/ Music Streaming

MiND

£1699

The MiND (MOON intelligent Network Device) provides the perfect link between your digital music libraries and your Hi-Fi system in the most efficient way.

Compromises between sound quality and functionality have all been eliminated. Apple and Android smartphones or tablets become the ideal remote control for a MOON system, providing access to music from your computer(s), NAS, mobile devices and various internet based music services. This is what streaming music is all about!

The MiND outputs a digital audio signal (Toslink, SPDIF, AES/EBU) intended as an input to any Digital-to-Analog converter. It allows for either a very high-performance or an entry-level system to reach their maximum sonic potential. The addition of Bluetooth® aptX™ audio support provides easy connectivity with your wireless devices.

The SimLink™ connection allows for control of any SimLink equipped MOON system, enhancing ease of use, without having to use the IR remote. The MiND App can adjust the real volume control of a MOON system rather than using the more common digital attenuation method. This maintains the true fidelity of the music at any volume setting. Finally, there are front panel LED indicators for both the current track’s sampling rate and the active input type – network or bluetooth.

The MiND is housed in a stylish half size chassis and is the ultimate portal to an unlimited world of great sounding music – An engaging experience that will keep you listening to music longer.

The MiND streaming module features:

  • UPnP Renderer (Universal Plug & Play).
  • DLNA 1.5 Compatibility.
  • Online content from TuneIn and other “Music Services”.
  • Local Playlists, Gapless Playback & Silent track scanning.
  • Supported file formats: Wave, FLAC, FLAC HD, AIF, AAC, ALAC, MP3 (vbr/cbr), WMA-9 ,OGG Vorbis, up to 24-bit/192kHz.
  • Inputs: 100Base-T RJ45 Ethernet interface, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi interface and Bluetooth® Qualcomm® aptX™.
  • Digital outputs: SPDIF, TosLink & AES/EBU.
  • Encryption support for WEP, WPA, WPA2 Wi-Fi

The MiND application features:

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android compatible control software.
  • Zone selection and Permanent zone naming.
  • Independent control for each zone with SimLink™ equipped MOON Preamplifier or Integrated Amplifier.
  • Note: The Wi-Fi protocol doesn’t support hi-resolution audio (anything higher than CD format’s 16-bit depth). As a result, you may encounter issues when attempting to wirelessly stream hi-res audio. This not an issue caused by your MiND hardware or MiND app.

The MiND is available as an upgrade, in a retro or replacement for all models that can accept a MiND – £650

Hifi and Music Source, March 2017

What Hi Fi?, October 2017

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