Simaudio Moon Evolution 740P line preamplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Remote-controlled, solid-state, dual-monophonic line preamplifier. Analog inputs: 2 balanced (XLR), 3 single-ended (RCA). Analog outputs: 1 balanced (XLR); 2 single-ended, fixed and variable (RCA). Gain: 9dB, M-eVOL2 volume knob, 530 increments of 0.1dB. Frequency response: 5Hz–100kHz, +0/–0.1dB. Signal/noise: 120dB at full output, 20Hz–20kHz. Crosstalk: –116dB at 1kHz. Input impedance: 22k ohms. Output impedance: 50 ohms. Power consumption: 20W at idle.
Dimensions: 18.6" (476mm) W by 4" (102mm) H by 16.3" (419mm) D. Shipping weight: 35 lbs (16kg).
Finishes: Black, Silver, 2-Tone.
Serial number of unit reviewed: P9123793.
Price: $9500. Approximate number of dealers: 75. Warranty: 10 years with registration.
Manufacturer: Simaudio, Ltd., 1345 Newton Road, Boucherville, Quebec J4B 5H2, Canada. Tel: (877) 980-2400, (450) 449-2212. Web: US: Simaudio Ltd., 2002 Ridge Road, Champlain, NY 12919.

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