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891 Front Concept-1

March 14th, 2024 – High-end audio distributor, Renaissance, is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated MOON 891 network player/preamplifier is now available. As the flagship source and preamp in the new North Collection of premium MOON products, the 891 establishes a benchmark with its 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 timeless North Collection chassis.

This exceptional network player/preamplifier introduces new technological innovations such as the MOON Damping Base (MDB), a mechanical system that effectively suppresses parasitic vibrations responsible for microphonic noise. The MDB’s suspension is a unique element, not offered by other leading manufacturers. Additionally, the 891 features the M-RAY2 volume control, which boasts discrete resistors and enhanced components for optimal performance.

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 in the MiND Controller app for iOS and Android, with additional support for AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and TIDAL Connect in a Roon Ready solution. Its MDE3 digital engine exploits a dual-mono pair of top-of-the-line 32-bit converters with sophisticated FPGA re-clocking and a femto-second 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.

The brilliant 5” graphic colour screen on the front of the 891 displays volume and input selection, enables the extensive setup menu, and showcases cover art and meta data. A high-performance and fully configurable phono preamplifier can also be setup via the screen and menu interface.

Further enhancing the user experience, the 891 is accompanied by the industry-leading MOON BRM-1 remote control, which sets a new standard in remote control design with its groundbreaking touch controls, super-sharp OLED screen, and exquisitely crafted aluminium MOON volume knob.

The perfect partner for the MOON 891 network player/preamplifier is the MOON 861 Dual-Mono power amplifier, combining to create the ultimate system in the North Collection. Together, they deliver an unparalleled audio performance characterised by expressive and nuanced sound reproduction, and underpinned by exemplary engineering principles, innovative design, impeccable build quality, and an industry-leading 10-year warranty.

Renaissance Managing Director, John Carroll, said, ‘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.’

MSRP: £25,000

Renaissance also distributes Audiovector, Nordost & VPI Industries products in the UK and Ireland.

For more information: www.renaissanceaudio.co.uk


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