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Meridian 808v6 Reference CD Player


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An audiophile CD Player with Meridian technology including ROM drive, triple FIFO buffering and DSP apodising upsampling filter to deliver the best possible high definition sound from the popular CD medium.

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Warranty length 3 Years (5 Years on registration)
Brand Meridian

Tech Specs

Type: Multi-speed CD-R transport
Mechanism: Triple-beam laser
THD + N: –96dBFS


Conversion: 192kHz-capable
Res: 24-bit, Delta Sigma
Operation: 4 x CD
Sample rate: 176.4kHz
Upsampling: Apodising-style filter
Decoding: Meridian MQA sources


Phono Out: 1 unbalanced
XLR: 1 balanced
RMS: 2.3V fixed/variable
Stereo Class: A
Impedence: 47Ω
Coaxial (S/PDIF): unbal twin RJ45
SpeakerLink: Single-cable (Meridian)
Operating: 2 x CD (88.2kHz)
Resolution: 24-bit with MHR option


Phono In: 6 unbalanced
Coaxial In: 2
Toslink Optical: 2
Other: speakerlink RJ45, USB
Meridian Sooloos: Media System
Connectivity: Ethernet connection


MQA decoding: digital inputs
Rendering: analogue outputs
S/PDIF coaxial in: DSD64
Media Player: USB (DSD over PCM)


DIN sockets: 2x 5-pin 240°
Config: RS232 remote/interface
Programmable: 3 x12V trigger out

Controls: remote via MSR+, RS232
Display: 20-character dot matrix
Brightness/contrast: Adjustable
Indicator: Phase, Repeat, EQ


Power Supply: Advanced linear
Dimensions (WHD): 480 x 175 x 411mm

Product Description

Drawing on a long heritage of state-of-the-art, award-winning players, the 808v6 Signature Reference CD Player continues to challenge the boundaries of both sound and design performance. Digital errors are drastically reduced by using extremely advanced high-end audio technologies  – by as much as 40 per cent – as well offering an unparalleled array of set-up options and connections.

Meridian Audio Innovation

The 808v6 forms the heart of Meridian’s ultimate music system. Improved digital signal processing, the latest linear power supply, a brand new master clock and many more high-tech innovations contribute to this player’s world-beating performance. Offered in Graphite as standard – with Piano Lacquer, Black or Silver also available at no extra cost – The 808v6 Signature Reference CD Player is a state-of-the-art purveyor of incredible sound and high-tech design for your home.

Triple FIFO Buffering

Each sample of a digital recording must remain evenly spaced in time. Unfortunately, timing can vary, especially when reading discs. This is “jitter”, degrading music's sense of space and diminishing realism. Meridian's multiple “First In, First Out” buffering system minimises jitter, ensuring perfect timing and improved clarity. You enjoy a clearer feeling of the instruments and their interrelationship.

Meridian Apodising Filter

Filters are critical in digital audio. Commonly they introduce distortion and harshness because of "pre-ringing". Early digital recordings suffer from harshness too, due to primitive filters. After painstaking research, Meridian developed a special filter that avoids pre-ringing, so it can be steeper, cleaning up the effects of early filters. The result: a better, cleaner sound from recordings old and new.

Meridian High Resolution

MHR was the first approved encryption method for transferring high definition digital audio between components. Previously, it had to be in the analogue domain, reducing quality. MHR allows secure movement of high resolution digital audio within a Meridian system, without compromise, improving quality by reducing cyclic repetition.

SpeakerLink Technology

Traditional audio systems often require large, expensive cables to maintain their performance. Meridian's SpeakerLink uses an “Ethernet style” cable that delivers pristine digital sound and control down a single cable between Meridian components. The result is simple, unobtrusive, and cost-effective cables that are easy to install.

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