Simaudio Moon 891
Simaudio Moon 891
Simaudio Moon 891

Simaudio Moon 891: Probably the best Network Player / Preamplifier in 2024

Simaudio has recently released the highly anticipated flagship preamplifier with streamer, the MOON 891. This remarkable product represents the culmination of extensive research and development spanning several decades, incorporating the latest and most advanced technologies. Encased in the elegant North Collection design, the MOON 891 seamlessly integrates a state-of-the-art network streamer, cutting-edge DAC, phono stage, and preamplifier, offering a truly modern and sophisticated audio experience.

MOON 891 Network Player/Preamplifier

The MOON 891 preamplifier incorporates cutting-edge advancements such as the MOON Damping Base (MDB), which effectively minimizes unwanted vibrations and eliminates microphonics. Additionally, this new offering boasts a discrete volume control M-RAY2 that utilizes a resistive matrix.

The MOON 891 network streamer unit is built upon the exclusive MiND2 streaming platform, enabling users to extract even the most intricate details from digital music files. Seamlessly integrating local music libraries and streaming services, the MiND Controller app provides support for AirPlay, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, and Roon Ready.

For digital-to-analog conversion, the MOON 891 utilizes the MDE3 digital engine, which employs separate 32-bit FPGA converters for each channel. This state-of-the-art product is capable of decoding all contemporary audio formats, including PCM, DSD, and MQA.

MOON 891 Network Player/Preamplifier

The front panel of the preamp showcases a 5-inch color screen that shows volume levels, active input, and provides access to a wide range of settings. Specifically, you can use the menu to customize the MOON 891’s integrated 891 phono preamplifier according to your cartridge. Additionally, when streaming online content, the screen can also display album art and post metadata.

Included with the preamp is the sleek MOON BRM-1 remote control featuring an OLED display, touch controls, and an elegant aluminum volume knob. The manufacturer suggests that the ideal companion for the MOON 891 network player/preamplifier would be its counterpart from the North Collection, the 861 Dual-Mono power amplifier.

MOON 891 Network Player/Preamplifier

 

The MOON 891 network player/preamplifier is now on sale.

Price: $25,000

Design features

  • 6 Digital Inputs
  • 1 HDMI with ARC
  • 3 Analog Inputs
  • MM/MC Phono Stage
  • MiND2 Module
  • MDE-3 DAC Technology
  • M-Ray2 volume Control
  • MDB MOON Damping Base
  • 5.0” Graphic Colour Display
  • BRM-1 Intelligent Remote Control

Specifications

  • Analog Input Impedance22 kΩ
  • Maximum Gain (Line Level)13.5 dB
  • Phono Input Gain40 dB / 54 dB / 60 dB / 66 dB
  • Phono Input Capacitance0 / 100 pF / 470 pF
  • Phono Input Resistance10 Ω / 100 Ω / 1 kΩ / 47 kΩ
  • Output Impedance50 Ω
  • Crosstalk–125 dB
  • Frequency Response2 Hz – 200 kHz (+0 dB / –3 dB)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Analog Preamplifier)125 dB
  • Dynamic Range (Digital Input, Fixed Output)125 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise0.0003%
  • Intermodulation Distortion0.00006%
  • Power Consumption (Idle)30 W
  • Power Consumption (Full Power Standby)27 W
  • Power Consumption (Low Power Standby)5.5 W
  • Shipping Weight54 lbs / 25 kg
  • Dimensions (width x height x depth)18.95 x 5.53 x 17.66 in
    48.1 x 14 x 44.9 cm

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