Category Archives: Meridian

MQA – Further explained

Sometimes things are simpler than you think. Also sometimes you have all pieces of the puzzle and you still do not see the big picture. MQA seems to fall into this category.

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MQA – What is Meridian hiding?

I have been doing a lot of reading these last few weeks. There is quite some discussion on fora and audio news sites on Meridians latest invention called MQA. But what is MQA exactly and what is Meridian not telling … Continue reading

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Meridian SqueezeBox

Meridian would of course never make such a product, but using their latest product, the Meridian Explorer, we can do it ourselves. It is an async USB DAC (combined with SPDIF digital optical output), one of the hundreds of similar … Continue reading

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Misconceptions about my work and product

From reading threads and posts on the Meridian Unplugged forum it is clear there are many misconceptions about my work and product. The main problem is that they do not have the facts straight, so any discussion is meaningless. I … Continue reading

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Reboot your device after uploading any firmware

This is an important notice to everyone who is doing tests with different firmwares on Meridian devices: reboot your device (turning it off and on again using the power switch) after uploading any firmware. Otherwise it may not sound as … Continue reading

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Evaluation of different revisions of DSP-C

We have been testing different revisions of DSP-C after we discovered that C00044 sounds so much different from the newer revisions, which are sounding dull by comparison. Not only Trifield is affected, all sound appears to go through DSP-C. In … Continue reading

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Meridian’s troubles with Trifield

The unexpected but long awaited firmware release for Meridian processors brought finally a fix for the Trifield width bug. No reverse engineering is necessary to see that only DSP-C is updated (to revision 55), so it is reasonable to suspect … Continue reading

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