January 1, 2007
Ultra Audio's Products of the Year for 2006Simaudio Moon Evolution Andromeda CD Player, P-8 Preamplifier, and W-8 Stereo Amplifier
I concluded the April 2006 edition of my column, "The Worlds Best Audio System," with: "I could make the Simaudio Moon Evolution components my desert-island electronics." I was referring to the Andromeda CD player ($11,500 USD), P-8 preamplifier ($11,000), and W-8 stereo amplifier ($10,500), a system of electronics that function flawlessly together, sound delightful, and are wrapped up in knockout packages. I was blown away.
Its not every day that I receive components for review that I can find hardly any fault with. Theres almost always something that keeps a product from being truly flawless. But what struck me about the Simaudio components was the completeness of their design: slick user interface, ample features, cosmetic perfection, and sound to die for. This Canadian firm has put it all together in a way few companies seem able to do. No caveats needed: I cant imagine anyone not being thrilled with these products, and no other candidate came even close. The Simaudio Moon Evolution components are Ultra Audios Products of the Year for 2006.
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