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Meridian Compact Disc Player 200 w/Meridian 203 D/A Processor and Upgraded Remote

Sale price$3,053.00
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Meridian Compact Disc Player 200 W/Meridian 203 D/A Processor And Upgraded Remote Cd + Digital

Meridian Compact Disc Player 200 w/Meridian 203 D/A Processor and Upgraded Remote

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States

+12018790000

General:
Highly regarded CD Transport and D/A Processor (DAC) combination from British maker Meridian.

This system was the pinnacle of CD playback back in the 1990's, and since CDs really haven't evolved it's still relevant today.

Serviced in-house where it received new belts and was converted from 220V to 120V. It's working perfectly, sounding smooth and uncolored.

Your purchase also includes an upgraded official Meridian remote control shown in our photos.

Included Items:
• Meridian Compact Disc Player 200
• Meridian 203 D/A Processor (DAC)
• Meridian 209 Master Control Remote with Manual
• AudioQuest Cinnamon series Optical Digital Interconnect

Ownership:
Single Owner

Connections:
RCA and TOSLINK Digital Inputs/Outputs. RCA Audio Outputs. Removable IEC Power Cord.

General Sound:
Neutral sound with little to no coloration

Cosmetic Condition:
7/10 = Good. One or two minor scratches. Well Maintained.. See our detailed rating description here.

Working Condition:
Working perfectly and tested on our bench with both CD and DVD. XLR and RCA working as they should.

Included:
Unit, remote, manual and power cord.

Packing:
Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.Reviews:
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Specs:
Meridian CD Player 200
CD transport with remote control. Outputs: One coaxial (RCA jack), one optical (Toslink jack). Communications: One 5-pin DIN jack for communications link to other Meridian products.
Dimensions: 12.6" W by 3.9" H by 12.9" D. Weight: 14 lb.

Meridian 203 D/A Processor (DAC)
Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz ±0.2dB. Distortion: <0.004%. Noise: <94dB. Conversion: Bitstream, PDM, differential time-aligned mode, 256x-oversampling, 2 bits, passive filtering. Precision: 16 bits. Source sampling frequency: 32kHz–48kHz. Inputs: IEC958, 75 ohm coaxial, EIAJ optical. Analog Output: RCA jacks, 2V fixed. Output impedance: 12 ohms. Display: Power, Lock, and EQ (de-emphasis) indicators.
Dimensions: **6.3" W by 3.9" H by 12.6" D. Weight: 4 lbs.
Finish: black textured enamel and glass.

Dimensions:
CD: 12.6" W by 3.9" H by 12.9" D. Weight: 14 lbs.
DAC: 6.3" W by 3.9" H by 12.6" D. Weight: 4 lbs.

Weight:
20 lbs.

Approximate Age:
1993

Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best 

Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Optical Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Better

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Best

The SkyFi Testing Process for DACs:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating.

After the visual inspection we connect the DAC’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We are equipped to test optical, coaxial, and USB inputs at Redbook CD Quality. We start with a test signal to verify signal lock and proper output on both channels. If the DAC has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If the DAC has multiple Optical and Coaxial inputs they are all checked for proper lock. USB inputs are tested with a Macbook Pro. 

After proper function is verified, we set the DAC up for a listening test to evaluate general audio reproduction quality and monitor for clicks, pops, or any other audible signs of issues related to dropped signal lock or failing audio output stages. We often connect DACs under evaluation to our long term test rig for a long test stint to verify stability under real world operating conditions.

The SkyFi Testing Process for CD Players: 

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating. When the unit is first powered on we check the drawer mechanism function.

After the visual inspection we connect the CD Player’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We start with a test CD with precision test signals to verify proper output on both channels. If the CD player has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If this check passes, we move onto evaluation with actual music CDs. We listen for clicks, skips, and drops during playback. At this time we also check the transport functions including skip, ff, rw, play, pause, repeat, and programming if applicable. If the unit has a remote control, all remote control functions are verified. 

If the CD player is capable of SACD playback we test its ability to read SACD layers on multiple discs including standard and hybrid SACDs. At this time we also check the unit’s digital outputs where applicable. If SACD layers are being properly read we should see the digital outputs mute during playback. On redbook CD playback we verify that each digital output maintains proper lock on our bench DAC. 

After bench testing is completed, CD players are set up for testing on our long term test rig. During extended testing we make sure that unit can play through several different discs from beginning to end with no skips or lock ups.

SKU: 999282
Meridian Compact Disc Player 200 W/Meridian 203 D/A Processor And Upgraded Remote Cd + Digital
Meridian Compact Disc Player 200 w/Meridian 203 D/A Processor and Upgraded Remote Sale price$3,053.00