MOON 891 Network Player/Preamp Now Available

Posted on 18th March, 2024

MOON 891 Network Player/Preamp Now Available

MOON's flagship source and preamp from the North Collection, the 891, boasts exceptional components, construction, features, and performance.

The MOON 891 represents the culmination of decades of research and development, harnessing industry-leading technologies and manufacturing techniques. It integrates a state-of-the-art streaming DAC, a phono stage, and a graphic interface within the fresh North Collection chassis. We heard it a while back at an exclusive event, and as impressive as the Applause Award-winning 791 is, the 891 really sets the benchmark at the price.

MOON 891

MOON's 891 introduces new technological innovations, such as the MOON Damping Base (MDB), a mechanical system that effectively suppresses parasitic vibrations responsible for microphonic noise. Additionally, the 891 features the M-RAY2 volume control, which features discrete resistors and enhanced components for optimal performance.

MOON 891

Using MOON's onboard MiND2 streaming platform, the 891 retrieves the finest details from digital music files. Local libraries and internet streaming services integrate seamlessly via the MiND Controller app with additional AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and TIDAL Connect support in a Roon Ready solution.

MOON 891

Meanwhile, the MDE3 digital engine exploits a dual-mono pair of top-of-the-line 32-bit converters with sophisticated FPGA re-clocking and a femtosecond master clock to realise the full potential of all two-channel digital audio formats (including PCM, MQA, and DSD) through a comprehensive set of digital input options.

MOON 891

Up front is a 5-inch colour screen that displays volume and input selection, gives you access to an extensive setup menu, and showcases cover art and metadata. That menu helps you tailor the 891's high-performance and fully configurable phono preamplifier to your cartridge.

MOON 891

Of course, we must also mention the OLED display-packing MOON BRM-1 remote control, which combines touch controls with an exquisitely crafted aluminium volume dial.

MOON 891

Naturally, MOON states that the 891 network player/preamplifier is best partnered with its North Collection stablemate, the 861 Dual-Mono power amplifier.

Renaissance Managing Director John Carroll told StereoNET:

The 891 network player/ preamplifier was created without design restriction to express the finest nuances in every recording and to offer unrivalled listening pleasure. It is the most complete MOON product with an exceptional set of features that will satisfy the most demanding music lover and deliver years of owner satisfaction.

The MOON 891 network player/preamplifier is available now, priced at £25,000 (RRP).

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