The Simaudio Moon Neo 230HAD is a fusion product—one of today's many cost-effective, space-saving mashups of DACs, line stages, headphone amplifiers, and sometimes even speaker amplifiers. These mashups don't fit the traditional categories of receiver, integrated amplifier, or separates.

Herb Reichert, Stereophile

  • nputs include 1 single-ended on rear-mounted RCA’s and 1 single-ended on 1/8” jack located on the front panel.

  • Outputs include a ¼” TRS headphone jack, as well as both fixed and variable single-ended line-level RCA stereo pairs.

  • Fully asynchronous DAC with four (4) digital inputs (S/PDIF x 2, TosLink x 1 & USB x 1) allowing for use with virtually any digital source; Supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 (USB input only); Supports PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz (all inputs) and 32-bit/384kHz (USB input only).

  • Pure analog amplifier using a transconductance circuit.

  • An oversized power supply using 1 toroidal transformer in conjunction with 8 stages of DC voltage regulation.

  • Output power per channel @ 600 / 300 / 50Ω100mW / 200mW / 1W

  • Headphone Impedance20 - 600Ω

  • Frequency Response (audible)20Hz - 20kHz ±0.1dB

  • Frequency Response (full range)5Hz - 100kHz +0/-3dB

  • THD @ 1kHz, 0dBFS (A-weighted)0.005%

  • Intermodulation distortion0.005%

  • Signal-to-noise Ratio115dB

  • Crosstalk-80dB

  • Input / Output impedance22KΩ / 1.25Ω

  • Shipping weight6.2 lb / 2.8 kg

  • Dimensions (width x height x depth)7.0 x 3.0 x 11.0 in

  • 17.8 x 7.6 x 28.0 cm

I enjoyed all my hours with the Simaudio 230HAD—mainly because it rocked the rude boys, loved Henryk Szeryng, and taught me well about Chesky's recordings. If your headspace listening is in need of an upgrade, the Simaudio Neo 230HAD is an absolute must-audition.

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