Meridian reveals £8000 808.2 Signature Reference CD player

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meridian-signature-reference-cd-player.jpgThis is for people who used to insist vinyl had the best sound quality, but have now given up and decided to rebuy all those old Led Zep albums in CD format to make life easier. To say it’s “high end” is a bit of an understatement.

The 808.2 player has a new kind of digital speaker connector – well, new to the audio world, at least – which uses standard old CAT-5 Ethernet cabling to hook it up to any of Median’s compatible DSP speaker range.

Powering the audio side of things is Median’s Resolution Enhancement System, which upsamples regular 16-bit 44.1kHz CD quality sound to 176.4kHz in 24-bit clarity. Let’s all pretend we know what that means and make appreciative noises:

“Oooh! That’s good! I’ve been looking for something that upsamples regular 16-bit 44.1kHz CD quality sound to 176.4kHz in 24-bit clarity for ages!”

If you’re one of the handful of people on the planet who really does know what all that means and has £8k to spend on a CD player – and ears that can tell the difference between this and something that’s £12.99 in Argos – Meridian is waiting for your VISA details.

Meridian

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