| Originally Posted by recstar24 /img/forum/go_quote.gif |
That is a lot of money for a CD player, in my opinion. I will preface this post with the fact that I have not heard it, but I cannot wrap my head around the concept that it is that much better than a G08. I argue with bhd812 all the time over this same issue, he feels it would be worth it, and I feel it is insane purely from the standpoint that the G08 is already so darned good, at almost 1/4th of the price. Ask to demo a G08 and see if you are into that sound in your own rig with your music, I think even for just headphones a 508.24 would be plenty. For that kind of dough, I might be more tempted to go outside the Meridian line, say Reimyo or Esoteric. Right now the G08 is fine by me, and may even end up downgrading to a 508.24
yeah you damm rite we argue it cause you never heard one...lol
I have heard from very close people that heard a g08 side by side to the 808 that there is a 30-40% increase in overall quality..I don't man you take my G08 and add in just 20% and to me thats worth it! You have no Faith in the Meridian Religion man,,,you have seen the days of g07 then went to the life of g08...you should have the faith!..lol
but i agree if I was messing around with cdp's at that range I would of course try out the cdp's you mentioned also..that is lots of money!
but if either of us get one Ryan we need to so do major Meridian g08 Vs 808 fight one day..yeah man!
| Originally Posted by Welly Wu /img/forum/go_quote.gif |
I know that Mr. Todd Green from Todd the Vinyl & Headphone Junkie owns a Boothroyd Stuart Meridian Audio Signature Reference 808i, but perchance does anyone else also own it? Howabout having had auditioned it? What are your opinions especially concerning the value of it with regard to either 1. other Meridian Audio CD players, 2. other cost no object digital source components?
I myself have heard it on numerous occassions, but being the price is at a cool $14,850 USD (though I can buy it new at an appreciable discount or used for 8500-9000 from Audiogon), I have certainly had my reservations about acquiring my own. Now, that itch is starting to turn into a rash. Everytime I hear it in a dealer's showroom or at one of my audiophile friend's home, I keep wanting to stay longer and listen. It sounds simply rapturous.
So, this is an investigation of opinions thread. I won't lie: other's opinions will sway my decision making process. Thank you.
ok WellytheWoowoo..you know I like you rite? but let be blunt with you for a second..and I am quoting you so you don't decide to edit your posts out later on and ruin the thread like this one
BTW: that was one of the best thread in headfi history and you destroyed by editing out your posts...so many people could of learned off that one simple thread...don't worry WeeWoo I still like you though..
anyway so here my opinion on the subject to you-the-woo. (i love that name)
first off I would like to know why you would spend or consider to spend so much on a cdp from somebody on A-gon when this thread just happened to you?
..I mean if your buying something of this level..you buy new from a brick and mortar dealer buddy..cause Meridian is not like Denon. you will have to ship it back to them and if the Warranty papers or the dealer is not right...your screwed!..just imagine how much it will cost to ship and insure a 808? 75lbs and $13k-$14k insured...yeah take your chance on this one..
only reason why I say this is so you don't make the same mistake twice..at least not on a 808!.
second why do you need a 808i? why not just the 808? do you really need the preamp functions at a higher cost?
why not try a g08 first? have you ever demoed at home for a period in your home before? (meets or visiting a store front won't be enough.)
going from a Denon to a 808...panache it is!