I just purchased this combo, quite by coincidence! I am glad that Jude hears what I felt to be the great performance of the pair. I'm feeding it from my iTunes files played by PureAudio software, although it sounds best with upsampling turned off. Meridian has some proprietary processing and doesn't need the features of PureAudio S/W. Yet, I have files with multiple rates and depths, and PureAudio manages those changes well, outputting the native file rate of each file. iTunes doesn't do that, although one can set Audio Midi Setup to 192k... but then you are listening to iTunes poor upsampling.
Unfortunately, I am getting more ill (tumors in multiple bones and tissues, and spreading), and may not see the end of 2014, or even 6 months from now. But the gear is giving me lots of pleasure and didn't break the bank. Indulge while I can!
Even sooner, I might lose hearing due to the most aggressive chemo that they have in their arsenal. Very ototoxic. It starts with treble and goes from there... and there is also the possibility of sudden hearing loss.
I would welcome volunteers interested to buy this pair when my future-widow get stuck selling off my gear. Send me a PM if you don't mind waiting until "I'm done" with them. Lots of other stuff (RSA SR-71B, Arrow 4G, HD650 with 2 Cardas cables—one balanced for the RSA—and tons of accessories and records/SACDs etc. I can't bring myself to spend my last weeks selling stuff!)
So sorry to hear about your troubles, mate.
Have you tried posting some ads on Audiogon and Head Fi?
I've had good success selling some gear on those two websites.