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.
What a crock of BS. The ME is a great product for the price. I wish people would quit bitching about its shortcomings on paper and just enjoy the product!