Audiolab 8200CDQ DAC with CD and Preamplifier

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Stock code: ALAB8200CDQ

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    In addition to the 8200CD, the 8200CDQ adds full preamp functionality whilst maintaining the same chassis size as the 8200CD. The existing digital inputs are joined by three line-level analogue inputs, providing source selection and volume control in the analogue domain. The preamplifier section is fully balanced and all analogue input signals are converted to balanced form, helping to reduce distortion and noise. Class A gain structures are present throughout, and users may choose between preamplification in the analogue or digital domain in respect of the digital inputs. In addition, the 8200CDQ adds a direct-coupled, discrete, Class A headphone amplifier, accessible via a socket on the front panel.

    John Westlake leads the design team responsible for developing the 8200CD and 8200CDQ. Johns technical skills have delivered award-winning digital audio products spanning the last two decades and a variety of companies have benefitted from his expertise. John is convinced that the 8200CD and 8200CDQ are the finest CD players he has ever designed.


    • 32-bit/84.672MHz oversampled/upsampled, 512 element, multibit array DAC (four DACs per channel)
    • 1920x oversampling with 44.1kHz source from CD/USB
    • Asychronous USB supporting 24-bit/96kHz with driverless remote control of PC/Mac media player (via HID support)
    • 2x 24-bit/192kHz coaxial S/PDIF digital inputs
    • 2x 96kHz optical digital inputs
    • 3x 2Vrms analogue line-level inputs
    • Low jitter optical and coxial S/PDIF outputs
    • Selectable analogue or digital preamplifier mode
    • High-current, single-ended and balanced, discreet Class A output stage
    • High-performance, direct-coupled, discrete Class A headphone amplifier
    • Custom CD servo design with ultra-low-noise PSU for OPU
    • Full remote control and external remote I/O loop
    • 34 regulated power supply rails
    • 14 ultra-low-noise discrete regulators
    • User-selectable digital filter settings software upggradeable via USB port
    • Master clock jitter less than 3psec short term
    • Top-quality component parts used throughout, including: ultra-low-ESR capacitors; high-tolerance polypropylene film/foil capacitors; ultra-stable, very-low-VCR 0.1% MELF SMD resisitors; four-layer PCB

    Technical data

    Output Level @ 1kHz RCA: 2.05V RMS XLR: 4.1V RMS
    Frequency Response ref. 1kHz20Hz - 20kHz 0.2dB
    Total Harmonic DistortionRCA: 0.0025% XLR: 0.008%
    Crosstalk @1KHzRCA: 120dB XLR: 130dB
    Dynamic Range 'A' wtd: RCA: 98dB XLR: 110dB


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