Friday, March 9, 2012

Meridian 201

Was searching for something in my store room when I came across the 201.

Front, in stand-by mode

Rear

A favourite among Meridian enthusiasts, the 201 cames in a handy compact package with remote capabilites. 

Like other 200-series units, it was designed to be left connected to the mains and goes into a Stand-by mode when turn off via the 209 (aka the flat brick of a remote which eats 9V batteries for breakfast!).


The 201 is a nice, natural sweet sounding pre-amp which can be matched with a variety of non-Meridian equipment. 

Only had the PSU section recapped since it has seen many years of service.

When they do appear on the resale market, normally goes pretty fast.

2 comments:

  1. Hi there, great blog, some interesting pieces.
    I've just acquired a 201 mk1 pre amp, and was wondering if and/or what servicing you think it would need, and if you know anybody in the uk who can do it?
    Thanks

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  2. Apologies as I am not familiar with such services in the UK.

    You can try contacting Meridian themselves for advice.

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