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Moon by Sim Audio 230HAD Headphone Amplifier and DAC

£1,750.00 £1,458.33
SKU
230HAD
Free UK Delivery
10 Years
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SPEAKER CABLES:

A quantity of 2 means you will receive a pair of speaker cables e.g. for your front left and front right speakers. By entering a quantity of 1, you will get a cable for a single speaker e.g. centre speaker and this option also enables you to vary the length (and termination) of your cable for each speaker.

OTHER CABLES:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive a single cable in the case of aerial, satellite, subwoofer, digital coaxial & optical cables and a pair of cables in the case of 2 rca to 2 rca analogue audio cables.

NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive 1 of the specified products.

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Need help? Call us on 0800 772 3688 or 0208 905 1555

Prefer email? Contact us via sales@futureshop.co.uk

Are you passionate about music and desire a unique personal listening experience, yet don’t have the urge to build a “full blown” music system? Are you looking for the perfect desktop solution for a computer-based audio system? Do you already own a high-performance music system and have a craving to listen to headphones without making a compromise? If you already have a MOON system, this can be the control centre for a secondary system. Or do you simply want to get maximum performance from your reasonably efficient, unbalanced headphones? The possibilities are endless…

Moon by Sim Audio 230HAD Headphone Amplifier and DAC

 

Are you passionate about music and desire a unique personal listening experience, yet don’t have the urge to build a “full blown” music system? Are you looking for the perfect desktop solution for a computer-based audio system? Do you already own a high-performance music system and have a craving to listen to headphones without making a compromise? If you already have a MOON system, this can be the control centre for a secondary system. Or do you simply want to get maximum performance from your reasonably efficient, unbalanced headphones? The possibilities are endless…

The 230HAD is a headphone amplifier, a DAC and a line-stage preamplifier all housed in one very stylish package. What else could you possibly ask for?

The 230HAD is more than capable of the task, whatever your needs may be. Based heavily on the reference 430HA headphone amp, the 230HAD features a DSD256/32-bit PCM capable Digital-to-Analog converter (DAC) that can be used with virtually any digital source such a computer, satellite TV receiver or Blu-Ray player, and offering the same fidelity as your main music system.

Ultimately, the 230HAD fills an immense void in the current headphone marketplace, especially when considering its exceptional “price to performance” ratio. Today music lovers need a flexible high quality DAC, capable of both DSD and hi-res PCM. This multi-function product is more about affordable high-performance than minor features.

Features

  • Inputs include 1 single-ended on rear-mounted RCA's and 1 single-ended on 1/8" jack located on the front panel
  • Outputs include a 1/4" TRS headphone jack, as well as both fixed and variable single-ended line-level RCA stereo pairs
  • Fully asynchronous DAC with four digital inputs (SPDI x2, TosLink x1 & USB x1) allowing for use with virtually any digital source
  • Supports DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 *USB input only)
  • Supports PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz (all inputs) and 32-bit/385kHz (USB input only)
  • Pure analogue amplifier using a transconductance circuit
  • An oversized power supply using 1 toroidal transformer in conjunction with 8 stages of DC voltage regulation

 

 

"The 230HAD does a good job with dynamics for the most part, particularly with big bold dynamic shifts where it can really let loose. It can go eerily quiet too, although low-level dynamics aren’t quite as expressive as the louder ones.

n terms of balance, it’s a fairly neutral listen, but with a weighty enough bass that gives it a little more substance than the Hugo’s leaner presentation."

What Hi-Fi? - February 2016 

"Bass doesn’t dominate the balance, however – the clear mid-range and silky treble are given equal attention. There’s tons of detail, with the 230HAD bringing attention to even the subtlest cymbals and effects. The level of refinement and insight here easily justifies the price tag."

Trusted Reviews - March 2016

"The Moon Neo 230HAD is refined and classically musical. It offers extraordinary clarity and precision, making it a great choice for born-again audiophiles. There's plenty of connectivity too, enabling it to be used either as a simple USB sound system, or integrated into something much more complex."

TechRadar - April 2016

 

 

Specification

  • Output power per channel @ 600Ω / 300Ω / 50Ω: 100mW / 200mW / 1W
  • Headphone Impedance: 20 - 600Ω
  • Frequency Response (audible): 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.1dB
  • Frequency Response (full range): 5Hz - 100kHz +0/-3dB
  • THD @ 1kHz, 0dBFS (A-weighted): 0.005%
  • Intermodulation distortion: 0.05%
  • Signal-to-noise Ratio: 115dB
  • Crosstalk: -80dB
  • Input / Output Impedance: 22kΩ / 1.25Ω
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2lb / 2.8kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.0 x 3.0 x 11.0 (in) / 17.8 x 7.6 x 28.0 (cm)

Included in the box

  • AC power cable
  • ‘CRM-2’ remote control with two ‘AA’ batteries
  • User Manual

 

About MOON by Sim Audio

Simaudio products reproduce sound that is so pure and authentic it brings newfound proximity to the performer. As you never want those intimate moments with the artist to end, all MOON products are built to be enjoyed over a lifetime. Their mission is to convey the spirit and emotion of music through products of distinction. They value our respect for artists and musicians and this is matched only by their devotion to their customers. Dedicated to surprising and delighting, MOONS consistent creativity, passion and commitment have been redefining the industry for almost 40 years.

Simaudio are experienced audiophiles and music lovers, their specialists believe in the power of music. That is why, since 1980, Simaudio engineers and designers have been obsessed with surpassing the limits of sound purity and redefining the impossible. Their renowned customer service is professional and personalised thanks to their passionate team which is committed to your long-term satisfaction. No matter where you are located in the world, MOON will deliver the best sound experience to you.

Simaudio, are proud to build products that are sustainable, imparting a minimal impact on the environment. They favour responsible suppliers and subcontractors who share our philosophy of reducing our carbon footprint. Simaudio offers a 10-year warranty on all our products to respect their sustainability value. The pure sound of the instruments, the timbre of the voice, the bated breath. Simaudio believes that nothing should stand between the authenticity at the time of recording, and the listener. This proximity is their goal; this intimacy is our passion.


Specification

  • Output power per channel @ 600Ω / 300Ω / 50Ω: 100mW / 200mW / 1W
  • Headphone Impedance: 20 - 600Ω
  • Frequency Response (audible): 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.1dB
  • Frequency Response (full range): 5Hz - 100kHz +0/-3dB
  • THD @ 1kHz, 0dBFS (A-weighted): 0.005%
  • Intermodulation distortion: 0.05%
  • Signal-to-noise Ratio: 115dB
  • Crosstalk: -80dB
  • Input / Output Impedance: 22kΩ / 1.25Ω
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2lb / 2.8kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.0 x 3.0 x 11.0 (in) / 17.8 x 7.6 x 28.0 (cm)

Included in the box

  • AC power cable
  • ‘CRM-2’ remote control with two ‘AA’ batteries
  • User Manual

UK Delivery

 

1. We use Royal Mail 1st Class Services as a Standard Postage Option

Orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually dispatched the same day by FIRST CLASS post (unless premium postal or timed courier services are selected), subject to stock availability. Over 98% of our orders are usually delivered the next working day including Saturdays.

Standard delivery is usually within 2-3 working days, although 98% of all orders are delivered the next working day including Saturdays . In extreme cases, such as delivery to the Highlands and Islands, this may take 3 days.

All items are fully insured and come with an invoice from Futureshop.co.uk. We use the Royal Mail for delivery of small packages and DPD or Interlink Express for items that weigh over 2KG. Items over 2KG are fully insured and will usually be delivered within 48 hours of placing your order Monday to Friday subject to stock availability. For International orders, we use FedEx Services where customers have selected this option.

Please note, special orders for non-standard cable lengths or custom-made cables may be subject to longer delivery time-scales. This may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

We offer 'Free UK delivery on orders over £99' subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Applies only to orders with £99 or more of items (including VAT at the UK rate), at FutureShop.co.uk
  • Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK (excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by UK Mail).
  • Applies only to deliveries to addresses within mainland UK and Northern Ireland addresses. Applies only to orders that are to be delivered to a single Mainland UK delivery address.
  • You will not be eligible for free delivery on your order if any items are cancelled or returned for a refund, bringing the total order amount below £99. Where items are returned, the refund due will be the cost of the item less any postage costs.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue 'Free delivery on orders over £99 promotion at any time.
  • FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £99 OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADE CUSTOMERS.

Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD or Interlink Express next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK.

Free Delivery for orders over £99 excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by DPD or Interlink Express.

 

Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping DPD Next Day Delivery

 

2. Special Delivery UK - Guaranteed Next Working Day

We have 99.9% of the UK covered With Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. We guarantee delivery to most UK addresses by 1pm the next working day. This includes Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. Some places take longer to deliver to but we still guarantee delivery within three working days by 5.30 PM.

For the Next Day Special Delivery service, orders must be received by futureshop.co.uk by 4.30pm weekdays. Orders after the 4.30pm deadline cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.

Please note, Royal Mail Special Delivery for next working day may not be possible where non-standard cable lengths are ordered. If this is the case, the item will be shipped via The Royal Mail Special Delivery service as soon as the cable is custom made.

For orders weighing over 2KG, we reserve the right to ship items using Next Day Pre-Noon Courier Services where Royal Mail Special Delivery option has been selected.

 

Royal Mail Special Next Working Day Delivery

 

3. Channel Islands & Northern Ireland

We accept orders from all Channel Islands including Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. Unless you select a premium service, Items weighing under 2KG are delivered using our standard UK delivery option above. For items weighing over 2KG, a surcharge may be applied for all deliveries to the Channel Islands as well as Northern Ireland.

 

European Countries

Deliveries to EU member states are subject to 20% VAT. We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 10 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Economy - Item are usually delivered within 48 to 72 hours

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Worldwide - Excluding UK & Europe

Deliveries outside of the EU are not subject to 20% VAT and so the 20% tax on items is automatically deducted when you login or register.
We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 15 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail - Items are usually delivered within 10-15 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.

Where the actual weight of the package significantly exceeds the shipping cost charged on orders, we may write to you for an additional shipping charge. For larger orders, items may be shipped in multiple packets.

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

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