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04-05-2003, 01:42 PM
has anyone demoed or does anyone own one the new myryad processors.how good is its analogue inputs.i am on the look out for a processor maybe the rotel 1098 or second hand tag.i am also getting a multiformat dvd player and i need to know if the myryad does proper bass management on its analogue inputs as i use a sub/sat speaker system.
05-05-2003, 10:09 AM
I've not heard the new Myrads but if their previous hardware is anything to go by it should be more than ok.
This is one for my to do list.
05-05-2003, 04:26 PM
uncle eric looking forward to another one of your in depth reviews
08-05-2003, 10:35 AM
I think that the MDP500 is a fantastic processor, by all accounts the new G6 version should be even better with the enhanced features and 6.1 and 7.1 processing. On the version I have you can switch between small and large speakers settings (no crossover setting), you can set the sub crossover in 10hz incriments from i think 40hz to 160hz (I think). I dont know if this changes on the G6 version.
I run a CD and DVD player on my system and I find that it performs very well musically using a sub/sat system (well as well as you can expect without full range speakers).
I think that the guys at Anthony Gallo use Myryad kit when they are exhibiting at shows??
Their range of poweramps are also very impressive. I recommend you have a listen although finding a dealer in your locality can prove a touch tough.
04-06-2003, 06:13 PM
I have owned a Myryad MDP500 for just over a year and it is an excellent processor. Having just upgraded to a Meridian 568, my MDP500 is for sale. It's in excellent condition with remote control (multi-device), box and manuals.
New price was £1800. For a quick sale, I'm looking for £700. Any interest?
FYI, the upgrade to the G6 processor is £900 and a new G6 processor retails at £2600.
04-06-2003, 07:06 PM
this thread prompted a google search to find out more about this 'name'. And I'm interested in your offer (of £500?) Steve, but allow me to think aloud.
My current system is:
Toshiba SD510 -> Toshiba 32ZD26
------------------ > Denon AVR2802 -> Gallo Micro balls + Velo VX-10 sub.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
Arcam CD72T - -> AudioLab 8000S -> Celestion Ditton 15s
Meridian 200/203 ->
I'm currently fussing about the CD source, with prompting towards a DAC of better stereo HiFi quality, but was also considering an AVprocessor upgrade from the Denon.
I see that the MDP500 is both processor and pre-amp, and my AudioLab could be switched to act as power (as it currently does for AV/Denon purposes). But I note that to get Dolby ProLogic 2, which I do use, would require the G6 processor upgrade
http://www.insidehi-fi.co.uk/pn/pn-0802/0802-pn/ihf-0802-bbg .htm (http://www.insidehi-fi.co.uk/pn/pn-0802/0802-pn/ihf-0802-bbg.htm)
Short of the upgrade, what would be the preferred setting for stereo telly output?
04-06-2003, 07:46 PM
I was really looking for £700, but may consider £500 if made a firm offer.
To be honest, I'm still not convinced by PL2. I certainly would not upgrade just for this DSP mode. With the Myryad, I listened to normal TV in stereo mode and thought it was the most natural. Funnily enough, when I got the Meridian, I tried all their various DSP modes for TV, and ended up with a preference for either Stereo or Trifield (front 3 channels only).
The thing that persuaded me to get the Myryad originally was that I was running a Naim 82/Hi-cap,180 set-up with a Yamaha E800 for surround duties. I found that the Myryad was the equal of the Naim as a pre-amp for stereo (music) duties and vastly superior to the Yamaha for surround duties -- all in a one box. In addition it had a bypass connection if required (I connected my Linn turntable via a phono amp, but it could be used for SACD/DVD-A).
For CD (originally an Arcam, then a Myryad CDP600), I connected via a digital link into the MDP500, as I found the converters to be excellent and a massive step up from the CD player converters.
Looking at your current set-up, I would expect you to notice a significant improvement over your Audiolab and Denon (I have heard both).
Finally, if you must have PL2, then even paying full price for the G6 upgrade, you would still have got a processor for £1200 less than the new price (£500 + £ 900 = £1400 compared to £2600 new).
If you are still interested, let me know, as I go on holiday for 2 weeks in a few days, and when I return, I plan to try to sell it for around £700 (I've been told by my dealer that £750 is what I should be asking).
04-06-2003, 10:12 PM
Since I'm off to Skye tomorrow & Friday, I may have intermittent email.
Appreciated your comments though. Thanks.
"I was really looking for £700, but may consider £500 if made a firm offer."
I saw your initail post/offer of £500, which is why I mentioned that, and then saw the climb to £600 and then £700. If you can get those prices, then fine.
** NB Might be best if you posted a FS on the Trading Forum
05-06-2003, 07:08 AM
Thanks for the reply Ditton. Have a good time in Skye.
Until I saw this post, my original intention was to post in the FS part of the Trading Forum and I'll be doing this when I return form my hols.
05-06-2003, 10:40 PM
I'll jump in if Ditton isn't interested, do you have the box and original receipt as it may be useful for the upgrade?
06-06-2003, 03:25 PM
I have the box, manuals and remote. Can't find the receipt, but I got it direct from their originial UK distributor, Sennheiser (Myryad now have a new UK distributor). FYI, receipt is not necessary for an upgrade as a replacement processor board is fitted for the G6 modification (I checked with Myryad).
06-06-2003, 03:52 PM
Steve you have PM
06-06-2003, 04:10 PM
You have a PM back.
06-06-2003, 04:19 PM
06-06-2003, 09:49 PM
You have another PM.
06-06-2003, 10:41 PM
Sold to John.
06-06-2003, 10:43 PM
07-06-2003, 11:06 AM
Am back from Skye. Am happy for both of you.
ps Skye was delightful, as was train ride back
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