Moon by Simaudio Neo 340i integrated amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Pioneer PLX-1000 turntable, Ortofon 2M Black cartridge; Thorens TD 124 Mk.I turntable, Abis SA 1.2 tonearm, Zu Denon DL-103 or Jasmine Turtle cartridge; Technics SL1200 Mk.2 tonearm, SME M2-9 tonearm, Soundsmith Carmen or Shure SC35 cartridge; VPI Scout Jr. turntable, Ortofon 2M Red cartridge.
Digital Sources: Onkyo Integra DPS-7.2 disc player, Halide DAC HD DAC.
Preamplification: Intact Audio step-up transformer; Blue Horizon Ideas Profono, Schiit Audio Mani phono stages.
Integrated Amplifiers: Hegel Music Systems H160, Line Magnetic LM-518 IA, PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium, Rogue Audio Sphinx.
Headphone Amplifiers: Audeze Deckard, Linear Tube Audio microZOTL, Schiit Audio Asgard, Simaudio Moon Neo 230HAD.
Headphones: AKG K812, Audeze EL-8, AudioQuest NightHawk.
Loudspeakers: Dynaudio Excite X14, Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a, KEF LS50, Magnepan .7, Technics SB-C700.
Cables: Speaker: AudioQuest Type 4, Auditorium 23, Kimber Kable 8TC. Interconnect: AudioQuest Big Sur & Cinnamon & Golden Gate, Auditorium 23, Kimber Kable Silver Streak.
Accessories: Sound Anchor stands, Moongel stylus cleaner, Dr. Feickert Analogue cartridge-alignment protractor.—Herb Reichert

COMPANY INFO
Simaudio Ltd.
US: Simaudio Ltd.
2002 Ridge Road
Champlain, NY 12919
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Allen Fant's picture

HR-
is this integrated made in china?

John Atkinson's picture
Allen Fant wrote:
is this integrated made in china?

I believe it is made in Simaudio's Canadian factory.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

allxxnnddr's picture

The Only Simaudio Factory :) , 100% Canadian

Allen Fant's picture

Thank You- JA
it is always refreshing to read about companies who do not junk-source to china!

klosterman's picture

I only understood half, nevertheless, buckle up:

"Comparison: Hegel Music Systems H160 and Line Magnetic LM-518IA
The Hegel Music Systems H160 ($3500) is a bold mountain climber of an integrated amplifier. Well trained and strong, it conquers your speakers with adolescent eagerness.
But! The H160 plays music with a kind of bourgeois moderation that makes me yearn for a more bohemian libidinousness. Similarly, the Simaudio Moon Neo 340i's well-manicured precision made me wish for an occasional taste of slutty voluptuousness. On those days, I switched to the Line Magnetic LM-518 IA ($4400). Neither the Hegel nor the Simaudio could match my Line Magnetic for brilliant Van Gogh colors, verdant textures, or riotous debauchery."

jazzman1040's picture

Herb, if the Maggie's are untenable due to my room limitations, and of the other speakers tested, which did you prefer best with the Sim340i?

Old Audiophile's picture

I know this is more than a little late but, for what it's worth, this is one heck of a fantastic amp! Did some serious seat time with it last year with a pair of GoldenEar Triton 2+ and Martin Logan Motion 60xti. If I had been in the market for an amp at the time, the smile on my face might have purchased it on the spot. A short critical listen is all it takes, kids!

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