Just upgraded Meridian 861v8.1 Surround Sound Processor is for sale. This is a rare opportunity to own an updated v8 processor at discounted price while still maintaining the Meridian Factory 2 Year Warranty. Linear Power Supply (replaces Switch Mode PSU with Transformer, Cap board with regulation)
I am happy to put you in touch with the factory Meridian Representative who is fully aware of this unit and the fact that it has just been upgraded from a V6 to a V8 (with the additional change of an ID40 to ID41 for use with Sooloos).
Unit is in truly excellent condition, includes all books, remote and factory box. Box (see photo) has been opened - just so that photos could be taken. The unit has been certified by the factory as perfect (after the $7,500 upgrade). As you can see from the pictures it includes 2 additional 0A18 balanced output cards so that you can hook it up to any amplification/speaker system you might desire as well as a ID41 Sooloos Meridian Digital System card so that the 861 has native playback of your full Sooloos Meridian Digital System content natively within the processor.
Upgrade from v6 to v8 includes:
OE34: 8x Digital Speakers Link Output (replaces OE14)
ID29: Digital Input card (replaces optional ID26 from v6 config, now required)
Here are some reviews of this great product: http://forum.stereophile.com/content/music-round-69-page-2 https://www.meridian-audio.com/products/surround-sound/861-reference-digital-sound-controller/
Thank you for considering this excellent opportunity.
Please note my 100% rating for the last decade.