Evolution P-8

 

The MOON P-8 preamplifier is a dual-mono fully balanced differential design, representing the next generation of MOON high-performance audio components. Using several newly developed proprietary technologies, this preamplifier yields absolutely no sonic colorations, a level of transparency second-to-none, and possesses a signal-to-noise ratio would have been considered unattainable until now. Further raising the bar, the MOON P-8 can be fully integrated into a custom-install environment via an RS-232 port. As well, a plethora of user selectable cosmetic options are available at the time of purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Significant Design Features:

· 2-chassis design with the larger chassis housing the power supply, digital controller
circuitry and software processing. The smaller chassis contains audio circuitry ONLY
· Full unsolicited RS-232 bidirectional feedback
· Custom proprietary toroidal transformer design with lower magnetic, electrical and
thermal loss, yielding an improved power transfer and lower regulation factor. The
result is increased current speed and better dynamics
· An oversized dual-mono power supply features 6 stages of DC voltage regulation
and choke filtering
· SimLink controller port allows for 2-way communications between other compatible
MOON Evolution Series components
· M-Ray volume control based on the R-2R resistor array configuration using metal
film surface mount resistors with 0.1% tolerances, resulting in no sonic degradation
of the audio signal regardless of the selected volume setting
· M-Lock for “user selectable” maximum volume setting lock-out for each line input
· Power supply voltage regulation includes i2DCf (Independant Inductive DC Filtering);
There is one inductor dedicated to each integrated circuit type component (DAC,
Op-Amp, etc.) in the audio circuit’s signal path – 40 stages in all
· “Gain offset” for each individual line input with a ±10dB range
· Each line input is fully configurable to be “home-theater ready”, where the gain
section of the P-8 is bypassed
· 530 individual volume steps in 1dB and 0.1dB increments
· 12 Volt trigger outputs for remote operation
· An exceptionally short signal path measuring less than 8 inches in length from the
rear panel’s input to output connectors, yielding a much faster transient response
· Fully differential, no global feedback circuit topology, using absolutely no capacitors
anywhere in the audio signal path
· Four-layer PCB tracings for a dramatically improved signal-to-noise ratio
· Ultra rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations
· Accurate matching of the very finest quality electronic components in a symmetrical
circuit design
· Improved reliabilty through the elimination of moving parts.


 

 

 

 

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