Audiolab’s new 9000 Series represents a new standard in home audio for the connoisseur.
With CD still being a ‘go to’ medium for many audiophiles, the 9000CDT is a premium offering bringing digital music playback to match the beast that is the audiolab 9000A.
The 9000CDT is a dedicated CD transport that incorporates a high-end mechanism developed to suit the industry benchmarks set by audiolab performance philosophies.
CD for the purist
Following in a long list of award-winning audiolab CD playback devices, the 9000CDT uses a high-precision optical system with an electronic data buffer for accurate and seamless CD playback.
The read-ahead digital buffer to reduce disc-reading failures, helping the 9000CDT play scratched and damaged CDs that may be unreadable by conventional mechanisms.
Isolation from vibration
To ensure a flawless signal reaches the accompanying DAC, the coaxial output of the 9000CDT is fed from a differential line driver.
The master clock is controlled by a high-accuracy crystal oscillator, enabling the digital output from both coaxial and optical sockets to exhibit vanishingly low levels of jitter (digital distortion).
The low-friction loading tray, sturdy aluminium base and chassis of the 9000CDT work to tackle vibrations that are experienced due to the mechanics of a high-spin-velocity motor.
Further, the transport is mounted in its own, electromagnetically shielded enclosure with a dedicated power supply.
All of which contribute to the exemplary digital signal extraction, while the proven resonance reduction further improves performance and onward effect in ancillary Hi-Fi equipment and signal chains.
Digital files in any format
In addition to the class-leading CD playback design, the 9000CDT also offers digital music file compatibly via a dedicated USB ‘Type A’ connection, to the rear of the unit.
Every significant hi-res and lossless audio format is catered for, including WAV, AAC and WMA, as well as compressed legacy MP3 formats.
Sporting a 4.3” IPS LCD screen with a detailed but simple to use GUI, the 9000CDT offers a vivid representation of information including system settings, format, folder, track details and other data.
Audiolab 9000CDT Specifications
|General Description||CD Transport and USB HDD player|
|USB Storage Device Audio Format||MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV file compatible|
|USB Storage Device File System||FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 device compatible|
|Digital Output Amplitude||500 +/-50mVpp|
|Frequency Response||-0.01dB (20Hz-20kHz, ref.1 kHz)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||< 0.002%|
|Sampling Rate||44.1kHz (48kHz files can be played via the 9000CDT|
|but will be resampled to 44.1kHz)|
|Digital Output Interface||1 x Coaxial , 1 x Optical|
|Standby Power Consumption||< 0.5W|
|Power Requirements (according to region)||220-240V – 50/60Hz|
|100-120V – 50/60Hz|
|Product Size (mm) (W x D x H)||444 x 322 x 89|
|Carton Size (mm) (W x D x H)||514 x 470 x 161|
Mated to the Audiolab 9000A for an amazing combination