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#278324 - 2018-08-04 23:00 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: MrTechGuy]
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Great to know there is someone there who can keep our kit running. It also makes it much easier to recommend used kit to others and I hope you are hugely successful smile


DSP7200SE's (on GAIA I's), 818v3, Antipodes CX, SoTM sNH-10G switch

Shunyata Triton v3 & Typhon QR
[Using a mix of Alpha NR, Delta NR power cables + SotM and AudioQuest Diamond interconnects]
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#278326 - 2018-08-05 00:40 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: MrTechGuy]
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Hi Edd

This is fantastic news...have already sent you an email via the website earlier this evening.

All the very best to you and your colleagues for your new venture.

Cheers

George

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#278328 - 2018-08-05 09:08 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: Mr Meridian]
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A big thumbs-up from me.

Possibly, I can get a definitive answer on if my G95 is repairable (enquiry form completed).


My Mac can go all the way to XI - Mac user since 1988 - Meridian owner since 1993.

Music: M6, 218, 504, 506.2, AC12, SBT, LMS
Movies: Loewe Bild7.55, ATV4K, B&W PV-1
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#278329 - 2018-08-05 09:19 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: MrTechGuy]
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Great news Edd
I have sent you an enquiry via your website.
Thanks in advance of your response
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, Prime+PS Grado GS1000i
HORIZONTAL: M80, MS200, Red Rose Spirit + Sonus Faber Toys
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#278330 - 2018-08-05 09:29 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: Hector]
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Great news


Meridian owner since 1992
Prime & PSU, Focal Elear headphones, roon (ROCK 8Gi5 Nuc), Explorer 1 & 2, F80. 200/203, MC200 and various Sonos.

Appreciate the help I have given over the years? About to order a new Tesla? Please consider using my Tesla referral code when ordering to share free Supercharger miles.
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#278331 - 2018-08-05 12:06 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: Ian]
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Cheers guys for the support.

We don't work weekends as this is our family time but we will get back to you during normal working hours.

We have some items for sale also and will list these on our website when we get time during the week.

Thanks
Edd


Repairs, Upgrades, Spares and System Setup.
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#278343 - 2018-08-06 14:03 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: MrTechGuy]
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A false dawn (!)

Just received a response stating that my G95 cannot be repaired due to lack of spare parts. frown


My Mac can go all the way to XI - Mac user since 1988 - Meridian owner since 1993.

Music: M6, 218, 504, 506.2, AC12, SBT, LMS
Movies: Loewe Bild7.55, ATV4K, B&W PV-1
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#278360 - 2018-08-07 17:53 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: spinaltap]
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Apologies, Most of the G95 parts are now unavailable or we cannot trust.

So sorry if we gave false hope we didn't mean too.

Thanks
Mr Tech Guy


Repairs, Upgrades, Spares and System Setup.
http://www.mrtechguy.co.uk

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#278544 - 2018-08-17 18:45 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: MrTechGuy]
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I think a list of those Meridian items that cannot be repaired would be extremely useful.


My Mac can go all the way to XI - Mac user since 1988 - Meridian owner since 1993.

Music: M6, 218, 504, 506.2, AC12, SBT, LMS
Movies: Loewe Bild7.55, ATV4K, B&W PV-1
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#278694 - 2018-08-28 21:51 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: spinaltap]
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Very glad to find out about MrTechGuy. Been in touch via the website and my 506 CD Player is already boxed and ready for despatch tomorrow.

I can understand that for some, it may seem a little odd to keep going with old/classic hifi but there's some sentimental attachment plus our house move means for the first time I've got somewhere to use the whole system laid out in the classic "either side of the fireplace" config. It's good to, at long last, hear it working as intended (did I mention it was our first detached house so the guilt factor is way down smile ).

BTW, the A500 speakers are really rather good. Now everything is properly laid out, I can hear detail in some of my favourite CDs and LPs that I've not heard before.

Getting all this hooked up to local FLAC store and streaming is a work-in-progress. Once the 506 CD is back. need to see if the 504 is needed for the FM or if radio via Freeview is practical as I've run out of inputs on the 551!

Had it not been for the advice and links here, would have had to give up a while back so thanks, Meridian Unplugged.

Cheers, Mike


**After the GL101, it was a slippery slope to this. Retro? Moi?**
Main: 596 DVD/CD, 504 FM Tuner, 551 Integrated Amp, A500 Speakers, Linn Sondek/Basik Plus/K9, NAD 613
Eyes: Sony Bravia KDL-32WD, Humax Freeview FVP-5000T
Ears: Meridian Explorer, Sennheiser HD265, Bose QC20, Wharfedale DD1
Network: Marantz M-CR603, JRiver MC25
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#279081 - 2018-09-21 08:39 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: Mike_500]
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Loc: Abruzzo, Italy
Hi Mike.

Great to hear that your beloved 500 kit is still giving a lot of pleasure. I get the bit about sentimental attachment to the old 500 stuff; there is something very elegant & completely timeless about the styling of them; real design classics. You should be able to pick up a 501 for not much money that would give you more inputs. I think that would be the way to go (but open to correction).


Audio: MC200, G61R SL, HD621, DSP5500, 5500HC, DSP3100. Subs: 2 x REL Gibraltar 2.
Video: JVC X70, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen 129"(2.35).

Meridian owner since 1998
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#280245 - 2018-11-16 16:21 Re: Repair, service and upgrade of Meridian legacy products [Re: Carl]
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I clicked the notify button, but it took to a page where nothing else seemed to happen!

I have just recapped and sorted out the overheated power resistors (that Meridian elected to use as a cheap and nasty way to invoke a rater crude power supply) for a friend's 5000s. He's thrilled with the outcome, he says they are now better sounding than his 5200s! Mind you, these are really special components.

I guess I would be prepared to offer an upgrade service, but don't expect me to cut corners on the quality of the components I've selected, and I'm guessing it's a couple of hours work per speaker, so it won't be a bargain basement price; but nor are Meridian speakers in the first place. It's the shipping costs that may be prohibitive though.

Having said all that, you'd get years more service (assuming the rest of the original silicon components don't give up!) and hopefully you might agree with my mate, who thinks there is an improvement in the audio quality.

I assume there will be similar components in the other Meridian active speakers, so other models could have similar treatments to keep 'em breathing.

It's not limited there - I've just upgraded the capacitors in my favourite 601 DSP preamp, my 602 transport is next and I suspect the amazing 604 tuner will also benefit (I actually think this is the best component Meridian have ever made - so this could be a route to actually make the best even better!! - we'll see).

I also made him my own version of a cat5 link to replace the standard Meridian comms and SPDIF signal cable - he has RJ45 outlets in every corner of the room and wanted (well his better half insisted) to get rid of trailing cables 'round the room.

This is nothing like Meridian SpeakerLink, being a proper active driven transmitter and receiver pair IT IS NOT compatible with the Meridian SpeakerLink or ethernet switches etc. While being a prototype at the moment, it has scope for development. I've not tried it over great distances, but I suspect it could be refined to achieve transmission over several hundred yards - it may already do so, I didn't have that much cat5 to test it with.

It would of course work equally well for analogue signals, using broadcast grade components.

It is not just limited to Meridian digital systems.

Finally I'm developing a super low noise, super stable linear power supply for the G68 that is my main 'pre amp'. It's 5 or 6 amps for the five volt rail, 2 to 3 amps for +/-12v rail (-12v only really needs to be half an amp, but it's capable of the same current delivery as the positive rail). Again it's not just limited to the G68, any device that has similar DC requirements will benefit.


#1: G68, G98, 5200, 5200C, 4x5200, 602, 604
#2: 568, 596, ...
#3: 200, ...
#4: 601, D600, ...
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