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Meridian 861 v6 Reference Digital Surround Controller and Processor - Upgradable

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Meridian 861 V6 Reference Digital Surround Controller And Processor - Upgradable Preamplifier

Meridian 861 v6 Reference Digital Surround Controller and Processor - Upgradable

SkyFi 479

Pickup currently unavailable

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Here we have a mint and complete Meridian 861 Reference Digital Surround Controller/Processor, running software version 6.0, tested and working perfectly.

When it was first released, the 861v6 originally sold for $26,000.

This piece presents in like new condition without a scratch or fingerprint anywhere.  It comes complete with the original Meridian box, power cord, remote and manuals as pictured.

If you desire, this 861 can be upgraded to the latest software AND hardware version 8.0 for an additional $4,500 including labor and testing (which is quite a lengthy process).  This upgrade is both a hardware 8.0 and software 8.0 upgrade to confirm.

If you want this upgrade as part of your purchase, just buy the piece here and in the order notes simply let us know that you'd like the upgrade.  We will then send you a separate invoice for the upgrade once it is completed.  

And best of all the upgrade will come with a 5 year warranty as if it was a new unit. 

From a version 6.0 review by Dr. Ken Taraszka of

"Meridian has been at the top of the world of digital audio for a long time and for good reason. Their gear offers an open and spacious sound that is unmatched, and their support of their customers with continued upgrades to current models is also something literally unheard of even at these price points. Consumers can know that Meridian has your back when it comes to making a significant investment in an AV preamp, where other companies will let you down.

While $26,000 retail is anything but cheap, after spending some time with Meridian's new 861V6, I know why I relied on a Meridian AV preamp as my reference all those years, for they've always made and still make one of the finest AV preamps in the world. If you wanted to make the argument that the Meridian 861V6 was the best sounding AV preamp money can buy - I wouldn't argue with you. It's just that good."

Click here for a PDF copy of the 861 "At A Glance" Sales Brochure

Click here for the 861 area of the Meridian Website (*referencing version 8.0)

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest. 



Original Box







Yes - Power

Physical Condition


Working Condition


SKU: 100535