The new CD player G 06.2 (2350 EUR) of Prime Meridian is based on audiophile high tech of its predecessor. Can he beat him sound?
- CD player Meridian G 06.2
- Data sheet
Bob Stuart, thinker and one of the two founders of Meridian, is considered expert in digital technology. He devised MLP (Meridian Lossless packing), a lossless compression technique for the high bit of the DVD-audio format. With recognised experts room correction and speaker articles (on his homepage our site) he demonstrated that he is well versed in the laws of the digital Sound processings. When Meridian replaces the successful G 06 (2200 euros) through the also Racemes CD player G 06.2 (2350 euros) after three years, are consumers then abundant technical innovations in the House?
Central pivot of the newcomers is a completely newly developed, encapsulated and screwed firmly to the (finely processed) housing drive, which is 1:1 in the revised larger brother G 08.2. Like a laptop it automatically moves the disc through a slot.
It reads the data speed not used to noise. Muddy dirt or press error visibility to track down info, it increases the speed, sees several times to the unclear data blocks and averages from the surrounding the missing values. According to Meridian, the nature of the error correction will be much more effective than with conventional players. Witches can G 06.2 but not: the stereoplay measurements confirmed the computing circuits no abnormal correction capacity.
Built on the rock-solid body with the acrylic glass plate that effectively dampens the player lid Microphone, gave it nothing for Meridian to improve. What remains is the two-stage data storage, which should get the tremor lasting the music bits. The D/A converter Meridian considered as up to date: as in the G 06 acknowledged 24-bit converters called AD 1852 the stream with 192 kilohertz.
Fine tuning operation Stuart at the output levels: they are directly coupled without capacitors and staffed with even tighter tolerance parts.
I’m glad to see that the British have maintained the intuitive operation via soft keys. The display of the player can be dimmed or completely take out, at your fingertips, the absolute phase of the music signal inverted G 06.2.
Also the unique remote control panel is also included. It adjusts the ambient light keypad backlighting, controls complete Meridian chains, knows the codes of most third-party units from its database and learns unknown.
Prefer it looks Meridian, when communicating the G 06.2 via its digital outputs with brand-same Active speakers. Through its RCA outputs on a chain of references in the stereoplay listening room, he persuaded first and foremost with rich, deep bass and large-scale spatial. The G 06.2 avoided any digital cool and gave himself in the best sense of course. On voices he emphasized their flair and melting credibly, for large Orchestra, he lit the stage up in the furthest corner. Compared to the G 06 he graduated temperament.
He was only slightly inferior to the more expensive Linn Majik (6/06). The Scot was even busier. The eponymous title track from the CD “Down the road” of the Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison coaxed the Linn even finer nuances and stressed the musical flow even more exciting. At the end of the marathon of hearing, it was said: the new Meridian positions itself between his predecessor and the Linn with 61 points.
Congratulations to Cambridge: at little extra cost, the British have skillfully on the higher level of.2 the G 06 gehieft.
Meridian G 06.2
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||44.0 x 9.0 x 35.0 cm|
|Remote control / Adaptive||/|
|Outputs unbalanced / symm.||/ No|
|Digital output TosLink / ST / coaxial / XLR||/ / No|
|Display CD / SACD text||No|
|capable of reading CD-R / CD-RW||/|
|Headphone output / adjustable||nabaasa|
|Random track selection|
|Error correction information layer CD||1.10 mm|
|Error correction surface CD||2.20 mm|
|Power consumption standby / operating||9.2 / 12.3 W|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
(maximum 70 points)
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||very good-86 points|
|Price / performance||Very good|
|tested in issue:||7 / 09|