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Allen Boothroyd (Meridian) RIP

Discussion in 'audio' started by suzywong, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

  2. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    no way !! very sad
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Terrible news. Both Lescon & Meridian were responsible for much forward-looking audio that can now be viewed as true classics. RIP.

    PS I’ve edited/moved the thread and added link citation to the OP.
    JonR, Cereal Killer, Jono_13 and 2 others like this.
  4. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Indeed, although I’m Linnfomaniac, I’ve always had a bit of a thing for Meridian (Boothroyd) design and still have some Meridian stuff because I love the Aesthetics alone.

    He was also responsible for the exterior design of the BBC micro!

    RIP Mr Boothroyd.
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  5. notevenclose

    notevenclose pfm Member

    Very sad. Met Bob Stuart on number of occasions, but never Mr Boothroyd.

    Owned a fair bit of Meridian kit in my time, but my favourites - in terms of both performance and aesthetics – remain the 101/105 and the M1 loudspeakers. Owned both of those twice in fact.

    Excellent short video from a few years back which I've flagged several times to clients as among the best of its type:

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  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    That I didn’t realise...


    ...and I actually have one!
    Alex S, htm_1968, JonR and 3 others like this.
  7. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    RIP. Much beautiful industrial design from his pen. Meridian were way ahead of their time.
  8. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    RIP Allen and thank you for some wonderful designs and products.
    A Meridian user for many years and the wonderful 802.2 cd player stands proudly in my system.
  9. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Well that was unexpected. RIP.
    No mention of it on Meridians web site though...
  10. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Sad news. I used to have a 200/203 CD player - in fact I still have the transport. My M2s remain my main speakers.
  11. Bairnstorm

    Bairnstorm pfm Member

    Such a shame but a wealth of legacy remains. My car has a Meridian system.
  12. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    Ah no, this is so sad, a pillar of the audio world.

    I'll cherish my meridian system even more.

    God bless. R.I.P
    G T Audio likes this.
  13. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    Classic design and layout that BBC Micro. The keys felt beautiful to use too.
    linnfomaniac83 likes this.
  14. stevied

    stevied über wagonista

    Sad news : ( Love my 500 series kit.
  15. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    No, surprising that.

    We have a stack of Meridian in the house, from 100 series that we used to drive our first pair of Briks, through 200 series into M2/M20/M3 active speakers, right up to a full DSP5000 5.1 system; indeed my “new” 568.2mm surround processor arrived as recently as Friday.
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  16. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    Very sad news.
    I was always a fan of Meridian equipment especially the Active Loudspeakers. The M1's were a revelation to me when I heard and bought a pair over 40 years ago. Far much more advanced and better sounding than just about anything else available at the time. I then moved to a pair of M10's that I kept for over 35 years till November of last year before finally changing. Virtually trouble free throughout that time and still working perfectly when I moved them on.
    RIP Allen.
  17. Chris Marshall

    Chris Marshall pfm Member

    Sad news, RIP
  18. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    sad indeed, right up there with the best, i also had the 101/105, amps they were vgood,
  19. Isobarik

    Isobarik pfm Member

    I've owned a few Meridian products in the past. A brilliant company! Always helpful and would assist you in any way they could.
    Very sad news indeed!
  20. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    My 101/103D was an excellent amplifier.
    A friend ( a prof. audio engineer) still has his active M3 speakers.

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