s weight class, even when paired with 6K’s, 8K’s, etc...if Meridian had a “Hall of Fame”, the 5500HC may win on the merit of overall best pound for pound (ie. Value for the dollar) single speaker they ever produced ... minor attempt at humor, but in my home that speaker is in use more than all other zones, and it’s been an absolute workhorse, and completely elegant at the same time...great speaker.


1 861v8+ID41, 818v3, HD621, Oppo 105D, 8KSE L/R, 5.5KHC,5K Rears, DSW, Kaleidescape Cinema One, Roku4K, Apple TV
2 218, DSP 6K - 2 channel
3 218 - 2 channel
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#276466 - 2018-05-30 18:10 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: JRZDRM]
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Are you up and running yet?

Rgds
Stuart


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#276485 - 2018-05-31 07:07 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: StuWils]
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Not yet haven’t been home to do it yet, house sitting whilst parents on holiday!.


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#276568 - 2018-06-01 18:45 Re: DSP5500 are they a good purchase in today’s Hifi World? [Re: Struttmaster]
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Originally Posted By Struttmaster
I have DSP5000’s but expect the setup sequence to be similar to the 5500’s.

Start by selecting the type you want. Type 2 would work, transport into D1, computer into D2.

Do this by turning the speaker off, hold down the number 2 on your remote while pointing at your speaker and turn the speaker on. Type 2 should be displayed.

Release the number 2 on the remote. L. Should be displayed.

Use the up/down arrows on the remote to designate the speaker as left or right.

You want the left to be the master so when you get to this stage it is set for now, Type 2, left master. Turn the speaker off. (Note, there will be no additional info to tell you that it is a master, only displays an s when the speaker is a slave.)

Right speaker will be, turn off, point remote at it while holding #2, turn speaker on, Type 2 will be displayed.

Use up down keys to designate it as a right speaker. Then use play button to make it a slave.
Display should read r.s
Once you have got that, turn the speaker off so store the settings.
I’ve followed your instructions, can I ask please, do you have to set each individual speaker to type 2 for example (one after the other), also when I press the menu keys NSE and W in normal mode nothing happens at all?.

Also pressing the menu button and one of NSEW does nothing at all?. The only way I can get it to alter is by pressing the Function key and W or E. I’m also getting a strange display which reads U2.45 haven’t got a clue what that means.

Is there any way to find out what mode it’s in to check settings without altering anything. My system remote is the one with function in the bottom left hand corner of it. This really is baffling to me as I’m doing what it says in the manual and the remote isn’t doing anything at all?

On page 17 of the instruction manual it says to access the menu you have to press the NSE or W to access, doing that on my remote doesn’t change anything All I can think of it that I must not be in Normal mode currently?

To my current understanding switching them off reverts to normal mode but I must be doing something wrong as the only way I can access the menu structure is by pressing the “function” key.


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