One of the things we love about CES is the amazing hi-fi in the high-end audio show in the Venetian Tower. This year has not disappointed.

"This isn't just another monobloc amplifier, it's a statement." So says Canadian high-end hi-fi manufacturer Moon by Simaudio. Its latest Moon 888 monobloc is "state-of-the-art taken to the extreme", and who are we to argue.

At a not inconsiderable $118,888 per pair, you need deep pockets to afford this slice of hi-fi heaven. And weighing in at 250lbs each, you certainly wouldn't want to lift one by yourself.

Power is rated at 888W (hence the name). This is backed by a very large power supply that, coupled with an 8kW capacity output section on giant cast-aluminium heatsinks, is designed to "drive any load with complete effortlessness". It's unlikely most users will ever need to use the full power the 888 is capable of delivering.

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As you'd expect of such a statement product, build quality is exemplary, with tolerances set at 1/1000th of an inch. The large heatsinks are manufactured using the same processes as high-performance racing engines.

Moon says the all-aluminium chassis assures exceptional heat dissipation and thermal efficiency. It is demonstrating the 888 at CES with a pair of Rockport Cygnus speakers. "For the first time, the awesome dynamics of live music are possible in the playback chain," the company claims. 

The Moon 888 monoblocs will be available in Canada and the US in the second quarter of 2017 for $118,888 per pair.

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