Not only does MIND 2 allow to access, browse and play the music you care for (from your computer, NAS, mobile devices and various internet based music services), it also gives you the control of your MOON Hi-Fi system for ultimate ease of use. This is what streaming music is all about!
MiND 2 is the second generation of the MOON intelligent Network Device. In addition to all original MiND features, MiND 2 is Roon Ready, offers multi-room synchronized playback and streams MQA* audio files.
*Requires MQA DAC for full MQA decoding.
The control center of a MiND is our proprietary application running on an iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Not only does MiND 2 allow to access, browse and play the music you care for (from your computer, NAS, mobile devices and various internet based music services), it also gives you the control of your MOON Hi-Fi system for ultimate ease of use. This is what streaming music is all about!
The MiND 2 outputs a digital audio signal (Toslink, SPDIF, AES/EBU) allowing any DAC to reach its maximum sonic potential. The addition of Bluetooth® aptX™ audio support provides easy connectivity with your wireless devices.
The SimLink™ connection allows for control of any SimLink equipped MOON system, enhancing ease of use, without having to use the IR remote. The MOON MiND Controller App can adjust the real volume control of a MOON system rather than using the most common digital attenuation method. This maintains the true fidelity of the music at any volume setting.
Multi-room synchronized playback
Tidal, with Tidal Masters support
Deezer with Deezer Hi-Fi support
Qobuz, with Qobuz Sublime+ support
Music Services fully integrated
Play queue mixing multiple sources capability (tracks from various services)
Up to 32 bits/384 kHz sampling rate support on wired connection
Up to DSD 256 sampling rate support on wired connection
iOS & Android compatible control App
SimLink™ communication channel to control other MOON components
Software based technology for better future upgradeability
Digital outputs: SPDIF, TosLink & AES/EBU
Remote Control: Full-Function CRM-3
Shipping weight: 7 lb / 3.1 kg
Dimensions (width x height x depth): 7.0 x 3.0 x 11.0 in
Sonically, we can’t criticise the MiND: it is a balanced, elegant and all-round truly musical performer. You’ll need to factor in the cost of a suitable DAC if you haven’t already one elsewhere in the chain, which would really make this a £2700 streamer (if used with a Chord 2Qute) all told. But for a sound this natural coming from a streamer, it would still be a bargain if you have the funds.