Audiolab 7000CDT CD Transport
The new Audiolab 7000CDT CD Transport series follows in the footsteps of the award-winning 8000 and 8200 series but also bridges the gap between the phenomenally successful 6000 series and the new high-end 9000 series.
Nestled between the 6000 and 9000, the 7000 fuses premium traits into a pricing category that follows the mantra of class-leading performance.
Outwardly resembling the sequential series and therefore offering a brand-wide visual aesthetic match, the audiolab 7000CDT improves on the 6000CDT with a new mechanism, USB HDD playback and a new full-colour IPS LCD screen! More compact than the 9000 series and perfectly matched to the 6000 and 8300 series, it maintains crisp ergonomics, high-quality engineering and an excellent all-round performance.
The 7000CDT uses a high-precision optical system with an electronic data buffer for accurate and seamless CD playback. Very similar technology to the 9000CDT, the 7000CDT uses a read-ahead digital buffer to reduce disc-reading failures, helping it plays scratched and damaged CDs that may be unreadable by conventional mechanisms. To ensure a flawless signal reaches the accompanying DAC, the coaxial output of the 7000CDT 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 7000CDT 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 these 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.
Taking strong influence from the flagship 9000CDT, the 7000CDT improves over the 6000CDT with a full-colour 2.8″ (480 x 640mm) IPS display with a detailed but simple-to-use GUI. The 7000CDT therefore offers a vivid representation of information including system settings, format, folder, track details and other data.
In addition to the class-leading CD playback design, the 7000CDT also offers digital music files 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.
New Series, Same Standards
The 7000CDT is a high-end CD mech with a high-precision optical system, designed as the perfect match for the new audiolab 7000 series. Improving on the benchmark 6000CDT, the 7000CDT uses trickle-down technology from the flagship 9000 series for a price point beating CD transport solutions.
Isolation From Vibration
The aluminium base and chassis reduce mechanical vibration during operation. The transport is mounted in its own, electromagnetically shielded enclosure with a dedicated power supply.
Digital Files In Any Format
Offering USB HDD support, the 9000CDT will playback WAV, AAC and WMA, as well as compressed legacy MP3 formats from digital storage devices.
All On Display
A full colour 2.8″ (480 x 640mm) IPS LCD screen with interactive and detailed general user interface and multi-language support.\
|General Description||CD Transport|
|Design Philosophy and Core Technology||Compatible with CD/CD-R/CD-RW|
|Support playing USB storage devices (MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV)|
|Adjustable screen brightness|
|Activate the device automatically via 12V trigger|
|Auto standby function can be turned on or off|
|USB Storage Device Audio Format||Support MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV format playback|
|USB Storage Device File System||Support FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 format|
|Digital Output Amplitude||500 +/-50mVpp|
|Frequency Response||-0.01dB (20Hz-20kHz, ref.1kHz)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||< 0.002%|
|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 78|
|Carton Size (mm) (W x D x H)||514 x 470 x 158|
The 7000CDT is amazing, has a very pitch dark background, the tray loading mechanism is awesome and delight to watch, This is a definite upgrade over 6000CDT, im glad i waited and picked this up.
Reads most of the CDs with ease, this doesnt add unnecessary color to the sound and it totally lets the DAC do what it does best, but always use a proper Co-ax cable do not use an RCA cable which most do , this is not a replacement but more like an upgrade over 6000CDT series.