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Introducing the Moon 681 Network Player - a remarkable addition to MOON's highly anticipated North Collection.

This new range exemplifies MOON's unwavering commitment to crafting high-quality, innovative audio products that defy the industry's norm of annual iterations. With an impressive ten-year guarantee, MOON proves its dedication to delivering enduring high-end hi-fi solutions.

The North Collection represents a significant milestone for MOON, as it unveils an entirely new lineup of products built from scratch. This series introduces six cutting-edge in-house technologies, three advanced DACs, four innovative volume control systems, and a meticulously designed phono stage. Inspired by Canada's strong association with the north, often referred to as "The Great White North," the collection's name perfectly captures its navigational inspiration and pays homage to the country's roots.

During the launch of the North Collection, MOON emphasized that these remarkable products are the result of extensive research and development in the fields of audio, electronics, materials, and manufacturing processes. While boasting a fresh design, the North Collection retains the distinctive MOON DNA that fans have come to recognize. From the elegantly milled metal silver shoulders to the prominent volume control dial, these products epitomize the brand's signature aesthetic. Notable design enhancements, such as curved horizontal heatsinks and vents surrounding the new large logo plate, provide a refreshing touch.

Comprising six exceptional pieces, the North Collection includes an integrated amplifier, two power amplifiers, a network player/DAC, and two network playing pre-amps. These groundbreaking products incorporate brand new MOON technologies, including the MOON Distortion Cancelling Amplifier (MDCA) circuit, which achieves unprecedented levels of distortion reduction and noise elimination, ensuring an unparalleled audio experience. Additionally, the collection introduces the MOON Damping Base (MDB), which sets new standards for mechanical isolation, and incorporates updated volume technologies that offer ultimate control over audio output.

While following the hierarchical numbering system (6xx, 7xx, 8xx; good, better, best), MOON asserts that the North Collection surpasses the performance of its higher-tiered existing products. With their latest offerings, MOON sets a new benchmark for audio excellence, redefining expectations in the industry.

At the heart of this extraordinary collection lies the 681 Network Player/DAC. Equipped with the innovative MDE1 re-clocking FPGA and featuring a state-of-the-art DAC implementation, this Roon Ready streamer with MiND2 capability delivers an unparalleled audio experience. The 681 also introduces MOON Hybrid Volume (MHV) technology, which combines digital attenuation and analog gain levels, enabling high-performance volume control even when the 681 is not connected to a MOON preamplifier. This unique feature ensures uncompromised audio quality in the digital domain. To enhance user experience, the 681 comes with the new BRM-1 remote, offering convenient volume control and additional functionalities.

Discover the MOON 681 Network Player from the groundbreaking North Collection, and embark on a new era of audio excellence.

The Moon 681 Specifications:

  • Analog Input Impedance 50 Ω
  • Analog Output Level 2 Vrms / 3.5 Vrms / 6.5 Vrms
  • Crosstalk –125 dB
  • Frequency Response 2 Hz – 100 kHz (+0 dB / –3 dB)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 125 dB
  • Dynamic Range 125 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (@ 0 dBFS) 0.0003%
  • Intermodulation Distortion 0.0002%
  • Power Consumption (Idle) 15 W
  • Power Consumption (Full Power Standby) 12 W
  • Power Consumption (Low Power Standby) 5 W
  • Shipping Weight 40 lbs / 18 kg
  • Dimensions (width x height x depth) 18.95" x 4.03" x 16.80"

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COMPLETE
Comprehensive digital front end with a MiND2 network player, MDE1 digital engine, and MHV volume control for accuracy and versatility
NEW
Includes the brand new BRM-1 remote, providing convenient volume control and additional functionalities.
DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS
Including curved horizontal heatsinks and vents surrounding the new large logo plate, providing a refreshing touch.
IN THE BOX
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)
MHV MOON Hybrid Volume Control
Fully-Balanced Configuration
COMPLETE
Comprehensive digital front end with a MiND2 network player, MDE1 digital engine, and MHV volume control for accuracy and versatility
NEW
Includes the brand new BRM-1 remote, providing convenient volume control and additional functionalities.
DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS
Including curved horizontal heatsinks and vents surrounding the new large logo plate, providing a refreshing touch.
IN THE BOX
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)
MHV MOON Hybrid Volume Control
Fully-Balanced Configuration

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My verdict? With the North Collection, MOON has moved into the rarefied orbit of ultra high-end Hi-Fi audio. This Collection is a star turn.

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Steve May
The Luxe Review

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Product Description

Line Circle

Introducing the Moon 681 Network Player - a remarkable addition to MOON's highly anticipated North Collection.

This new range exemplifies MOON's unwavering commitment to crafting high-quality, innovative audio products that defy the industry's norm of annual iterations. With an impressive ten-year guarantee, MOON proves its dedication to delivering enduring high-end hi-fi solutions.

The North Collection represents a significant milestone for MOON, as it unveils an entirely new lineup of products built from scratch. This series introduces six cutting-edge in-house technologies, three advanced DACs, four innovative volume control systems, and a meticulously designed phono stage. Inspired by Canada's strong association with the north, often referred to as "The Great White North," the collection's name perfectly captures its navigational inspiration and pays homage to the country's roots.

During the launch of the North Collection, MOON emphasized that these remarkable products are the result of extensive research and development in the fields of audio, electronics, materials, and manufacturing processes. While boasting a fresh design, the North Collection retains the distinctive MOON DNA that fans have come to recognize. From the elegantly milled metal silver shoulders to the prominent volume control dial, these products epitomize the brand's signature aesthetic. Notable design enhancements, such as curved horizontal heatsinks and vents surrounding the new large logo plate, provide a refreshing touch.

Comprising six exceptional pieces, the North Collection includes an integrated amplifier, two power amplifiers, a network player/DAC, and two network playing pre-amps. These groundbreaking products incorporate brand new MOON technologies, including the MOON Distortion Cancelling Amplifier (MDCA) circuit, which achieves unprecedented levels of distortion reduction and noise elimination, ensuring an unparalleled audio experience. Additionally, the collection introduces the MOON Damping Base (MDB), which sets new standards for mechanical isolation, and incorporates updated volume technologies that offer ultimate control over audio output.

While following the hierarchical numbering system (6xx, 7xx, 8xx; good, better, best), MOON asserts that the North Collection surpasses the performance of its higher-tiered existing products. With their latest offerings, MOON sets a new benchmark for audio excellence, redefining expectations in the industry.

At the heart of this extraordinary collection lies the 681 Network Player/DAC. Equipped with the innovative MDE1 re-clocking FPGA and featuring a state-of-the-art DAC implementation, this Roon Ready streamer with MiND2 capability delivers an unparalleled audio experience. The 681 also introduces MOON Hybrid Volume (MHV) technology, which combines digital attenuation and analog gain levels, enabling high-performance volume control even when the 681 is not connected to a MOON preamplifier. This unique feature ensures uncompromised audio quality in the digital domain. To enhance user experience, the 681 comes with the new BRM-1 remote, offering convenient volume control and additional functionalities.

Discover the MOON 681 Network Player from the groundbreaking North Collection, and embark on a new era of audio excellence.

The Moon 681 Specifications:

  • Analog Input Impedance 50 Ω
  • Analog Output Level 2 Vrms / 3.5 Vrms / 6.5 Vrms
  • Crosstalk –125 dB
  • Frequency Response 2 Hz – 100 kHz (+0 dB / –3 dB)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 125 dB
  • Dynamic Range 125 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (@ 0 dBFS) 0.0003%
  • Intermodulation Distortion 0.0002%
  • Power Consumption (Idle) 15 W
  • Power Consumption (Full Power Standby) 12 W
  • Power Consumption (Low Power Standby) 5 W
  • Shipping Weight 40 lbs / 18 kg
  • Dimensions (width x height x depth) 18.95" x 4.03" x 16.80"

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Features & Specs Line Circle

COMPLETE
Comprehensive digital front end with a MiND2 network player, MDE1 digital engine, and MHV volume control for accuracy and versatility
NEW
Includes the brand new BRM-1 remote, providing convenient volume control and additional functionalities.
DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS
Including curved horizontal heatsinks and vents surrounding the new large logo plate, providing a refreshing touch.
IN THE BOX
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)
MHV MOON Hybrid Volume Control
Fully-Balanced Configuration
COMPLETE
Comprehensive digital front end with a MiND2 network player, MDE1 digital engine, and MHV volume control for accuracy and versatility
NEW
Includes the brand new BRM-1 remote, providing convenient volume control and additional functionalities.
DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS
Including curved horizontal heatsinks and vents surrounding the new large logo plate, providing a refreshing touch.
IN THE BOX
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)
MHV MOON Hybrid Volume Control
Fully-Balanced Configuration
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Expert Insight

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My verdict? With the North Collection, MOON has moved into the rarefied orbit of ultra high-end Hi-Fi audio. This Collection is a star turn.

Expert Img
Steve May
The Luxe Review
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