Re: Not sure what to buy (Levinson 502, Meridian G Series other)
I would recommend the Levinson!
They have taken on a design element which is rare to find elsewhere.
And, while I love Meridian, it is a closed system, really requiring their equipment and speakers to fully realize their design.
In my opinion, it can sometimes sound a little bit on the sterile, electronic side - much like SACD in general.
Otherwise, I find Bob Stuart's engineering on par with the finest on the planet!!!