Available in configurations from 2 to 7 channels, the MOON MC-8 was designed with one overwhelming goal in mind: uncompromising reproduction of both, the massive dynamics and awe inspiring sonics that accompany today's uncompressed multi-channel audio recordings (Blu-Ray). To accomplish this feat and the numerous engineering challenges that go with it, a whole new approach to the design of multi-channel amplification was required.
Relying on many technologies found in our highly-acclaimed Evolution Series power amplifiers, numerous physical and electrical constraints had to be overcome to create a multi-channel amplifier where all 7 channels would be capable of identically staggering performance. The result is the MOON MC-8 which can produce a maximum continuous power output of 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 500 watts per channel into 4 ohms and 1000 watts per channel into 2 ohms, generating a mind-numbing ultra-high-current output signal of 280 amperes spread across 7 channels.
The MC-8 is leaps beyond anything else available. A quick listen will reveal a level of sound purity, sheer power and limitless dynamics that no other multi-channel power amplifier has ever been able to attain, let alone hint at. This is a genuine masterpiece, a technological tour-de-force, and a colossal achievement that has no equal.
|An enormous oversized power supply featuring a Custom proprietary toroidal transformer design that allows for astonishing dynamics from Blu-Ray soundtracks|
|The world's first and only multi-channel amplifier capable of simultaneously handling 7 channels of uncompressed audio without any dynamic compression|
|Balanced differential circuitry|
|Extremely fast circuitry for real-time amplification|
|Modular circuit design using plug-in cards for the addition/removal of channels "in the field"|
|A very high damping factor for superior musical dynamics, improved signal speed and refined timbre accuracy|
|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|
|A high damping factor for superior musical dynamics, improved signal speed and refined timbre accuracy|
|A very short capacitor-free signal path for a faster transient response|
|"Class A" output to 5 watts for greater efficiency and refined sonics at typical listening levels|
|Requires a 220-240V AC power outlet|
|RS-232 port for (i) full unsolicited bidirectional feedback and (ii) firmware updates|
|12 Volt trigger input/output for remote operation|
|Designed to be powered up at all times for optimal performance|
|Low operating temperature for a longer than normal life expectancy|
|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.|
|MAGAZINE||REVIEWER||DATE / ISSUE|
|yam - hifihivi (www) (Taiwan)||Pu Hongqing||April 2014|
|PRIME A/V (Taiwan)||Staff||May 2011 #193|
|Hi Fi Review (Hong Kong)||Staff||August 2010 #290|