Audiolab 8200CD review

Audiolab's new CD player ups the ante with a host of technological innovations

By  from TechRadar Issue 340
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CD Player
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CD-R, CD-R - Play
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Green Compliant
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International Audio Group Ltd
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Product Name
8200CD CD Player
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While most CD players are designed purely for CD playback, the award winning 8200CD has been created with flexibility firmly in mind. Their architecture is perhaps best described as a ?DAC + CD?, rather than as a CD player in the traditional sense. The DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) is the cornerstone of their design, which is why Audiolab has chosen the Sabre 32-bit audio DAC from ESS Technology to carry out D-to-A conversion. The provision of digital inputs - optical, coaxial and USB - means the 8200CD can be used to deliver top-quality sound from all kinds of digital sources, including audio files from computers and other media devices. Thus, all music benefits from the superb sound quality produced by the players? DAC and discrete Class A output stages.

1 x USB - Rear, 1 x XLR Audio Out - Rear, 2 x S/PDIF In - Rear, 1 x S/PDIF Out - Rear, 2 x Toslink S/PDIF In - Rear, 1 x Toslink S/PDIF Out - Rear, 1 x Remote In - Rear, 1 x Remote Out - Rear
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