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Audiolab - 8300CDQ - CD Player + DAC + Preamplifier

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Immerse yourself in an elevated audio experience with Audiolab's 8300CDQ. A product of high-precision engineering, the 8300CDQ is not merely an exceptional CD player, but a top-tier DAC and preamplifier that transforms your music collection and enhances digital audio sources. This remarkable sound system extends resolution to 32-bit/384-kHz and supports DSD compatibility via USB. Boasting the latest MQA technology, the 8300CDQ enables playback of MQA audio files that capture the true sound of the original master recording. Its exquisite sound quality is marked by impressive specifications like a dynamic range over 98dB, Total Harmonic Distortion less than 0.002%, and a D/A Converter with ESS Sabre 32 Bit 9018 chip. With the 8300CDQ, convenience meets high-fidelity audio in a sleek black or silver case, making it the ultimate addition to your audio setup.

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Audiolab 8300CDQ - CD Player + DAC + Preamplifier

Unleash the full potential of your audio experience with Audiolab's innovative 8300CDQ - a stellar combination of an exceptional CD player, a top-tier external DAC, and an extraordinary digital preamp -- all compressed into one stunning, multi-functional unit. Designed meticulously around the 8300CD, the 8300CDQ maintains the same level of detail, transparency, and dynamic range you crave, whilst successfully boosting your audio to an unexpected stratosphere with a 32-bit/384-kHz resolution and DSD compatibility via USB. But the transcendence doesn't stop there.

The 8300CDQ is furnished with the ground-breaking MQA technology, making it effortless for you to playback MQA audio files and streams exactly as conceived by the original master producers. Uncompromising in its mission to deliver incredible audio quality, our 8300CDQ is engineered to exceed all your expectations.

With an impressive range of specs including:

  • 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 32 Bit 9018 Chip
  • Max. Sampling Frequency: 192kHz (Coax/Opt/AES), 384kHz (PCM) DSD64,DSD128, DSD256
  • Analogue Output Connections: 1pr x RCA, 1pr x Bal. XLR, 1 x 6.35mm Headphone
  • Analogue Inputs: 3 x AUX inputs
  • Digital Inputs: 2 x Coax, 2 x Optical, USB (supports MQA decoder)
  • Digital Outputs: Coax, Optical
  • Included Accessories: Remote Control
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 78 x 445 x 335mm
  • Weight: 6kg
  • Colour Choice: Available in Black or Silver

the 8300CDQ houses true audiophile performance in an elegant and sleek body available in a choice of Black or Silver. Prepare to immerse yourself in an auditory extravaganza and redefine what you thought was possible with the Audiolab 8300CDQ.


  1. Exceptional CD Player: The 8300CDQ retains the core technology of the 8300CD, standing out as a top-tier CD player that offers high-resolution sound reproduction and faithfully mirrors the original recordings.

  2. High-Performance External DAC and Preamplifier: The 8300CDQ not only serves as an excellent CD player but also functions as a digital-to-analogue converter and preamplifier. It gives a much-needed sonic boost to your digital audio sources while maintaining an immersive sound quality.

  3. 32-bit/384-kHz Resolution and DSD Compatibility: The model offers an extended resolution via USB, supporting up to 32-bit/384-kHz and DSD 64,128,256 formats, providing you with a better audio experience.

  4. Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) Technology: Integrated with the groundbreaking MQA technology, the 8300CDQ enables you to bring the studio-quality sound into your room, delivering the sound of the original master recording.

  5. Extensive Connection Options: The 8300CDQ is equipped with multiple analog inputs/outputs and digital inputs/outputs, including two coaxial, two optical, USB input, and RCA & XLR outputs. This ensures diverse connectivity to other devices.

  6. Integrated Headphone Output: Fitted with a 6.35mm headphone output, the 8300CDQ ensures intimate personal listening experiences.

  7. Color Choices: Available in both black and silver, suiting diverse interior aesthetics.


  1. Superior Audio Quality: With the 8300CDQ, you get to enjoy improved, crystal-clear, and highly detailed sound reproduction that leaves you immersed in your music.

  2. Versatility: Working as a CD player, DAC, and preamp, this model serves multiple purposes, saving you space and eliminating the need for multiple devices.

  3. High-Resolution Audio: The included 32-bit/384kHz and DSD compatibility ensure a detailed and accurate audio experience.

  4. Authentic Sound Reproduction: The incorporated MQA technology decodes and reconstructs the original sound of the tracks, bringing studio-quality sound into your home.

  5. Broad Compatibility: The 8300CDQ's breadth of connection options facilitate easy integration into your existing audio system and make it a versatile cornerstone for any hi-fi setup.

  6. Personal Listening: The headphone output provides you a more intimate listening experience, perfect for when you want to get lost in the music.

  7. Aesthetically Pleasing: Black or silver, choose the color that best complements your room decor. With its sleek design, it's sure to blend seamlessly into your space.

In conclusion, the Audiolab 8300CDQ is not just a product; it's an aural experience of superlative quality that will transform your perception of audio technology. This powerhouse of a CD player, DAC, and preamplifier is an embodiment of innovative technology and modern elegance.

Its remarkable features open the door to a new realm of audio experience and provide a technical tour-de-force, setting the gold standard in high-fidelity sound reproduction. Born from meticulous design and profound innovation, the 8300CDQ is, without a doubt, a testament to Audiolab's dedication to creating superior-quality audio equipment.

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ℹ Specifications
Specifications Audiolab - 8300CDQ - CD Player + DAC + Preamplifier
Core Model 8300CD
Features Exceptional CD player, Top-class external DAC/Digital preamp, Extended resolution to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD compatibility, MQA technology
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.2dB)
Dynamic Range - RCA > 98dB
Dynamic Range - XLR > 100dB
Crosstalk - RCA < -120dB
Crosstalk - XLR < -130dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) - RCA <0.002%
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) - XLR <0.008%
D/A Converter ESS Sabre 32 Bit 9018 Chip
Max. Sampling Frequency 192kHz (Coax/Opt/AES), 384kHz (PCM) DSD64,DSD128, DSD256
Analogue Output Connections 1pr x RCA, 1pr x Bal. XLR, 1 x 6.35mm Headphone
Analogue Inputs 3 x AUX inputs
Digital Inputs 2 x Coax, 2 x Optical, USB (supports MQA decoder)
Digital Outputs Coax, Optical
Included Accessories Remote Control
Dimensions (H x W x D) 78 x 445 x 335mm
Weight 6kg
Colour Choice Available in Black or Silver

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