Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by Bugginbob » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:25 pm

Woolmeister wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:43 pm
UPDATE

The 10th digit of your car's VIN denotes what model year it is.

E = 2014
F - 2015
G = 2016
H = 2017
etc...

Mine is a "H" which indicates it is actually a 17MY, as expected.


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Ta, mines an H so 17my. There’s a few things missing on mine that I expected like the meridian and always on front parking sensors. I’ll survive though 😂
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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by DONE » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:05 pm

MY 17 HSE with silver coloured amp and Meridian badged speakers in the doors.
Ordered 380 Meridian system not sure what I’ve got.
Anyone know where the sub is placed?
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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by Barnsh » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:30 am

DONE wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:05 pm
MY 17 HSE with silver coloured amp and Meridian badged speakers in the doors.
Ordered 380 Meridian system not sure what I’ve got.
Anyone know where the sub is placed?
In the boot behind the grating at the side , almost in the wheel well area.
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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by DONE » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:46 am

Barnsh wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:30 am
DONE wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:05 pm
MY 17 HSE with silver coloured amp and Meridian badged speakers in the doors.
Ordered 380 Meridian system not sure what I’ve got.
Anyone know where the sub is placed?
In the boot behind the grating at the side , almost in the wheel well area.
Thanks.
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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by nalep » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:32 pm

@Barnsh,

I have MY19 with Meridian 380Watt 11 speaker + sub option and I really doubt if LR fitted it. Speakers have Meridian logo but I'm still looking for subwoofer. I checked boot space and I cannot find sub there (I can't hear it too - compared to Infinity system from my old car Meridian sounds a bit disappointing in terms of low freqs). Can anyone post a real picture of Meridian subwoofer in 380Watt (11+sub) system ? (I was unlucky even to Google that).

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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by RPR » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:26 am

Placement of speakers in 380w version - https://www.meridian-audio.com/media/79 ... glance.pdf
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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by Barnsh » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:12 am

nalep wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:32 pm
@Barnsh,

I have MY19 with Meridian 380Watt 11 speaker + sub option and I really doubt if LR fitted it. Speakers have Meridian logo but I'm still looking for subwoofer. I checked boot space and I cannot find sub there (I can't hear it too - compared to Infinity system from my old car Meridian sounds a bit disappointing in terms of low freqs). Can anyone post a real picture of Meridian subwoofer in 380Watt (11+sub) system ? (I was unlucky even to Google that).

Thanks!
Nalep
Try searching for subwoofer on the forum, the search facility is excellent, , plenty of info and test files for the subwoofer
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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by GSKM » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:00 pm

I have an18my HSE and checked the amp and boot area. Amp wise I have a silver coloured one, the same as most people here. I checked for the subwoofer, but could not see one. There is a bracket in the area with all the electrics, with a couple of bolts on it, but nothing connected. My 15my Freelander had a massive sub box in the boot. It filled one side of the spare wheel well and would wrap around the spare. That was also a Meridian 380 watt system. Does anybody have a picture of what the bass speaker should look like in the boot area?
Edit, looking elsewhere on the forum people are saying its on the right hand side in the boot, whilst the link showing speaker locations shows the left. I felt the boot with some music up quite loud and couldn't feel much vibration from either sound as you'd expect with a sub.

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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by Dashnine » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:21 pm

It’s on the right of the boot, just behind the seats forward of the rear air con unit (or the gap where that goes). You’ll have to strip the boot lining / side wall out to see it as it’s not normally visible.
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Re: Some 17MY HSEs Missing Meridian Amplifier?

Post by Woolmeister » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:36 pm

If you remove the plastic vent thing - or, like mine, wait for it to fall off - you can stick a camera phone inside and take a picture.

This is what mine looks like:

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The big round black thing towards the back of the photo is possibly a subwoofer but I cannot confirm nor deny that it is without removing the whole panel.

I seriously doubt Meridian actually manufacture the speakers anyway. They will be produced at scale in China and Meridian will stick their name on them.


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