Audiolab 8300CDQ CD Player/DAC/Preamplifier – Silver

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  • Silver
  • CD Player, DAC & Preamplifier
  • Slot-Loading CD Transport Mechanism
    • Fast In Operation & Neat In Design, The 8300CDQ’s Slot-Loading CD Transport Delivers Excellent Reliability
    • A Read-Ahead Digital Buffer Reduces Disc-Reading Errors, Enabling Scratched CDs That Are Unreadable By Conventional Mechanisms To Be Played
    • High Disc Stability & Low Susceptibility To Resonance Contribute To The 8300CDQ’s Superb CD Sound Quality
  • 32-Bit ESS Sabre DAC
    • The CD Transport & Digital Inputs Feed A DAC Section With An ESS Sabre32 Reference Chip Nestling At Its Heart, Utilising HyperStream Architecture & ESS Technology’s Time Domain Jitter Eliminator To Deliver Ultra-Low Noise & High Dynamic Range
    • Around The DAC Chip Are Extensive Measures To Reduce Jitter (Digital Distortion) To Vanishingly Low Levels
      • Careful Circuit Layout & Low-Noise Power Supplies Compliments The DAC’s Patented Sabre32 Sample Rate Converter & Clever DPLL (Digital Phase Locked Loop) Circuit, Radically Reducing Time Domain Errors From All Digital Sources
  • Adds High-Quality Analogue Preamp Circuitry
    • The Preamp Circuitry Is Kept As Simple As Possible Using High-Quality Components To Maintain Signal Purity, With Line Input Signals Passing To A Precision Analogue Volume Stage
    • Much Effort Has Gone Into The Physical Layout Of The 8300CDQ’s Circuitry, Protecting The Sensitive Preamp Section From Noise Interference
  • Dedicated Direct-Coupled Headphone Amplifier with Current-Feedback Circuitry
    • Accessed Via A Front-Mounted 6.35mm Socket, Its Gain Bandwidth & High Slew Rate Ensure A Dynamic, Detailed & Engaging Performance With All Manner Of Headphone Types
  • MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) Technology
    • Enables Playback Of MQA Audio Files & Streams, Delivering The Sound Of The Original Master Recording
      • MQA Is A Digital Audio Format Designed For High-Resolution Music Streaming & Is Available Via Subscription To Tidal’s ‘HiFi’ Tier (Among Other Sources)
    • The 8300CDQ Unpacks MQA Data – Received Via The USB Input – At The Original File’s Full Resolution & Passes The Signal Through Its DAC & Preamp Stages, Ready To Feed A Power Amplifier or Active Speakers
  • Selectable Digital Filters
    • As Digital Reproduction Technology has Progressed, The Importance Of The Characteristics Of Reconstruction Digital Filters Has Become More Appreciated
    • The Audiolab 8300CDQ Features Seven User-Selectable Filters For PCM Audio Data (Including CD) & Four Ultrasonic Filters For DSD Data
    • The Settings Allow The User To Tune The 8300CDQ’s Performance According To System Configuration, Digital File Quality & Personal Taste
  • Discrete Class A Analogue Stages & Sophisticated Power Supply
    • The 8300CDQ’s Analogue Output Stages & Power Supply Are Extremely Well Specified In The Pursuit Of Sonic Excellence
    • The Circuitry Includes A Large, Low-Noise Toroidal Transformer, A Plethora Of Reservoir/Smoothing Capacitors, An Impressive Number Of Regulator Chips & Discrete Transistor (Instead Of Op-Amp) Analogue Stages At The Output With Ultra-Low Impedance To Drive Any Cable & Any Load
    • The Power Supply Incorporates 29 Regulated Supply Rails Including Multiple Ultra-Low-Noise Regulators, With Extensive Measures Against Power Supply Contamination & Cross-Coupling
  • Connections
    • Inputs
      • 2 x Digital Coaxial Inputs
      • 2 x Digital Optical Inputs
      • 1 USB-B Input
      • 3 x Stereo RCA Inputs
    • Outputs
      • Pair Balanced XLR Outputs
      • 1 x Stereo RCA Outputs
      • 1 x Digital Coaxial Output
      • 1 x Digital Optical Output
  • IEC Mains Input
  • Height: 80mm, Width: 444mm, Depth: 317mm
  • Weight: 6Kg

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