British hi-fi brand Audiolab has unveiled two new CD players in the shape of the 8200CD and 8200CDQ.
They're the first products in the company's latest 8200 Series of audio separates and both come with their own internal DAC to augment the sound from CD and other sources.
The 8200CD includes a balanced, discrete, Class A output stage and its connectivity options include XLR outputs and a USB port. This last can be used to enhance the audio from MP3 players or computers as well as receiving software updates. Once connected, any PC or Mac can be controlled via the supplied Audiolab remote.
There are four separate digital filters to tweak the sound the way you like it and it uses the high-quality 32-bit Sabre DAC from ESS Technology with Audiolab's own discrete master clock to maintain ultra-low jitter.
The 8200CDQ has the same specifications as the 8200CD but adds a digital/analogue preamplifier into the identically-sized chassis.
Both models will be available at the end of August, with the 8200CD selling for £700, the 8200CDQ for £900.