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The Ultimate Audio Experience: MOON North Collection 681 Network Player/DAC

The feature-rich MOON 681 draws upon stunning MOON design and advanced digital audio technologies to deliver a seamless experience with the 641 and to serve as a complete digital front end to any analog amplifier.

Simaudio MOON 681 Review:

A Marvel of Digital Audio Technology

The Simaudio MOON 681 stands as a testament to the brand's commitment to engineering excellence and innovation in the realm of digital audio. This streaming DAC, intricately designed and feature-rich, seamlessly integrates with the MOON 641 to create a harmonious and high-performance audio system.

Design and Display:

The MOON 681 boasts a sleek and modern design that captivates with its aesthetic appeal. The 4.3” OLED screen adds a touch of sophistication, displaying vivid song and artist cover art. Navigating through your music library or streaming services becomes a visual delight with this elegant interface.

Technological Prowess:

At the heart of the 681 lies the MDE1, a reclocked FPGA with a cutting-edge DAC implementation, delivering audio conversion with unparalleled accuracy. The MHV (MOON Hybrid Volume) technology ensures precise volume control, combining digital attenuation and analog gain levels. This ensures an impeccable audio signal even when the 681 operates independently of a MOON preamp.

MiND2 Platform and Connectivity:

The innovative MiND2 platform elevates the user experience by granting access to personal music libraries and popular online streaming services such as TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, and HighResAudio. The 681 is not only versatile but also future-proof, supporting Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and TIDAL Connect. Roon readiness and compatibility with various digital music formats, including MQA and DSD, showcase the device's flexibility.

Remote Control and Integration:

The BRM-1 remote control and MOONLink connectivity enhance user convenience, making control and integration into the complete MOON system a seamless and enjoyable experience. The 681, when paired with the 641, effortlessly transforms any digital audio source into a refined audio signal that complements a wide range of amplifiers.

Whole Home Experience:

Syncing with other MiND2 products, the 681 can create a cohesive whole-home audio experience. This feature adds an extra layer of versatility, allowing users to extend their music enjoyment throughout their living spaces.

In conclusion, the Simaudio MOON 681 is not just a streaming DAC; it's a modern masterpiece that encapsulates the pinnacle of digital audio technology. Whether you are a discerning audiophile or a casual music enthusiast, the MOON 681 delivers an immersive and high-fidelity listening experience, proving itself as a shining example of Simaudio's dedication to excellence in audio engineering.

Specifications MOON 681 NETWORK PLAYER / DAC

Design features

  • 6 Digital Inputs

  • 1 HDMI with ARC

  • Mind2 Module

  • MDE-1 DAC Technology

  • MHV MOON Hybrid Volume Control

  • Fully-Balanced Configuration

  • 4.3” Graphic Colour Display

  • BRM-1 Intelligent Remote Control


  • Analog Input Impedance

  • Analog Output Level

  • Crosstalk

  • Frequency Response

  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

  • Dynamic Range

  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (@ 0 dBFS)

  • Intermodulation Distortion

  • Power Consumption (Idle)

  • Power Consumption (Full Power Standby)

  • Power Consumption (Low Power Standby)

  • Shipping Weight

  • Dimensions (width x height x depth)

In the box: The following accessories should be included inside the box with your Digital-to-Analog Converter

  • AC power cable 

  • BRM-1 intelligent remote control

  • MOONLink

  • 2x Wi-Fi antenna 

  • Owner’s manual 

  • Warranty and product registration information (USA and Canada only)


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