Dual-Mono Integrated Amplifier

i-7Dual-Mono Integrated Amplifier

The MOON i-7 integrated amplifier is a dual-mono fully balanced differential design.

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Launched in 2005, Discontinued in 2011

The MOON i-7 produces a high-current rock-solid 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms with absolutely no sonic colorations. A genuine solution for those who don't require separate component systems, this integrated provides for astounding ease-of-use as a result of a variety of programmable features. The MOON i-7 can be fully integrated into a custom-install environment via an RS-232 port.

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Technical aspects

Lynx circuitry which is a "no overall feedback" design resulting in genuine real-time amplification, a more accurate musical reproduction with respect to tonality, virtually non-existent IMD and the elimination of common phase errors resulting from feedback
 Custom proprietary toroidal transformer design with lower magnetic, electrical and thermal loss, yielding an improved power transfer and lower regulation factor. The result is increased current speed and better dynamics
 A dual-mono oversized power supply
 The preamplifier section is mounted on its own dedicated circuit board resulting in lower crosstalk
 M-eVOL volume control circuit based on a resistive array configuration with no sonic degradation of the audio signal regardless of the selected volume setting
 "Class A" output to 5 watts for greater efficiency
 130 indiClass A" output to 5 watts for greater efficiencyvidual volume steps in 1dB and 0.5dB increments
 M-Lock for "user selectable" maximum volume setting lock-out for each line input
 "Gain offset" for each individual line input with a ±10dB range
 Each line input is fully configurable to be "home-theater ready", where the gain section of the 700i is bypassed
 RS-232 port for (i) full unsolicited bidirectional feedback and (ii) firmware updates
 IR input for external control
 12 Volt trigger output for remote operation
 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

 The Absolute Sound  (USA)  Robert Harley    Issue #176 - November 2007  
 Audio Magazine   (Russia)  Staff    March 2006   # 6 (68)   
 Audiophile   (Hong Kong)   Wing Cheung  November 2006 
 Audiophile   (Hong Kong)    Charlie Ma    September 2008   RS version 
 Haute Fidelite   (France)    Antoine Gresland   October 2006   #114
 hifi & records   (Germany)  Wilfried Kress    2/2008  
 HI-FI Choice   (UK)    Alvin Gold    Fall / Winter 2007  
 HI-FI Choice   (UK)    Alvin Gold    December 2006  
 HIGH fidelity   (Denmark)    Kim Kruse Petersen    June 2007 #5  
 Hi-Fi & Hi-Vi Monthly  (Taiwan)   Staff   September 2009  #355   RS Version 
 Hi-Files   (Serbia)    Staff   March 2011  #40   RS Version 
 hi-fi+   (United Kingdom)    Chris Thomas    July 2006   #46  
 Hi Fi Review (Hong Kong)  Staff    September 2006   #243 
 New Audiophile   (Hong Kong)    Staff    September 2008   #90  
 Quebec Audio/Video   (Canada)    Georges Poulin    August/Sept. 2006  
 Smarthouse   (Australia)    Staff    July 2007    
 SoundStage! OnHiFi   (www)    Doug Schneider    March 2007    
 Stereophile   (USA)   Art Dudley    June 2007    
 Suono   (Italy)   Carlo D'Ottavi    October 2006   #397  
 Super AV   (Hong Kong)    Staff    October 2008  
 TONE Audio (www)    Randy Wells    June 2007 - # 16 
 What Hi*Fi?   (Spain)    Staff    April 2008  
 What Hi*Fi?   (United Kingdom)   Staff    July 2006  
 What Hi*Fi?   (France)    Staff    May 2008  
 yam - hifihivi  (www)  (Taiwan)  Huang Hanxuan  August 2010