Meridian G08.2 - 24-Bit Upsampling CD Player with Dual Remotes

$1,999

High-end CD player with understated looks from our friends over at Meridian.

Balanced XLR Outputs, Optical and Coaxial digital to feed your favorite DAC if you choose, and much more. And yes, the MSR+ remote and the other smaller Meridian remote pictured are both included with your purchase.

More from Meridian about the upsampling process:

"The G08.2 includes powerful on-board Digital Signal Processing (DSP) with the capability of an impressive 150 MIPS (million instructions per second). This upsamples the digital information from the 44.1kHz, 16-bit signal of conventional CD to 24 bits, and to a sample rate of 176.4kHz for digital to analogue conversion to drive the analogue outputs, and 88.2kHz for the digital outputs.

Upsampling enables filtering to take place far beyond the range
of human hearing, as well as offering other audible benefits right across the audio band, for ultimate transparency from a CD source.

The digital electronics is driven by a new design of high-stability clocking system which further reduces jitter and ensures that the highest level of detail is recovered from a disc. All digital data is accurately re-clocked. Multiple power supplies ensure that digital and analogue circuitry are kept apart and can provide the required power when called upon to do so.

The G08.2 CD Player includes both balanced (on XLR connectors) and unbalanced (on phono connectors) two-channel analogue outputs."

Fully tested in our lab and listening room and working as it should.  There are no visible signs of use or wear.  

Additional notes from Meridian concerning their G series CD Players:

"The G Series CD Players incorporate advanced design – both digital and analogue. Multi-layer PCBs, multiple power supplies, the latest surface-mount technology, carefully selected audiophile-quality components, and of course Meridian’s signature quality design and manufacturing.

At the heart of the CD players is a robust, high-speed slot-loading DVD-ROM drive. Although it normally runs at standard CD speed, the drive is capable of spinning the disc much faster, allowing multiple high-speed re-reads to ensure accurate recovery of data from even the most difficult disc. This feature alone provides ten times the error correction of a conventional CD player.

The G Series CD Players are able to play virtually any compact disc, from conventional pressings to CD-R and CD-R/W. In addition, the players will replay most hybrid discs, as well as DTS CDs for external decoding via the digital outputs.

The CD players employ a buffering system to reduce jitter, which maximises high-frequency transparency and stereo image precision and stability. This is achieved by re-clocking the digital outputs and using a superb direct-coupled audiophile-quality output amplifier.

The G Series CD Players utilise 192kHz, 24-bit capable digital to analogue converters for the very highest analogue quality, while the internal circuitry includes a superb analogue design that complements the high-spec DACs and delivers 2V RMS with less than -90dB noise and distortion. The result is dramatic stereo imaging, and a clear, open, and authoritative sound.

S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface, IEC 60958) digital outputs are provided, and both optical (TOSlink/EIAJ) and coax digital formats are included. All audio cable interfaces use gold-plated connectors.

An RS232 serial port is provided for remote control operation. This port can be used to update the CD player’s system software, thanks to Flash ROM storage."

Click here for a PDF copy of the Meridian G08.2 Owner's Manual

Specifications:

THD
Less than 0.0025%.

Noise
Better than -100dB A weighted.

Mechanism
ATAPI ROM Drive.

DSP
Upsampling using 150MIPS Motorola DSP56367.

Convertors
192kHz capable, 24-bit, dual differential, Delta-Sigma, superb Class A analogue design.

Outputs
Digital: S/PDIF, coax, and optical (TOSlink). 88.2kHz or 44.1kHz.
Analogue: 2.3V RMS, 176.4 kHz.
Balanced: 4.6V RMS, 176.4kHz.

Comms
Two 5-pin 240° DIN sockets, BNC socket, RS232 interface.

Formats
CD Audio (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-RW.

Power
Universal supply, 100-240Vac, 50/60Hz, 25VA.

Dimensions
440mm x 90mm x 350mm (17.32" x 3.54" x 13.78") WHD.

Weight
9kg (20lb) approx.

Controls
Front-panel soft keys include control of Play, Stop, Pause, Previous, Next, etc. Power button, Open/Close tray button. Full remote control of all features via MSR+.

Display
Multi-character Vacuum Fluorescent Display. Note: Index points are not supported.

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

Item

Included

Original Box

No

Manual

Hard Copy Original and Online

Remote

Yes - Both as Pictured

Cables

No

Physical Condition

8

Working Condition

10

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