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Moon introduces 'Millesime Red' 40th Anniversary Edition System

Moon launches 'Millesime Red' 40th Anniversary Edition System
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Moon is marking its 40th birthday the best way it knows how – by creating a gorgeous, limited-edition anniversary system. The Moon Anniversary Edition, of which just 40 are available, comprises the 680D streaming DAC and 600i v2 integrated amplifier. 

Both are finished in a – in our opinion, strikingly elegant – Millesime Red colourway, which harks back to the company's initial styling during its 1980 genesis. Each system is decorated with a commemorative rose gold plate, which is embossed with the Moon logo and individual serial number.

The system comes with a colour-matched remote control, a rose gold Moon bridge, and a full set of power, XLR and Simlink cables. It's all packaged in a custom-made steel and wood box, just to remind the owner of their £29,500 (AU$50,000) outlay.

Moon introduces 'Millesime Red' 40th Anniversary Edition System

(Image credit: Moon)

Moon introduces 'Millesime Red' 40th Anniversary Edition System

(Image credit: Moon)

For those not well versed in Moon's catalogue, the Moon 806D streaming DAC (£8900 for the non-anniversary edition) is a well-featured source, offering an array of music services (courtesy of Moon's MiND 2 streaming module), Bluetooth aptX, hi-res physical connectivity, and support for Roon and MQA.

The Moon 600i v2 amp (£7800 in its standard guise), meanwhile, is a 125-watts-per-channel design, with its preamplifier section drawing heavily on the brand's reference 850P preamp. It sports both RCA and XLR inputs, not to mention a volume dial with no fewer than 530 steps.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.