TONEAudio magazine has bestowed their 2013 Preamplifier of the Year Award on the MOON 850P Preamplifier. Publisher Jeff Dorgay exclaimed "Simaudio's top preamplifier gets our top award more for what it doesn't do than what it does. It doesn't do anything to alter the signal fed it, which is something few preamplifiers manage to accomplish. While a solid state design, this two box preamplifier offers world class tonal purity, dynamics and quiet backrounds. Everything Simaudio has learned in terms of circuit design, mechanical and electrical isolation and mechanical design, converge in the 850P. Sounding neither solid state nor tube-like, the 850P is a tour de force of transparency. And thanks to a plethora of both single ended RCA and balanced XLR inputs and outputs, this fully balanced design can integrate any system it's placed into."