Simaudio MOON i3.3 Integrated Amplifier Merrimack NH
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Controls
Adcom, Crestron, Fusion Research, Image Improved Furnishings, Marantz, Niles Audio, Panamax, Phase Technology, Pakedge, Philips, ReQuest, RTI, Samsung, Sharp, Sherwood Newcastle, Terra, Tributaries, Universal Remote
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Pat Molettieri, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Video
B&W, Rotel, Classe, Lutron, Crestron, Pioneer, Sony, Tributaries
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Patrick Roy, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I
Acoustical Design, Furnishings, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Marc Foster, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jeff Mixon, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
Simaudio MOON i3.3 Integrated Amplifier
January 12, 2009 By Adrienne Maxwell
Who says a two-channel integrated amplifier isn’t exciting?
Not Simaudio, that’s for sure.
The high-end audio company actually debuted several new MOON Series products at this year’s CES, including two disc players, two amplifiers, and a power supply upgrade.
The one that caught our eye is the i3.3 integrated amplifier. Why? Because Simaudio offers several optional add-ons not typically found in this product category. You can add an internal digital-to-analog converter, with USB, S/PDIF, and Toslink inputs, to connect a PC, digital music server, or external transport.
Or perhaps you’d prefer to add an internal phono preamp? How about a balanced line-level input? Better yet, why not add all three? Simaudio is happy to accommodate.
At its core, the i3.3 is a two-channel amplifier that uses a custom toroidal transformer design and offers 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 200 into 4 ohms, and “Class A” output to 5 watts.
The front panel features a mini-jack input and headphone output, and the back panel includes RS-232, an IR input, and a 12-volt trigger output – everything you need for integration into an advanced control system. There’s also a SimLink port for two-way communication with other MOON Series products.
If you're still a two-channel purist at heart, you definitely want to pay a visit to Simaudio's website to check out all the new products.
Check out our full review here .
Simaudio MOON i3.3 Amplifier: $3300 base; $4000 fully loaded
Optional DAC: $400
Optional Phono Preamp: $300
Optional Balanced Input: $200