Audiolab 8300CD CD Player

Audiolab 8300CD (Black)

CD Player

In stock
£999
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One of the best-equipped CD players in its class, the Audiolab 8300CD has the power to transform your system.

ESS Sabre DAC for superb sound quality

Renowned as one of the best DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) available, the 32-bit ESS Sabre at the heart of the 8300CD is a very special device. Banishing levels of jitter and distortion to the lowest levels possible, it gives the 8300CD a natural and pure sound with low background noise.

Hyperstream modulator for punchy dynamics
Working with the ESS DAC, the Hyperstream modulator offers optimal transient response for a punchy, powerful sound.

New slot-load mechanism
Using a slot-load mechanism makes the 8300CD faster to load and cleaner in style. Doing without the traditional loading tray also reduces the chance of resonance, potentially improving sound quality still further. The new mechanism is also tolerant of imperfect discs that might be scratched or dirty, letting you play your most loved discs that other players may refuse.

USB input with High Resolution Audio compatibility
With its USB input, you can enjoy high resolution music streamed from your computer. Compatible with data up to 32-bit/384kHz, the 8300CD is equipped not just for now but for the future of High Resolution Audio, too. The USB input now also accepts DSD (Direct Stream Digital) data, making the 8300CD compatible with an even wider range of file types.

More than just a CD player, it's a digital hub for your complete system
As well as the USB input, the 8300CD is also equipped with one AES/EBU, two coaxial and two optical digital inputs. Connect up sources such as your TV, games console and set-top TV box and you can enjoy the power of the 8300CD's awesome DAC with all your digital components. Powerful dynamics and ultra-low distortion can be experienced across the board.

Class-leading connectivity
Added to the USB and comprehensive selection of digital inputs, the 8300CD also fares extremely well on the output front. Digital outputs are available via AES/EBU, coaxial or optical means - covering every type you could wish for. On the analogue side, both analogue RCAs and balanced XLRs are included. Balanced XLRs give you professional standard connectivity with superior screening for reduced distortion.

Smooth new style
With its slot-loading mechanism, the 8300CD looks purer and cleaner in design. A choice of silver or black, blasted aluminium finish means that the player will fit in with a wide range of other hi-fi components.

Hear not just your CD collection but also your whole digital system in a whole new light; with the Audiolab 8300CD.

6 Year Supercare £99.85

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
Fantastic bundle offers also available here

One of the best-equipped CD players in its class, the Audiolab 8300CD has the power to transform your system.

ESS Sabre DAC for superb sound quality

Renowned as one of the best DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) available, the 32-bit ESS Sabre at the heart of the 8300CD is a very special device. Banishing levels of jitter and distortion to the lowest levels possible, it gives the 8300CD a natural and pure sound with low background noise.

Hyperstream modulator for punchy dynamics
Working with the ESS DAC, the Hyperstream modulator offers optimal transient response for a punchy, powerful sound.

New slot-load mechanism
Using a slot-load mechanism makes the 8300CD faster to load and cleaner in style. Doing without the traditional loading tray also reduces the chance of resonance, potentially improving sound quality still further. The new mechanism is also tolerant of imperfect discs that might be scratched or dirty, letting you play your most loved discs that other players may refuse.

USB input with High Resolution Audio compatibility
With its USB input, you can enjoy high resolution music streamed from your computer. Compatible with data up to 32-bit/384kHz, the 8300CD is equipped not just for now but for the future of High Resolution Audio, too. The USB input now also accepts DSD (Direct Stream Digital) data, making the 8300CD compatible with an even wider range of file types.

More than just a CD player, it's a digital hub for your complete system
As well as the USB input, the 8300CD is also equipped with one AES/EBU, two coaxial and two optical digital inputs. Connect up sources such as your TV, games console and set-top TV box and you can enjoy the power of the 8300CD's awesome DAC with all your digital components. Powerful dynamics and ultra-low distortion can be experienced across the board.

Class-leading connectivity
Added to the USB and comprehensive selection of digital inputs, the 8300CD also fares extremely well on the output front. Digital outputs are available via AES/EBU, coaxial or optical means - covering every type you could wish for. On the analogue side, both analogue RCAs and balanced XLRs are included. Balanced XLRs give you professional standard connectivity with superior screening for reduced distortion.

Smooth new style
With its slot-loading mechanism, the 8300CD looks purer and cleaner in design. A choice of silver or black, blasted aluminium finish means that the player will fit in with a wide range of other hi-fi components.

Hear not just your CD collection but also your whole digital system in a whole new light; with the Audiolab 8300CD.

Cd Memory Yes
Cd Number Of Discs 1
Cd Text No
Cdrw Playback Compatible No
Coaxial Digital Input Yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 444 x 317 x 80
Gapless Playback Yes
Optical Digital Input Yes
Optical Digital Output yes
Power Consumption - Standby 1
Remote Control yes
USB Yes
Weight (KG) 6
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes
Brand Audiolab
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely easy sound Blown away the quality of this equipment especially at low volumes. The build quality is incredibly good and feels solid.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Great product as expected. Lovely clean sound and great build quality. You will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the class for me! I purchased my first Audiolab product in 1992 and it performed impeccably for the next 25 years and so perhaps it's not surprising I elected to buy an Audiolab 8300CD CD player when it was time to replace my venerable Linn Mimik. I listened to others but paired with my new 8300A amp it was hard to fault - and both items can be operated from the same remote. A word about the staff at Richer Sounds, Norwich, friendly, knowledgable and prepared to go the extra mile to help making spending a sizeable amount of money a pleasurable experience!
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CD Player thanks to Richer Sounds Kingston I bought this CD Player for the plethora of connectivity options. It is solidly built and the XLR connection sounds brilliant. Highly recommend. Thanks to Richer Sounds Kingston for being super helpful! I got this together with the Audiolab AMP at a great price.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome detail and precision. Bought to replace ageing Marantz KI system, I was concerned that a new system would only be a small advance, but it's renewed my love of music, there's simply no comparison. Bought with 8300A and later, Focal 906 speakers. Mainly streaming through Spotify at 320k, into the CD's DAC the weakest link in the chain is the original recording, (forget over compressed Oasis, sorry) not the system. Some Chesky test tracks are real goosebump moments. Vocals and acoustic guitar are its party piece but it will play anything to be fair. bass due to stand mounts is not over powering, but put on some Bob Marley and it's all there and so punchy. The really addictive part is the speed and control, my old AE109 speakers were totally outpaced, hence the Focals. I think they are very musical, fluid and pacey speakers and make up for what some people say is the clinical sound of Audiolab front end. Just run in for a week, and take care with speakers position, and just sit back and enjoy. I haven't put the TV on in a week. Note I'm not an audiophile with tons of experience but I don't think you need to be, if you listen, smile, and start tapping your feet then job done. Richy
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stunning cd player this is a stunning player the build quality is is very good as is the remote control unit which is simply laid out and will also control the matching amp. the sound quality is breathing taking and the machine produces almost no mechanical noise when playing a cd the display is very good and also supports cd text but i tend to have the display turned off . the slot loading is also brilliant as you no longer have to put up with cd drawers that have the feel of old yogurt pots see my review of my returned arcam cds27. this machine does not have a wireless streamer but to be honest it is more of a hinderabce than a blessing and streaming itunes through this player is a breeze using the usb slot in the back . this player can also be used as a pre amp / dac if need be . so give than this machine a go as you will not be disappointed with it and i would recommend it over any machine up to £1000 and this from experince of the arcam cds27 and rotel cd1520
Date published: 2016-09-07
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6 Year Supercare £99.85

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
Find out full details here.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge