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.
Building on that legacy, the DAC unit used is none other than the ESS9018 8 Channel Chip, the foundation of Audiolab's multi-award winning M-DAC, which in the 8300CD is now enabled to process an astonishing resolution from files up to384kHz/32-bit in addition to DSD256.
Audiolab's in-depth research and testing also led to the development of a new slot-loading CD drawer, which is part of the new, sleek modern design – simplistic and yet completely reliable when compared with inferior tray-style mechanisms.
|Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.2dB)|
|Dynamic Range||RCA: > 98dB, XLR: > 100dB|
|Crosstalk||RCA: < -120dB, XLR: < -130dB|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||RCA <0.002% XLR <0.008%|
|D/A Converter||ESS Sabre 32Bit 9018 Chip|
|D/A Resolution||32 bits|
32kHz - 192kHz (Coaxial/Optical/AES)
32-kHz - 384kHz/DSD64/DSD128 (USB)
|Analogue Output Connections||1 pair RCA Phono and 1 pair of balanced XLR|
2 x RCA Coax, 2 x Optical TOSlink,
1 x AES/EBU, 1 x USB for PC USB
|Digital Outputs||1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink Optical, 1 x AES/EBU|
|Included Accessories||Remote Control|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||78 x 445 x 335mm|
|Colour Choice||Black or Silver|