Meridian is so popular in the digital world their analogue two channel products did not get a lot of press but this pre-amp is amazing sounding. Pre-amp is in amazing condition!
Meridian has a strong reputation for preamps,
and the G02’s predecessor, the 502, was no
exception. Building on the success of the 502,
the Meridian G02 is a true dual-mono analogue
control unit/preamplifier with an extremely highquality
power supply for ultra-low noise and
distortion. Featuring a fully-balanced signal path
throughout, it is an ideal complement for the G
Series power amplifiers and is particularly suited
to those who wish to maintain a balanced,
analogue signal path at the very highest quality
Although Meridian is today best-known for its
digital circuitry, it is a company built on analogue
roots, and indeed, superb analogue circuit
design and implementation are important parts
of all Meridian products, whether their inputs
and outputs are analogue or digital.
Balanced operation has always been preferred
in the professional audio industry, as it can significantly
reduce hum and noise and make the
system immune to interference.
The G02 brings this philosophy to the G Series.
Including both a preamplifier and controller, the
G02 dual-mono control unit provides no less
than seven two-channel analogue inputs. Four
of these – nominally designated Aux, Radio,
TV and VCR (though these designations can be
changed) – are unbalanced; while the remaining
three – CD, Tape and Disc – offer balanced
inputs on XLR connectors.