Audiolab 8300CDQ Cd Player
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The 8300CD demonstrates a level of fine detail, transparency, soundstage depth, dynamic range and musical flow across all sources. It 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 improves upon its illustrious predecessor in key areas, delivering even better performance as both a CD player and a DAC/preamp for external digital sources. Built around the peerless ESS Sabre DAC, the 8300CD now extends resolution to 32-bit/384kHz and adds 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.
|General Description||CD Player, Digital-to-Analogue Converter|
|Finish||Fine Textured Aluminium (Black / Silver)|
|Display||POLED 128x64 pixels 2.7"|
|DSD Compatible||Yes (DSD64 / DSD128 / DSD256)|
|DAC||ESS Sabre32 9018 chip|
|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)
|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|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||80 x 444 x 317mm|