CD Player

SuperNovaCD Player

The MOON SuperNova CD Player is a high performance, fully-balanced differential design. Equipped with a digital audio input, it can also be used as a Digital to Analog Converter.

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Launched in 2005, discontinued in 2011

The SuperNova uses a powerful 24-bit/352.8kHz internal upsampling circuit. The MOON SuperNova can be fully integrated into a custom-install environment via an RS-232 port.

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Technical aspects


Internal upsampling which uses 24-bit/352.8kHz processing
Ultra high-perfromance 24-bit BurrBrown PCM1798 DAC/digital filter
Alpha Clocking System with PLL synchronization yielding under 25 PPM of jitter
Digital input for use as a digital-to-analog converter with a music server or external transport
 Fully balanced differential digital and analog circuitry in a dual-mono design
 Separate digital & analog power supplies using independent toroidal transformers
 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;
  20 stages in all
 A very short capacitor-free signal path using a DC servo circuit 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
 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
 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
 Includes FRM-2 remote control.

Magazine reviews


MAGAZINE REVIEWER DATE / ISSUE
 The Absolute Sound  (USA)  Neil Gader    Issue #179 - February 2008
 Audio Magazine   (Russia)    Staff    # 6 (68)   March 2006
 Audiophile   (Hong Kong)    Wing Cheung    Dec. 2006   
 Audiophile   (Hong Kong)  Charlie Ma    Nov. 2008  RS Version
 Audio Review  (Italy)   Roberto Lucchesi  June 2009  #302
 Audio Video Lifestyle  (Australia)   Robert Smith  August 2007
 Australian hi-fi  Edgar Kramer  March/April 2008
 Haute Fidelite   (France)  Staff    April 2006   #110 
 hifi & records   (Germany)    Wilfried Kress    2/2008  
 HI-FI Choice   (UK)    Alvin Gold    August 2007   #296  
 HI-FI Choice   (Croatia)     Staff  October 2007   RS version
 HiFi Club  (Korea)   Staff  January 2007
 HIGH fidelity   (Denmark)  Kim Kruse Petersen  June 2007 #5
 Hi-Files   (Serbia)  Zoran Karapandzic  January 2008  No. 21  
 Positive Feedback  (www)  John Acton  Issue 27 - Oct. 2006  
 Quebec Audio/Video   (Canada)  Georges Poulin  Feb/March 2006
 SoundStage! OnHiFi   (www)  Doug Schneider  November 2007  
 Stereophile   (USA)  Wes Phillips  January 2007  
 What Hi*Fi?   (Korea)  Staff  February 2007