Moon’s 280D streaming DAC has been upgraded and updated to increase its connectivity options. At the heart of the 280D is the Mind2 streaming module, now featuring Spotify Connect and Airplay 2, plus Tidal Masters, Deezer Hi-Fi, Highresaudio and Qobuz Sublime+ music services.
The Moon 280D’s digital engine decodes native DSD up to DSD256, as well as PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz, including DXD. The fully balanced analogue stage features an exceptional third order filter “for lifelike transparency”. It is MQA certified, Roon Ready and has Bluetooth aptX connectivity.
The 280D can be operated by remote control or Moon’s app, the Moon Mind Controller, which is available in iOS & Android versions. This beautifully designed app is simple to use and allows music files to be played from digital services, computers and NAS drives. It is regularly updated by Moon to provide extra features to the existing list.
A couple of the most popular recent additions are Tidal’s My Mix, which creates the perfect playlist for a listener by using an algorithm to comb the Tidal library based on their most recent listening patterns and saved music collection. And Spotify Connect, which is opening the door to the world of Moon sound quality for the 350 million Spotify users by linking to the Spotify app. The Moon 280D retails for £2,950 and has a 10 year warranty.