"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.