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Moonriver 404: review

The Moonriver 404 (€3000) is an integrated amplifier. Made in Sweden. With a modular design structure that lets us upgrade the modules instead of the entire amp as technology progresses. Modules let us pick the functionality we want instead of cramming superfluous stuff down our throats: why pay for a phono stage if we don’t […]

Sustainability #3

Modularity is one of the ways to take hi-fi closer to sustainability. Modularity is what Schiit and Moonriver (review soon) do. Another way is to make a product that comfortably out-performs anything in its price-range. We lose our superficial need to upgrade if we are forced to spend significantly more to get an insignificant increase […]

Did You Know: COOP

Did You Know: Here in Denmark, COOP, a big corporation of convenience stores/supermarkets, have launched an app that allows their customers to check the carbon footprint of the stuff they’re about to buy. It will tell you the green difference between potatoes and rice, or chicken or pork. Further, you can see where your footprint […]

MOON 390: review (short)

There’s a longer review of the MOON 390 here. Below is a distilled version for those in a hurry: Functionality The MOON 390 by Simaudio is like a Mytek Brooklyn Bridge in steroids. It’s also double the money and eight times the size. What doesn’t this preamp do? Nothing, basically. But let’s start from the […]

MOON 390: review

When I fired up the MOON 390 (£4950) and 330A (£3700) by Simaudio nothing stood out or drew attention to itself. Except this: density. Sometimes that overt lack of identifying markers is the sign of a supremely controlled and composed component. Two, in this case. Not surprisingly, the MOON 390 preamplifier and the MOON 330A […]

Sustainability #2

Sustainability is about balance. Balance between civilization and nature. Between the present and the future – and the timeless needs of the biosphere. That gives deeper meaning to the concept balanced audio. In that sense, balanced audio is what Green Audio Review is all about. MMK

Moonriver Audio – integrated modularity…

Meet the Moonriver Model 404, an integrated amplifier designed and built in Sweden. It has the option of a modular phono stage and ditto DAC. Modularity means that the phono stage and the DAC can be added at any time. Or upgraded when something better comes along. At Green Audio Review we like that way […]