Audiolab re-wrote the rulebook with the introduction of the 8200 series. The 8200CD was a stand out product and won numerous awards. One of the first CD Players to give you digital inputs and access to the DAC inside. Later on, the CDQ was added, a CD player/Pre Amp with Digital and Analogue inputs made this a very versatile player.
Now the 8300CDQ takes that ethos even further.
With the introduction of the 8300 series Audiolab needed to step up the range again, and they have. Keeping with the iconic Audiolab styling, they have created a fresh look that would not seem out of place with legacy Audiolab products. A more mature sound is present throughout the 8300 range but with a familiar feel.
Without a doubt, one of the best evolutions of an already great product.
Based on the 8300CD, the 8300CDQ Utilises the existing technology and of its predecessor offering all the same level of detail, transparency and dynamic range. 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, and the same as the 8300CD, it extends its resolution to 32-bit/384-kHz and DSD compatibility via USB.
Taking it to the next level the 8300CDQ now includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.
||4.2Vrms ±0.1 (Balanced)
2.1Vrms ±0.1 (Unbalanced)
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
||<0.002% (1kHz, 0dB, 20Hz ~ 20kHz, A weighted)
||20Hz - 20kHz (± 0.2dB)
|Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
||<-100dB A Weighted (Balanced)
<-98dB A Weighted (Unbalanced)
|Dyanmic Range (A Weighted)
|Standby Power Consumption
||240V ~ 50 - 60Hz
230V ~ 50 - 60Hz
115V ~ 50 - 60Hz
100V ~ 50 - 60Hz
|Dimension(mm) (W x H x D)
||444 X 80 X 317
|Carton size(mm) ( W X H X D)
||500 x 140 x 455