- Sep 8, 2021
- London UK
Hope these are readable - I'm no photographer and the phone although good for general snapshots, may not be up to this kind of work - Look at the distortion figures though - they'd resoundly fail if tested at this level here today...
Thank you very much, very interesting.
It seems that the 103, 103D have similar distortion levels, I wonder if the bias was set correctly!?
I did tinker with these amps a fair amount at the time, and if the bias is not set high enough, then crossover distortion sets in, it will sound bright and gritty.
I also think a fair amount of the distortions is due to the preamp. I never liked it, though it was nice, but it was the bottle neck.
The rather high output impedance, also meant not every speaker was suitable.
I really have very fond memories of the 103Ds and not the 103s. For years, the 103Ds were my choice of amp. I think once a 105 failed, and Meridian repaired it free of charge, I believe they were 15 years old at the time!