Audiolab 8300CD (Black) CD Player

Audiolab 8300CD (Black)

CD Player

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£944.95 RRP £999.0000

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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.

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.

Brand Audiolab
Colour Black
Cd Memory Yes
Remote Control yes
Cd Text No
Cd Number Of Discs 1
Cdrw Playback Compatible No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 444 x 317 x 80
Weight (KG) 6
Power Consumption - Standby 1
USB Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes
Coaxial Digital Input Yes
Optical Digital Input Yes
Gapless Playback Yes
Optical Digital Output yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best CD players available. Recently purchased the audiolab 8300a amplifier from Richersounds Leicester I felt it time to change my audiolab 8200CD for the latest model, bit of a risk the 8200 is a great player however their is no way the new model would not be as good or better, the 8300CD did not disappoint the slot loading mechanism works really well far more stable than tray mechanism, as for the sound quality every-bit as good with a slight improvement on the top end. I always buy my HiFi from Richersounds they are very knowledgeable helpful and friendly and with their price promise I got a great deal I would not shop anywhere else.
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Truly Average! I think it is time to tell some home truths about digital hi-fi, and for someone to actually say it like it is: this player, at almost £1,000 is simply not worth the money. Why? Because all CD players, in essence, are the same. With an optical unit (laser) which simply reads, a DAC, that decodes, and filters to tweak after decoding. And for filter, all you have to do is go back 25 years or so to stand alone graphic equalisers, that were all the rage. Or even simple treble and bass and middle controls on amps of yesteryear! I bought this and compared it to a new Yamaha CDS300 (£199.00), a Marantz CD5005 (£155.00), a Marantz CD6006 (£314.00) and I also had these vintage players; a Roksan Kandy KC1 MKIII (£175.000), a Marantz CD63 MKII KI Signature (£160.00) a Technics SL-PS620A (£65.00), Technics SL-PG520A (£40.00). I have to say, another hi-fi myth and perpetuated by AudioLab is the heavy weight of 'seemingly' high end. Nonsense! CD players have little within them, except a toroidal transformer, and that is the weight. The rest is light weight. Any 'weight' in this player, is a heavy, cast metal case! To simply create an illusion of solid and expensive! So, what else do we get for our £999.00? A very poor, almost amateurish LCD. If, indeed, it is liquid or crystal. The 'display' in today's units, looks really emabrassingly behind the times. I find that odd? Not just this player, but others. Why is it, so called, 'modern techonolgy, has gone backwards, so displaus of today, look like they belong in 1980, and yet those of the past look far superior to today's? Bizarre! This display is dim. It is lop sided, It is almost child like in shape, and structure, and is also very confusing. Why? Because it has decibels as its principal reading?! Why? And by the way, the setting of this is -20db. If you adjust it, then use another branded pre-amp (I use NAIM) and then use the other remote for the pre amp, THIS moves up and down, so the actual reading is meaningless, as it changes with no relevance to what is actually being displayed or what db levels are! Total waste of time and why does AudioLab not take into account that we do not all match amps with sources! Nuts! So, now to the sound tests. Once I managed to set the confusing AudioLab db display, so I could then correctly use my NAIM remote, and pre and power amps, the sound was okay. I tested this and the others with Fleetwood Mac's album, Tango in The Night, Cold Play's 'Live' and Dires Straits, Private Investigations. ''Big Love'' began, and all was fine, and it had clear cymbals, nice bass drum, and bass guitar, clear and together vocals, and separation, but nothing much to really tell me I was listening to a £1,000 player at all. ''Tango In The Night'' and ''Private Investigations'' and various Cold Play tracks seemed.... well, average! All tracks went though all players, and I have to say, I conducted a blind test with friends, and the shock was the best of the machines was the vintage Technics SL-PS620A, with a far superior, separated, and neatly controlled 'totality'. The new Marantz CD6006 and CD5005 seemed, oddly, similar in sound quality, but with a little more roundness to the 6006, and this, too, was superior to AudioLab, proving that its reviews are worthy. The Roksan Kandy, being from 2002, I think, was another heavy machine, with light weight parts, and flimsy display (maybe AudioLab got these ideas from there?!) and yet it, too, had a warm, defined, and separated sound, that out performed AudioLab! Even the Yamaha could compete, and actually, if you were to test AudioLab and Yamaha you would be hard pressed to tell them apart! My best buy, for quality and sound and hi-fi? The Marantz CD63 MKII KI Signature and the Technics SL-PG520A! And these beat, hands down, this expensive, over rated, confusing, and silly player! Plus, the final irritation, is this unit is supposed to have so much more, as to not just be a CD player (read the spec) and YET it cannot even achieve CD playing. It bothers me that it has been so highly reviewed, and maybe that is because so called, 'critics' are almost not in touch with tru hi-fi from the past? They have grown up with thin, formulated, digitised excuses. I would suggest they go back, and listen to analogue, first, then some of the original CD players, that attempted to emulate a sound that was pure, together and well... analogue: real!
Date published: 2019-03-17
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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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(6 available across all stores)

£944.95 RRP £999.0000

SAVE

5%

 

Refurbished Guide Price
(2 available across all stores)

£894.95 RRP £999.0000

SAVE

10%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.