Originally Posted by MoonUnit
If Meridian is telling dealers that they're going to release an updated version of the Explorer in a few months to correct the defects of the current model and those dealers are not telling prospective customers, that's pretty sad.
Mine arrived today (I ordered before the output impedance issue was discovered; TTVJ was backordered). Not sure whether it's even worth opening the box now.
Why throw the baby out with the bathwater before you've even heard it with your cans ? If you are so genuinely disturbed by the impedance issue, I'm sure Todd would be a lot happier to get his ME back unopened, but of all the impressions given so far here and elsewhere, the positive far outweigh the negative - even if you do agree with Purrin that it's not your cup of tea, why not give it 48 hours before making that call ?
Tyll is an industry insider, but the last time I checked he doesn't run Meridian, and until Bob Stuart joins Head-Fi I would hold off on any kneejerk reactions.
Disclaimer : I dont have a dog in this fight, but this thread illustrates the best and worst of the FOTM mentality. I'd like to see a few more impressions of the ME purely as a DAC - either using a separate headamp or into a speaker rig - but we seem to have settled on the sole fly in the ointment as the focus of our discussion.