I’ve never heard of any excellent audio brands in Canada. In fact, you can only count one, but the national character of Canada is unusually low-profile. It began to design some Hi-End two-channel equipment and home theater amplifiers.
Since then, I’ve encountered more Canadian audio products and discovered a common thread, namely the appearance of simplicity but hidden strength. This post is the review of the Sim Audio Moon 600i V2 Integrated Amplifier.
Moon 600i V2 is the flagship to the next level of amplifier. The design reflects the Canadian minimalist design idea, silver and black. The 600i V2 weighs 48 pounds. in addition to the heavy engineering, dual mono power supply design is also the weight.
Another benefit of the 600i V2 is that it does not use negative feedback, which can reduce phase error and improve performance when amplifying, resulting in a more accurate tone.
The Simaudio 600i V2 has a lot of advanced technology compared to the flagship models. For example, the first 5W of this machine is pure Class A output, and the next 5W will be expanded with Class AB, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of Class A amplified sound while not being “weak” when it comes to big scenes that require high power.
Another standout feature is the use of M-eVOL2 volume control, which is equipped with Texas Instruments’ MDAC chip and has a total of 530 levels of volume adjustment, allowing users to precisely adjust the volume of the rest while not sacrificing sound quality.
In addition, the 600i V2 has a group of RCA inputs, a group of balanced inputs, and a group of RCA outputs, which means that each group of inputs can be used with the home theater preamp when watching movies in pure rear output mode.
The amount of information and details replayed on the 600iV2 was almost overwhelming. The density was naturally higher with more information, and I felt like I was jumping into a supercar and driving straight through it. Stirling was forced to go backwards.
The midrange of the 550i is meatier, and the bass is more relaxed, whereas the midrange of the 600iV2 is relatively clean, and the bass is more linear.
The 600i V2 is said to have the power of a large reservoir with a ring of cattle, but it is slow, as explained above. The sound field is well-kept, the depth is just right, the positioning is precise, and the tone is bright and clear.
Listen to the Jewish-French pianist Grimaud’s credo, the base note is “accurate,” the tone is clear, the line is clean and clear, and the overtones aren’t too strong. Replaying the piano is the star of the amplifier, the power is insufficient, the bass becomes soft, the extension is insufficient, the treble is dark, the transient force is insufficient, and the stimulation and momentum are sufficient.