Simaudio Moon Evolution 740P line preamplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: VPI Classic turntable & JMW tonearm, Ortofon Cadenza Blue cartridge.
Digital Sources: Krell Cipher SACD/CD player.
Preamplification: Nagra BPS battery-powered phono preamplifier, Pass Labs XP-30 line preamplifier.
Power Amplifier: Simaudio Moon Evolution 860A.
Integrated Amplifier: Simaudio Moon Evolution 700i.
Loudspeakers: Revel Ultima Studio2.
Cables: Interconnect, Speaker, Nirvana Audio. AC: manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Bybee Technologies Signature power conditioner (not for power amp, sometimes for other components), Audiodesksysteme Vinyl Cleaner, AC power from dedicated 20A circuits.—Fred Kaplan

Simaudio, Ltd.
1345 Newton Road
Boucherville, Quebec J4B 5H2
(877) 980-2400

TruthSpinner's picture

Is that not the exact same type of tech that Accuphase has been using in their volume controls for about thirteen years now?

BillK's picture

These always reminded me of the last decade's Mark Levinson preamps.

I'd be curious to read how this preamp compares to the 850P as well.

mkwglyg's picture

The 740p sounded veiled. The highs lacked airiness, soft and smooth. Stereophile got it right here but the rest of the reviews are just polite words.
The bass is muddy as well.
The mevol2 stuff sounded hi-tech which served no purpose but thats just marketing hype.

It is just appalling that the review described the unit as transparent and then goes on to say that it lacked airiness. How can a preamp which costs a hefty 9.5k be transparent when its high frequency is obviously veiled.

No wonder stereophile refuses to rate it after a lengthy review. They just dumped it under cat K