moon neo 230had headphone amplifier
Heavily based on the full width 430HA, the remote controlled 230HAD headphone amplifier offers fantastic value for money. With fixed and variable analogue outputs, it can be utilised in any hi-fi system, either as a stand alone headphone amplifier, a DAC with headphone socket, or as an analogue/digital hi-fi pre-amplifier for hi-fi systems or to accompany active loudspeakers.
An oversize toroidal transformer supplies eight stages of DC voltage - four for the DAC and four for the headphone amplifier. The 230HAD is suitable for headphones between 20-600ohms impedance.
The DAC itself supports hi-res music up to 24/192 via all of its four digital inputs, with the addition of up to DSD256 and PCM 32/384 via its USB input. The analogue input is for additional flexibility, allowing the connection of an analogue source such as a turntable (a separate phono stage would be needed for this).
The rear panel has two coaxial digital inputs, an optical digital input, a USB digital input, as well as an analogue input. Fixed and variable RCA outputs are provided for connection to any type of system.