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In like new condition without a scratch or fingerprint anywhere.
Comes complete with all the original packing materials, cables, and manuals.
This is an amazingly flexible and precise unit. See our matching Meridian 818 preamp.
Four Key Features:
- Double skinned metal and glass construction
- 2 x 200W into 8Ω continuous amplification driving both channels. 2 channels at 200W into 8Ω, or 1 channels at >650W into 8Ω (bridge mode)
- 1-100kHz frequency response -/+ 2dB – Perfect for high resolution audio
- RCA and XLR analog inputs
Click here for a PDF copy of the User Guide
"The Meridian G57 is a solid, reliable, 2-channel unit, delivering a powerful 200W continuous mean power per channel into 8Ω, or up to a full kilowatt bridged into 4Ω.
The ampliﬁer modules feature a symmetrical design with fully electronically-balanced inputs. Both balanced and unbalanced inputs are provided, but in fact the unbalanced inputs are converted to balanced before they enter the ampliﬁer itself, using Meridian’s proprietary ‘superbal’ technology.
The discrete active input components are thermally and electrically matched in pairs, and the ampliﬁers feature active bias control throughout, with thermal sensing that carefully manages the temperature and current ﬂow at different volume levels.
Fully DC-coupled, the signal path contains no capacitors, while those in the power supplies are audiophile grade components.
The ampliﬁers are of a unique low-feedback design for minimum transient and interface distortion, offering superb clarity and transparency right across the audible range, with an output impedance that is extremely low and suitable for virtually any high-quality third-party passive loudspeaker system.
Trigger and other control signals are optically isolated from the ampliﬁer itself. When in standby mode, a standing voltage is maintained on the power rails and supply components. As a result, you do not have to wait for half an hour after switching on for optimum performance to be achieved: it is there at once.
Two sets of outputs are provided per channel for bi-wiring, etc, on sturdy binding posts color-coded for easy reference and capable of handling large-diameter high-quality loudspeaker cables. The output terminals are connected to the ampliﬁers by Van Den Hul silver-strand cable to avoid signal losses.
The ampliﬁer can be operated in bridge mode by actuating a switch on the rear panel, in which case the left channel input becomes the input for the bridged pair and the inner output terminals are bridged, power being derived from the outer terminal pairs.
The ampliﬁers include electronic protection reset by power-cycling, with full DC and thermal protection.
A front-panel indicator shows when the ampliﬁer is in standby. When the unit is activated, an LED illuminates for each channel. In the event of thermal overload, the main indicator goes red and the channel lights go out, showing that the unit is off-line. A push button on the front panel can be used to take the unit in and out of standby, while ﬂexible 5–30V AC/DC trigger capability allows ampliﬁer power to be controlled remotely along with the rest of the system."
Balanced on XLR-3F connectors
2 output sets per channel, terminal posts
Distortion - less than 0.01% input to output
Signal/Noise -better than –100dB
2 channels at 200W into 8Ω, or 1 channel at >650W into 8Ω (bridge mode), ~1000W into 4Ω
Wide voltage-range (5–30V, AC/DC) trigger input for remote standby/on switching
Power/Fault indicator and per-channel operation LEDs
Rear-panel power switch; per-channel switches for balanced or single-ended input; Bridge/Stereo mode switch
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
HEIGHT: 132mm [5.2in]
WIDTH: 440mm [17.32in]
DEPTH: 350mm [13.78in] plus connectors
WEIGHT: 24kg [53lbs]
Kit available from Meridian authorised dealer
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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI
This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home.
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If we don’t have the original manufacture's packaging, we use heavy duty double ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts. In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging. We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages. Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box.
This item is available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square, NYC (with convenient parking in the building).
NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.
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WHO WE ARE
SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support. If you are local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.
We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers.
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TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition, and the accessories that are included (such as the original box, remote, cables, manual, etc.). We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment. If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user on your own.
SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)
We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote but be sure to include the condition and what is included.
HOW TO VISIT US
We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ. You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence, no tire kickers please.
If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase. You can call or text 646.852.2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune the gear in your listening room if you are local to the area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.