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Meridian G08 CD Player Upgrade


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Why do we upgrade equipment?

Almost any Hi-Fi component can be upgraded to higher performance using our techniques and components. The two things go together – the know-how and the right component. Over the last 30 years, we have developed our knowledge of where the biggest problems lie and how to overcome them to unleash better performance from a given piece of equipment. Please note that the upgrades do not include the equipment itself, that's the bit you supply.

Meridian G08 CD player upgrade

Launched way back in 2006, the G08 is a 24-bit Upsampling CD Player with a heritage that includes the multiple award winning 588 and 800.

Featuring powerful on-board DSP with a capability of an impressive 150 MIPS (million instructions per second), the G08 up-samples the digital information from the 44.1 kHz, 16-bit signal of conventional CD to 24 bits, and to a sample rate of 176.4 kHz for digital to analogue conversion to drive the analogue outputs for ultimate transparency from a CD source.

Custom Power Supply

A big feature of our upgrade is replacing the original power supply with a brand new, upgraded version. We start with a modified version of the Switched Mode Power Supply that we use in our Supplier. Key components are changed including using audio grade Panasonic capacitors, Kimber Kaps and additional mains noise filtering.

Component Upgrades

48 component upgrades/changes are made across the power supply, digital section (DAC circuit), system control PCB and analogue output section.

We've used Russ's favoured audio grade Panasonic capacitors which give a smooth and detailed sound. The player is completely disassembled to gain access to all the key areas of upgrade. The transport mechanism is also serviced to ensure smooth running and accurate playback.


To clean up and give the power supply an upgrade. Firstly the inbuilt IEC filter, based on chokes with high saturation resistance is removed and replaced with our Silencer™ mains filter. Power wiring was taken care of using PowerKord-100™.

Different Model?

If you don't have exactly the same model as listed above, but a very similar unit, then it's highly likely that the same or similar upgrades will apply. But we can't guarantee that until we have the unit here for inspection. Get in touch and let us know what you have.

How the service works

Equipment upgrades are proving hugely popular. During peak times there may be a wait of several weeks before we can carry out the upgrade. So before we get your equipment here, it must be booked in so we can ensure a speedy turnaround of the upgrade. Once you have placed your order, we will contact you to arrange a suitable week and getting the equipment here.

In Person
For those of you who are local enough or if you fancy a trip to the lakes, you can drop off your equipment personally and then collect it when it’s complete or we can ship it back to you.

By Courier
We can arrange a courier collection of your equipment for an additional cost. We currently use UPS.
To make things easier, we can offer several collection options.

1. We can arrange a specific day for the courier to call and collect your equipment. Someone will need to be available all day at the collection address as we’re unable to arrange a time slot for collections.

2. Dropping off at a UPS Access Point. UPS use a network of local shops to deliver and collect parcels from and to. We can either post you a collection label or email you the label (you will need to print the label at home/work). Securely box up your equipment, affix the collection label to the outside of the box and take it to your preferred Access Point where you will be issued a receipt. UPS Access Points can be found here (link opens in a new window), simply enter you postcode to find your nearest one.
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