Audiolab 8300CD CD Player
Audiolab 8300CD CD Player
The Audiolab 8300CD CD Player is both an exceptional CD player and a top-class external DAC/digital preamp, able to make the most of your CD collection. While delivering an enormous sonic boost to external digital audio sources it now extends its resolution to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD compatibility via USB.
The 8300CD adds full digital preamp functionality, with volume and source selection accessible via the player's front panel and remote handset. This means the 8300CD can be connected directly to a stereo power amp, or a pair of monoblocks like the new Audiolab 8300MB, as well as to a traditional integrated amp like the equally new Audiolab 8300A.
8300 Series also allows control of music playing from a PC/Mac/media device via USB. When connected to a computer, the Audiolab 8300CD CD Player not only identifies itself as an asynchronous DAC, but also as a HID-compatible device (Human Interface Device). This allows driverless control of the PC/Mac/media player (Play, Pause, Stop, Track Select etc).
Audiolab's extensive research and development found that previous tray-style mechanisms sometimes produced a rare weak spot. The 8300CD sports a new mechanism that includes slot loading - much quicker and neater than the old tray.
The new mechanism also reduces the occurrence of disc rejection, able to play CDs that other CD players may reject for being imperfect from dirt or damage. Its digital buffer circuit is a perfect mate to the asynchronous input of the DAC, improving even this area of performance. A final benefit is increased disc stability and reduced susceptibility to resonance, which additionally contributes to the overall improved sound quality.
Connectivity options have been further expanded on the 8300CD with the addition of an AES/EBU digital input and XLR digital output. These join a full complement of inputs/outputs retained from the 8200CD: 2x coaxial digital inputs; 2x optical digital inputs; 1x asynchronous USB input; 1x coaxial digital output; 1x optical digital output; single-ended RCA and balanced XLR analogue outputs.
The 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC as used inside the Audiolab 8300CD CD Player continues to have a reputation as the best-sounding DAC chip available, and most CD players that use it are much more costly designs. In terms of the way it measures, its distortion figures are extraordinarily low. Around the DAC there are extensive measures to reduce jitter to vanishingly low levels, of a nature you'd expect to see only in much more expensive players.
The new 8300CD can accept and process data up to 32-bit/384kHz; this is a far higher specification than that required even by current hi-res music formats, ensuring the 8300CD is fully equipped for future advances in ultra-high-definition digital sound.
32-bit/384kHz and DSD compatibility via USB New mechanism reduces the occurrence of disc rejection Full digital preamp functionality Driverless control of the PC/Mac/media player (Play, Pause, Stop, Track Select etc) 2x coaxial digital inputs; 2x optical digital inputs; 1x asynchronous USB input; 1x coaxial digital output; 1x optical digital output; single-ended RCA and balanced XLR analogue outputs
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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 24 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.