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I've been looking at processors around £1k...... tags seem to cost more for vanilla 5.1, lex MC1's are rare unless you go to 1500 so the meridian 565 seems the best bet cos i can get one at £900 warrantied for a year. However im new to meridian so i dont know the hierarchy. Where does the 561 fall? Is it above or below the 565? Can it do anything the 565 doesnt? so is it worth trying to get it instead of the 565?
Now i have a minor problem..... my setup is 6.1..... and i believe this is something of a hassle with meridian.... but is there any way around it?
20-09-2003, 04:59 PM
I just got a 565 and wouldnt exactly describe it as user friendly :roll: . Have only had it a day though and I am a bit of a dunce with these things.
20-09-2003, 05:36 PM
The Meridian processors are a bit confusing (I still haven't quite worked it out). From what I understand, the 565 is an all-singing, all-dancing entry-level (by Meridian's standards) processor/analogue switcher. The 561 is a higher quality digital processor, but with much less analogue and video switching options.
But I'm sure Adz, Mudge, or another of our Meridiophiles can sort us out. :)~:-)~:smile:
20-09-2003, 05:42 PM
Wrong way round Duncster.
561 combines the features of a 562 and a 565, but loses some of the flexibility of that combo.
The 565 is a no prisoners box of digital delight. It's analogue and video handling capabilities are practically non-existant. What it will do is take a 2 channel or bitstream signal and spit out (still) reference quality audio.
Brush, it's not the easiest bit of kit in the world to setup...Neither it is the hardest though, hang in there. :thumbup:
20-09-2003, 05:45 PM
That's right - d'oh!
The 568 is like an uprated 565 then, right?
Well i got me a 565 with a years warranty for £900 which im pretty happy with..... i could have got one cheaper but it is always nice to have a dealer to fall back on!
So that kind Mudgey man is going to be my knight in shining armour and tell me how to set it up :D~:-D~:grin:
then when i can afford..... g series :D~:-D~:grin:
20-09-2003, 07:01 PM
All I'll say is this:
then read it again
and finally read it once more. It's a beast! :o~:-o~:eek:
I had to read it three times. :bow:
One thing to bear in mind:
Standard all small, one sub is speaker layout A. At least they keep that simple.
20-09-2003, 09:56 PM
Believe it or not, i dont know a great deal about the 561 or 565 setup :?~:-?~:???:
I certainly understand about how Alien the procedures may be by using the OSG.
Luckily for me, i use Meridian setup software via my Laptop which connects to the 568.2 via RS232.
This is a hugely better setup interface.
A real tweekers delight!!!!!
Unfortunately, the 565 cannot be setup via this software, although i think the 561 can.
Welcome to all new Meridian owners :thumbup:
29-09-2003, 09:13 PM
How easy to use is a Meridian once it is set up?
My local shop doesn't do Meridian anymore as they just couldn't face setting another one up but I'll only have to do it once. Won't I?
it took me a couple oh hours to do a full basic set up of the 565...... its not that hard
01-10-2003, 04:15 PM
It is fairly logical to set up, I just found it a bit fiddly, probably due to my fat, sausage like fingers. (popular with the ladies 8)~8-)~:cool: )
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