The G08 is one of the best examples why redbook CD players are not dead. One major reason for that is the brand name Meridian. Meridian has always been on the forefront of digital audio and it is showcased here in the G08. Musicality is the key note here. The G08 is all about focusing on the music and how it encapsulates the natural flow of musical notes from the silver disc out into your speakers. At its former $4,000 MSRP, the G08 has many competitions. It may not better some of its competitors in terms extreme detail retrieval or delivers bountiful amount of bass but in terms of a balance, natural presentation, the G08 stands with few on the top podium. Built and finish on the G08 is impressive with an all round metal casing and glass top. Its standard remote is a full system unit where it will also operate other Meridian products which Meridian “encourages” its G08 to be paired up with. We didn’t do that of course and paired with a variety of different brands and never had one pairing that was disappointing. So kudos to the great design of the G08.
Cosmetically, the unit looks really good. Some scuff marks here and there and on the remote but nothing major. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack it for safe shipping.