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Review - Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Meridian's new DAC the Explorer 2 Digital Audio Convertor is out and AV Forums has given their verdict
A V Forums has reviewed Meridian's Explorer 2 Digital Audio Convertor. The Explorer 2 Digital Audio Convertor's price at the time of the review was £150.00. The venerable DAC reviewer AV Forums has given the Explorer 2 Digital Audio Convertor 9 out of 10.



Review - Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Meridian's new Explorer 2 USB DAC is reviewed by What Hi-Fi
M eridian's Explorer 2, MQA capable USB DAC, is reviewed by What Hi-Fi. The Explorer 2's price at the time of the review was £130. All in all the Explorer 2 gets 4 stars from the respected DACs reviewer.



Review - Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Best DACs Under US $1000 By DAR
D AR list 6 DACs in their best DACs under US $1,000 article. The 6 DACs are all comfortably sub $1,000 and many are known on these shores. There's also great variety in the selection, battery powered, mains powered, USB powered, with or without a headphone amplifier. One DAC, the Meridian Explorer 2 DAC they haven't even heard but list it anyway because of MQA support - they like MQA even though a bit sceptical currently on MQA's future. They see the Explorer DAC 2 as a cheap way to experience MQA sound quality. The 6 DACs are :-



Review - Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Review - Meridian Explorer DAC 2 And MQA By Speaker Shack
T he Meridian Explorer DAC 2 a £200 portable USB DAC and headphone amp is reviewed by Speaker Shack. Their review is in two parts as they first of all listen to the Explorer DAC 2 then go onto discuss MQA (Master Quality Audio) - Meridian's new Hi-Res Audio format that can deliver Hi-Res audio at much smaller file sizes. The Explorer DAC 2 can decode MQA files so at £200 provides an entry point into the world of MQA computer audio. In a TLA rich conclusion Speaker Shack conclude on the Explorer DAC 2 :-



Review - Meridian DSP 25th Anniversary speakers

Meridian DSP 25th Anniversary speakers

Review - Meridian Audio DSP 8000 SE Speakers By Connected Life
T he Meridian Audio DSP 8000 SE (Special Edition and pictured in blue), active digital speakers are reviewed by Connected Life. The DSP 8000 Se are the top model in Meridian's 25th Anniversary special Edition set which includes as well as the DSP 8000 SE the DSP7200 SE and DSP5200 SE. Connected Life award the DSP 8000 SE 8.9 out of 10 :-



Review - Meridian 808V6

Meridian 808V6

Review - Meridian 808V6 CD Player By What Hi-Fi
M eridian's new CD player the 808V6 Signature Reference (which is also a USB DAC and Network Audio Streamer) is out and What Hi-Fi has given their verdict. The Meridian 808V6 Signature Reference's review price was £11,000. In summary What Hi-Fi believes that the 808V6 Signature Reference merits 4 stars.



Review - Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Review - Meridian Explorer DAC 2 And MQA By Mono And Stereo
T wo reviews for the price of one here as US Reviewer Mono and Stereo take the Meridian Explorer DAC 2 that is capable of decoding Meridian's MQA computer audio format out for review. Whilst at it - they throw in a review of MQA itself. MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated and is a new encoding / decoding CODEC from Meridian offering Hi-Res audio with a sound quality better than currently available via PCM or DSD but with the seriously added benefit of small file sizes - about that of a ripped CD. Mono and Stereo use a custom USB cable and the USB Regen (USB regenerator) to play MQA music into the Meridian Explorer DAC 2 and conclude very favourably with :-



Review - Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Meridian Explorer DAC 2

Hands On Review Of Meridians MQA Computer Audio Format By What Hi-Fi
B ased at CES 2016 in Las Vegas - What Hi-Fi have an initial listen to Meridian's MQA computer audio file format and playback. MQA offers Hi-Res Audio from files as small as CD rips. What Hi-Fi listen to three MQA compatible playback devices namely :-



Review - Meridan

Meridan's MQA technology assessed by TAS
T AS attended the Meridian MQA launch in the Shard London. MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated and is a new encoding / decoding CODEC from Meridian offering Hi-Res Audio at better than currently available via PCM / DSD that can be compressed losslessly into smaller file sizes than currently possible. TAS are very impressed by the sound quality noting :-



Review - Meridian Prime Headphone amp DAC

Meridian Prime Headphone amp DAC

Review of the Meridian Prime - Headphone amp and USB DAC by the Stereophile
A cautious recommendation for the £1,200 Meridian Prime - Headphone amp in the review by the Sterophile.



Review - Meridian Prime Headphone amp DAC

Meridian Prime Headphone amp DAC

Review of the Meridian Prime Headphone amp USB DAC by Selectism
R eview of the Meridian Prime Headphone amp USB DAC by Selectism a view from across the pond.



Review - Meridian Director DAC

Meridian Director DAC

Review of the Meridian Direct USB DAC by TAS
A review of the Meridian Direct DAC by The Absolute Sound from across the pond. On this side we know it as the Meridian Director DAC but apparently Meridian weren’t allowed to use the name “Meridian Director DAC” in the US ( some ex Meridian employee must be ruing that one ! )



Review - Explorer

Explorer

USB DAC Review -Meridian Explorer-Audioquest Dragonfly etc.
A review of six DACs by MAC World from across the pond. The six DACs are :-



Review - Meridian Prime Headphone amp DAC

Meridian Prime Headphone amp DAC

Review of the Meridian Prime Headphone amp USB DAC by What Hi-Fi
M eridian Prime is a top headphone amplifier and a surprisingly talented stereo preamp - Read more below:-



Review - Meridian DSP 25th Anniversary speakers

Meridian DSP 25th Anniversary speakers

Meridian DSP 25th Anniversary speakers - Star of CES Award
T he Meridian DSP 25th Anniversary speakers - Have been awarded a "Star of CES Award" by What Hi-Fi Magazine. What Hi-Fi only awards 10 of these across the whole show with two being taken in 2014 by AV Products.



Review - Meridian Prime Headphone amp DAC

Meridian Prime Headphone amp DAC

First review of the Meridian Prime Headphone amp USB DAC from Computer Audiophile
T his review includes the £800 Prime power supply (admittedly a pre-production model). There's also an explanation why Headphone listeners need Meridian's Analogue Spatial Processing system or ( A.S.P. ). In short using speakers each ear hears both speakers but using headphones each ear hears just one phone. Read more below :-



Review - Explorer

Explorer

Meridian Explorer DAC achieves 5 star award in What Hi-Fi April 2013
W hat Hi-Fi awarded this USB DAC 5 stars in a USB DAC Group test. Giving




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