808v6 CD player and pre-amplifier

CD Players by MERIDIAN
808v6 CD player and pre-amplifier
808v6 CD player and pre-amplifier
808v6 CD player and pre-amplifier
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808v6 CD player and pre-amplifier
808v6 CD player and pre-amplifier
808v6 CD player and pre-amplifier


808v6 CD player and pre-amplifier

  • Reference CD Player and Pre-amp
  • Analogue and Digital Inputs including USB
  • Analogue and Digital Outputs
  • Network streaming built-in
  • Advanced DSP
  • MQA and DSD playback

The 808v6 is the highest performance Compact Disc Player ever manufactured by Meridian. The latest edition of this ground-breaking product offers significant improvements including the decoding and rendering of MQA sources to deliver studio quality reproduction via both digital and analogue outputs.

Meridian’s 808v6 is the latest to use a CD-ROM drive for reading and improving error-correction a hundredfold by treating the disc content as data rather than audio. To ensure the lowest possible jitter, the 808v6 incorporates an advanced clocking regime and employs three Meridian FIFO buffers to ensure the purest playback achievable.

Beyond that, the Meridian 808v6 supports the playback of DSD sources via DSD-over-PCM (DoP) from a suitable media player. High-definition digital and USB input capability, accepting S/PDIF coaxial and USB sources.

The Meridian 808v6 includes extensive pre-amplifier functionality with a comprehensive set of analogue and digital inputs – including SpeakerLink for convenient interfacing with other Meridian components. The analogue input stage features enhanced high-performance analogue to digital conversion and the analogue outputs feature enhanced DSP and offer control of Treble, Bass and Balance.

Finished in high grade materials, the 808v6 features sculptured end panels and is available in black or any of the complete range of Meridian Select colours. 

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Analogue: 6 unbalanced on phono
Digital: 2 coax, 2 toslink optical, 1 speakerlink RJ45, 1 USB
Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System connectivity via RJ45 Ethernet connection



Analogue: 1 unbalanced on phono, 1 balanced on XLR-3M: 2.3V rms fixed/variable, Class A, 47Ω impedance
Digital: coax unbalanced (S/PDIF); twin RJ45 balanced (AES/EBU), SpeakerLink digital interface for single-cable connection of other Meridian equipment, Operating at up to 2 x CD sample rate (88.2kHz), 24-bit or using Meridian’s proprietary MHR format


Two 5-pin 240° DIN sockets for Meridian Comms, and RS232 full remote/configuration interface
Three programmable 12V trigger outputs, RJ45 SpeakerLink


Front-panel keys for Open/Close, Play, Stop, Pause, Previous, Next, On/Off. Additional controls behind hinged front access cover include Repeat, Fast Forward/Reverse, Display, Mute, Volume Up/Down, Store/Clear, Source
Full remote control via MSR+, RS232


CD Audio (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-R/W
MQA decoding on digital inputs, plus rendering to analogue outputs
DSD on S/PDIF coaxial inputs and USB (DoP) with suitable media player


Triple-beam laser, multi-speed CD-ROM transport


192kHz-capable, 24-bit, Delta Sigma converters operating at 4 x CD sample rate (176.4kHz), apodising style, upsampling filter system, decoding of Meridian MQA sources, Native DSD (DoP) decode


20-character dot matrix display with adjustable brightness and contrast, indicators for Phase, Repeat and EQ (emphasis)


Better than –96dBFS


HEIGHT: 175mm [6.9in]
WIDTH: 480mm [18.9in]
DEPTH: 411mm [16.2in]
WEIGHT: 17.2kg [38lbs]


Black and the full range of Meridian Select colours