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.
“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
- 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 LayoutMirror-image symmetrical circuit
Single-ended inputs1 pair (RCA)
Input Impedance – Adjustable10Ω / 100Ω / 475Ω / 47kΩ
Input Capacitance – Adjustable0 / 100pF / 330pF / 430pF
Gain Level – Adjustable40dB / 50dB / 54dB / 60dB / 66dB
CurveIEC / RIAA
Signal-to-noise Ratio (full scale @40 dB gain)104 dB
Signal-to-noise Ratio (full scale @60 dB gain)87 dB
Frequency Response20Hz – 20kHz (± 0.5dB)
THD (20Hz – 20kHz)0.002%
Power Consumption @ idle2 W
AC Power Requirements100-240V 50Hz / 60 Hz
Shipping Weight3.3 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