Meridian808.V6Meridian 808.V6 CD/DAC/MQAThis player originated as an 808.V3 that was subsequently upgraded by authorized Meridian service shops to V4, then V5, and finally the latest V6 version. So it IS an 808.V6 in every respect except...12500.00

Meridian 808.V6 CD/DAC/MQA

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Ships fromWinterthur, DE, 19735
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions26.0" × 23.0" × 14.0" (46.0 lbs.)
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Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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This player originated as an 808.V3 that was subsequently upgraded by authorized Meridian service shops to V4, then V5, and finally the latest V6 version. So it IS an 808.V6 in every respect except the small badge on the front of the unit.The player functions perfectly and is in excellent condition. .
I've appended a brief description of the 808.V6 from Meridian, including the fact that it fully supports MQA, as one might expect, but you can find full details on their website. This is a well-known and well-reviewed piece of state-of-the-art gear.
. Shipping is covered by the buyer, though I'd be very happy to have it picked up at my house (Delaware) or to deliver it within some part of the mid-Atlantic region between DC and NYC. . Thanks for looking.
Meridian's latest generation of its 800 Reference Series, the upgraded 808v6 Signature Reference CD Player, is specifically developed to render the very best sound from Compact Disc and network audio. In addition, the 808v6 now decodes Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) sources.
. The 808v6 is the highest performance CD Player ever manufactured by Meridian. It offers several significant improvements over the previous version, including the decoding and rendering of MQA sources to deliver studio-quality reproduction--guaranteed--via both digital and analog outputs.
. At the heart of Meridian's ultimate music system, the 808v6 offers CD playback from an internal CD ROM based drive which allows for data recovery and error correction many times better than that employed in standard CD systems, as well as external analog and digital sources.
. Meridian strongly believes that CD remains a significant music source, with an impressive depth of recorded catalog. All the more reason, then, for the company to continue its quest to make Compact Disc replay sound the very best it possibly can. The 808v6 inherits Meridian's tradition of over a quarter-century of award-winning players, yet sets a whole new benchmark.  Meridian 808v6 Signature Reference Compact Disc Player - New Features: .    • Built-in MQA decoder--fully supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) encoded music playback, guaranteeing a studio master quality experience .   • Upgraded S/PDIF and USB receivers--enables USB and RCA inputs to receive up to 192-kHz digital audio .   • Enhanced DSP chip--offers lip-sync control, DSD playback (DoP) and MQA rendering capability for analog outputs. The analog outputs also feature Bass, Treble and Balance Controls .   • Improved analog output card--features an upgraded circuit with filtering that broadens the bandwidth and maximizes the potential of high-resolution music Product Highlights.   • Audiophile CD Player including full controller/preamp functionality with Meridian technology including ROM drive, triple FIFO buffering and DSP apodising upsampling filter to deliver the best possible "high definition" sound from the popular CD medium .  • Advanced S/PDIF receiver enables Meridian SpeakerLink interconnection for superb quality: twin outputs for simple, robust "home run" installation .  • Unique proprietary 'apodising' upsampling filter provides audibly enhanced performance .  • Direct connection to a Meridian Sooloos System for the highest possible sound quality digital media playback, with direct Play Queue control .  • Advanced linear power supply

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Have you owned this player through each of its various upgrades? What differences in sonic performance, focusing on standard CD playback, did you find at each level from V3 to V6? Thank you.
I have owned and had the upgrades performed myself via authorized Meridian dealers since V3, when I bought the 808 from Stereo Exchange in NYC. But my aural memory is not nearly good enough to describe the specifics of each upgrade, except to say that there was a noticeable improvement at each stage. This last upgrade to V6 seemed especially significant to me, since the entire analog output board was replaced (and MQA was added at the same time, though there isn't much source material for that yet). Jerry
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