Audiolab 8300CD CD Player


Reg. price £999.00

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Item Condition: Ex Demo
Store: Portsmouth
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The 8300CD is a fabulous CD player and a top-class external DAC/digital preamp, able to make the most of your CD collection. It delivers an enormous sonic boost to external digital audio sources and now extends its resolution to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD compatibility via USB.

The Audiolab 8300CD delivers a clean and finely etched performance being built for quality and versatility. Decoding is taken care of by a highly rated Sabre 32-bit DAC. Audiolab have added the ability to decode DSD audio via the USB input plus a slot-load CD mechanism which replaces the older CD drawer. New rounded edge softer styling as well as the capability to handle resolutions up to 32-bit/384kHz complete the updates.

Analogue output is possible via standard RCA/phono or XLR Balanced outputs which naturally make the most of the 8300's balanced circuit design. Digital inputs mean the unit can also be used as a stand-alone DAC while multiple digital devices can be connected with two optical and two coaxial digital inputs, along with an AES input via balanced XLR.

Importantly there is also a USB input for direct connection to a computer allowing you to bypass the usually inferior sound cards found in most computers and utilize the 8300's high-end DAC for greater quality sound. If you have a sizeable computer-based music collection, the Audiolab will let you get the most from it and uncompressed file formats such as FLAC or WAV are guaranteed to sound awesome.

As is typical of Audiolab products, the build quality meets high standards with a sturdy chassis and smart aluminium fascia. The package is completed with a well laid out remote control. Whether used as a full CD player or stand-alone DAC, the Audiolab 8300CD will deliver a stunning performance every time.

Standby Feature Yes
12V Trigger Yes
CD Mechanism Slot-Loading
DSD Compatible Yes (DSD64 / DSD128 / DSD256)
Disc Compatibility CD/CDR
DAC ESS Sabre32 9018 chip
Resolution 32 bits
Sampling Frequency Optical,Coaxial, AES: 32kHz - 192kHz
USB:32kHz - 384kHz(PCM) / DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Maximum Sampling Frequency Optical,Coaxial, AES: 192kHz 
USB: 384kHz (PCM) / 11.2M (DSD256)
Digital Input 2 x Coaxial, 2 x Toslink Optical, 1xAES/EBU, 1 x USB for PC USB,
Digital Output 1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink Optical,1 x AES
Output Voltage 4.2Vrms ±0.1 (Balanced)
2.1Vrms ±0.1 (Unbalanced)
Output Impedance 10Ω
THD (1kHz 0dB 20Hz - 20kHz A wtd. <0.002%
Frequency Response +/-0.2dB 20Hz - 20KHz (± 0.2dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N) A wtd RCA:<-98dB ,XLR<-100dB
Dynamic Range (A wtd.) RCA:>98dB ,XLR>100dB
Crosstalk @1K RCA:<-120dB , XLR <-130dB
Gain Error <0.5W
Dimensions (H x W x D) 80 x 444 x 317mm
Weight 6kg

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