Simaudio
Simaudio is one of North America's leading high end audio companies making products out of its 60,000-square-foot building in a suburb of Montreal that are distributed to 45 countries. The company has its own metal work shop and benefits from the skilled engineers and talented professionals in the Montreal area, programs of the Quebec government, and high quality local suppliers. Simaudio's "Moon" brand has a consistent reputation globally for conveying the spirit and emotion of music not just high technical performance. Its success is also due to bringing to market products with features that meet the needs of today's customers, and dealer support leading to long term satisfaction and listening pleasure. With the Neo series you can play latest digital sources from a single component to a more advanced stack, and there are plenty of options for vinyl. Moon by Simaudio has got you covered not just for now but also for the future with value adding upgrade and trade-in programs.

Quality is a critical performance and reliability aspect of high-end audio but where is it found in a Hi-Fi component?

It's partly what goes into a product
Many elements are common to both the flagship evolution series and the more affordable Neo series such as the transistors which are expressly made for Simaudio rather than off the shelf. By having transistors fabricated to very specific requirements and manufacturing standards they are more linear over a wider range of frequencies and power levels, and the whole sonic signature can be elevated beyond what is possible with just good circuit design. Similarly there is more to transformers than just power - as tube amplifier manufacturers know well. Moon by Simaudio products use custom toroidal transformers with very high grade steel from Japan, that maintain their voltage with increased current for more effortless dynamics, and have very low levels of micro-vibration - no humming transformers! Proprietary methods are also used for exceptionally well regulated power supply that is so important in achieving high performance. Moon by Simaudio CD players and transports use a proprietary CD mechanism and circuit boards are mounted using anti-vibration mountings.

It's partly how much care goes into making the product
It takes over 4 hours to set the bias on Moon by Simaudio amplifiers and all amplifiers undergo a 24-48 break in period. In the more expensive products, transistors are precise pair matched. Through hole circuit boards are made in-house, while four-layer boards using surface mounted components are sourced locally. By careful assembly using the highest components operating at lower temperatures and multiple QC verifications, Moon by Simaudio products offer 10-year warranty protection.

It's partly how much care goes product requirements and development
The best product development and user experience comes about through the input of several members on a team rather than an individual. Developing a set of products which offer flexibility while making it easy to put together a complete system according to needs requires careful consideration. Details include the layout of the front panel and the remote control. A well programmed app and a well written user guide. Simaudio has a culture of team engagement.


And the sound?

Words that come to mind are relaxed, fluid, and spacious. Well defined bass, superb midrange clarity and a naturally realistic top end. Musicians are illuminated to give a strong sense of ensemble that is magnetically engaging. Dynamics that work even at low volume levels - it doesn't have to be loud to have atmosphere.

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Schedule an audition at kemela and listen to why Moon by Simaudio's latest Neo series components reminds just how pleasurable reproduced music can be from a variety of sources.


 
Moon ACE all-in-one

MOON Neo ACE All-in-One Music Player

  • Integrated amplifier with OLED display, high resolution DSD DAC, Network Streamer including Tidal, and moving magnet phono preamplifier makes this the ideal platform to explore your music
  • Power: 50 watts into 8Ω, 75 watts into 4Ω
  • THD: less than 0.02% 20hz-20kHz, 1W/50W at 8Ω
  • IMD: 0.005%, Crosstalk: -100dB, Gain: 37dB
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-80kHz 0/-3.0dB
  • Signal to Noise: 100dB at full power
  • Digital inputs: USB, coax(2), optical(2), aptX bluetooth, ethernet, and WiFi
  • PCM to 32bit 384kHz, DSD to DSD 256, DXD
  • Analog inputs: Unbalanced RCA(2) and front 1/8" mini jack
  • Headphone jack, SimLink™ system control, IR input, RS-232 port
  • Home theater volume control by-pass
  • Preamplifier output

MOON Neo 250i Integrated Amplifier

  • High quality integrated amp able to power floor standing speakers
  • Proprietary MOON Bipolar output transistors operating in class A to 5 watts, oversized custom toroidal transformer, rigid chassis
  • Power: 50 watts into 8Ω, 100 watts into 4Ω
  • Inputs: Unbalanced RCA(5), front panel 1/8" jack
  • THD: 0.015%/0.02% 1W/50W 20Hz-20kHz
  • IMD: 0.05%, Crosstalk: -78dB, Gain: 37dB
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-100kHz 0/-3.0dB
  • Signal to Noise: 101dB at full power
  • Headphone jack, SimLink™ system control, IR input, RS-232 port
  • Preamplifier output
  • Low operating temperature for longer life

MOON Neo 340iX Integrated Amplifier

  • Popular configurable usefully powered integrated amplifier
  • Proprietary MOON Bipolar output transistors operating in class A to 5 watts, oversized custom toroidal transformer, rigid chassis
  • Power: 100 watts into 8Ω, 200 watts into 4Ω
  • Inputs: Balanced XLR, Unbalanced RCA(4), front panel 1/8" jack
  • THD: 0.015%/0.05% 1W/100W 20Hz-20kHz
  • IMD: 0.03%, Crosstalk: -88dB, Gain: 37dB
  • Frequency response: 2Hz-90kHz 0/-3.0dB
  • Signal to Noise: 110dB at full power
  • Headphone jack, SimLink™ system control, IR input, RS-232 port
  • Home theater volume control by-pass, trigger output
  • Preamplifier and fixed level outputs
  • Optional MM/MC phono stage and DSD DAC upgradeable

MOON Neo 340iD3PX Integrated Amplifier

  • Popular configurable usefully powered integrated amplifier
  • Proprietary MOON Bipolar output transistors operating in class A to 5 watts, oversized custom toroidal transformer, rigid chassis
  • Power: 100 watts into 8Ω, 200 watts into 4Ω
  • Inputs: Balanced XLR, Unbalanced RCA(4), front panel 1/8" jack
  • Fitted with MM/MC phono stage and DSD DAC
  • THD: 0.015%/0.05% 1W/100W 20Hz-20kHz
  • IMD: 0.03%, Crosstalk: -88dB, Gain: 37dB
  • Frequency response: 2Hz-90kHz 0/-3.0dB
  • Signal to Noise: 110dB at full power
  • Headphone jack, SimLink™ system control, IR input, RS-232 port
  • Home theater volume control by-pass, trigger output
  • Preamplifier and fixed level outputs

MOON Neo 350P Preamplifier

  • High-end preamplifier with optional MM/MC phono stage and high performance DSD DAC
  • Inputs: Unbalanced RCA(4), Balanced XLR(2), front 1/8" jack
  • Outputs: Fixed (single-ended), Variable (balanced and single-ended)
  • THD: 0.0005% 20Hz-20kHz
  • IMD: 0.0005%, Crosstalk @1kHz: -96dB, Gain: 6dB
  • Frequency response: 5Hz-100kHz 0/-3.0dB
  • Signal to Noise: more than 120dB
  • Headphone jack, SimLink™ system control, IR input, RS-232 port
  • Home theater volume control by-pass, trigger output
  • Tape monitor
  • Designed to be powered-up at all times for optimal performance

MOON Neo 330A Stereo Amplifier

  • Fully differential zero overall feedback stereo power amplifier based on Evolution series
  • Precision matched proprietary MOON Bipolar output transistors operating in class A to 5 watts, low regulation factor oversized custom toroidal transformer
  • Power: 125 / 250 / 325 watts into 8Ω/ 4Ω/ 2Ω
  • Bridged mono ouput: 400 watts into 8Ω
  • Inputs: Unbalanced RCA and Balanced XLR
  • Input sensitivity: 800mV RMS
  • THD: 0.02%/0.05% 1W/125W 20Hz-20kHz
  • IMD: 0.02%, Crosstalk: -88dB, Gain: 31dB
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-125kHz 0/-3.0dB
  • Signal to Noise: 100dB at full power
  • 12v trigger, RS-232 port
  • Low operating temperature for longer life

MOON Neo 400M Mono Amplifier

  • Fully differential zero overall feedback monural power amplifier based on Evolution series
  • Precision matched proprietary MOON Bipolar output transistors operating in class A to 10 watts, low regulation factor oversized custom toroidal transformer
  • Power: 400 / 650 / 750 watts into 8Ω/ 4Ω/ 2Ω
  • Inputs: Unbalanced RCA and Balanced XLR
  • Input sensitivity: 800mV RMS
  • THD: 0.02%/0.05% 1W/400W 20Hz-20kHz
  • IMD: 0.02%, Gain: 36dB
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-125kHz 0/-3.0dB
  • Signal to Noise: 106dB at full power
  • 12v trigger, RS-232 port
  • Low operating temperature for longer life

MOON 110LP Phono Preamplifier

  • Affordable single-ended MM/MC phono stage with 2-layer PCB and milltary grade surface mount components
  • Voltage regulation: 2-stage using wall plug supply
  • Resistive Loading: 100Ω and 47KΩ
  • Capacitance Loading: 0pF and 100pF
  • Gain: MM; 40dB, MC; 60dB
  • Overload @1kHz: MM; 45mV, MC; 4.5mV
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.5dB
  • Signal to Noise: 40dB gain 104dBr, 60dB gain 87dBr
  • THD: 0.001% 20Hz-20kHz, IMD: 0.009%, Crosstalk @1kHz: 97dB
  • Designed to be powered-up at all times for optimal performance

MOON 310LP Balanced Phono Preamplifier

  • High quality MM/MC short signal path balanced phono stage based on 4-Layer PCB and mirror image symmetrical circuit
  • Voltage regulation: 2-stage + independent inductive filtering(2) Well isolated internal toroidal transformer
  • Resistive Loading: 47Ω, 100Ω, 470Ω, 1KΩv, 47KΩ
  • Capacitance Loading: 0pF, 100pF, 470pF
  • Gain: MM; 40dB, MC; 54, 60, 66dB (XLR adds 6dB)
  • Overload @40/54/60/66 dB gain: 58/11/6/3 mV RMS
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.5dB
  • Signal to Noise: 40dB gain 110dBr, 66dB gain 88dBr
  • Subsonic filter (using IEC equalization -7dB @ 10 Hz)
  • THD: 0.001% 20Hz-20kHz, IMD: 0.009%, Crosstalk @1kHz: 100dB
  • Designed to be powered-up at all times for optimal performance
  • Upgradable with 320S power supply

MOON 320S Power Supply

  • Enhances Moon 310LP Phono Preamplifier
  • Voltage regulation: 4-stage + independent inductive filtering(2) and special pi-type filter reduces AC transmission noise
  • DC voltage noise: -150 dB
  • Total capacitance: 35,200uF
  • Dual choke inductance(2 x 200mH)
  • High quality well isolated toroidal transformer
  • Designed to be powered-up at all times for optimal performance

MOON MiND Network Player

  • Afforablde high quality streamer supporting up to 24-bit/192kHz for all file formats with gapless audio playback
  • TuneIn Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer and Qobuz streaming services
  • UPnP Renderer, DLNA 1.5 Compatibility
  • Wireless and Bluetooth® aptX™
  • MiND IOS Ipad/Iphone/Ipod/Android control app
  • WAV, AIFF, FLAC, FLAC HD, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, ALAC file support
  • Digital outputs: S/PDIF, TosLink & AES/EBU
  • Zone selection and permanent zone naming
  • Very high quality internal power supply
  • SimLink™ system control allows app to control integrated amp/preamp volume control

MOON Neo 280D DSD DAC

  • Frequency response: 2Hz-100kHz 0/-3.0dB
  • THD: 0.001% 20Hz-20kHz, IMD: 0.002%, Channel separation: 116dB
  • Signal to Noise: 118dB at full power
  • Digital inputs: USB, coax(2), optical(2), AES/EBU(1), aptX bluetooth, ethernet, and WiFi(optional)
  • Outputs: Fixed single-ended RCA and balanced XLR
  • PCM to 32bit 384kHz, DSD to DSD 256, DXD
  • DSD decoding by USB
  • DSD streaming via MiND optional upgrade(comes with Tidal)
  • Fully balanced differential analog stage using an exceptional DC servo circuit and proprietary 18dB/octave analog filter
  • USB input with galvanic isolation
  • Headphone jack, SimLink™ system control, IR input, RS-232 port

MOON Neo 380D DSD DAC

  • Frequency response: 2Hz-100kHz 0/-3.0dB
  • THD: 0.001% 20Hz-20kHz, IMD: 0.002%, Channel separation: 116dB
  • Signal to Noise: 120dB at full power
  • Digital inputs: USB, coax(2), optical(2), AES/EBU(1), aptX bluetooth, ethernet, and WiFi
  • Outputs: Fixed single-ended RCA and balanced XLR
  • PCM to 32bit 384kHz, DSD to DSD 256, DXD
  • DSD decoding by USB
  • DSD streaming via MiND optional upgrade(comes with Tidal)
  • Fully balanced differential analog stage using an exceptional DC servo circuit and proprietary 18dB/octave analog filter
  • USB input with galvanic isolation
  • Headphone jack, SimLink™ system control, IR input, RS-232 port
  • Optional variable RCA and XLR output module for direct connection to power amp

MOON Neo 260D CD Transport with optional DAC

  • Proprietary CD drive system mounted with gel-based 4-point floating suspension for vibration damping giving superb ambient & spatial information cues
  • Digital outputs: 1x SPDIF(RCA), 1x AES/EBU (XLR)
  • SimLink™ system control, IR input, RS-232 port
  • Optional DAC with USB, coax(2), optical(1) inputs:
    SPDIF/Toslink decoding: PCM to 24bit/192kHz
    USB decoding: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, PCM 32bit/384kHz
  • Performance with DAC fitted:
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz -0.5dB
  • THD: 0.001% @1kHz, IMD: 0.005%
  • Signal to Noise: -120dB unweighted
  • Oversized power supply with up to 13 stages of voltage regulation (5 for Transport and 8 for the DAC if fitted)

MOON Neo 230HAD Headphone Amplifier

  • Headphone amplifier/ DAC/ Preamp derived from 430HA
  • Power: 100mW / 200mW / 1 watts into 600Ω/ 300Ω/ 50Ω
  • Digital inputs: USB, coax(2), optical(1)
  • Analog inputs: front 1/8" jack, rear unbalanced RCA(1)
  • Outputs: 1/4" headphone jack, fixed and variable line-level RCA
  • THD: 0.005% @1kHz, IMD: 0.005%, Output Impedance: 1.25Ω
  • Signal to Noise: 115dB at full power
  • SPDIF/Toslink decoding: PCM to 24bit/192kHz
  • USB decoding: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, PCM 32bit/384kHz
  • Oversized toroidal power supply with 2 x 4 stages of DC voltage regulation for the amplifier and the DAC
  • Remote control

MOON Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

  • Fully balanced differential headphone amplifier with DAC option
  • Power: 667mW / 1.33W / 8 watts into 600Ω/ 300Ω/ 50Ω
  • Gain: 14 dB or 20 dB
  • Inputs: front 1/8" jack, rear unbalanced RCA(2), balanced XLR(1)
  • Outputs: 1/4" headphone jack, fixed and variable line-level RCA
    and 1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin balanced headphone output
  • THD: 0.005% @1kHz, IMD: 0.005%, Output Impedance: 1.25Ω
  • Signal to Noise: 120dB at full power
  • Optional DAC with USB, coax(2), optical(1) inputs:
    SPDIF/Toslink decoding: PCM to 24bit/192kHz
    USB decoding: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, PCM 32bit/384kHz
  • Oversized toroidal power supply with 2 x 4 stages of DC voltage regulation for the amplifier and the DAC
  • Defeatable crossfeed circuit
  • Remote control
Select products in drop down above
ACE
CES 2016 Award winner
250i
340i X
340i D3PX
Generous power supplies and custom bipolar transistors afford sumptously engaging sound
350P
330A
400M
Affordable higher power
110LP
new 310LP
320S
Clearer more dynamic vinyl over lower noise floor
new MiND
280D
380D
Excellent three-dimensional layered sound with large and deep sound stage
260D
Solidily built and sounds far more expensive than it is
230HAD
430HA
Very popular excellent Moon products