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Old 17th June 2003, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default The best all-round solid state gear ever. period

Folks, i suggest a trek to your local hi-end store, get yourself acquainted with the top of the range Meridian digital theatre.

http://www.meridian-audio.com/welcome.htm


Recommended ammunition:

1. adagio for strings
samuel barber

2. Canon in D
Pachelbel

3. The lark ascending
Vaughan Williams

4. Nimrod
Elgar

5. Romance in E flat major for string orchestra, op. 11
gerald Finzi

Be prepared to weep buckets....lots of tissue required...
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Old 17th June 2003, 08:08 PM   #2
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i remember when i first heard meridian a few years ago. that is actually what got me started into audio. i had never heard anything even CLOSE to it before. gotta love meridian.
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Old 17th June 2003, 08:48 PM   #3
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Mikek,

I applaud your taste in music, impeccable. Lark and Nimrod are two of my absolute favourites.

You're an argumentatitve bugger, but you certainly know good music...........

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Old 18th June 2003, 04:01 PM   #5
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Mikek,

I applaud your taste in music, impeccable. Lark and Nimrod are two of my absolute favourites.

You're an argumentatitve bugger, but you certainly know good music...........

Cheers,

Hugh

thank you kindly.... .....on that note i would heartily recommend the london chamber orchestra's interpretation of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings .....First time i heard that, i spontaneously bust into tears!!

P.S: Samuel Barber was (RIP), an American.......who says Americans lack creativity..??
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Old 18th June 2003, 04:07 PM   #6
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are we talking about hardware or musicians in this thread?
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Old 21st June 2003, 04:10 PM   #7
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Hi Joe,

Hardware....i am convinced Meridian's approach is the least flawed to date...ergo...actively driven transducers, with DSP crosovers at line level.....
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Old 21st June 2003, 04:59 PM   #8
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my favourite amp was the mc 500....I had that hooked up to my Nak dragon deck and my studio Lab speakers ......buying houses feeding kids etc came and I had to sell it...all I have is my old pioneer gear now which I still use and appreciate
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my favourite amp was the mc 500....I had that hooked up to my Nak dragon deck and my studio Lab speakers ......buying houses feeding kids etc came and I had to sell it...all I have is my old pioneer gear now which I still use and appreciate
Reminds me of people (guys...) owning not-so-cheap sports cars in their late twenties, early thirties... being forced to give them up because of marriage and children, either because they need the money, or their cars are too unpractical for a small family...

Seems to be the same with HiFi gear...
a) expensive
b) Kids like pushing their fingers into tweeters , Helmholtz resonators , and like touching things not made to be touched, like DIY gear with mains voltage not properly secured...

Actually, that are some more reasons for me not to plan a family...

But who knows, I'm just 27, and my opinions have changed a lot over the last years...


One thing I know for sure: I will never spend as much money of hifi gear that I could buy a sports car or a superbike with it...

Sound reproductions has its limits...


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b) Kids like pushing their fingers into tweeters , Helmholtz resonators , and like touching things not made to be touched, like DIY gear with mains voltage not properly secured...
my plasma TV is covered by filthy finger prints and drools. My kids and their kiddie friends would touch their favorite characters on screen, all the time. No matter how much efforts I put into persuading them and educating them, they just wouldn't listen,
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