Simaudio Moon Evolution 650D CD player Specifications

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Description: CD player and D/A converter. Digital inputs: AES/EBU (XLR), S/PDIF (RCA), S/PDIF (TosLink), USB Type B. Digital outputs: S/PDIF, AES/EBU. Analog outputs: 1 pair XLR balanced, 1 pair RCA single-ended. Sample rates supported: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.2, 192kHz (AES/EBU and S/PDIF); 32, 44.1, 48kHz. USB. USB bit depth: 16. Frequency responses: audible, 20Hz–20kHz, +0/–0.1dB (CD); full range, 2Hz–100kHz, +0/–3dB (with external digital source). Total harmonic distortion at 1kHz, 0dBFS (A-weighted): <0.001%. Intermodulation distortion: <0.001%. Dynamic range: >120dB. Signal/noise ratio: >120dB at full output. Slew rate: 50V/µs. Channel separation: >116dB. Low-level linearity: <±0.25dB at –90dBFS. Intrinsic jitter: 1 picosecond RMS. Maximum analog output level at 0dBFS, XLR/RCA: 2.0V. Analog output impedance, RCA: 100 ohms.
Dimensions: 18.75? (480mm) W by 4.0? H (100mm) by 16.81? (430mm) D. Shipping weight: 35 lbs (16kg).
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: L8511158.
Price: $8000. Approximate number of dealers: 85. Warranty: 10 years, parts & labor.
Manufacturer: Simaudio Ltd., 1345 Newton Road, Boucherville, Quebec J4B 5H2, Canada. Tel: (877) 980-2400, (450) 449-2212. US: Simaudio Ltd., 2002 Ridge Road, Champlain, NY 12919. Tel: (877) 980-2400, (450) 449-2212. Web:

Simaudio Ltd.
US: Simaudio Ltd.
2002 Ridge Road
Champlain, NY 12919
(450) 449-2212

Soothsayerman's picture


Over the years, I have come to find, that my ears seem to have a similar disposition (although not near the sensitivity) to your ears which has proven to be a great measure.   But there is no accounting for visual taste.  I think the Moon Evolution design is beautiful and I have been considering this unit.  Thanks for the review and your listening insights.

~ David

humanovation's picture

Absolutely, one of my favorite high end audio companies.  And, while the CD drawer may be worthless to me, I would love to have that DAC.  

**Updated:I heard it yesterday and it is absolutely amazing, they just have a way of making everything disappear but the music.  The thing is a beast though weighing in at about 40 pounds ... not a lot for an amp, but for a CD Player that is a lot of weight.