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Old 16th December 2009, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Opinions Meridian vs Musical Fidelity

Hi all,

I have the option between a Meridian 588 and a Musical Fidelity A5, both at a good price. I have found and read a few reviews on these players which are raved about but was hoping for some input from some who may have heard them.

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Old 18th December 2009, 02:26 AM   #2
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Meridian every time.
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Old 18th December 2009, 03:27 AM   #3
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I've not heard the Meridian, but I did (briefly) own the MF. I was disappointed from the get-go. It replaced a Jolida that died, but was "flat" and 2 dimensional by comparison, to me anyway. YMMV of course. Maybe I had a dud?
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Old 18th December 2009, 05:38 AM   #4
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To be honest the flat 2D part is pretty normal, I'm no fan of MF gear in general. The Meridian has a pretty neutral balance, the 588 is more modern sounding than that of the 506 or the mighty 508, seems to have a more neutral balance in the bottom end compared to the older 500 / 200 series gear.
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