CD Transport  with optional DAC

260DCD Transport with optional DAC

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.

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. 

Note: Available finishes are dependant on location.

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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-3 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
 USB input with galvanic isolation which eliminates all ground current (i.e. no electrical connection) between the USB device (computer,music server, etc) and the 260D, preserving the accuracy of the audio signal.

Magazine reviews

 Audiophile FR  (France)  Lionel Schmitt  November 2016
 HD Fever  (France)  Nicolas Bécuwe  December 2015
 SoundStage!   (www)  Oliver Amnuayphol  August 2015
 Stereoplay  (Germany)  Roland Kraft  May 5/15
 hxos  (Greece)  Staff  April/May 2015  #495
 TONEAudio  (www)  Marc Marcantonio  March 2015  #70
 Stereo  (Germany)  Michael Lang  February 02/2015
 HomeTheater Tech  (Hong Kong)  Staff  February 2015
 What Hi*Fi?  (Thailand)  Staff  December 2014
 HDAV China  Staff  October 2014
 hi-fi+   (United Kingdom)  Roy Gregory  September 2014   #115
 Stereo   (Japan)  Staff  August 2014  Terry London  August 2014   
 The Absolute Sound  (USA)  Neil Gader  July/August 2014  Issue #244
 Hi-Fi News (United Kingdom)   John Bamford  May 2014  
 AUDIO   (Germany)  Bernhard Rietschel  May 05/2014  (China)  Staff  May 2014
 PRO High-End   (Russia)  Staff  April 2014  #24
 Quebec Audio/Video   (Canada)  Michel Dallaire  April/May 2014
 Audiophile  (Thailand)  Staff  March 2014   
 Fidelity  (Germany)  Steffen Zilles  March/April 2/2014  #12
 Music and Emotion  (Netherlands)  Werner Ero   February 2014
 What Hi*Fi?  (Russia)  Staff  January 2014  (Korea)  Staff  December 2013  (Korea)  Staff  October 2013


 2016 Editor's Choice  The Absolute Sound  (USA)  March 2016  #261
 Reference - Best Choice  HD Fever  (France)  December 2015
 2015 Editor's Choice  The Absolute Sound  (USA)  March 2015  #241
  Exzellent 82%  Price/Performance  Stereo  (Germany)  February 2015
 Editors' Choice  What HI*FI?  (Thailand)  December 2014
 Best High Hi-fi Disc Player  AVTech - Hi-Fi News  (Great Britain)  December 2014
 Outstanding Product  Hi-Fi News  (Great Britain)  April 2014
 2014 Editor's Choice  The Absolute Sound  (USA)  March 2014  #241