The Audiolab 8000CD is a good cd player in standard guise, but with our upgrades applied it really comes to life.
The original machine is mostly held back by the less than perfect quality of the components in the power supply.
Our upgrades begin by addressing these issues to release the hidden potential inside your CD player.
The Stage 2 Upgrade adds a Low-Jitter clock for even greater improvements. Both small-scale and large-scale Dynamics become bigger and more expressive and the whole sound just becomes more open, clear and detailed.
Once upgraded you will hear more detail, clarity and definition. The detail is presented in a more natural manner, with more realistic and natural textures to instruments. Bass is much more defined and separated allowing bass lines in the musical structure to be more easily followed. In a nutshell the end result is just more of everything but with a natural presentation and flow which keeps you listening for hours.
Audiolab 8000CD Upgrade - Stage 2
Upgrade main power supply electrolytic capacitors to FT Cap SI or Mundorf MLytic
Local decoupling capacitors are upgraded to the new Elna Cerafine (Analog supplies)
Local decoupling capacitors are upgraded to the new Panasonic Oscon SEPC (Digital Supplies)
Additional decoupling capacitors fitted after the voltage regulators to help remove more noise and release a more natural sound
Additional Panasonic PPS bypass Capacitors to help HF performance