MOON’s 280D streaming DAC has been upgraded and updated to increase its array of connectivity options. At the heart of the 280D is the company’s MiND2 streaming module, which now featuring Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2, plus Tidal Masters, Deezer Hi-Fi, HIGHRESAUDIO and Qobuz Sublime+ music services.
The MOON 280D is designed to deliver high-resolution streaming experience from these integrated music services and its extraordinary digital engine decodes native DSD up to DSD256, as well as PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz, including DXD. The fully balanced analogue stage features a third-order filter for lifelike transparency. It is MQA certified, Roon Ready and has Bluetooth aptX connectivity.
The integrated MiND2 module (MOON intelligent Network Device) provides an easy-to-use way of organizing, streaming, and listening to music, and it allows playback of all the most important music file formats.
The 280D can be operated by remote control or MOON’s intuitive app, the MOON MiND Controller, which is available in iOS & Android versions. This beautifully designed app is simple to use and allows music files to be played from digital services, computers and NAS drives. It is regularly updated by MOON to provide extra features to the existing list.
A couple of the most popular recent additions to the app are: Tidal’s My Mix, which creates a playlist for a listener by using an algorithm to comb the Tidal library based on their most recent listening patterns and saved music collection. And Spotify Connect, which is opening the door to the world of MOON sound quality for the 350 million Spotify users by linking to the Spotify app.
Extended system control is available via SimLink when connected to other MOON products. As well as seamless connectivity and intuitive operation, the 280D delivers the renowned natural and detailed MOON sound.
- Fully asynchronous DAC.
- Supports native DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 (USB only).
- Supports PCM up to 384kHz (32-bit on USB only).
- Seven digital inputs: AES/EBU x 1, S/PDIF x 2, TosLink x 2, USB x 1 and Qualcomm aptX audio for Bluetooth x 1 – for usewith virtually any digital source.
- An eighth digital input is through the MiND 2 streaming module (via WiFi or Ethernet).
- Front panel LED indicators to show active input and input signal PCM sampling and DSD rates.
- Analogue stage: fully balanced differential circuit for increased dynamic range and headroom and higher resolution, aswell as improved signal-to-noise ratio.
- AirPlay 2 compatible.
- Roon Ready.
- Tidal Masters, Deezer Hi-Fi, HIGHRESAUDIO and Qobuz Sublime+ music services.
- MQA decoding.
- Spotify Connect compatible.
- Multi-room synchronised playback.
Available in a black or signature MOON two-tone finish, the 280D is designed and manufactured in Canada and comes with a 10-year warranty.