CD Player

EclipseCD Player

The Eclipse was our very first CD Player.

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Launched in 1999, Discontinued in 2004

Extensive research and development led to the creation of the MOON Eclipse CD Player, a world-class component built for both the present and the future. This achievement was realized through the implementation of the very finest electronic components available for the established 16-bit/44.1kHz red-book standard by using four 24-bit DACs with an 8X oversampling digital filter in a fully balanced differential circuit. The result was an internal upsampling rate that featured 24-bit/352.8kHz processing.


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Technical aspects

Fully balanced differential digital and analog circuitry
Internal upsampling with 24-bit/352.8kHz processing
Top panel controls and display for improved ergonomics and unique styling
Separate digital and analog power supplies housed in an external chassis connecting to the main
unit via a specially shielded DB15 cable
Eight stages of DC voltage regulation
A Custom proprietary toroidal transformer design with lower magnetic, electrical and thermal loss,
yielding an improved power transfer and lower regulation factor, resulting in increased current
speed and better dynamics
BurrBrown DF1704 Digital Filter with 8X oversampling 
Four precision matched 24-bit BurrBrown PCM1704U-K "Digital To Analog" converters
Top loading CD drawer mechanism for improved stability and long term reliability
Philips CD-Pro 2 transport mechanism mounted with a double action suspension using traction
and damping devices
Very precise 5PPM digital clocking mechanism
Custom designed disc clamping system
A capacitor-free signal path using a DC servo circuit and proprietary 6db/octave analog filter
Pure copper circuit board tracings with extremely low impedance characteristics
Digital and analog audio circuitry mounted on one circuit board, each with their own respective
ground planes, to minimize signal path lengths and eliminate any potential for interference and
signal degradation
Extremely rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations
Accurate matching of the very finest high quality electronic components
A symmetrical circuit design
Designed to be powered up at all times for optimal performance
Low operating temperature to ensure a longer than normal life expectancy.

Magazine reviews

 Audio Music   (Russia)   Artjom Avatinjan  4/2001
 The Audiophile Voice   (USA)  Les Turoczi  Vol. 8 No. 2
 Australian hi-fi  Greg Borrowman  April/May 2003
 Extreme Audio Video   (Greece)  Thanasis Moraitis  June 2001   #28
 Haute Fidelite  (France)  Antoine Gresland  February 2005   LE Version
 HI-FI Journal   (Russia)  Staff  # 4 (33)   2000
 The Inner Ear Report   (Canada)  Ernie Fisher  2001 - Vol. 13 #4   (www)
 Québec Audio   (Canada)  Michel Savignac  March/April 2001
 Son & Image   (Canada)  Staff  Vol. 1 no. 4   2000
 SoundStage!   (www)  Doug Schneider  May 2001   (www)
 Stereo   (Germany)  Holger Barske  June 2002
 Stereo & Video   (Russia)  Artjom Avatinjan  March 2001
 Stereophile   (USA)   Brian Damkroger  April 2003 Follow-Up   (www)
 Stereophile   (USA)  Brian Damkroger  April 2001   (www)
 UHF Magazine   (Canada)  Gerard Rejskind  Vol. 59 - 2000
 Ultimate Audio   (USA)  Gerry Kindela  2000   V.4 #1
 What HI*FI?  (United Kingdom)  Ketene Bharadia  April 2000   (www)