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I should say a thank you to @Happy for offering to help with pickup, but wasn't needed in the end.

 Cheers mate. 

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Fantastic pick up Pops.  The 20 Bit Meridians have always had a reputation as fuller and more "musical" than the 24 Bit players although not as detailed. Swings and roundabouts but easier to live with on the whole. Great build and a real sense of sophistication, lovely thing to own.

 

 Their only real sin is they like to cut off the first half a second of songs when individually directly accessed, no idea why. You need a second coffee table to house the remote but you will never loose it ! Enjoy.

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So got my new toy today.:party
Pretty mint condition Meridian 506. Have been keen to give one a try for a while and one popped on gumtree so I grabbed it. Bit stressed getting it sent over from Sydney but it was packed well and it arrived safe and sound.
Very happy with the sound so far. Seems to have a lot more gain? So the volume dial is down from where I normally have it.
The sound stage is a lot fuller and more forward than what I'm used to. 
Nice upgrade I think.
 
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Excellent model - honestly one of the most analog sounding players and worth a few k when released.
I find it hard to decide which is better , my 506.20 or 508.24 so alternate.
Can't say I've had any problems with cropping a song.

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It is just a fraction of a second in my experience.  I had two that behaved exactly the same way. It is also only when direct accessing a track, not if you are playing  the entire CD. I remember Nik at Audiophile commenting that he had come across it many times when I had my 508.24 in there comparing some amps. I can not remember my friends 506.20 doing it but I was not listening for it so I could not say one way or the other.

 

Regardless they are wonderful machines and were the stuff of dreams when released. Half your luck to have both at your disposal Evil, beautiful, iconic players.

 

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Their one weakness seems to be with the drawer sticking - the Phillips CDM12 transports are wonderful but I have heard the collet or shaft get bent from forcing it shut.

My 506 is very difficult to open and shut but more I use it seems to loosen up but would love to get it fixed.

Meridian repairer gave up on being able to rectify.

 

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Had a fairly decent listen last night. This is a very nice sounding player. It has a very natural sound, everything sounds very lifelike and real. Massive sound stage.

I was hoping to get a hold of the 508 so I could use the balanced connections but this came up at a good price so I jumped on it.

Everything is working a treat, doesn't seem to have any issues at all. They are known to have the lasers fail, so might look for a cheap replacement to keep for a backup.

I love the look of it. Looks great and it feels like a quality unit. Would love to get a hold of a 551 integrated and swap it in every now. Would be a nice simple good sounding system I think.

 

 Cheers Dave 

 

 

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Flog it all off and grab the 808 from Sydney hi fi, a CDP/pre/dac and end point for ROON/Tidal. ;)

 

Oh, a detail- you'll need to buy the actives as well but I'll grab them from you. :D

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Darren69 said:

Flog it all off and grab the 808 from Sydney hi fi, a CDP/pre/dac and end point for ROON/Tidal. ;)

 

Oh, a detail- you'll need to buy the actives as well but I'll grab them from you. :D

 

 

 

Bit out of my pay grade unfortunately.:(

Would love to have a listen to one though.

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13 hours ago, Pops110 said:

Bit out of my pay grade unfortunately.:(

Would love to have a listen to one though.

 

A mate of mine owns a 506 as well as the pre and a pair of bridged Meridian amps, canna remember the model but malto-grunty.

 

I took the 808 around to his place and he wishes he hadn't heard it. :D

 

 

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Maybe 557 amps. 1000 watts into 4 ohms.

Just ship your 808 over here so I can have a listen.:P

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51 minutes ago, Pops110 said:

Maybe 557 amps. 1000 watts into 4 ohms.

Just ship your 808 over here so I can have a listen.:P

That's where it originally was, with @psychometrics1;)

 

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5 minutes ago, psychometrics1 said:

Glad to know the 808.3 is still giving pleasure!

 

It's a keeper Kym and anyone who plays CD's, worth every cent!! Also fantastic as a dac and pre, as well as a ROON end point as described above. Blew my PS Audio/DEQX setup into the weeds.

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Just now, Darren69 said:

 

Blew my PS Audio/DEQX setup into the weeds.

mmm weeds

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