Meridian 818v3 Preamplifier, Pre-Owned

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The ultimate home audio system hub, the 818v3 Reference Audio Core is the highest performance two-channel preamplifier manufactured by Meridian. With a full suite of the unique resolution enhancement technologies on-board and extensive connection options for all of your audio sources, the 818v3 delivers the very best listening experience.

Great condition Meridian 818 v3 Preamplifier.

Unit comes with original box, packaging, power cord, and manual.

Rated 8/10 for minor cosmetic wear consistent with age and use. Controller has tiny cosmetic blemish, please see images for details.



  • AUDIO OUTPUTS- ANALOGUE: 1x unbalanced on phono, 1x balanced on XLR-3M, rendering of decoded MQA streams
  • AUDIO OUTPUTS – DIGITAL: Coaxial S/PDIF ≤96kHz/24-bit, Twin SpeakerLink, RJ45 balanced (AES/EBU) digital interface for single-cable connection to other Meridian equipment, ≤96kHz/24-bit, and MQA streams for rendering by Meridian DSP loudspeakers
  • AUDIO INPUTS – ANALOGUE: 6x unbalanced on phono
  • AUDIO INPUTS – DIGITAL: 2x Coaxial S/PDIF ≤192kHz/24-bit, DoP, 2x Toslink optical ≤96kHz/24-bit, 1x SpeakerLink ≤192kHz/24- bit, 1x Asynchronous USB ≤192kHz/24-bit, DoP, MQA source decoding, DSD (DoP) native decode
  • SOURCES: One network input (Ethernet) for connection to a Roon system or an alternative control interface
  • COMMS: Meridian Comms: 2x 240 degree 5-pinDIN, 1x SpeakerLink input with Comms, 2x SpealerLink outputs with Comms, RS232: 9-pin D-sub, remote control & configuration, Triggers: 3x 12V (barrel connectors)
  • CONTROLS: Front panel: Source, Play/Pause, Previous, Next, Mute, Volume+, Volume-, Off, Behind long door: Menu, Up, Down, Left, Right, F-Fwd, F-Rwd, Setup, Source, Display, Mute, Volume+, Volume-, Remote Control: Via MSR+ (supplied) and RS232
  • DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT: HEIGHT: 175mm [6.9in] x WIDTH: 480mm [18.9in] x DEPTH: 411mm [16.2in]
  • WEIGHT: 16.0kg [35.2lbs]
  • POWER: Advanced linear power supply: 110 - 120 Volt 50/60Hz, 220 - 240 Volt 50/60Hz, Max Power Consumption: 40 Watts



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