moon Evolution 750 D series Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
Evolution Series
750 D
Reference DAC / CD Transport
750 D Reference DAC / CD Transport
Important Safety Instructions
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or another apparatus that produces
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong is provided for safety. If the provided plug does not fit into the outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of
the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus. Unplug mains cord during transportation.
11. Only use attachments and accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tip over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as when the power cord or plug has been damaged; liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus; or the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. No naked flame sources, such as candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
750 D Reference DAC / CD Transport
Important Safety Instructions
The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is
intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
Marking by the “CE” symbol (shown left) indicates compliance of this device with the
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and LVD (Low Voltage Directive) standards of the
European Community
Please read all instructions and precautions carefully and completely before
operating your Simaudio MOON 750D Digital-to-Analog Converter/Transport.
ALWAYS disconnect your entire system from the AC mains before connecting or disconnecting any cables,
or when cleaning any component. To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC mains, disconnect
the power suppy cord plug from the AC receptacle.
The MOON 750D must be terminated with a three-conductor AC mains power cord w which includes a
protective earthing connection. To prevent shock hazard, all three connections must ALWAYS be used.
Connect the MOON 750D only to an AC source of the proper voltage; Both the shipping box and rear panel
serial number label will indicate the correct voltage. Use of any other voltage will likely damage the unit and
void the warranty
AC extension cords are NOT recommended for use with this product. The mains plug of the power supply
cord shall remain readily accessible.
NEVER use flammable or combustible chemicals for cleaning audio components.
NEVER operate the MOON 750D with any covers removed. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. An
open unit, especially if it is still connected to an AC source, presents a potentially lethal shock hazard. Refer
all questions to authorized service personnel only.
NEVER wet the inside of the MOON 750D with any liquid. If a liquid substance does enter your MOON
750D, immediately disconnect it from AC mains and take it to your MOON dealer for a complete check-up.
NEVER expose the MOON 750D to dripping or splashing of liquids and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on top.
NEVER block air flow through ventilation slots or heatsinks.
NEVER bypass any fuse.
10. NEVER replace any fuse with a value or type other than those specified
11. NEVER attempt to repair the MOON 750D. If a problem occurs contact your MOON dealer.
12. NEVER expose the MOON 750D to extremely high or low temperatures.
13. NEVER operate the MOON 750D in an explosive atmosphere.
14. ALWAYS keep electrical equipment out of reach of children.
15. ALWAYS unplug sensitive electronic equipment during lightning storms.
16. WARNING: Do not expose batteries or battery pack to excessive heat such as sunshine, or fire or the like.
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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................... 6
Unpacking and Warnings .................................. 7
Installation & Placement ................................... 7
Front Panel Controls ........................................ 8
Rear Panel Connections ...................................10
SimLink™ .......................................................11
Operating the 750D ........................................11
Remote Control Operation ...............................12
Balanced Operation ....................................... 13
Specifications ................................................15
Simaudio Ltd., 1345 Newton Road
Boucherville, Quebec J4B 5H2 CANADA
Date Code: 20140909
750 D Reference DAC / CD Transport
Thank you for selecting the MOON 750D Digital-toAnalog Converter / CD Transport as a part of your
music/cinema system. This preamplifier has been
designed to offer state-of-the-art high-end
performance in an elegant package, while retaining
all the sonic hallmarks on which Simaudio has made
its reputation. We have spared no effort to ensure
that it is the finest DAC / CD Transport available. We
have been building high-performance audio
equipment for over 30 years, and the know-how
gained through our cumulative experience is an
important reason why MOON preamplifiers are so
musically satisfying.
The performance of your 750D will continue to
improve during the first 400 hours of listening. This
is the result of a “break-in” period required for the
numerous high quality electronic
throughout this preamplifier.
Before setting up your new MOON 750D, we
encourage you to please read this manual
thoroughly to properly acquaint yourself with its
features. We hope you enjoy listening to the
MOON 750D DAC / CD Transport as much as the
pride we have taken in creating this fine audio
product. We understand the power and emotion of
music and build our products with the goal of
faithfully capturing these elusive qualities.
The information contained in this manual is subject
to change without notice. The most current version
of this manual is available on our official website at
Your MOON 750D DAC / CD Transport incorporates many innovative significant design features to achieve its
“world class” level of performance. This is an abbreviated list of the more important features:
ESS Technology SABRE32 Reference DAC/Digital
Filter (ES9018S) working in 32-bit Hyperstream™ to
achieve unprecedented jitter immunity and low-level
linearity via a patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator.
Four (4) digital inputs (AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TosLink and
USB) allowing for a connection to virtually any digital
Digital Audio Signal Processing using M-AJiC32 (MOON
Asynchronous Jitter Control in 32-bit mode).
Separate digital and analog power supplies, each
with their own toroidal transformer.
Proprietary CD drive system mounted on our M-Quattro
gel-based 4-point floating suspension for vibration
damping, allowing ambient and spatial cues in your
recordings to come to life like never before.
A virtually jitter-free digital clocking system.
Full unsolicited RS-232 bidirectional feedback.
communications between other MOON Evolution Series
Two (2) digital outputs – AES/EBU and S/PDIF.
Power supply voltage regulation includes i2DCf
(Independent Inductive DC Filtering); 1 inductor for each
and every chip (i.e. OpAmp, DAC, Digital Filter, etc.) in the
audio circuit’s signal path – 24 stages in all.
Optional external power supply.
Ultra rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects
of external vibrations.
750 D Reference DAC / CD Transport
The MOON 750D DAC / CD Transport should be removed from its box with care.
The following accessories should be included inside the box with your Digital-to-Analog Converter / CD Transport:
9 AC power cable
9 ‘FRM-3’ remote control with three ‘AAA’ batteries (USA and Canada only)
9 ‘SimLink’ cable with 1/8” mini plug terminations on each end
9 This owner’s manual
9 Warranty and product registration information (USA and Canada only)
Once the 750D is unpacked, inspect it thoroughly
and report any damage to your dealer immediately.
We suggest that you keep all of the original
packaging, storing it in a safe, dry place in case
you’re required to transport this product. The
customized packaging is specially designed to
protect the 750D from any potential damage during
Please write the serial number of your new MOON 750D in the space provided below for future reference.
Serial No.: ________________
Installation & Placement
The MOON 750D DAC / CD Transport should be
placed on a solid, level surface. You should avoid
placing it near a heat source or inside a closed
cabinet that is not well ventilated as this could
compromise the preamplifier’s performance and
If the surface you have chosen isn’t perfectly level,
each of the four (4) legs of your 750D are height
If you intend to use the 750D’s USB input
connection with a Windows-based computer,
you will need to install our USB HD driver,
adjustable; carefully using your fingers, you can
either raise each leg by turning the cone underneath
clockwise, or lower each leg by turning it
We strongly recommend that you leave these cones
mounted to the component at all times for reasons
related to both performance and aesthetics.
which can be downloaded from the support
section ofour website. Note: Apple-based
computers don’t require this driver.
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Front Panel Controls
Figure 1: MOON 750D Front panel
The front panel will look similar to Figure 1 (above).
The large digital display window indicates the track
number of the compact disc currently playing (or the
total number of tracks in stop mode) and
corresponding time information.
The “Standby” button disengages the transport
mechanism from the rest of the 750D’s circuitry
and turns off the digital display. However, when in
“Standby” mode, all digital and analog audio
circuitry remains powered up to help maintain
optimal performance. The blue pilot LED centrally
located above the display window will no longer be
illuminated when the player is in “Standby” mode.
The “Program” button allows you to program a
selection of tracks in the order that you wish to
listen them. After loading a compact disc into the
750D, select the first track you wish to listen to,
using the or buttons and then press
“Program”. To program a second track, select it the
same way you did for the first one and press
“Program” again. Repeat this operation as many
times as you want to program tracks to a maximum
of 30 tracks. Once you’ve completed programming
your track selection(s), the digital display window
will show the number of tracks that have been
programmed and their total time. To begin playing
your programmed selections, simply press the X
button. Pressing „ will only suspend the playing of
the programmed selection. Pressing „ a second
time will clear your program selection from the
750D’s memory. As well, opening the top drawer
at any time will also clear your program. After you
begin creating your program list, the LED
immediately to the left of the “Program” button will
illuminate and remain on until you clear your
program from memory.
The “Display” button allows you to adjust the
brightness of the large digital display window. It also
provides you with the option of turning off the
display. There are three (3) different levels of
brightness; The default is medium. Pressing the
“Display” button once will increase the brightness
level to highest setting. Pressing the button a
second time will decrease the brightness to the
lowest setting. Pressing the “Display” button a third
time returns the display to its default setting of
Pressing the “Repeat” button once results in the
entire disc being played again once it has reached
the end of the final track. Pressing “Repeat” a
second time will result in the track currently playing
being repeated again once it has ended. To cancel
this mode, simply press the “Repeat” button a third
time or open the CD drawer. There are two (2)
LED’s located to the left of the “Repeat” button; The
top one will illuminate when the current track is
being repeated and both will illuminate when the
entire disc is being repeated. If you have created a
program of selected tracks, pressing “Repeat” once
will result in your entire program repeating itself
once it has completed its cycle; Pressing “Repeat” a
second time will result in the current track from your
program being played again once it has ended;
Pressing “Repeat” a third time will terminate the
“Repeat” mode.
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The “Input” button is used to select an external
digital source by sequentially scrolling through four
(4) digital inputs: D1 uses an XLR connector for an
AES/EBU digital signal; D2 uses an RCA connector
for a S/PDIF digital signal; D3 uses a TosLink
connector for an optical digital signal and D4 uses a
USB type B connector for use with a computer
equipped with a USB port and music player software
such as iTunes or Winamp. Note: you cannot
connect a USB flash drive or an external hard drve
to the “D4” input. The display window will show “D1
AES”, “D2 SPDIF”, “D3
TOS” and “D4 USB”,
depending on the input selected; Four dashes “----”
will replace the input type after approximately 2
seconds. These dashes indicate that the 750D is in
the process of locking onto an external digital signal
– this may take several seconds. Once the 750D
successfully locks onto the digital signal, the four
dashes will be replaced by the sampling rate of this
digital signal. When the signal cannot be locked
onto, “----” remains in the display window. The
MOON 750D is capable of processing an external
digital input signal at one of the following six (6)
different sampling rates: 44.1kHz, 48.0 kHz,
88.2kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4kHz and 192kHz.
The “Random” button, when pressed, will play each
of the tracks on a compact disc in a completely
random order, as opposed to the sequential order as
they appear on the disc. If you have already
created a program of selected tracks, it will play
these programmed tracks in a random order. The
LED located immediately to the left of the “Random”
button will illuminate when you’ve engaged the
random mode.
The “Time” button allows you to scroll through the
four (4) different display modes for time related
information. Each time you press the “Time” button,
the system scrolls to the next time information
mode. By default, the 750D will display the elapsed
time of the track currently playing. The scrolling
order is as follows: (i) Elapsed time of the current
track. (ii) Remaining time of the current track (iii) Elapsed
time of the entire compact disc (or programmed tracks)
(iv) Remaining time of the entire compact disc (or
programmed tracks).
If you want to turn the display off, press and hold
the “Display” button for 3 seconds. When the
display is turned off, it will still come back on for a
short period of time whenever you press any of the
buttons located on the front panel or the remote
control, using the brightness level that was
previously established; the display will automatically
turn off again once you are done. To turn the
display back on, simply press and hold the “Display”
button for 3 seconds. Finally, the display mode that
you select will continue to be used until you either
select another mode or power down the 750D using
the main power switch located on the rear panel.
To load a compact disc into the 750D, press S to
open the drawer. While the drawer is opening, the
word “OPENING” will appear in the display window,
followed by “OPEN” when the drawer is fully open.
Place the CD in the drawer with the label side facing
up. To close the drawer, press S again; “CLOSING”
will appear in the display window followed by
“LOADING” once the drawer is closed. “LOADING”
indicates that the 750D is reading the CD’s table of
contents. Once the CD is successfully read, the total
number of tracks and total playing time will appear
in the display window. As a result of various copy
protection schemes, some CDs will take longer to
read than others. When you load an incompatible
CD (i.e. data only, SACD, DVD-A or DVD-Video), the
word ‘BAD DISC’ will appear in the display window
and the drawer will automatically open to eject this
CD. Finally, if you inadvertently leave the
drawer open, it will automatically close after
approximately three (3) minutes.
Press X to begin playing a compact disc. Pressing
X while a track is already playing will result in the
current track immediately playing again, starting
from the beginning. Press to search backward or
to search forward through the compact disc’s
tracks. When you’ve located the track number,
press X to begin playing that track. When you
initiate a forward or backward track change while a
disc is already playing, it will automatically start
playing the track you select; you need not press X.
Press to pause the compact disc currently playing.
The disc will continue spinning and the laser will be
suspended in its current position. Press a second
time or X to resume playing the disc. Press „ to
stop the compact disc from playing. The laser will
return to the start position of the disc.
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Rear Panel Connections
Figure 2: MOON 750D Rear panel
The rear panel will look similar to Figure 2 (above).
On the left side are two pairs of analog audio
outputs, labeled “Right” and “Left”, each with a
single-ended RCA and balanced XLR connector.
Don’t hesitate to use good quality interconnect cable
when making the connection between the MOON
750D and your preamplifier or integrated amplifier.
We strongly recommend that you use the balanced
XLR connectors on your 750D to maximize its level
of performance.
The middle section contains two rows of connectors
for digital audio. The top row has four (4) digital
inputs labeled “D1” (AES/EBU), “D2” (S/PDIF), “D3”
(TosLink) and “D4” (USB). The bottom row has two
(2) digital outputs – one each AES/EBU and S/PDIF.
When using either of the S/PDIF digital connections,
you should always use a 75Ω digital audio cable
terminated with RCA connectors. If you decide to
use the AES/EBU digital output, use a dedicated
AES/EBU 110Ω digital audio cable terminated with
XLR connectors.
The right side of the rear panel has various
connectors for external communications. The
MOON 750D is equipped with full-function bidirectional RS-232 port control and status for
custom integration or automation. Immediately to
the right of the RS-232 port are two (2) “SimLink”
connectors labeled “in” and “out” on 1/8” mini jacks.
Please refer to the next section entitled SimLink for
more details.
Your MOON 750D DAC / CD Transport has a 1/8”
mini jack input for use with aftermarket infrared
remote control receivers. The “IR in” connector is
located immediately to the right of the “SimLink”
Directly below these communications interfaces,
there are a pair of 4-pin XLR connectors labeled
“External Power Supply” “Input 1” and “Input 2”.
These are reserved for future use when an external
power supply will be made available for the MOON
Finally on the right side is the “AC Power” section
with a main power switch (“0”=off, “1”=on) and IEC
receptacle for the included AC power cord.
All rear panel connectors have been chosen because
they provide the best possible connections for your
unit. A poor contact will degrade the signal
substantially - and plugs and sockets should all look
clean and free of dirt and corrosion. The easiest way
to clean them is to remove the cables from their
sockets and push them back in again. This
procedure requires that your 750D and the rest of
your components be completely turned off.
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The SimLink™ provides communication features
between various MOON components. For example,
if you were to connect the 750D DAC / CD
Transport to the 700i Integrated Amplifier via the
SimLink™, pressing the X (play) button on the
750D would make the
integrated amplifier
automatically switch to it’s designated input for the
DAC / CD Transport (Please refer to the 700i
owner’s manual for more information if applicable).
If you were to adjust the brightness level of the
large digital display window using the “Display”
button on the 750D, the brightness level of the
700i display will automatically adjust to the same
brightness level as that of the 750D. Conversely,
since the SimLink™ is a true bi-directional
connection, adjusting the 700i brightness level will
automatically adjust the brightness level of the
A third feature of SimLink™ involves the “Standby”
By pressing down and holding the
“Standby” button for 2 seconds on the 750D, all
other MOON components connected via the SimLink
will go into “Standby” mode along with the 750D.
The same logic applies when switching from
“Standby” to active mode.
The connection rules for the SimLink™ are very
basic. You must always connect the supplied cable
between one component’s “SimLink™ Out” jack and
another component’s “SimLink™ In” jack. If you
inadvertently connect the cable between either two
“SimLink™ In” or two “SimLink™ Out” jacks, the
SimLink™ communication feature will not function.
Also, there is no master component in a SimLink™
chain; no one particular component operates as the
main communications controller.–
When you are using your MOON 750D with an
older MOON product such as a P-7, P-8 or i-7, you
will need to update the software of the older product
to allow for complete SimLink™ functionality.
Contact your retailer for further details.
Operating the 750D
We recommend that you leave your MOON 750D
DAC powered up at all times to maintain optimal
performance. When you plan to be away from your
home for a few days, powering off the DAC may not
be a bad idea. Once fully “broken-in”, please keep
in mind that your 750D will require several hours of
playing time before it reaches its peak performance
after you’ve powered it up again.
Turning on your MOON 750D for the first time
Prior to turning the DAC on for the first time, make
sure that every cable is properly connected to avoid
any problems. Flick the main rocker switch, located
on the rear panel, labeled “POWER” to the ‘1’ (on)
position to place your 750D in to standby mode.
Next, briefly press the push button labeled
“Standby” located on the front panel. You will hear a
very faint click sound confirming that everything is in
order. The blue LED on the front panel will
illuminate, indicating that the 750D is now powered
up and ready for use.
On and Off Sequence
To avoid having any annoying noises (ie. “thumps”
and “pops”) emanate from your speakers when
powering your 750D on or off, you should always
power up your 750D DAC before powering up your
preamplifier and/or integrated amplifier. As well,
always power down your 750D after powering
down your preamplifier and/or integrated amplifier.
750 D Reference DAC / CD Transport
Remote Control Operation
The MOON 750D D-to-A Converter uses the ‘FRM-3’ full function, all aluminum
backlit remote control (figure 3). It operates on the Philips RC-5 communication
protocol and is can be used with other MOON components such as CD Players,
DAC’s, Integrated Amplifiers, as well as other Preamplifiers.
The ‘FRM-3’ remote uses three AAA batteries (included). To install them, use a
Phillips head screwdriver #1 to remove the three screws located on the rear
plate; insert the batteries in the correct direction and then screw the rear plate
back into place.
To operate the 750D with this remote control, you must first press the CD
button located on the second row from the top.
power button switches the 750D between ‘Standby’ and ‘On’ mode.
Pause the compact disc loaded into the transport
Play the compact disc loaded into the transport
Stop playing the compact disc loaded into the transport
Press Once: Go back to the previous track on the disc
Press and hold: Scan backward through current track
Press Once: Skip forward to the next track on the disc
Press and hold: Scan forward through current track
0 thru 9
Direct access track number selection: Simply press the
number button(s) corresponding to the track you want
to play. This can be done either when another track is
already playing or when the disc is stopped.
The Input S and Input T buttons allow you to sequentially scroll, forward or
backward, through each of the 750D’s four (4) digital inputs - “D1”, “D2”, “D3”
and “D4” - and the internal CD transport (as opposed to the ‘Input’ button
located on the 750D’s front panel which only allows for forward scrolling).
The “Time”, “Disp” “Rnd”, “Rpt” and “Prog” buttons perform the identical
functions to their corresponding button located on the 750D’s front panel.
Please refer to pages 7 and 8 for a more detailed description of each one.
Figure 3: FRM-3
Remote Control
750 D Reference DAC / CD Transport
Backlight Function
Your FRM-3 features a backlight capability that
allows you to effortlessly operate this remote control
in a darkened environment. Since battery lifespan is
substantially reduced when the backlighting feature
is activated, the FRM-3 includes 3 different
operational modes to help preserve battery life:
Default Mode (#1): The backlight is triggered on by
either moving the remote control (via an internal
motion detector) or by pressing any button on the
remote’s keypad; The backlight will remain
illuminated for a full five (5) seconds after the last
event (motion or pressed button). To activate the
“Default Mode”, press and hold the “CD” button for
three (3) seconds. The backlight will illuminate once,
very briefly for confirmation.
Button Mode (#2): The backlight is triggered ONLY
by pressing any button on the remote’s keypad - the
internal motion detector is deactivated; The
backlight will remain illuminated for a full five (5)
seconds after the last button is pressed. To activate
the “Button Mode”, press and hold the “AMP” button
for three (3) seconds. The backlight will illuminate
twice, very briefly for confirmation.
Off Mode (#3): The backlight feature is completely
disabled. To activate the “Off Mode”, press and hold
the “DAC” button for three (3) seconds. The
backlight will illuminate three times, very briefly for
Remote operation with multiple MOON components
Figure 4: Remote Operation with SimLink™
In figure 4 we have a 180 MiND Music Streamer
connected to a 750D DAC via their respective
SimLink™ ports (using a 1/8” mini-jack cable), and
the 750D connected to a 700i Integrated Amplifier
also via their respective SimLink™ ports. When you
launch the MiND App on your Apple smart device
(full list on the MiND page of our website) and select
this system’s ZONE, the 180 MiND will turn on, as
will the 750D and 700i; The 700i will automatically
switch to its “MiND” assigned input, as described
previously in the “Software Setup” section. To shut
down the system, press “Off” for this ZONE in the
MiND app.
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Figure 5: Remote Operation with SimLink™ and 12V Trigger
In figure 5 we have a 750D DAC connected to a
740P Preamplifier via their respective SimLink™
ports (using a 1/8” mini-jack cable), and the 740P
is connected to a 870A Amplifier via their respective
12V triggers (also using a 1/8” mini-jack cable).
When you turn on the 750D via remote control (or
its Standby button), both the 740P and 870A will
turn on automatically. The same rule applies when
you put the 750D into Standby mode.
Balanced Operation
When using an unbalanced interconnect, the audio
signal runs through both the center wire and the
shield/ground wire. Any noise picked up by this
interconnect (ie. nearby magnetic fields such as an
AC power cord) will be reproduced by both the
preamplifier and amplifier, then heard through the
loudspeakers. Conversely, a balanced interconnect
has three separate conductors; one for the ground
and two for the actual signal. These two signals are
identical except that one is 180 degrees out of
phase with the other. For example, when one
conductor is carrying a signal of +4 Volts, the other
will be carrying a signal of –4 Volts. When these
two inverted signals on a balanced line are output
from the MOON 750D, any noise picked up by the
interconnect will be eliminated since a differential
circuit amplifies only the difference between these
two signals: Noise on a balanced interconnect will
be equal on both conductors and therefore cancel
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Configuration ................................................
Digital Power Supply Transformer ....................
Analog Power Supply Transformer ...................
Digital Power Supply Capacitance ...................
Analog Power Supply Capacitance ...................
Transport Mechanism ....................................
Digital Filter / Digital-to-Analog Converters .......
Frequency Response (audible).........................
Frequency Response (full range) .....................
THD @1kHz, 0dBFS (A-weighted) .....................
Intermodulation Distortion .............................
Dynamic Range .............................................
Signal-to-noise Ratio .....................................
Slew Rate .....................................................
Channel Separation .......................................
Low Level Linearity ........................................
Intrinsic Jitter ...............................................
Analog Outputs – Balanced ............................
Max. Analog Output @ 0dBFS - XLR ...............
Analog Output Impedance - XLR ...................
Analog Outputs – Single Ended .......................
Analog Output Impedance - RCA ..................
Max. Analog Output @ 0dBFS - RCA ..............
Bit-depth range / Sampling Frequency .............
Digital Inputs (4)............................................
Digital Outputs (2) ........................................
Digital Input/ Output Impedance - S/PDIF ........
Digital Input/ Output Impedance - AES/EBU ......
Remote Control .............................................
Display Type ...................................................
Power Consumption @ idle .............................
AC Power Requirements .................................
Shipping Weight ............................................
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches) ......................
Fully balanced, dual-mono
Proprietary Design
ESS ES9018S Sabre32 32-bit Hyperstream™
20Hz - 20kHz +0/-0.1dB (nternal CD transport)
2Hz - 100kHz +0/-3dB (external digital source)
< 0.0003%
< 0.0002%
> 120dB
> 120dB @ full output
> 116dB
< ±0.25dB at -90dBFS
1 picosecond RMS
1 pair XLR
2.0 Volts
1 pair RCA
2.0 Volts
16 to 24 bits / 44.1kHz to 192kHz
75Ω (0.5 Volts p-p)
110Ω (3.7 Volts p-p)
All Aluminum Full-Function
8 character dot matrix LED
25 Watts
120V / 60Hz or 240V / 50Hz
35 lbs / 16 Kgs
18.75 x 4.0 x 16.81
Balanced Pin Assignment:
Pin 1 ........................... Ground
Pin 2 ........................... Positive
Pin 3 .......................... Negative
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Fuse Replacement:
For the 120V version use a 0.2A slow blow (5 x 20mm size).
For the 230V version use a 0.1A slow blow (5 x 20mm size).