CD Player

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.


Even Better Performance

We’ve worked long and hard to ensure that 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. Click here to play the video overview.



audiolab 8300CD

  • General Description CD Player, Digital-to-Analogue Converter
    Finish Fine Textured Aluminium (Black / Silver)
    Display POLED 128x64 pixels 2.7"
    Standby Feature Yes
    12V Trigger Yes
    CD Mechanism Slot-Loading
    DSD Compatible Yes (DSD64 / DSD128 / DSD256)
    Disc Compatibility CD/CDR
    DAC ESS Sabre32 9018 chip
    Resolution 32 bits
    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)
    Output Impedance 10Ω
    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
    Gain Error <0.5W
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 80 x 444 x 317mm
    Weight 6kg