Integrated Amplifier

600iIntegrated Amplifier

MOON Evolution

The MOON 600i Integrated Amplifier is designed to continue where the legendary and award winning MOON i-7 left off.

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Intended to meet the needs of the most demanding music connoisseurs, it is fully differential dual-mono design, rated at 125 watts/channel into 8Ohms, offering authority, finesse and superb control. Using a variety of new technologies developed since the introduction of the Evolution Series, the 600i provides more sonic transparency and accuracy than ever before.

New technologies include (i) the M-eVOL2 volume control, with a phenomenal 530 steps, allowing for an extremely precise level adjustment just like the 850P Preamplifier; (ii) MOON output transistors, specifically designed for use in our amplifiers, provide tighter and more visceral bass performance, as well as unprecedented linearity thoughout the entire frequency spectrum; (iii) An input stage circuit which reduces noise, preserving image focus and integrity like never before. Although rated at "only" 125W per channel, the MOON 600i embodies both authority and finesse at all levels that suggests a much more powerful amplifier, just like all MOON products before it. 

Of course, key features you'd expect in a MOON Evolution Series products are present such as our "no overall feedback" amplification circuitry, SimLink™ and M-Lock, just to name a few, as well as both RS-232 and IR ports for custom-install environments.

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Technical aspects

Our "No overall feedback" design resulting in genuine real-time amplification, more accurate musical reproduction with respect to tonality, virtually non-existent IMD and the elimination of common phase errors resulting from feedback
Custom proprietary toroidal transformer design with lower magnetic, electrical and thermal loss, yielding an improved power transfer and lower regulation factor. The result is increased current speed and better dynamics
A dual-mono oversized power supply
M-eVOL2 volume control circuit using MDAC's (operating in a current steering R-2R configuration) which alter the audio signal's amplitude, yielding no sonic degradation of the signal, regardless of the selected volume setting
"Class A" output to 5 watts for greater efficiency
M-Lock for "user selectable" maximum volume setting lock-out for each line input
"Gain offset" for each individual line input with a ±10dB range
Precision matched proprietary MOON Bipolar output transistors with unprecedented gain linearity resulting in improved bass response and even more accurate sonic reproduction
Each line input is fully configurable to be "home-theater ready", where the gain section of the 600i is bypassed
RS-232 port for (i) full unsolicited bidirectional feedback and (ii) firmware updates
IR input for external control
12 Volt trigger output for remote operation
SimLink™ controller port for 2-way communications with other compatible MOON components
4-Layer printed circuit boards with pure copper tracings for a much shorter signal path; This results in greater sonic accuracy and a dramatically improved signal-to-noise ratio
Ultra rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations
Accurate matching of the very finest quality electronic components in a symmetrical circuit design
Includes FRM-3 remote control

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 The Absolute Sound  (USA)  Robert Harley  February 2011 #210
 Audio Accessory  (Japan)   Mitsugu Kobayashi  Fall 2010  #138
 AudioArt  (Taiwan)  Staff  March 2011  #270
 Audio Basic  (Japan)  Mitsugu Kobayashi  Fall 2010  Vol. 56
 AUDIO VIDEO  (Poland)  Marek Lacki  September 2012
 Haute Fidelite   (France)  Laurent Thorin  July/August 2010   #157
 hifi & records   (Germany)  Stefan Galwick  April 2010
 HIFI live   (Spain)  Ronda  June 2011
 Hifimaailma   (Finland)  Jaakko Erapuu  February 2012
 Hi-Fi & Hi-Vi Monthly  (Taiwan)  Staff  June 2011  #369
 HI-FI WORLD   (United Kingdom)  David Price  May 2010
 Hi Fi Review   (Hong Kong)  staff  May 2011   #299
 Klub audiostereo   (Poland)  Marcin Olszewski  August 2013  
 MY-HIEND   (Taiwan)  Leo Yeh  March 2010
 On Off   (Spain)  Staff  December 2010   #220
 SoundStage!   (www)  Philip Beaudette  October 2010
 Stereo   (Germany)  Staff  November 2012
 Stereo Sound (Japan)  Staff  Fall 2010  #176
 Stereo & Video   (Russia)  Staff  August 2011 #198
 TONE Audio (www)  Jeff Dorgay  May 2011 - # 37
 
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The Evolution Series is the ultimate expression of performance, luxury and flexibility. Designed to redefine high-end, Evolution-Class products deliver the spirit and emotion of music.

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