Blown away, most are afraid to ask about the accumulated cost though. Even if they have the scratch, they just aren’t in the habit of spending large sums on a stereo. So, I tell them: “Get a good integrated.” They may or may not know what that even means. Anyway, next time it happens I will point them to my upcoming review of the Moon by Simaudio 240i Integrated Amplifier.
This amp is at the most “entry-est” level of an impressive lineup of five integrated amplifiers that Simaudio offers. The 240i offers a solid 50W per channel, built in DAC and phono stage, USB (and of course optical or S/PDIF) inputs on the rear and a mini-jack front channel input for your portable.
I’ve been listening to the 240i as a substitute for my overgrown stack of separates in my main listening room and as a substitute for my overgrown stack of components in my home-theater room, the listening has been grand, and I can’t wait to tell you about it. Review is coming up.