Item: Moon Eclipse PSX CD Player
Location: Mornington, Vic
Item Condition: Good as new
Reason for selling: it doesnt play records!
Payment Method: Cash
Extra Info: see below
Pictures: can post again if requested
Simaudio Moon Eclipse PSX CD player, in as new condition.
I bought this player direct from the Australian importer of Simaudio, as it was used by him for photo/promotional use and as a dealer demonstrator player. He personally delivered the player to my house. I have had the player for one year and it has operated flawlessly in that time.
At a snapshot it has;
[*]Top loading CD tray with magnetized disc clamping puck
[*]XLR and RCA inputs and outputs
[*]Fully balanced design
[*]BNC digital output and input – very handy for streamed music via a Squeezebox or similar.
[*]LED display & unit controls on front fascia and top panel for easy use from in-front and above.
[*]Suspended Phillips Pro2 transport
[*]Separate power supply unit with umbilical cord
During the life cycle of the Eclipse there were 3 models and this unit was the latest update of the 3, as validated by the Serial Number. The original unit came with a HDCD decoding chip, which was commonly bypassed via a BNC lead digital out and back in the input, as people found greater performance was achieved when the HDCD chip was bypassed. This unit does not decode HDCD.
This unit has been upgraded by the importer to PSX standard, meaning that the main board from a PSX (the model above the standard Eclipse) unit was used. The PSX unit comes with a full width chassis power supply. This unit does not have the full width power supply casing, but it does have the same internal components as the PSX. The improvement in the PSX main board is selected matched components of far greater tolerance over the standard Eclipse.
The standard Eclipse retailed for in Australia $12,000 and the Eclipse PSX retailed for $14,000. The Eclipse Limited Edition sold locally for $15,000
The Eclipse is no longer a current production model and it was recently replaced in the Simaudio line up by the highly regarded flagship Andromeda which has a local RRP of $21,000.
My Eclipse is for sale for $4,400
The unit comes with a brand new remote, which has had no use by me, as it is identical to my Moon P-5 pre amp remote, which is machined from a billet of aluminium. Manual and original box is also supplied. I also have the receipt from the importer along with written confirmation of this particular units upgrade.
I am happy to demonstrate this player at my place or even bring it to yours, if you are reasonably local (at least in Victoria!) and are genuinely interested.
Some Spec’s from the Simaudio website
Should you be interested, please send me a PM to discuss further.
Edited by LuckyDog, 15 November 2008 - 06:32 PM.