Streaming DSD DAC

280DStreaming DSD DAC


A high performance fully asynchronous DSD256 / 32-bit DAC with versatility, including Bluetooth and our optional MiND module!

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Imagine a world of music right at your fingertips. The Neo 280D makes this a reality. Simply launch your favorite music services app on your smart device and pair it to the Neo 280D using Bluetooth technology. Then sit back and enjoy the music.

The extraordinary digital engine within the Neo 280D decodes native DSD up to DSD256, as well as PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz, including DXD. The fully balanced analog stage features an exceptional 3rd order filter for lifelike transparency. The result is a level of fidelity that creates an emotional connection to your music.

Adding the optional MiND module provides convenience and a full graphic interface, allowing you to effortlessly access your digital music library with power and flexibility. Which ever way you use the Neo 280D, we are convinced that it will become the center of your musical pleasure.

Of course, key features you’d expect in a MOON Neo Series product are present such as SimLink™, RS-232 and IR ports for custom-install environments.

Note: Available finishes are dependant on location.

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Technical aspects

Fully asynchronous DAC supports DSD up to DSD256 (USB only) and PCM from 44.1kHz to 384kHz (32-bit on USB only)
Eight (8) digital inputs (AES/EBU x 1, S/PDIF x 2, TosLink x 2, USB x 1, Bluetooth® with Qualcomm® aptXTM audio support and Ethernet or WiFi for MiND) allowing for a connection to virtually any digital source.
Optional MiND (MOON intelligent Network Device) module (the 8th input) via WiFi or Ethernet input for multi-room streaming
Optional MiND module includes TIDAL Music Service.
DSD Streaming via USB input and over ethernet via optional MiND module.
USB input with galvanic isolation which eleminates all ground current (i.e. no electrical connection) between the USB device (computer, music server, etc.) and the 280D, preserving the accuracy of the audio signal
The entire analog stage is a fully balanced differential circuit for increased dynamic range and headroom,higher resolution, as well as improved signal-to-noise ratio
Advanced analog signal path using an exceptional DC servo circuit and proprietary 18dB/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
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.

Magazine reviews

MAGAZINE  REVIEWER DATE / ISSUE   (www USA)  Michael Lavorgna  July 2016
 TONEAudio  (USA)  Andre Marc  June 2016  #77
 CANADA HiFi  George De Sa  April/May 2016
 Classica  (France)  Philippe Venturini  April 2016  no. 181
 AUDIO Lifestyle  (Poland)  Staff  April 2016
 Positive Feedback (USA)  Andy Schaub  April 2016  #84
 AUDIO (Poland)  Radoslaw Labanowski  March 2016
 Monthly AUDIO  (Korea)  Johnny Lee  January 2016
 Hi-Files (Serbia)  Milan S. Milosevic  January 2016
 UHF Magazine  (Canada)  Gerard Rejskind  2016 Vol. 97  (Korea)  Jinhyong Park  December 2015
 on off  (Spain)  Staff  November 2015  #274
 What Hi*Fi?   (Russia)  Staff  October/November 2015
 SoundStage!  (www)  Uday Reddy  October 2015
 AUDIO   (Germany)  Christine Tantschinez  September 09/2015
 Music and Emotion  Werner Ero  September 2015   (Korea)  Staff  August 2015   (Korea)  Ju Gi-Pyo  July 2015
 AUDIO VIDEO  (Poland)  Marek Lacki  May/June 2015  (#302)


 Greatest Bits  (www)  July 2016
 Choc 2016  Classica  (France)  March 2016  #167
 Hi-Five "Great Value"  Hi-Files (Serbia)  January 2016  #69
 Best DAC 2016  on off  (Spain)  November 2015  #274
 Empfehlung Klang & Komfort  AUDIO  (Germany)  September 2015
 Rekomendacja  Audio Video  (Poland)  June 2015  #302