MOON P5.3 Preamplifier

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Beautiful sounding preamplifier from the first name in Canadian high end audio. RETAIL $3999 MINT (BLACK) FLOOR SAMPLE $2499

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MOON P5.3 Preamplifier

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AVAILABLE IN SILVER OR BLACK

OPTIONAL PHONO INPUT AVAILABLE

The Simaudio MOON P5.3 Preamplifier follows in the footsteps of the legendary and award-winning P-5. Representing a complete overhaul of earlier MOON Classic series preamplifiers, it employs numerous technologies from our Evolution series.

The audio circuitry is based on the MOON P-7 preamplifer. Featuring five line-level inputs, a user-configurable “home-theater ready” input, an IR input for external control and a 12V trigger for convenient operation, the MOON P5.3 Preamplifier offers a level of sonic performance and flexibility that the competition can only hint at. Raising the bar even further, an optional internal phono preamp is available with adjustments for gain level as well as capacitance and resistance loading. The bottom line is a balanced stereo preamplifier that is virtually impossible to beat at its respective price point.

Significant Design Features

An oversized power supply · 3 stages of DC voltage regulation · An exceptionally short signal path measuring only 10 inches in length from the rear panel's input to output connectors, yielding a much faster transient response · Open loop zero feedback circuit topology using absolutely no capacitors anywhere in the audio signal path · Power supply voltage regulation includes Evolution series i2DCf (Independent Inductive DC Filtering); There is one inductor dedicated to each integrated circuit type component (DAC, Op-Amp, etc.) in the audio circuit’s signal path - 14 stages in all · J-FET input devices · One single-ended audio input, of your choice, which functions as a “pass-through”, bypassing the gain stage to accommodate a component such as a home-theater processor, whose own volume control is used instead · Accurate matching of the very finest high quality electronic components · IR input for external control (all discrete codes) · A symmetrical circuit design · Four-layer PCB tracings; The advantages include better ground and power supply circuit layouts resulting in a much shorter signal path and dramatically improved signal-to-noise ratio · Pure copper circuit board tracings with extremely low impedance characteristics · Extremely rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations · Improved reliabilty through the elimination of moving parts · Designed to be powered up at all times for optimal performance · Low operating temperature for a longer than normal life expectancy.

Specifications:

Type Solid State
Configuration Dual Mono
Power Supply Transformer 2 x 10VA
Power Supply Capacitance 26,400µF
Design Open Loop / Balanced Differential
Single-ended inputs (RCA) 4 pairs
Balanced Inputs (XLR) 1 pair
Input Device Types J-FET
Input Impedance 22,000 ohms
Input Sensitivity 200mV - 4.0V RMS
Balanced Outputs (XLR) 1 Pair
Single-Ended Outputs (RCA) 2 Pairs (fixed & variable)
Output Impedance - XLR 100 ohms
Output Impedance - RCA 50 ohms
Gain Control M-eVOL
Gain 9dB
Signal-to-noise Ratio 109dB @ full output
Maximum Output Voltage - XLR 12 Volts
Maximum Output Voltage - RCA 6 Volts
Frequency Response 5Hz - 100kHz (+0 / -0.1dB)
Crosstalk @ 1kHz < -110dB
IMD unmeasurable
THD (20Hz - 20kHz) < 0.002%



12 Volt Trigger Output Operation


Direct Logic (0V = off, 12V=on) using
a 3.5mm mono microphone jack with an
input impedance of 1000 ohms and current
requirement of 12mA
IR input 1/8" mini-jack



Available Faceplate Finishes Black and Silver
Remote Control All-Aluminum Full Function
AC Power Requirements 120V / 60Hz 240V / 50Hz
Power Consumption idle 6 watts
Fuse Replacement - 120V 0.2A slow blow
Fuse Replacement - 230V 0.1A slow blow
Warranty (USA & Canada) 10 years
Shipping Weight 25 lbs / 11 kgs
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 x 4 x 15 in. (43 x 10 x 38 cm.)

Optional Phono Section

Input Impedance - Adjustable 100 ohms and 47K ohms
Input Capacitance - Adjustable 0pF and 100pF
Gain - Adjustable 40dB and 60dB
Input overload @ 40dB gain 58mV RMS
Input overload @ 60dB gain 3mV RMS
Signal-to-noise Ratio (full scale @ 40dB gain) 107dBr
Signal-to-noise Ratio (full scale @ 60dB gain) 85dBr
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.5dB)
Crosstalk @ 1kHz -97dB
IMD < 0.009%
THD (20Hz - 20kHz) < 0.001%

Details

AVAILABLE IN SILVER OR BLACK

OPTIONAL PHONO INPUT AVAILABLE

The Simaudio MOON P5.3 Preamplifier follows in the footsteps of the legendary and award-winning P-5. Representing a complete overhaul of earlier MOON Classic series preamplifiers, it employs numerous technologies from our Evolution series.

The audio circuitry is based on the MOON P-7 preamplifer. Featuring five line-level inputs, a user-configurable “home-theater ready” input, an IR input for external control and a 12V trigger for convenient operation, the MOON P5.3 Preamplifier offers a level of sonic performance and flexibility that the competition can only hint at. Raising the bar even further, an optional internal phono preamp is available with adjustments for gain level as well as capacitance and resistance loading. The bottom line is a balanced stereo preamplifier that is virtually impossible to beat at its respective price point.

Significant Design Features

An oversized power supply · 3 stages of DC voltage regulation · An exceptionally short signal path measuring only 10 inches in length from the rear panel's input to output connectors, yielding a much faster transient response · Open loop zero feedback circuit topology using absolutely no capacitors anywhere in the audio signal path · Power supply voltage regulation includes Evolution series i2DCf (Independent Inductive DC Filtering); There is one inductor dedicated to each integrated circuit type component (DAC, Op-Amp, etc.) in the audio circuit’s signal path - 14 stages in all · J-FET input devices · One single-ended audio input, of your choice, which functions as a “pass-through”, bypassing the gain stage to accommodate a component such as a home-theater processor, whose own volume control is used instead · Accurate matching of the very finest high quality electronic components · IR input for external control (all discrete codes) · A symmetrical circuit design · Four-layer PCB tracings; The advantages include better ground and power supply circuit layouts resulting in a much shorter signal path and dramatically improved signal-to-noise ratio · Pure copper circuit board tracings with extremely low impedance characteristics · Extremely rigid chassis construction to minimize the effects of external vibrations · Improved reliabilty through the elimination of moving parts · Designed to be powered up at all times for optimal performance · Low operating temperature for a longer than normal life expectancy.

Specifications:

Type Solid State
Configuration Dual Mono
Power Supply Transformer 2 x 10VA
Power Supply Capacitance 26,400µF
Design Open Loop / Balanced Differential
Single-ended inputs (RCA) 4 pairs
Balanced Inputs (XLR) 1 pair
Input Device Types J-FET
Input Impedance 22,000 ohms
Input Sensitivity 200mV - 4.0V RMS
Balanced Outputs (XLR) 1 Pair
Single-Ended Outputs (RCA) 2 Pairs (fixed & variable)
Output Impedance - XLR 100 ohms
Output Impedance - RCA 50 ohms
Gain Control M-eVOL
Gain 9dB
Signal-to-noise Ratio 109dB @ full output
Maximum Output Voltage - XLR 12 Volts
Maximum Output Voltage - RCA 6 Volts
Frequency Response 5Hz - 100kHz (+0 / -0.1dB)
Crosstalk @ 1kHz < -110dB
IMD unmeasurable
THD (20Hz - 20kHz) < 0.002%



12 Volt Trigger Output Operation


Direct Logic (0V = off, 12V=on) using
a 3.5mm mono microphone jack with an
input impedance of 1000 ohms and current
requirement of 12mA
IR input 1/8" mini-jack



Available Faceplate Finishes Black and Silver
Remote Control All-Aluminum Full Function
AC Power Requirements 120V / 60Hz 240V / 50Hz
Power Consumption idle 6 watts
Fuse Replacement - 120V 0.2A slow blow
Fuse Replacement - 230V 0.1A slow blow
Warranty (USA & Canada) 10 years
Shipping Weight 25 lbs / 11 kgs
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 x 4 x 15 in. (43 x 10 x 38 cm.)

Optional Phono Section

Input Impedance - Adjustable 100 ohms and 47K ohms
Input Capacitance - Adjustable 0pF and 100pF
Gain - Adjustable 40dB and 60dB
Input overload @ 40dB gain 58mV RMS
Input overload @ 60dB gain 3mV RMS
Signal-to-noise Ratio (full scale @ 40dB gain) 107dBr
Signal-to-noise Ratio (full scale @ 60dB gain) 85dBr
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.5dB)
Crosstalk @ 1kHz -97dB
IMD < 0.009%
THD (20Hz - 20kHz) < 0.001%

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