Meridian G01 control unit


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The Meridian G01 is a fully-integrated analogue control unit which includes a sensitive AM/FM RDS/RDBS tuner. It is an ideal complement for the G Series power amplifiers and is particularly suited to those who wish to maintain an analogue signal path at the very highest quality of reproduction. Product/G01 Control Although Meridian is today best-known for its digital circuitry, it is a company built on analogue roots, and indeed, superb analogue circuit design and implementation are important parts of all Meridian products, whether their inputs and outputs are analogue or digital. The G01 rests, therefore, on over a quarter of a century of Meridianís experience in the design and manufacture of exquisite-sounding analogue hi-fi components and systems. Including both a preamplifier and controller, the G01 stereo control unit provides no less than seven stereo analogue inputs plus an AM/FM tuner. The inputs are nominally designated Aux, CD, TV, Tape, Disc (turntable), DVD and VCR (though these designations can be changed). The disc input can be factory-configured for either moving coil or moving magnet cartridge operation: order the unit with the appropriate stereo input module. A front-panel volume knob (press to mute) activates a specially-designed dual differentially-balanced volume control circuit. This ensures perfect stereo tracking and full frequency range performance at all volume levels. Built-in AM/FM tuner with RDS/RDBS Seven stereo analogue inputs Unique dual-differential volume control Input level trim to match different sources Dual preamp outputs for bi-amping Trigger output for external device control Optional factory-fitted MC or MM phono modules The culmination of over 25 years of analogue system design experience See also: G02 Balanced Preamplifier Technical Specification Distortion: Less than 0.01% input to output Signal/Noise: Better than ñ90dB for high-level analogue inputs. Better than ñ70dB for MM input. Better than ñ60dB for MC input MM option: Sensitivity adjustable 0.5ñ3mV rms for 5cm/s @ 1kHz. Overload point 47mV @ 1kHz. Cartridge load 47kŸ + 100 pF MC option: Sensitivity adjustable 38ñ210µV rms for 5cm/s @ 1kHz. Cartridge load 220Ÿ + 10nF Tuner: AM (Long/Medium Wave, 150ñ285/525ñ1605 kHz); FM (VHF Band II, 87.5ñ108 MHz), sensitivity 2.0µv. Configurable channel spacing & emphasis for US/EUR/ Japan, etc Inputs: 7 unbalanced on phono, 0.5ñ2.5V rms (impedance 20kŸ) in four steps Main Output: 2 unbalanced on phono, 0ñ3V rms maximum, 47Ÿ impedance Tape Output: 2 unbalanced on phono, 1.5V rms, 47Ÿ impedance Headphone: 2V rms maximum output Comms: Two 5-pin 240∞ DIN sockets, BNC socket, RS232 and USB comms interfaces Construction: Meridian black or silver finish in metal & glass Dimensions: Width: 440mm (17.32in); Depth: 350mm (13.78in) plus connectors; Height: 90mm (3.54in) Rack Mounting: Kit available from Meridian authorized dealers Weight: 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs) Controls: Front-panel soft keys include control of Source, Copy, Mute, etc. Power and Display buttons, volume control. Full remote control of all features via MSR+. Meridian Comms, IR in, RS232, USB Trigger: 12V trigger output allows control of power amps, etc Display: Multi-character dot-matrix Vacuum Fluorescent Display Power: Versions: 100/115, 220/240 Vac, 50/60Hz, 8.4VA

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