audiolab 8300CDQ - CD Player, DAC and Pre-Amplifier - Silver
audiolab 8300CDQ - CD Player, DAC and Pre-Amplifier - Silver

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audiolab 8300CDQ - CD Player, DAC and Pre-Amplifier - Silver

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The audiolab 8300CDQ 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.

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.

Aside from the additional functionality outlined above, the 8300CDQ draws upon the exemplary circuitry contained with the existing 8300CD, including:

• Slot-loading CD transport mechanism
• High-resolution digital inputs
• 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC
• Exemplary jitter reduction
• Selectable digital filters

 Discrete Class A analogue stages and sophisticated power supply
The 8300CDQ’s analogue output stages and power supply are exceptionally well specified in the pursuit of sonic excellence. The circuitry includes a large, low-noise toroidal transformer, a plethora of reservoir/smoothing capacitors, an impressive number of regulator chips and discrete transistor (instead of op-amp) analogue stages at the output with ultra-low impedance to drive any cable and any load. The power supply incorporates 29 regulated supply rails including multiple ultra-low-noise regulators, with extensive measures against power supply contamination and cross-coupling.

8300CDQ Specifications

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)
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 (Net)
7.5kg (Gross)

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Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable). Those are where:

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Items that have been opened will be listed on our "Clearance" section. We charge a 20% fee from the total item value which will be deducted from any refund amount applicable.


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Sale items (if applicable) 
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Exchanges (if applicable) 
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Shipping 
To return your product, you should mail your product to: Yorkshire AV LTD, Unit 6 Wood Farm, Doncaster Road, GOOLE, DN14 0JF, United Kingdom 

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. 

Shipping & Returns

Shipping

Items are posted Tuesday - Friday with DPD or other couriers (based on the item size/weight). Certain items are shipped as freight if over 30kg and may take 2-3 days to be delivered. Please contact us to confirm stock availability and shipping leadtimes.

Our cut-off for same day dispatch of in-stock products is 1pm. Collection in store may be available if stock isn't in our central warehouse.

Returns

Our returns policy lasts for 28 days for all items in our store except those defined in section (1) below.

To be eligible for a refund, your item must be unused/unopened and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. 

If you return the item to us within 14 days of purchasing, you will be offered a full refund or exchange. If your return comes to us after 14 days of purchasing and is opened, we will refund the full amount less 20%. Unused items returned up to 28 days after purchasing will be fully refunded.

You must ensure goods are shipped in their original packaging if they are damaged/not working. Manufacturers will not accept returns and Yorkshire AV can not be held responsible for any damage in transit.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Those that are bespoke items or those that we've had to request in for you.

(1) Examples of non-returnable items: 

Gift cards HiFi RacksSecond hand units / Warehouse unitsCustom cablesSpecial order items (items that we order in for you/were not in stock at the time of order)

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. 
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable). Those are where:

Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our errorAny item that is returned more than 28 days after delivery

 

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. 
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable). Those are where:

Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our errorWhere the item wasn't marked with an extended returns policy at the end of the checkout process

Refunds (if applicable) 

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 

Items that have been opened will be listed on our "Clearance" section. We charge a 20% fee from the total item value which will be deducted from any refund amount applicable.


If your returns are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 2-3 days. 

Late or missing refunds (if applicable) 
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. 
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. 
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. 
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@yorkshireav.co.uk. 

Sale items (if applicable) 
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded. 

Exchanges (if applicable) 
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@yorkshireav.co.uk and send your item to: Yorkshire AV LTD, Unit 6 Wood Farm, Doncaster Road, GOOLE, DN14 0JF, United Kingdom. 

Shipping 
To return your product, you should mail your product to: Yorkshire AV LTD, Unit 6 Wood Farm, Doncaster Road, GOOLE, DN14 0JF, United Kingdom 

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. 

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Issues within 28 days of purchase will be dealt with by Yorkshire AV. Beyond this, we'll be happy to assist you with the manufacturer if required.

Warranty

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Issues within 28 days of purchase will be dealt with by Yorkshire AV. Beyond this, we'll be happy to assist you with the manufacturer if required.

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