Moon I3.3 Amplifier

That is only one of an increasing variety of integrated amps to add an electronic input signal, either as as regular or, as in this instance an optional extra. It makes plenty of sense: you do not want a tremendous number of circuitry to make a fairly decent DAC already it is rather a straightforward add-on, and if you have got a case and power supply.

Electric, optical and USB connections are supplied, using the particular conversion being done by way of a great-quality, recent DAC processor supported onboard supply regulation and by great passive components.

The attributes are straightforward, with only four analogue input signals in the back and one (minijack) in the front, next to the headphone outlet. The interior of the amp is very active, with circuits encompassing the mains transformer. Parts certainly are a combination of through-hole and surface-mount as well as a mixture of discrete transistors and integrated circuits.

The volume control is a motorised potentiometer, although input Signal substitution is electronic. Essentially this can be a completely conventional integrated amp plus digital input signal, but it's a very one that is solidly constructed and small touches like really high quality output signal terminals add to the allure.

Sound quality

Looking at our listeners' notes and additionally taking into consideration our sighted listening, we are attracted to the decision that this amp tries to do everything.

It manages longer-term dynamics quite nicely, with fine swells over a duration of a couple of seconds of more, but nevertheless, it is sometimes a little underwhelming with piano chords that are surprising, surprising drum hits and stuff like that.

Tonal balance is generally great, though there can occasionally appear to be a small limitation of both frequency extremes. Bass is a touch soft in the best octave roughly, using a slight insufficient expansion and additionally of focus.

Beat and rate function nicely, regardless of the dynamics constraints, with music going along desperately and fairly energetically. Stereo imaging is somewhat disconcerting, although it looks not bad when it comes to expansion in both measurements, but lacks some precision in the setting of individual instruments. With big groups of players, however, the awareness of particular bodies of instruments and the general effect is remarkable and add beneficially together.

One facet us does somewhat concern relating to this amp is its dearth of consistency. However the overall tendency sense is of musical involvement.

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