Audiolab 8300CDQ CD Player and DAC

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The Audiolab 8300CDQ CD Player and DAC retains all the great features of the 8300CD, including an exceptional slot-loading CD player and Hi-res 32-bit/384 kHz DAC, and incorporates MQA technology, delivering Master Quality Authenticated playback of files for the sound of the original master recording.

The Audiolab 8300CDQ performs not only as an outstanding CD player, but also as a DAC/preamp, capable of 32-bit/384 kHz audio resolution. The DAC is built around the ESS Sabre DAC chip, producing exceptional conversion of digital signals at high resolution to extract the most out of the incoming musical signal. The 8300CDQ also allows for DSD playback through the USB port.

With a slot loading mechanism, the 8300CDQ is able to facilitate the playback of CDs quicker than tray style CD players, removing a potential weakness Audiolab identified with tray loading mechanisms. With the slot loading mechanism, disc rejection due to dirt or damage is reduced, and with a digital buffer circuit connected to the asynchronous input of the DAC, the CD performance is further improved. Increased disc stability and decreased resonance also contribute to improved sound quality of the 8300CDQ.

The 8300CDQ benefits from the inclusion of Master Quality Authenticated technology, allowing you to play MQA audio files and streams with the sound of the original master recording. MQA is an award winning British technology with the master MQA being fully authenticated and small enough to stream or download.

With a variety of connections, the Audiolab 83000CDQ allows for flexibility when connecting into your system. Analogue connections include stereo XLR balanced outputs as well as stereo phono outputs, with digital coax and optical outputs for sending the signal to an independent DAC. Three RCA inputs and two of each optical and coaxial digital inputs are included to take advantage of the DAC/preamplifier section of the 8300CDQ. An asynchronous USB is also included, capable of DSD hi-res playback.

  • Audiolab 8300CDQ CD Player and DAC with MQA capable playback
  • Slot loading CD player produces a more stable performance than tray-loading players
  • CD drive reduces chance of disc rejection from dirt or damage
  • DAC handles hi-res audio up to 32-bit/384 kHz resolution for digital files
  • DSD files playback is available through the asynchronous USB port
  • MQA Master Quality Authenticated technology delivers the sound of the original master recording
  • XLR balanced and phono stereo outputs for connections into amplifier
  • USB, coaxial and optical digital inputs make use of the DAC/preamp section of the 8300CDQ
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Product Specifications

Output Voltage

4.2Vrms ±0.1 (Balanced)

2.1Vrms ±0.1 (Unbalanced)

Output Impedance        


Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)               

<0.002% (1kHz, 0dB, 20Hz ~ 20kHz, A weighted)

Frequency Response    

20Hz - 20kHz (± 0.2dB)

Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)          

<-100dB A Weighted (Balanced)

<-98dB A Weighted (Unbalanced)

Crosstalk (@1kHz)          

<-130dB (Balanced)

<-120dB (Unbalanced)

Power Requirements    

240V ~ 50 - 60Hz

230V ~ 50 - 60Hz

Dimension (mm) (W x H x D)      

444 X 80 X 317




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Warranty information for Audiolab:


Audiolab products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 36 months.

This guarantee applies to all Audiolab Products including: Amplifiers, CD players, AV processers, Pre Amplifiers, DAC'S , Power Amplifiers and Tuners. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium quality.

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