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Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A power amplifier Measurements

Thu, 07/30/2015

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dcolak's picture

And for a fraction of the cost.

Venere 2's picture

The only thing the NAD M3 would blow away (or any NAD product) is its own internals!

NAD stands for shit "Not another defect". Absolutely awful reliability. And, NAD sound quality is nothing special. Cheap hifi sounding.

Sheldo243's picture

You do realize the review in the link is 8 years old?

Venere 2's picture

I don't give a f*ck if Fremer went nuts for the NAD M3. Fremer also claimed the Graham Slee Era V phono stage was miraculous… Good phono stage for its price point, but a little dull. Not the greatest thing ever as Fremer proclaimed.

I have found that NAD gear gets great reviews that do not match with my appraisals when I hear them. I wonder why that is.

The Nad C375BEE was reviewed by Stereophile, and Sam Tellig just about raised a shrine in its honour. I owned it, my brother also owned one. It can be beat easily by British integrateds in the same price bracket. Really easily.

Also, mine lasted 6 months before the front board blew out. My brother was lucky: his lasted 9 months. Good luck with NAD repairs under warranty. They outsource those repairs to local repairmen. Anyone with a multimeter and a screwdriver in your area will be the NAD repairman!

Keep pushing NAD, and I will tell stories of products with 100% failure rates and so on. I know a few former NAD dealers. There is a reason they don't sell NAD anymore...

volvic's picture

I have not heard this particular amp but back when i was living in Montreal a friend owned a W5 amp from Moon and I was really impressed with it, over the years have heard their gear at different shows and actually own some of their products (dac and phono preamp) and absolutely love them. I lament the price increases with each new model but c'est la vie. I have over the years owned different NAD products, not the M3 but have heard the M3 at retail outlets. Great amp but I would have to believe that long term satisfaction would be had with the Moon.

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Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A power amplifier Associated Equipment

Thu, 07/30/2015

COMMENTS
dcolak's picture

And for a fraction of the cost.

Venere 2's picture

The only thing the NAD M3 would blow away (or any NAD product) is its own internals!

NAD stands for shit "Not another defect". Absolutely awful reliability. And, NAD sound quality is nothing special. Cheap hifi sounding.

Sheldo243's picture

You do realize the review in the link is 8 years old?

Venere 2's picture

I don't give a f*ck if Fremer went nuts for the NAD M3. Fremer also claimed the Graham Slee Era V phono stage was miraculous… Good phono stage for its price point, but a little dull. Not the greatest thing ever as Fremer proclaimed.

I have found that NAD gear gets great reviews that do not match with my appraisals when I hear them. I wonder why that is.

The Nad C375BEE was reviewed by Stereophile, and Sam Tellig just about raised a shrine in its honour. I owned it, my brother also owned one. It can be beat easily by British integrateds in the same price bracket. Really easily.

Also, mine lasted 6 months before the front board blew out. My brother was lucky: his lasted 9 months. Good luck with NAD repairs under warranty. They outsource those repairs to local repairmen. Anyone with a multimeter and a screwdriver in your area will be the NAD repairman!

Keep pushing NAD, and I will tell stories of products with 100% failure rates and so on. I know a few former NAD dealers. There is a reason they don't sell NAD anymore...

volvic's picture

I have not heard this particular amp but back when i was living in Montreal a friend owned a W5 amp from Moon and I was really impressed with it, over the years have heard their gear at different shows and actually own some of their products (dac and phono preamp) and absolutely love them. I lament the price increases with each new model but c'est la vie. I have over the years owned different NAD products, not the M3 but have heard the M3 at retail outlets. Great amp but I would have to believe that long term satisfaction would be had with the Moon.

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Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A power amplifier Specifications

Thu, 07/30/2015

COMMENTS
dcolak's picture

And for a fraction of the cost.

Venere 2's picture

The only thing the NAD M3 would blow away (or any NAD product) is its own internals!

NAD stands for shit "Not another defect". Absolutely awful reliability. And, NAD sound quality is nothing special. Cheap hifi sounding.

Sheldo243's picture

You do realize the review in the link is 8 years old?

Venere 2's picture

I don't give a f*ck if Fremer went nuts for the NAD M3. Fremer also claimed the Graham Slee Era V phono stage was miraculous… Good phono stage for its price point, but a little dull. Not the greatest thing ever as Fremer proclaimed.

I have found that NAD gear gets great reviews that do not match with my appraisals when I hear them. I wonder why that is.

The Nad C375BEE was reviewed by Stereophile, and Sam Tellig just about raised a shrine in its honour. I owned it, my brother also owned one. It can be beat easily by British integrateds in the same price bracket. Really easily.

Also, mine lasted 6 months before the front board blew out. My brother was lucky: his lasted 9 months. Good luck with NAD repairs under warranty. They outsource those repairs to local repairmen. Anyone with a multimeter and a screwdriver in your area will be the NAD repairman!

Keep pushing NAD, and I will tell stories of products with 100% failure rates and so on. I know a few former NAD dealers. There is a reason they don't sell NAD anymore...

volvic's picture

I have not heard this particular amp but back when i was living in Montreal a friend owned a W5 amp from Moon and I was really impressed with it, over the years have heard their gear at different shows and actually own some of their products (dac and phono preamp) and absolutely love them. I lament the price increases with each new model but c'est la vie. I have over the years owned different NAD products, not the M3 but have heard the M3 at retail outlets. Great amp but I would have to believe that long term satisfaction would be had with the Moon.

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Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A power amplifier Page 2

Thu, 07/30/2015

COMMENTS
dcolak's picture

And for a fraction of the cost.

Venere 2's picture

The only thing the NAD M3 would blow away (or any NAD product) is its own internals!

NAD stands for shit "Not another defect". Absolutely awful reliability. And, NAD sound quality is nothing special. Cheap hifi sounding.

Sheldo243's picture

You do realize the review in the link is 8 years old?

Venere 2's picture

I don't give a f*ck if Fremer went nuts for the NAD M3. Fremer also claimed the Graham Slee Era V phono stage was miraculous… Good phono stage for its price point, but a little dull. Not the greatest thing ever as Fremer proclaimed.

I have found that NAD gear gets great reviews that do not match with my appraisals when I hear them. I wonder why that is.

The Nad C375BEE was reviewed by Stereophile, and Sam Tellig just about raised a shrine in its honour. I owned it, my brother also owned one. It can be beat easily by British integrateds in the same price bracket. Really easily.

Also, mine lasted 6 months before the front board blew out. My brother was lucky: his lasted 9 months. Good luck with NAD repairs under warranty. They outsource those repairs to local repairmen. Anyone with a multimeter and a screwdriver in your area will be the NAD repairman!

Keep pushing NAD, and I will tell stories of products with 100% failure rates and so on. I know a few former NAD dealers. There is a reason they don't sell NAD anymore...

volvic's picture

I have not heard this particular amp but back when i was living in Montreal a friend owned a W5 amp from Moon and I was really impressed with it, over the years have heard their gear at different shows and actually own some of their products (dac and phono preamp) and absolutely love them. I lament the price increases with each new model but c'est la vie. I have over the years owned different NAD products, not the M3 but have heard the M3 at retail outlets. Great amp but I would have to believe that long term satisfaction would be had with the Moon.

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Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A power amplifier

In the May 2015 issue, I fairly raved about Simaudio's Moon Evolution 740P line-stage preamplifier, and now here I am confronting its Moon Evolution 860A power amp. The two are companion models of sorts, with prices of $9500 for the 740P, $15,000 for the 860A—and for much of the time I spent listening to the 740P it was hooked up to the 860A, so some of the descriptions of sound in this review will seem familiar. The two components are both products of the same design shop—Simaudio, Ltd., of Quebec, which has been a prominent brand in high-end audio for 35 years—and are often marketed as a pair, so it should be no surprise if they have a common sound.
Thu, 07/30/2015

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