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murphydog
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Meridian M2 Reply with quote

quite like the look of these, any Kef drivers involved?
Paul
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er, yes

http://www.hifiloudspeakers.info/Anatomy/NonKefSpeakerSystems/MeridianM2/MeridianM2Index.html

and no, mine aren't for sale Cool .
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any thoughts on current prices for a good pair?
Thanks,Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thoughts on current prices for a good pair


None really, but I'd price my perfect pair, (electronically and cosmetically), at ~£400 even though they don't have the later, heavier two pillar stands.

Regarding Epay, if you think that a pair without a full history, a "dinked" T52 and amplifiers that have drifted into class A for around £200 is a bargain, remember servicing costs and the eventual T52 replacement will cost you quite a bit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fame at last I wonder Rolling Eyes .

Some ePay pimp has nicked the image of one of my M2's.

Daft thing is the image is of the unit that blew it's bridge rectifier last week Crying or Very sad .

It's being fixed on Wednesday Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful speakers and I'll bet they sound even better! Smile

So how many speakers do you have, Colin?

I'm jealous already... if only UK speakers were more common around here.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You count Very Happy .

Apart from two pairs of Meridian M2's; type A and type R crossovers.

I have three pairs of the following :

JR149 Red label, Gold label and Gold label with fuse, plus a pair of type 24 crossovers Smile .

I have two pairs of the following :

Lentek Monitors, Atkinson SOTA's, Cambridge Audio R50's, LS3/5a's (Audiomaster and Chartwell).

KEF Reference 105-2, 104aB, 103-2, 103, 101.

KEF Cadenza, Cantata, Calinda, Corelli, Chorale, Caprice II, Carlton II, Carlton III.


And one pair each of these :

KEF Reference 105-4.

KEF Concerto with type 33 crossovers, Cantor, Coda, CS7, CS9.

Falcon 23aB in a CS1 sized box.

Tangent TM1, TM3, & TM2.

Mordaunt Short MS 737, MS 235.

Monitor Audio MA1 mkII, MA4 mkII, MA5 mkII.

Cambridge R40 with type 53 crossovers.

LNB Paralab 20 a three way, LNB Paralab 40 a later two way, LNB Minilab.

Stag Audio Ambassador 30.

Celef "Micros" B110A/DT10HFC in a LS3/5a sized box!

Celef Studio Professional Monitor.

Heathkit AS-9560.

Griffin Alpha 3 15s, Griffin Alpha 2 20s, Griffin 25 Omega 2s, Griffin 25 Omega 3s, Griffin 27s & stands.

Post-Radford commercially built in Filton Bristol by an ex-employee, two way transmission lines a' la SMC (B200 above T27) on custom stands.

Cambridge Audio TL200 transmission lines.

Three way B110A/KO10DT/4001G Daline.

The Atkinson mini-line/Klang-Ton B110B/T27 transmission line with Ref 101 crossovers in a Ref. 103-2 sized box.

A KEF IMP design using an SP1022 with Celestion HF1300 and Coles 4001G retrofitted into old Richard Allan boxes - any cabinet makers want a little job Smile ?

A pair of "horny subs" SP1054 in Lowther modified B&W DM2 cabinets, plus a tiny bit of damping to kill the first reflection. Used in active configurations below ~160Hz.

In the "bits box" I also have a pair of KEF 104 kit baffles with ABR's that have had a KEF crossover upgrade to 104aB specification and a Fried Model H crossover Cool .



Outside the scope of my collection (late 1975~1986) :


LNB Paralab 20s with "rabbits ears" B200s and 6535 T27s.

KEF K2 Celeste using a B139 A6171 and T15 A6236.


I would still like to add a pair of late KEF Concerto's with the " vinyl veneered" front baffles, but thanks to sleezeBay probably not Crying or Very sad .


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinR wrote:
You count Very Happy


But only to twenty. After I run out of fingers and toes, I get lost and confused... Crying or Very sad

Impressive collection! I'd hate to see your electricity bill. Very Happy

I'm always on the lookout for KEF reference "anythings" over here but most people know what they have and charge accordingly. Even if they picked it up for a song at an estate sale.

Oh well - I should spend some Saturdays, travel thriough the countryside and do the "estate sale" thing.

Thanks for your post. If you ever need a house sitter, just ask me! I'll even pay for your electricity bill (which would mysteriously "spike" during my time there..... .

(Just kidding, of course!)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You'd have to pass your "sack truck driving" and three dimensional speaker organising tests first Very Happy .

Seriously though, Canada appears to have as many Lentek Monitors and Cambridge Audio R50's as the U.S. but they don't have the Canuk KEF distributor built Concerto's Cool .

I suspect there are quite a lot of high quality home built magazine designs including Dalines and Transmission Lines "out in the woods" so do have a look sometime.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I've got a pair of 1421A crossover endowed Meridian M2s Cool .

And I've just picked up another pair with what appear to be 1421R crossover units judging by the burnt pcb tracks and high temperature operation.

Anybody got a 1421R crossover circuit diagram? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be fascinating to have all your speakers conected trough a comparator and play them in a blind test.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinR wrote:
Anybody got a 1421R crossover circuit diagram? Very Happy


Is this any help- not sure which version it is.
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