MOONRIVER AUDIO 404 WON THE INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR AWARD (UP TO £10,000) 2021 BY HiFI+ MAGAZINE

Chris Thomas (the reviewer): “It just flew out of the traps with a confident musical message that just grew and grew. Even from cold it took very little time to get into its stride and after an hour or so I stopped thinking that it could ever sound out of its depth. It was shockingly good but also incredibly charming in its musical style. Tonally, its balance is about perfect. It is both fast and slow as the need arises but the one thing that shines out is the feeling of musical textures that it brings into the room plus the way it allows the music to unfold time-wise without ever sounding rushed or stressed".

Read more in the attached PDF:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H-9moOKNGmf5DiYgCO5mY4Tm05VHJwv9/view?usp=sharing


Dreammaker & Heartbreaker | Moonriver Audio 404 review in Dutch Hifi Magazine "Music Emotion" by Ruud Jonker

"The Moonriver sounds neutral, very spacious, dynamically very well and has a beautiful focus and detail. Timeless, durable and affordable.

What is inspiring about Moonriver is that it's a beautifully built amp, with excellent performance, an amount of meaningful functionality, reliability, understandable user interface and a long expected life".

Download the PDF in Dutch.


EXPERIENCE MOONRIVER AUDIO AT DUTCH AUDIO EVENT 2021 IN VELDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS

Listen to Moonriver Audio amplifiers in Dutch Audio Event on 30th and 31st of October 2021 at the Koningshof, Locht 117 in Veldhoven.

Visit us in Rik Stoet's distribution room.

More information: https://dutchaudioevent.nl/


VISIT MOONRIVER AUDIO AT HIFIMESSUT 2021 IN HELSINKI, FINLAND

Experience the Moonriver Audio amplifiers in Hifi Messut exhibition on 30th and 31st of October 2021, at the Helsinki Fair Center Siipi congress facilities and Holiday Inn Expo hotel.

Visit us in Ratilainen Audioshop - H 501 room.

Download the PDF about the exhibition here: https://fokusmedia.fi/messuopas_2021.pdf

More information: https://www.hifimessut.fi/mitauml-ja-missauml.html


VISIT US AT UK AUDIO SHOW 2021 IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, UK

Moonriver Audio will be in UK Audio Show on 9th and 10th of October 2021 at the De Vere Staverton Estate.

Visit us in WholeNote distribution room (syndicate 33 and Oxford Suite).

More information: https://www.chestergroup.org/theaudioavshow/2021


MOONRIVER AUDIO 404 REFERENCE INTRODUCED IN STEREOPHILE'S CLASS A RECOMMENDED COMPONENTS LIST

Moonriver Audio 404 Reference is introduced Stereophile's Class A Recommended Components list

"The music sounded airier and more colorful and seemed to emerge from a quieter background" than what he'd recently heard through the two more expensive integrateds. "Plenty of bass showed that the low-powered Moonriver 404 Reference has what it takes to drive the challenging Wilson Alexia 2's," he added. Summing up, JVS wrote that the Moonriver 404 Reference "does justice to complex and demanding recordings. It sounds tonally spot on, well balanced, clear, and musical."

More information: https://www.stereophile.com/content/recommended-components-2021-edition-integrated-amplifiers-receivers


Fine-tuned acoustic minimalism! | Moonriver Audio 404 Reference review in Swedish Hifi & Musik magazine by Mats Meyer-Lie

"The 404 Reference model managed to expose fine micro-details and creative, breathtaking depth, towards a calm, quiet and velvet-black background.

This little class AB amplifier delivers all the spellbinding realism and truly tangible sense of presence that usually reserved in low power (expensive!) amplifiers with minimum of components in the signal path. Yes, the cliché ”less is more” is more appropriate when the Model 404 Reference wraps you in an airy, acoustic magic.

The new 404 Reference delivers dynamic resilience and shocking realism that only few offer in the price range".

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Applause Award! Moonriver Audio 404 Reference review in Stereonet by James Michael Hughes

"I was immediately impressed by the warmth and weight of the overall sound; the strong and clear bass, plus the sweet richness of Joni Mitchell's voice. The dense layering of background vocals and synthesizers was amazing. I sensed the relaxed ease and fullness you get from good tube designs, but with the immediacy and detail found in the best solid-state models.

The combination of responsiveness, transparency, and a certain relaxed ease makes the 404 Reference musically rewarding to listen to.

I reckon Moonriver Audio's 404 Reference must be one of the best integrated amplifiers currently available. It delivers an outstandingly clear, dynamic, and full-bodied sound, with great timing, plus levels of clarity and refinement that few rival regardless of cost approach. I absolutely loved it. [...] A veritable wolf in sheep's clothing, it offers a monstrous musical performance".

Read the full review here:
https://www.stereonet.co.uk/reviews/moonriver-404-reference-integrated-amplifier-review

Download a PDF version:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1as1SRgM_ed12wvl4U5V4q2dt89R_08k2/view?usp=sharing


Moonriver Audio 404 review in Alpha Audio magazine by Geoffrey Van Houwaert

"The Moonriver Audio 404 integrated amplifier sounds fantastic. It’s the kind of amplifier you’ve always been looking for. For it possesses the perfect balance of insight and commitment. It is full of temperament and has no intention of playing second fiddle. It plays big with balls and is not at all ashamed of it. In addition, there is transparency and refinement to the point where we get a very complete reproduction. It brings every piece of music regardless of genre with conviction and gusto.

The soundstage is 3D and wide and deep. Not the ultimate soundstage that more expensive components achieve but very good indeed. Engaging, organic, impactful, colorful (not colored), transparent, dynamic, textured, delicate, timbre and vibrant. These are just a few of the adjectives we’ve penned down during our countless listening sessions over the past few weeks. Words are almost insufficient to describe this wonderful amplifier. As far as we are concerned the Moonriver really plays above his class and we do not say that often".

Read the full review here:
https://alpha-audio.net/review/review-moonriver-audio-404-geintegreerde-versterker/


Moonriver Audio 404 HiFI+ review by Chris Thomas

"The way that the 404 reveals the musical embellishments, especially in the low mix, is really impressive as is the depth and articulation of the whole soundstage. It has a way with strings that often draws people to tube amplifiers. The warmth and smooth envelope of the notes and the lack of astringency are really notable [...] But this is an amplifier with impeccable balance and poise. Criticism seems harsh as it is such a well rounded design. I have certainly heard amplifiers costing far more that are not significantly better and every design has its limitations. But, considering the very attractive price and the performance offered it just has to be a recommendation from me".

Download the full review in PDF here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FqJoFuJ1YXvG1h2vqCjKMUuzezNScMAK/view?usp=sharing