Universal Digital Player

OrbiterUniversal Digital Player

The only MOON universal disc player with a level of performance that raised the bar for this component category.

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Launched in 2004, Discontinued in 2007

The MOON Orbiter Universal Digital Player represents a genuine high-end “all-in-one solution” for digital media playback. Capable of processing the following disc formats: CD, SACD, DVD-Vidéo, DVD-Audio, Vidéo CD, MP3-CD, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW, the MOON Orbiter features a vast array of standard features such as virtually every conceivable audio/video connector including DVI-D. The end result is a non-compromising digital source component, yielding ground-breaking audio and video performance, that will fill a common void in most high-performance home entertainment systems.

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Technical aspects

Advanced switch mode power supply with additional analog filtering, 8 stages of voltage regulation
(2 for analog video, 2 for analog audio, 2 for digital audio/video circuitry, & 2 for the drive) and an
integral shield to ensure no high frequency noise will interfere with audio and video signals
DVI-D output for progressive scan (480p) using SiI504 Video Scan Converter
Optional Serial Digital Interface (SDI) video output
S/PDIF (BNC & RCA), AES/EBU (XLR) and Optical (Toslink) digital audio outputs
Audiophile-grade 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters (3) with 8X oversampling digital filter
for 2 and 6 channel analog audio output
10-bit/54MHz oversampled video with active current-to-voltage converter
Rack-mount-ready faceplate with removable aluminum cheeks covering the holes when not in use
Front panel "VIDEO OFF" switch to disable all video circuitry to enhance "audio only" sonic
Support for both NTSC and PAL video formats
A complete array of various video output connections
Animated on-screen-display menus
SRS Labs TruSurroundä 3D surround DSP effects for optional analog audio outputs
Full function RS-232 port control for custom integration or automation
IR Remote jack input for multi-room operation
"Parental Control" setting to allow authorized access to specific DVD-Video discs
Extremely rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations
Accurate matching of the high quality electronic components
Very short signal paths to maintain the integrity of audio and video information
Designed to be powered up at all times for optimal performance
Low operating temperature for a longer than normal life expectancy.

Magazine reviews

 The Absolute Sound   (USA)  Shane Buettner  Issue #152 - 2005
 DVD etc.   (USA)  Manoj Motwani, M.D.  May/June 2005   (Vol. 3,#4)
 Home Theater Magazine   (USA)  Chris Lewis  July 2005   (www)
 HomeTheaterSound.com   (www)  Anthony Di Marco  February 2005   (www)
 Stereophile   (USA)  Kalman Rubinson  March 2005
 Ultimateavmag.com   (www)  Shane Buettner  July 2006   (www)
 Widescreen Review   (USA)  John Kotches  February 2006   #105