plifier Moon i1

Despite the modest power amplifier Moon i1 (1650 euro) showed no signs of fatigue in the listening test. On the contrary, he spread out panorama-rich Orchestra music.

  1. Amplifier Moon i1
  2. Data sheet

Thanks to the “SimLink” port of the Moon CD 1, the integrated amplifier i1 an ideal game partner offers. Is pressed, for example, the play button on the player, the amp gives priority to – the only luxury of that the i1 has to offer the CD input automatically.

Sound control? Tape in / out? Or even a phono input? Error display. As the only tribute to modern times one opens an analog input gate iPods & co. MP labeled mini jack on the front.

The amp inside is solid. From a massive toroidal transformer, the power electronics may operate; Speicherelkos help with a capacity of 20000 micro Farad dynamic jumps, to maintain the DC voltage. The circuit is conventional: current complementary transistors (MJL 21193 and MJL 21194) fuel according to the datasheet the speakers with 50 Watts (into 8 ohms).

Despite the modest performance of the Moon-amp showed no signs of fatigue in the listening test. On the contrary: orchestral music he spread panorama-rich and easily managed to extend the sound waves via the prescribed distance of the speakers. Only in tutti passages he showed slight weaknesses: revamped he was bright, but not as openly and freely as about the Linn Majik I (10/08). A stereoplay highlight the i1 is sure but whether its affordable price.

In combination, the moons are a strong couple: the amp while minimally to restrain the temperament of the players, but he underlines once again its spatially generous appearance.

Opinion: The Moon’s sound perfectly in harmony and are spatially lively play. The cheapest combination in the test is intended for HiFi fans, who hear except for radio and CD sign hardly more claims.

Moon i1

Manufacturer Moon
Price €1650.00
Rating 52.0 points
Test procedure 1.0
witch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic 0 /.
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting
Input phono MM / MC /
High level RCA inputs / XLR 5 / 0
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 1 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 0
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 99.0 W / 60,0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 97.0 W / 60,0 W
Noise line 101.0 DB (a)
Short conclusion Simply equipped, very well processed amplifier. In the trend as the CD player, he sounds phenomenal spatially and gently. He gives the important voice area a natural aura.
Sound Top-class
Sound points analog
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points Netzwerk-In
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points USB-In
(maximum 70 points)
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (maximum 120 good – very good-76 points
Price-performance ratio outstanding
tested in issue: 3 / 11