The long-awaited successor to the MOON 600i Integrated Amplifier is finally here. In response to feedback from around the world, the 600i has enjoyed almost 8 years in the MOON line-up of amplifiers, and is now ready for an upgrade. New technological developments have paved the way for an improved version of the 600i, aptly called the 600i v2 (“v2” means “version 2”). The 600i v2 provides an even greater insight into your music, with increased resolution, bass articulation, detail and soundstage, thanks to upgrades in the power supply and gain stages. Of course, the familiar 600i’s “family sound” is all there, and is now enhanced to provide even more of everything it already does so well. And the best part? All of this comes to you at the same price as before. Give the 600i v2 a test drive and experience the true power and emotion of music, while rediscovering your music collection all over again.
Intended to meet the needs of the most demanding music connoisseurs, it is fully differential dual-mono design, rated at 125 watts/channel into 8Ohms, offering authority, finesse and superb control. Using a variety of new technologies developed since the introduction of the 600 Series, the 600i v2 provides more sonic transparency and accuracy than ever before.
New technologies include (i) the M-eVOL2 volume control, with a phenomenal 530 steps, allowing for an extremely precise level adjustment just like the 850P Preamplifier; (ii) MOON output transistors, specifically designed for use in our amplifiers, provide tighter and more visceral bass performance, as well as unprecedented linearity throughout the entire frequency spectrum; (iii) An input stage circuit which reduces noise, preserving image focus and integrity like never before. Although rated at “only” 125W per channel, the MOON 600i v2 embodies both authority and finesse at all levels that suggests a much more powerful amplifier, just like all MOON products before it.
Of course, key features you’d expect in a MOON 600 Series products are present such as our “no overall feedback” amplification circuitry, SimLink™ and M-Lock, just to name a few, as well as both RS-232 and IR ports for custom-install environments.
Significant Design Features
Our “No overall feedback” design resulting in genuine real-time amplification, more accurate musical reproduction with respect to tonality, virtually non-existent IMD and the elimination of common phase errors resulting from feedback.
Custom proprietary toroidal transformer design with lower magnetic, electrical and thermal loss, yielding an improved power transfer and lower regulation factor. The result is increased current speed and better dynamics.
A dual-mono oversized power supply
M-eVOL2 volume control circuit using MDAC’s (operating in a current steering R-2R configuration) which alter the audio signal’s amplitude, yielding no sonic degradation of the signal, regardless of the selected volume setting.
“Class A” output to 5 watts for greater efficiency.
M-Lock for “user selectable” maximum volume setting lock-out for each line input.
“Gain offset” for each individual line input with a ±10dB range.
Precision matched proprietary MOON Bipolar output transistors with unprecedented gain linearity resulting in improved bass response and even more accurate sonic reproduction.
Each line input is fully configurable to be “home-theater ready”, where the gain section of the 600i is bypassed.
RS-232 port for (i) full unsolicited bidirectional feedback and (ii) firmware updates.
IR input for external control.
12 Volt trigger output for remote operation.
SimLink™ controller port for 2-way communications with other compatible MOON components
4-Layer printed circuit boards with pure copper tracings for a much shorter signal path; This results in greater sonic accuracy and a dramatically improved signal-to-noise ratio.
Ultra rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations
Accurate matching of the very finest quality electronic components in a symmetrical circuit design.
Includes FRM-3 remote control.
– Output Power at 8Ω 125 Watts per channel
– Output Power at 4Ω 250 Watts per channel
– Input Sensitivity 490mV – 6.0V RMS
– Input Impedance 23,700Ω
– Inputs (RCA / XLR) 4 pairs / 1 pair
– Gain 37dB
– Frequency response (full range) 10Hz – 100kHz +0/-0.1dB
– Crosstalk @ 1kHz -100dB
– THD (20Hz – 20kHz @ 1 watt) 0.015%
– THD (20Hz – 20kHz @ 125 watts) 0.04%
– Intermodulation distortion 0.02%
– Shipping weight 48 lbs / 21 Kgs
– Dimensions (width x height x depth) 47,6 x 10,2 x 46,0 cm.