Sound Quality

Developed with award-winning technologies used in our more exotic phono preamplifiers, the MOON 110LP v2 represents another leap forward in sound quality and affordability.


Enjoy all of the MOON sonic characteristics available at a lower cost than ever; fast, tight, extended bass response, a natural open midrange, and airy extended high frequencies.  This is achieved through the combination of an improved power supply and an enhanced circuit layout. Another benefit is an increased input overload margin for trouble free use.

Convenient & Flexible

In a matter of just a few seconds, you can easily configure under the unit each of these four parameters: gain, curve, resistance and capacitance. As a result, replacing your cartridge will not render the MOON 110LP v2 obsolete.

No compromise

“This is one fabulous piece of equipment. No other entry-level phono preamp I’ve heard betters its design, its construction, or, most important, its sound.”
– Thom Moon, SoundStage! Network

Design features
  • End-user adjustable impedance loading (47kΩ, 475Ω, 100Ω, 10Ω)
  • End-user adjustable capacitance loading (0pF, 100pF, 330pF, 430pF)
  • End-user adjustable gain settings for moving magnet and moving coil cartridges (40dB, 50dB, 54dB, 60dB, 66dB)
  • End user selectable curve (IEC/RIAA)
  • Four layer PCB tracings using pure copper for low impedance characteristics
  • Inductive DC Filtering for a significantly lower noise floor
  • Compact, rigid all-aluminum chassis with gold-plated RCA connectors
  • Designed to be powered up at all times for optimal performance


  • Circuit Layout
    Mirror-image symmetrical circuit
  • Single-ended inputs
    1 pair (RCA)
  • Input Impedance – Adjustable
    10Ω / 100Ω / 475Ω / 47kΩ
  • Input Capacitance – Adjustable
    0 / 100pF / 330pF / 430pF
  • Gain Level – Adjustable
    40dB / 50dB / 54dB / 60dB / 66dB
  • Curve
    IEC / RIAA
  • Signal-to-noise Ratio (full scale @40 dB gain)
    104 dB
  • Signal-to-noise Ratio (full scale @60 dB gain)
    87 dB
  • Frequency Response
    20Hz – 20kHz (± 0.5dB)
  • Intermodulation Distortion
  • THD (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Power Consumption @ idle
    2 W
  • AC Power Requirements
    100-240V 50Hz / 60 Hz
  • Shipping Weight
    3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    5.0 x 1.65 x 6.5 inches



Before listening, I turned the volume on my preamp all the way up with no record playing, to hear how much noise the Moon 110LP v2 produced. I was impressed — not absolute silence, but at least as low a level of hiss as I’ve heard from any other phono stage. That’s quiet. At a typical volume level, with no signal, I could hear no hint of hiss through speakers or even headphones.

First up was “Money for Nothing,” from a 45rpm edition of Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms (two 180gm LPs, Warner Bros./Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-441). Right off the bat, the solidity of the lower registers took me aback. I’d thought my Linn Majik 1P had a solid bottom, but it’s nothing compared to the Simaudio. At the same time, the bass slam was prodigious. The mids were meaty but not bloated, and the highs, such as guitar overtones and snare snaps, were crystalline. Incredibly satisfying sound.                                                           READ MORE