Audio Occasion/Simaudio Moon

Montréal dealer Audio Occasion was showing the Simaudio Moon 180 MiND ($1,250) and MOON 380D DAC ($3,900 + $600 for variable analog outputs). For those of you who missed my CES 2012 report, you won't notice that all I've done is cut 'n paste this next bit - The MiND (Moon Intelligent Network Device) is a UPnP renderer that suports wired (Ethernet 24-bit/192kHz) and 802.11 b/g/n wireless networking (16-bit/48kHz). It's DNLA 1.5 compatible (meaning it's not DLNA Certified but it may become so in the future), vTuner Radio ready, multi-Zone capable, it supports playlists and gapless playback and it controls all of this with custom Simaudio media server software that'll run on an iPhone, iTouch, iPad or Android device. There are S/PDIF (Coax and TosLink) and AES/EBU digital outputs to connect to your DAC of choice. File formats supported include Wave, FLAC, AIF, AAC, ALAC, MP3 (vbr/cbr), WMA-9, and OGG Vorbis.

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