A musical gateway for the 301 Reference series, enabling CD, USB playback and FM radio listening from one component.
The PD-301 DAB-X is a combination product in the Reference 301 range, comprising a CD player, USB memory player and FM tuner, and provides a versatile digital media gateway for your existing desk- top audio system.
Thanks to its painstakingly developed circuit design, the PD-301 DAB-X delivers superb analogue audio sound to your amplifier, while the coaxial and optical outputs deliver digital audio signals to your favorite DAC ( digital to analogue converter ), not only from CD and USB memory sticks but also from the DAB / FM tuner.
Thanks to its low-profile and small footprint design, the PD-301 DAB-X greatly expands the flexibility of your desktop audio system.
- Slot-load CD player supporting CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs
- High performance BurrBrown PCM 5142 32-bit D/A converter
- Sleek, small footprint design
- Built-in DAB / FM Tuner with 10 x DAB + 20 x FM station presets
- Automatic CD Playback ( can be disabled )
- MP3, WMA playback from CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW
- MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV playback from USB flash drive
- Program playback ( CD-DA only )
- Shuffle and Repeat playback
- Song title and artist name display ( ID3 tag required )
- Selectable Folder / File browse modes
- USB Port for USB flash drive ( USB A-type )
- Coaxial and optical digital audio outputs
- Analogue LINE audio output via RCA Pin
- Card-type Remote Control
- Full-metal body
- Auto power-saving ( can be disabled )
- RoHS compliant
Slot-Load CD Drive Mechanism Supporting Quick Loading & Automatic Playback
The PD-301 DAB-X features a compact, high-precision, slot-load CD drive mechanism that’s exclusively designed for professional audio applications. Thanks to its quick loading times and automatic playback function, users can get on with enjoying their music mere moments after inserting a CD into the slot.
Supports MP3, WMA, AAC & WAV Formats
Conventional digital audio formats such as MP3 and WMA can be played back from CD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW discs. In addition, music files in AAC and WAV formats are also supported when played from a USB flash drive inserted into the front USB port. Usefully, the player can show ID3 tag, song title and artist name info contained on MP3, WMA and AAC files on its LC-display.
High Performance 32-bit DAC
The PD-301 DAB-X employs a high-performance DAC ( digital to analogue converter ), the PCM 5142 from BurrBrown, for silky smooth audio reproduction.
Robust Full-Metal Body with a Small Footprint
Employing aluminum panels for the player’s front, sides and top means that the PD-301 DAB-X provides unusual rigidity, minimizing the adverse effect of unwanted vibrations on sound quality. And all from a package with a tiny footprint that occupies an area of just 215 mm x 232 mm ( 8.5” x 9.1” ), allowing users to comfortably locate the unit on the smallest of desktops.
Digital Audio Outputs for all Sources, Including DAB / FM
In addition to conventional analogue audio outputs, audio signals from the PD-301 DAB-X’s built-in DAB / FM tuner are also delivered from the digital audio outputs, via both the coaxial and optical connectors ( of course, these connections also deliver digital audio from CD ). Please note that the digital audio output format is PCM 44.1k Hz / 16-bit, regardless of the resolution of the original source.
Built-in DAB / FM tuner
Unlike most other CD Players, the PD-301 DAB-X also features a DAB / FM Tuner module within its compact cabinet.
10-key Remote Control
A compact card-type remote control is supplied as standard with the PD-301 DAB-X.
Shipping Weight & Dimensions: 6.8 lb, 16" x 12.5" x 6"
20Hz to 10kHz (–3dB, LINE out)
113dB (LINE out)
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.005% (1kHz, LINE out)