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#279360 - 2018-10-03 17:58 Re: Something new is coming [Re: Asa Post]
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NavSWEDEN Offline
Hitchhiker
NavSWEDEN Offline
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Registered: 2009-08-09
Posts: 84
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
i thought the ultra DAC had tech found within the SE speakers?


#1 808v6,DSP7200SE,MD600,Rega RP10/Aria/Apheta,Nakamichi Dragon tape,Panasonic 65EZ1000 OLED,Oppo 203
#2 F80,218,Pioneer KRP500A plasma,Apple TV
Cabling:Nordost Frey2;QX4/QB8 power
Kitchen:M80
Bedroom:Henry Kloss Model 1
Portable:Chord Hugo2,Astell&Kern SP1000 player.
Head/earphones:Audeze LCD-XC & LCDi4,Shure SE846
Gone:G95,MC200,MS200,B&W 805s
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#279365 - 2018-10-03 21:13 Re: Something new is coming [Re: NavSWEDEN]
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ChrisLayerUK Offline
President of the Imperial Galactic Government
ChrisLayerUK Offline
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Registered: 2004-12-09
Posts: 6,470
Loc: Colchester, Essex, UK
The secret is out... It’s a Meridian tuned Smartphone...

Here

Meridian


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best:
GIK monster bass panels, rear wall. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... (Thanks Russ) Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
My F80 is in repair...
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#279367 - 2018-10-03 21:35 Re: Something new is coming [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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DuncanBudd Offline
Pan-dimensional being
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Registered: 2009-06-25
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Loc: West London, UK
Yawn. [Hope that is not too cynical]


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(Another) Duncan
Main: DSP6k, HD621, Oppo93, PS3+4, Lenovo M93P Tiny, Panasonic P50ST60
Kitchen: M80+Echo DotV2    Bedroom: F80+Echo DotV3
Office: Echo DotV3              Boxed: MS200 x2, DSP5K x 4
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#279368 - 2018-10-03 22:13 Re: Something new is coming [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Akimo Offline
Paranoid android
Akimo Offline
Paranoid android

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Loc: San Jose, California, USA
Not useful for me (I'm squarely in the Apple universe), but might be of interest to others.

That said, MQA for 861's would have been 11,000% more welcome.


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
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#279371 - 2018-10-03 23:36 Re: Something new is coming [Re: Akimo]
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Jeremy A-H Offline
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Jeremy A-H Offline
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Posts: 284
Loc: Hampshire, UK
+1


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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#279372 - 2018-10-03 23:54 Re: Something new is coming [Re: Jeremy A-H]
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Mr Meridian Offline
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Posts: 4,465
Loc: Perthshire, Scotland
Okay, I'm going to surprise you all by saying that I am actually pretty interested in this!

I'd heard that the LG v40 was being announced today, and that it has wide, normal and tele camera modules. Yup, it's still smartphone photography, but they are as good as £200 compact cameras were just a few years back.

I heard the LG G6 Korean version with "quad DAC" earlier this year, which I thought was exceptionally good, so Meridian adding special sauce means this will most likely be my next phone...sooner rather than later!

Cheers

George, the sell out... grin

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#279373 - 2018-10-04 01:05 Re: Something new is coming [Re: Mr Meridian]
Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,730
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner Knows where his towel is
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner
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Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,730
Loc: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
Me too. I have a V30 now and will get the V40 as soon as it is available. Getting Meridian's name in front of more people cetainly won't hurt either.


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Personal System #1 Trinnov Altitude 32-8-16, 818v3, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 6000S, Alpha power cables, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Mark Levinson No515 Turntable

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#279374 - 2018-10-04 01:44 Re: Something new is coming [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Akimo Offline
Paranoid android
Akimo Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2009-03-05
Posts: 454
Loc: San Jose, California, USA
I'm guessing that what we're seeing is not in the context of marketing strategy. That would imply that there is a high-enough volume brand-recognition path from a $900 phone or soundbar to Meridian's $5,000 processors, $15,000 stereo speakers, or custom install systems to make these LG projects be economically worthwhile. That seems unlikely to me. I looked at 6 reviews of the LG V40 at prominent review/media sites and not a single one mentioned Meridian.

That leaves me believing that Meridian has decided that their ability to improve other firm's value-based offerings will bring in more revenue and/or profit than staying purely at the high-end. This seems likely to delay important updates and advances at the high end, but could provide margin needed to get back to those things in the long term.

I don't know nearly enough about their business to evaluate if this is a good move, but it sure is a frustrating one for me. They appear to be working on soundbars and phones instead of MQA, updated RC, updated codec support, etc.


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
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#279377 - 2018-10-04 07:41 Re: Something new is coming [Re: Akimo]
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Ian Offline
President of the Imperial Galactic Government
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Registered: 2004-08-07
Posts: 7,733
Loc: Surrey, England, UK
Well I think that is proof of further diversification for Meridian into product and service areas and demographics that is wider than many on here are interested in. It has diluted the interest in Meridian for moany (Freudian slip) here that, if it ensures the long term of Meridian, we just have to accept and take any product launch that is of interest to us, as a bonus.


Meridian owner since 1992
Prime & PSU, Focal Elear headphones, roon (ROCK 8Gi5 Nuc), Explorer 1 & 2, F80. Gathering dust - 200/203, MC200 and various Sonos.
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#279380 - 2018-10-04 08:01 Re: Something new is coming [Re: Ian]
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Registered: 2004-04-23
Posts: 2,527
Loc: South Wiltshire, UK
So, the something new has arrived - shame it's from LG and not Meridian.

(As an aside, I'm I the only one thinking that the prices of smart phones have got truly silly.)


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.
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#279381 - 2018-10-04 08:29 Re: Something new is coming [Re: Cliff.]
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Ratbert Offline
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Posts: 3,645
Loc: Europe
No you are not alone, I seem to recall reading LG has representation on Meridians board? I wouldn’t be surprised to see LG take a controlling stake in the near future.
My interest in Meridian is based around products they produce that I am interested in purchasing, if they are not doing that then their prosperity / survival is not especially relevant to me.


If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day. But if you teach a man to fish he will buy an ugly hat. And if you talk about fish to a starving man then you are a consultant.

If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a fool about it.
Edited by Ratbert; 2018-10-04 08:33.
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#279382 - 2018-10-04 09:09 Re: Something new is coming [Re: Ratbert]
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Syles Offline
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Syles Offline
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Registered: 2007-09-23
Posts: 1,683
Loc: London, UK
Apple used to make desktop computers…

If Meridian’s getting revenue from the LG products, it may be the lifeline that keeps them going.

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