Meridian G02

Balanced Dual Mono Control Unit/ Preamplifier

All pre-owned product is tested in our service department and have been passed for sale... and comes with a 90 day warranty!

In very nice condition. Includes controller. Original box and packing are NOT included, but we pack carefully.

See the matching two channel power amp - the G57 we also have for sale.

Made in England. Circa (2003-09) See last image for full spec sheet.

Highlights:

True balanced dual mono construction delivers exceptional stereo performance

Balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs for maximum flexibility

Input level trim to match different sources

Unique dual-differential volume control

Trigger output for external device control

Separate left and right channel boards and signal paths

Total harmonic distortion: 0.01%

Input sensitivity: 500mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 60dB (MC), 70dB (MM), 96dB (line)

Output: 3V (Pre out Max)

Dimensions: 440 x 350 x 90mm

Weight: 8.5kg

The Meridian G02 is a true dual-mono analogue control unit/preamplifier with an extremely high-quality power supply for ultra-low noise and distortion. Featuring a fully-balanced signal path throughout, it is an ideal complement to the G Series power amplifiers and is particularly suited to those who wish to maintain a balanced analogue signal path at the very highest quality of reproduction. Balanced operation can significantly reduce hum and noise and make the system less prone to interference. Incorporating both a preamplifier and controller, the G02 Balanced Control Unit provides seven two channel analogue inputs. Four of these – nominally designated Aux (phono), Radio, TV, and VCR – are unbalanced, while the remaining three – CD, Tape, and Disc – offer balanced inputs on XLR connectors.

The internal architecture of the G02 is balanced throughout, and the first thing that happens to an unbalanced input is electronic balancing for maximum quality throughout the signal chain. Two sets of unbalanced stereo tape outputs are included on the back panel, allowing maximum flexibility in the configuration of tape/decoder loops and multi-room capabilities. The outputs can be configured as a single balanced output by using a suitable breakout cable. Two sets of main outputs are provided: the primary outputs are balanced on XLR male connectors, while unbalanced outputs are also included on phono connectors.

It provides a front-panel volume knob (press to mute), which activates a specially-designed dual differentially balanced volume control circuit. This ensures perfect stereo tracking and full frequency range performance at all volume levels.The sensitivity of each input can be individually adjusted as desired. The Aux input can be configured for either moving coil or moving magnet cartridge operation by the addition of appropriate phono modules (not included).

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