Integrated Amplifier

700iIntegrated Amplifier

MOON Evolution

The MOON 700i is the ultimate Integrated Amplifier. Intended to meet the needs of the most demanding music connoisseurs, it is fully differential dual-mono design, rated at 175 watts/channel, offering authority, finesse and superb control.

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Using a variety of new technologies developed since the introduction of the Evolution Series, the 700i provides more sonic transparency and accuracy than previously thought possible. In addition, this integrated offers extreme flexiblity while exuding a luxurious presence in any environment.

New technologies include (i) the M-eVOL2 volume control, with a phenomenal 530 steps, allowing for an extremely precise level adjustment just like the MOON 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. 

Of course, key features you'd expect in a MOON Evolution Series product 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


Lynx circuitry which is a "no overall feedback" design resulting in genuine real-time amplification, a 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
The preamplifier section is mounted on its own dedicated circuit board resulting in lower crosstalk
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 and fully decoupled 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 700i 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
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
Accurate matching of the very finest quality electronic components in a symmetrical circuit design
Includes FRM-3 remote control

Magazine reviews


MAGAZINE  REVIEWER DATE / ISSUE
 Monthly AUDIO  (Korea)  Johnny Lee  December 2015
 New Audiophile  (Hong Kong)  Staff  May 2015
 PRO High-End   (Russia)  Vladislav Chermoshentsev  August 2014  #28
 SoundStage!   (www)  Philip Beaudette  January 2013
 Fullrange.kr  (Korea)  Staff  September 2012
 Hi-Fi.ru   (Russia)   Staff  June 2012
 Positive Feedback  (www)   Robert Youman  March / April 2012  # 60  
 Australian hi-fi  Edgar Kramer & Steve Holding  September/October 2011
 TONEAudio (www)  Jeff Dorgay  May 2011 - # 37
 WitchDoctor.co.nz  (New Zealand)  Gary Pearce  May 2011
 Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity  Greg Zakrewski  March 2011
 Stereophile   (USA)  Fred Kaplan  March 2011
 AudioArt  (Taiwan)   Staff  January 2011  #268
 Audio Magazine   (Russia)  Staff  August/Sept. 2010  # 4 (93)
 Music and Emotion   (Netherlands)  Werner Ero  July/August 2010   7/8-10
 Hi-AV  (Taiwan)  Liao Feisen  Juin 2010
 Audiotechnique  (Hong Kong)  Staff  May 2010  #44
 StereoPlay   (Germany)  Johannes Maier  4/2010 – April 2010

Awards


AWARD  MAGAZINE DATE / ISSUE
 Recommended Reference  SoundStage!  (www)  February 2013
 Reviewer's Choice  SoundStage!  (www)  January 2013
 TOP TONE – Recommended  TONEAudio  (USA)  August 2012  #48
 Publisher's Choice  TONEAudio  (USA)  December 2011  #42
 TOP TONE – Recommended  TONEAudio  (USA)  November 2011  #41
 2012 Highly Commended Amplifier  Sound + Image  (Australia)  October 2011
 Recommended Components  Stereophile  (USA)  April 2011
 Referenz  StereoPlay  (Germany)  April 2011
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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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