/ CD Transport  with optional DAC

260D/ CD Transport with optional DAC

MOON Neo

A true high-performance, high-end, affordable digital product that meets current and future needs. The Neo 260D CD transport with optional 32-bit DAC is the next evolutionary step in combining high-performance, useful features, CD playback and music streaming all into one chassis.

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Don't let the name fool you - this machine has nothing to do with the original MOON 260D, which was strictly a CD Player, albeit a very good one. The Neo 260D borrows much of its technology from the more exotic and costlier 650D in the Evolution series.

Want to stream music directly from your computer? The Neo 260D allows this to come alive for you. How about enjoying your favorite satellite movie channels with the audio fidelity of your music system? Again, the Neo 260D delivers. Or perhaps listen to your Blu-Ray movies with the same fervor as your music collection. The Neo 260D will satisfy that too. Then again, if you simply want to play your favorite CD's, the Neo 260D does that with powerful digital technology that extracts every last musical detail from the disc. 

The Neo 260D provides superb flexibility as a result of it being a CD Transport and a DAC all-in-one. Thanks to its 32-bit processing engine, upsampling capabilities, hallmark MOON oversized power supplies and elaborate analog stages, the Neo 260D's sonic performance is without equal in its price category. The DAC section is entirely optional, whereby you can easily add it later on, if not needed right now. 

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Technical aspects

Proprietary CD drive system mounted on our M-Quattro gel-based 4-point floating suspension for vibration damping, allowing ambient & spatial cues in your recordings to come to life like never before;
Two (2) digital outputs: S/PDIF and AES/EBU.
Oversized power supply with up to 13 stages of voltage regulation (5 for Transport and 8 for the DAC)
RS-232 port for (i) full unsolicited bidirectional feedback and (ii) firmware updates
IR input for external control
SimLink™ controller port for 2-way communications with other compatible MOON components
Rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations
Optimized selection of very high quality electronic components in a symmetrical circuit design
Includes CRM-2 remote control
With Optional Digital-to-Analog Converter:
True 32-bit asynchronous Digital-to-Analog converter
Four (4) digital inputs (S/PDIF x 2, TosLink x 1 & USB x 1) allowing for use with virtually any digital source.
Advanced analog signal path using a DC servo circuit and proprietary 18dB/octave analog filter
 

MAGAZINE REVIEWS

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 The Absolute Sound  (USA)  Neil Gader  July/August 2014  Issue #244  Neo version
 The Absolute Sound  (USA)  Wayne Garcia  September 2008  Issue #185
 AUDIO   (Germany) Bernhard Rietschel  May 2014    Neo version
 Audio & Video  (Brazil)  Ricardo de Marino  September 2009 - #149
 AudioArt  (Taiwan)  Staff  December 2009  #255
 Audiophile  (Thailand)  Staff  March 2014   Neo version
 Audiophile  (Thailand)  Staff  April 2012
 Audio Magazine   (Russia)  Staff  June 2008  # 3 (80)
 Diapason  (France)  Staff  October 2008
 Fullrange.kr  (Korea)  Staff  October & December 2013  Neo version
  Fullrange.kr  (Korea)  Staff  September 2012
 GM2000  (Thailand)  Staff  January 2010  #154
 hi-fi+  (United Kingdom)  Roy Gregory  September 2014  #115
 Hi-Fi & Hi-Vi Monthly  (Taiwan)  Staff  September 2009  #352
 Hi-Files   (Serbia)  Nikola Stojanovic  January 2009  #27
 hi-fimedia   (Croatia)  Gordan Gazi  2008  #70
 Hi-Fi News (United Kingdom)   John Bamford  May 2014    Neo version
 hifi.nl   (Netherlands)  Kilian Bakker  June 2008
 Hi Fi Review   (Hong Kong)   Staff  October 2008   #268
 HIGH Fildelity  (Poland)  Wojciech Pacula  March 2008  #47
 hometheaterReview.com  Terry London  August 2014    Neo version
 Music and Emotion  (Netherlands)  Werner Ero   February 2014    Neo version
 MY-HIEND   (Taiwan)  Leo Yeh  September 2012
 New Audiophile   (Hong Kong)  Staff  December 2009  #105
 Quebec Audio/Video   (Canada)  Michel Dallaire  April/May 2014    Neo version
 Quebec Audio/Video   (Canada)  Francois Gagne  Feb/March 2008
 Son & Image   (Canada)  Staff  March/April 2008   Vol. 9 no. 4
 Sound & Sight (Singapore)    Staff  Jan/Feb 2009  #67
 SoundStage!   (www)    Doug Schneider  March 2008  
 Stereo   (Japan)  Staff  August 2014   Neo version
 Stereo & Video   (Russia)  Staff  June 2009  #172
 Stereo & Video   (Russia)  Staff  June 2008 #160
 StereoPlay   (Germany)  Dalibor Beric  March 2011
Super AV   (Hong Long)   Staff  May 2009
 tone  (New Zealand)  Brett Gideon  Jan./Feb. 2010  # 80
 UHF Magazine  (Canada)  Gerard Rejskind  2008  Vol. 84
 Video & Audio   (Russia)  Staff  2008/09  #15 
 Vi-Fi   (Netherlands)  Marco Bouwer  November 2010  #60
 What Hi*Fi?   (France)  Staff  July 2008
 What Hi*Fi?   (Spain)  Staff  April 2008
 What Hi*Fi?   (Russia)  Staff  August 2012   / June 2009  /  June 2008
 What Hi*Fi?   (United Kingdom)  Staff  April 2008
 
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The Neo Series represents a true high-end heritage with an outstanding value. Its superb configurability, sound quality and versatility will seduce you from the start.

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