Meridian built the world’s first audiophile CD player in 1984 and the first two-unit transport and converter in 1986; and has been leading the way ever since. We have to date received over 50 major industry awards for our CD players.
Meridian’s G06 CD Player is a superb, cost-effective introduction to the G Series line. Its heritage lies in the 508, which won over 20 awards, including a Class ‘A’ rating from Stereophile, and it takes cues from the astonishing 800 player, for which the Class ‘A+’ rating was specially added!
Inside the G06 you’ll find advanced design – both digital and analogue. Multi-layer PCBs, four separate power supplies, the latest surface- mount technology and carefully-selected audiophile-quality components – and of course, Meridian’s signature quality design and manufacturing.
At the heart of the G06 are fully-integrated electronics and a computer-style CD/DVD-ROM drive. Although it normally runs at standard CD speed, the drive is capable of spinning the disc much faster, allowing multiple high-speed re-reads to ensure accurate recovery of data from even the most difficult disc. This feature alone provides ten times the error correction of a conventional CD player.
The G06 maximises audio quality by reducing jitter to extremely low levels, for a smooth open, well-defined sound and pinpoint stereo imaging. This is achieved by re-clocking the digital outputs and by a superb direct-coupled audiophile-quality output stage.
The player utilises 192 kHz, 24-bit digital to analogue converters for the very highest analogue quality, while the internal circuitry includes a superb analogue design to complement the high-spec DACs and delivering 2V rms with less than –95dB noise and distortion.
The result is dramatically improved stereo imaging, and a clear, open and authoritative sound. Both S/PDIF coaxial and TOSLink optical digital outputs are provided, and all audio cable interfaces are via gold-plated connectors.
An RS232 serial port is provided for remote control operation. This port can be used to update the G06’s system software, thanks to Flash ROM storage.
The G06 is supplied with the Meridian System Remote Plus backlit remote control. This controller not only operates all controllable Meridian products; it can also be used to control the vast majority of components from other manufacturers, thanks to its built-in product library that includes literally hundreds of manufacturers. And if a product is not in the database, it can be added via the remote’s learning function.
The G06 is an ideal player for many applications, such as an integrated analogue stereo system (see diagram above) comprising the G06 CD player and the G51 receiver, while the G06’s coaxial digital outputs will drive Meridian DSP loudspeakers directly to form a superb quality all-digital stereo CD replay system.