The 6000CDT is a dedicated CD transport incorporating the same slot-loading mechanism as audiolab’s flagship CD player, the 8300CD. Extremely robust and reliable, it uses a read-ahead digital buffer to reduce disc-reading failures, able to play scratched and damaged CDs that are unreadable by conventional mechanisms.
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The 6000CDT is the latest CD transport from audiolab. Using audiolab’s slot loading mechanism, the transport uses read-ahead digital buﬀering to reduce disc reading failures and deliver the highest level of digital signal extraction from a wide range of CDs, even capable of reading scratched and damaged CDs that are unreadable by conventional mechanisms. The onboard digital decoder utilises digital coax and optical outputs to deliver the maximum versatility.
The master clock is controlled by a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator, enabling the digital output from both coaxial and optical sockets to exhibit vanishingly low levels of jitter (digital distortion).
In addition, the coaxial output is fed from a differential line driver to ensure a flawless digital signal reaches the accompanying DAC – naturally, the 32-bit DAC section in the 6000A integrated amp is a superb sonic match.
By mounting the transport in its own, electromagnetically shielded enclosure, and including a dedicated power supply, the digital signal extraction from any CD is as accurate and precise as it is possible to achieve.
Digital Output Voltage Level 600±50mVpp Frequency response <0.01dB @ 20-20kHz Output Impedance 75±1Ω Max Sampling Rate 44.1 kHz Max. Power Consumption 15W Standby Power Consumption <0.5W Power Requirements 240V ~ 50 - 60Hz 230V ~ 50 - 60Hz 115V ~ 50 - 60Hz 100V ~ 50 - 60Hz Dimensions (mm ) (W x H x D) 445 x 300 x 65.5 - including feet, terminals and controls Carton Size (mm ) (W x H x D) 512 x 467x 146 Weight 5.4kg (Net)