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AudioLab 8300CDQ - CD Player / DAC / Pre-Amplifier

£1,099.95

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The AudioLab 8300CDQ CD Player / DAC / Pre-Amplifier adds high-quality analogue preamp circuitry, coupled to three stereo pairs of line-level RCA inputs to connect analogue sources. 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.

Product Features

MQA

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.

The Sound of Science

The 8300CDQ adds further flexibility by incorporating a dedicated direct-coupled headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry. Accessed via a front-mounted 6.35mm socket, its gain bandwidth and high slew rate ensure a dynamic, detailed and engaging performance with all manner of headphone types.

The final key feature introduced in the 8300CDQ is decoding of MQA (Master Quality Authenticated). The brainchild of Meridian Audio co-founder Bob Stuart, MQA is a digital audio format designed for high-resolution music streaming and 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 and passes the signal through its DAC and preamp stages, ready to feed a power amp or active speakers.

Audiolab’s MQA decoding solution was developed by John Westlake, one of Britain’s foremost digital audio experts. There are various ways to enable MQA playback on audio devices, and not all are equal sonically. Westlake’s solution maximises the format’s potential, just as the 8300CDQ’s design draws the best sound quality from other audio codecs and, of course, CDs

Launched in 2010, the original Westlake-designed Audiolab CD players – the 8200CD and 8200CDQ– were universally acclaimed for their superb sound quality and flexible facilities. In 2015, the 8300 Series arrived and both 8200 Series players were replaced by the 8300CD, building upon its predecessors’ formidable reputation. It has taken until now for this player to be joined by the enhanced 8300CDQ, further developing Audiolab’s classic line of CD players to reach still greater heights.

External Review

Hi-Fi Choice Magazine gave the AudioLab 8300 CDQ a Recommended Rating. Read the Full Review HERE.

Hi-Fi Choice Recommended Rating

What's in the Box?

  • The Audiolab 8300CDQ
  • One IEC power cord suitable for your area.
  • One CD-ROM for USB driver.
  • One Remote handset with two AAA batteries.
  • This instruction manual.

Technical Specifications

  • Output Voltage: 4.2Vrms ±0.1 (Balanced), 2.1Vrms ±0.1 (Unbalanced)
  • Output Impedance: 10Ω
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.002% (1kHz, 0dB, 20Hz ~ 20kHz, A weighted)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (± 0.2dB)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N): <-100dB A Weighted (Balanced), <-98dB A Weighted (Unbalanced)
  • Dyanmic Range (A Weighted): >100dB (Balanced), >98dB (Unbalanced)
  • Crosstalk (@1kHz): <-130dB (Balanced), <-120dB (Unbalanced)
  • Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W
  • Power Requirements: 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
  • Weight: 6.0kg

Further Information

AudioLab 8300CDQ - User Manual

The products we use and sell are of the highest quality and we trust them wholeheartedly, but every now and again a product has a fault that is covered under the manufacturers warranty.

In the event of such an occurance please contact us via email at info@studioincar.co.uk to proceed with the warranty process.

Below is a list of all the Manufacturers warranty timeframes with any special instructions for extended warranties:

AudioControl

  • 5 Years with Installation by an Authorised Installer (Studio Incar is an Authorised Installer)
  • 1 Year if you are doing your own Installation
  • 2 Years if you register the product with the UK supplier

AudioLab

  • 2 Years standard Manufacturers warranty

Audison

  • 1 Year standard Manufacturers warranty
  • 2 Years if you register the product with the UK supplier

Blackvue

  • 6 Months standard Manufacturers warranty

Blaupunkt

  • 1 Year standard Manufacturers warranty

Chord Company

  • Lifetime Warranty

Dynaudio

  • 2 Years on Car Audio Products - No Extendable Warranty
  • 2 Years standard Warranty on Home Audio Products
  • up to 8 Years Extendable Warranty on Home Audio Products when you register at Dynaudio

Focal

  • 1 Year Standard Manufacturers Warranty
  • 2 Years Extended Warranty when registered with Focal

Hegel

  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty

Hertz

  • 1 Year standard Manufacturers warranty
  • 2 Years if you register the product with the UK supplier

HiFi Rose

  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty

JL Audio

  • 1 Year for Speakers and Subwoofers
  • 2 Years for Amplifiers and Processors

Peachtree Audio

  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty
  • 3 Years Extended Warranty if Registered with Peachtree

Pro-Ject

  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty
  • 3 Years Extended Warranty if Registered with Pro-Ject

Q-Acoustics

  • 4 Years for Passive Loudspeakers
  • 1 Year for Active Loudspeakers / Subwoofers
  • 5 Years for Passive Loudspeakers if Registers with Q Acoustics
  • 2 Years for Active Loudspeakers / Subwoofers if Registered with Q Acoustics

SolidSteel

  • 1 Year Standard Manufacturer Warranty

Sony

  • 1 Year Standard Manufacturer Warranty

Wharfedale

  • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty
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