Meridian 808V6 CD Player / Roon End Point


 Last of the Meridian CD Player Unicorns!

From what we can tell we have the last of the 808V6 Unicorns here at GC HiFi in our demo line up. Yes I'm talking about our 808V6 that I picked up this 808V6 from the Australian Distributor to use in our demo list over a year ago. Much to my surprise when I opened the box up the 808 was still wrapped in the original factory wrapping and it had not been unwrapped, the sticky tape seal was unbroken. This particular 808 which used to retail for over $20,000 when available here in Australia had lived for years up high on a rack in the warehouse and had basically been forgotten about.  So if you are interested in one of the best CD Players that is still rated in the top five ever made at any price and it also doubles as a Roon player and this one given it was only unwrapped not that long ago by me is in excellent condition both visually and operationally. If you interested in finding out more please contact me, Terry, at GC HiFi on 0419448452 in business hours. The asking price includes shipping to all major population centres in mainland Australia. 

808V6 Introduction

With the 808V6 Meridian delivered its final generation of the 808, a proud member of the 800 Reference Series, specifically developed to render the “very best sound” from compact disc and network audio. In addition, the 808v6 decodes Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) sources.
Part of the Reference 800 Series, the 808v6 is the “highest performance” CD player ever manufactured by Meridian. The latest edition offers several significant improvements including the decoding and rendering of MQA sources to deliver studio quality reproduction – guaranteed – via both digital and analogue outputs. At the heart of Meridian’s ultimate music system, the 808v6 offers CD playback from an internal CD-ROM based drive which allows for data recovery and error correction, as well as external analogue and digital sources.
Meridian strongly believes that CD remains a significant music source, with an impressive depth of recorded catalogue. All the more reason, then, for the company to continue its quest to make compact disc replay sound the very best it possibly can.

Built-in MQA decoder – fully supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) encoded music playback, guaranteeing a studio master quality experience.
Upgraded S/PDIF and USB receivers – enables USB and RCA inputs to receive up to 192 kHz digital audio.
Enhanced DSP chip – offers lip-sync control, DSD playback (DoP) and MQA rendering capability for analogue outputs. The analogue outputs also feature bass, treble and balance controls.
Improved analogue output card – features an upgraded circuit with filtering that broadens the bandwidth, and maximises the potential of high-resolution music

Product Highlights
Audiophile CD player incorporating full controller/preamp functionality with Meridian technology including ROM drive, triple FIFO buffering and DSP apodising upsampling filter to deliver the best possible “high definition” sound from CD.
Advanced S/PDIF receiver enables Meridian SpeakerLink interconnection: twin outputs for simple, robust “home run” installation.
Direct connection to a Meridian Sooloos System for the highest possible sound quality digital media playback, with direct Play Queue control.
Advanced linear power supply.