Preamplifier

350PPreamplifier

Digital ... Analog ... or Both Replaced by the Néo 350P in May 2013

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Launched in 2009, Discontinued in 2013

The MOON 350P was a high-performance differential preamplifier. Using circuitry derived from the Evolution Series, the 350P was a modular design that accepted optional plug-in modules: (i) a 24-bit/192kHz high-performance D/A converter with USB, optical (TosLink) and RCA (S/PDIF) inputs, and (ii) a configurable MC/MM Phono stage.

The MOON 350P's wide bandwidth and excellent dynamic range allowed it to effortlessly reproduce high-resolution audio. A well organized and thorough rear panel allowed for connectivity to virtually any audio component. The 350P included a discrete headphone amplifier stage, allowing it to effortlessly drive the world's finest headphones. An audiophile-grade product with a toroidal transformer-based large power supply, military-spec passive and active components, and state-of-the-art surface-mount manufacturing techniques helped make the MOON 350P the finest affordable MOON preamplifier to date.


In October 2012, the optional DAC's USB input was upgraded to 24-bit/192kHz performance and available for units manufactured prior to this date.

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Technical aspects


 
An oversized power supply using 2 toroidal transformers in conjunction with 3 stages of DC voltage regulation
7 line-level inputs (4 Single-ended & 2 balanced) including one front-mounted 1/8" mini-jack for personal media players
Discrete headphone amplifier circuit with the output on 1/4" TRS jack located on the front panel
One audio input which functions as a "pass-through", bypassing the gain stage to accommodate a component such as a home-theater processor, whose own volume control is used instead.
A full-function monitor loop
Fixed (single-ended) and Variable (balanced & single-ended) line level outputs
12 Volt trigger output for remote operations
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
A symmetrical circuit design
Rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations
Optimized selection of very high quality electronic components
Designed to be powered up at all times for optimal performance
Includes CRM-2 remote control

Magazine reviews


MAGAZINE  REVIEWER DATE / ISSUE
 AUDIO   (Germany)  Fritz I. Schwertfeger  April 2012
 Audio Magazine   (Russia)    Zuev January/February 2011   # 1 (96)  
 FWD Magazine  (Belgium)  Thomas Van den Bossche  February 2013
 Québec Audio/Video   (Canada)    Michel Dallaire  April/May 2011
 SoundStage!   (www)  Doug Schneider  July 2011
 UHF Magazine  (Canada)  Gerard Rejskind  2011  Vol. 91
 What Hi*Fi?   (Russia)  Staff  May 2012