Available in the UK from December 1st 2019, Simaudio’s new MOON 680D streaming DAC is designed to ‘expand and redefine the expectations of digital music playback’. With its high-end luxe-looks, build quality, connectivity and onboard MiND 2* streaming module, the 680D is optimised to be a ‘future-proofed’ streaming DAC.
The design team at Simaudio has taken the blueprint of the 680D’s big brother, the award-winning 780D v2, to carefully craft this streaming DAC using the latest in performance audio technology and the finest of materials.
The 680D is a digital-to-analogue convertor as well as a feature-packed network streamer, featuring an abundance of digital inputs, DAC architecture that embraces the finest in digital audio delivery (PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD256), ensuring the 680D will make digital music sound its absolute best, no matter the source.
As well as D-to-A conversion, the 680D also delivers an easy-to-use and comprehensive network streaming experience. Premium music services TIDAL Masters, Qobuz Sublime+ and Deezer Hi-Fi are integrated into the MiND 2 streaming module. Bluetooth aptX is on board as well as ethernet connectivity to ensure absolute signal stability. The 680D is Roon-ready and MQA certified too.
The 680D has been tuned and designed to be paired with the MOON 600i v2 integrated amplifier, although it can be partnered with any amplifier.
“The 680D streaming DAC is the response to the many requests we have had from both consumers and retailers who wanted to get close to the performance and flexibility of the 780D v2, but at a more affordable price point,” said John Carroll of Renaissance. “The 780D v2 remains our reference performer, but with the 680D we now have a perfect partner for the 600i v2 amplifier!”
The 680D is available in a choice of black or two-tone finishes, although a silver finish is also available on a 10-week special order at no extra cost.
To find out more about the MOON 680D: www.renaissanceaudio.co.uk.
MSRP: UK £8,900 (inc.VAT)