Meridian 586



I just bought the Meridian 586 cd/DVD player.

I am actually using it only for listening music.

Does anybody here own this same player and what experiences You have in using DVD player as cd-player?

No Meridian sorry,
I've got a Rolex I'm only using as an egg timer though:D

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Ian Guinan


Compared to my previous cd-player (marantz cd17 MKII) the Meridian DVD-player does very well indeed.
I just noticed that in their own brochyre:

They recommend:

"Meridian recommends that any serious audiophile
should buy or keep a Red
Book CD player (like the superb highly developed
508) and treat DVD as an
entirely separate format".

Which got me a bit worried.


Active Member
That's probably quite an old quote by now.

The newer Merdian DVD players (596 and 598) and their new CD player (588) use ROM drives to read all the content and buffer/process it in memory.

It's the same technology used in their expensive 800 series equipment and all the players are reckoned to sound better with CD than the older dedicated CD transport.

As far as I remember the 586 is heavily based on a Toshiba player. It even uses a Toshiba style remote control instead of the standard Meridian one.



Thank Ronnie,

You are right on the Toshiba connection.

Anyway, I think this is still pretty good cd-player.

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