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Old 05-20-2017, 10:41 AM
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Pardon me if this is a silly question, but do the Simaudio 600i and/or 700i every get thrown in the hotsy-totsy integrated amp lists? If not, is there a particular reason?
Thanks all for you wealth of knowledge and opinions.
When I was hunting for a 175+ wpc integrated a few months ago, the 700i made my short list along with Vitus RI-100 and PASS INT-250. I think they make both Stereophile's and TAS' short list of recommended integrateds. I don't know why they're not that popular on the forums. I went with the PASS because of power, very good reviews, very recent design and domestic USA service. Moon will need to go to Canada for service, but I didn't have a problem sending a Classe there for service years back, though.

Denver AD ListenUp likes to pair these with B&W and has featured them at the last couple RMAFs with good reviews. I heard first hand from attendees, but you can probably find some on-line reviews and comments.

I do like their design. If I were to have another system, they'd most likely be the integrated I'd pick.
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:12 AM
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Aardvarkbark,
Thanks for sharing your experience. I appreciate your insight since I have been considering a Simaudio integrated amp to power my Rockport Technology Atria speakers. I sure do love the sound.
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Simaudio Moon 700i integrated amp w/Transparent Audio Premium Power Cord and supported by three Grand Prix Apex isolation feet (aka "Magic Feet") resting on a Grand Prix Monaco amp stand supported by three "Magic Feet"
Simaudio Moon 280D DAC w/Transparent Audio Premium Power Cord and resting on three “Magic Feet"
Basis Ovation turntable, Graham 1.5-T/C tonearm, and a Hana SL cartridge


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Old 05-21-2017, 01:34 AM
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I am slowly rebuilding my system and one of the items which is not being replaced is the Simaudio Moon 700i...
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:56 AM
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I am slowly rebuilding my system and one of the items which is not being replaced is the Simaudio Moon 700i...
John49,
That sounds like a big vote in confidence! The 700i is what I would like to get to replace my Mc MA-6600. My dealer suggests the change, and he has always been right. Shoot, he proved to me speakers cables and isolation feet DO make a difference! Is there anything in particular you like about the 700i?
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Rockport Technology Atria speakers w/Transparent Audio Super speaker cable
Simaudio Moon 700i integrated amp w/Transparent Audio Premium Power Cord and supported by three Grand Prix Apex isolation feet (aka "Magic Feet") resting on a Grand Prix Monaco amp stand supported by three "Magic Feet"
Simaudio Moon 280D DAC w/Transparent Audio Premium Power Cord and resting on three “Magic Feet"
Basis Ovation turntable, Graham 1.5-T/C tonearm, and a Hana SL cartridge


(The picture is of my late youngest son, Doug, and me. Doug is the tall one. I am only 6'6")
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:26 AM
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That sounds like a big vote in confidence! The 700i is what I would like to get to replace my Mc MA-6600. My dealer suggests the change, and he has always been right. Shoot, he proved to me speakers cables and isolation feet DO make a difference! Is there anything in particular you like about the 700i?


Mikeylee... the thing I like the most is the clarity of sound and it never sounds harsh when the volume is turned up. I had originally been buying an amp lower down the Simaudio range, but heard a 700i at the dealers and then at home and changed my order... Hopefully your dealer can arrange a home trial so you are sure it's right for you.
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New T+A PA 3100 HV The new gold standard?
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Best integrated : Gryphon Diablo 300 and T+A PA 3100 HV.
D'Agostino Momentum integrated is way too expensive, for this kind of money you better go separates.
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New T+A PA 3100 HV The new gold standard?
This is the one I'm most interested to audition, but the US pricing is unfortunate.

I wonder how the more "affordable" Gryphon Diablo 300 or Pass Labs compares!?
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