CD Player

CD5.3CD Player

A continuation to the MOON Eclipse CD Player.

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Launched in 2006, Discontinued in 2009

The MOON CD5.3 disc player was the perfect companion source component for any MOON integrated amplifier or preamplifier/amplifier combination. Improving on technologies from the legendary MOON Eclipse and borrowing from the Evolution series SuperNova, the CD5.3 incorporated highly advanced digital and analog circuitry.

The SE version includes balanced differential analog outputs as a standard feature.

Also unique to the SE version are tighter matching and
tolerances for certain critical electronic parts.
User manual

Technical aspects

Separate digital and analog power supplies using a toroidal power transformer with 7 stages
of DC voltage regulation
BurrBrown BB1730E high-resolution 24-bit/192-kHz Digital-to-Analog Converter and 8 times
oversampling digital filter
Internal upsampling which achieves 24-bit/352.8kHz resolution 
Philips based transport mechanism using in-house developed control software
Accurate 50PPM digital clocking system 
Advanced analog signal path using a DC servo circuit and proprietary 6dB/octave analog filter
Pure copper circuit board tracings with extremely low impedance characteristics 
Separate digital and analog audio circuitry mounted on one circuit board, each with their own
respective ground planes, which minimizes signal path lengths and eliminates any potential for
interference and signal degradation
Rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations
Accurate matching of the very finest high quality electronic components in 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)  Staff  September 2010   RS version
 Audiophile   (Hong Kong)  Staff  January 2009   RS version   (www)  Mark Wilson  2008-08   (www)   RS version
 Diapason   (France)  Staff  August 2008   #559   RS version
 HI-FI Choice   (UK)  Jason Kennedy  June 2008   RS version
 HI-FI Choice   (Croatia)  Staff  December 2008   RS version
 HI-FI Choice   (Croatia)  Staff  July 2008   RS version
 HIGH Fidelity   (Poland)  Wojciech Pacula  Feb/March 2008 #46  (www)
 HiFi Net   (Korea)  Staff  December 2006
 hi-fi+   (United Kingdom)  Paul Messenger  January 2007   #48
 Québec Audio/Video   (Canada)  Francois Gagné  April/May 2007   Vol. 14 no. 2
 Son & Image   (Canada)  Michel Berard  March/April 2006   Vol. 7 no. 4
 SoundStage!   (www)  Philip Beaudette  March 2007   (www)