Audiolab 9000CDT CD Transport
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.
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.
|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
|-0.01dB (20Hz-20kHz, ref.1 kHz)
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
|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
|Power Requirements (according to region)
|220-240V - 50/60Hz
|100-120V - 50/60Hz
|Product Size (mm) (W x D x H)
|444 x 89 x 342
|Carton Size (mm) (W x D x H)
|514 x 470 x 161