CD Player

AndromedaCD Player

The king of MOON CD Players

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Launched in 2005, discontinued in 2013

The MOON Andromeda has been created for the best sound reproduction from Compact Disc. Nothing has been spared in design, electronic parts selection and mechanical assembly to achieve an out of this world performance. Albeit the fast progress of digital audio technologies, the Andromeda is still today, nearly a decade after its launch, about the most articulate and musical CD player on the planet. It is quite a feat and a future collection piece.

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Technical aspects

Philips CD-Pro 2 M transport mechanism mounted on our Delta gel-based 4-point floating suspension
Top loading drawer with custom design disc clamping for improved stability and long term reliability
Four precision matched 24-bit BurrBrown PCM1704U-K "Digital To Analog" converters
Digital input for use as a digital-to-analog converter with a music server or external transport
Separate digital and analog power supplies housed in an external chassis
Power supply voltage regulation includes i²DCf (Independent Inductive DC Filtering); There is one inductor dedicated to each integrated circuit type component (DAC, Op-Amp, etc.) in the audio circuit's signal path; 56 stages in all
Alpha Clocking System with PLL synchronization yielding 5 PPM of jitter
A very short signal path and proprietary 6dB/octave analog filter
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
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 reviews

 The Absolute Sound  (USA)  Paul Seydor  Issue #165  - October 2006  
 Alta Fidelidad   (Spain)  Miguel Riera    Issue #198 - January 2008  
 AudioArt  (Taiwan)  Staff  April 2010  #259   RS Version
 Audio Magazine   (Russia)  Staff     June 2005  # 6 (65)   
 AUDIO Review   (Italy)  Franco Guida    November 2005
 Haute Fidelite   (France)  Christophe E. Lucy    September 2005   #103 
 HI-FI Choice   (Poland)    Staff  November 2009
  HI-FI Choice   (UK)  Alvin Gold  Fall / Winter 2007
 HIGH Fildelity  (Poland)  Krzysztof Kalinkowski  July 2009  #63
 hi-fi+   (United Kingdom)  Roy Gregory  January 2006   #42 
 Hi Fi Review   (Hong Kong)    Staff    October 2005   #232 
 hxos   (Greece)    Staff   January 2008   #418
 The Inner Ear Report   (Canada)   Ernie Fisher  2007 - Vol. 17 #3
 Stereophile   (USA)  Brian Damkroger  January 2008  
 SoundStage! UltraAudio   (www)  Jeff Fritz  April 2006  
 What Hi*Fi?   (United Kingdom)  Staff   March 2006