Audiolab 6000CDT Dedicated CD Transport with Remote

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Model: AAV-6000CDTBK UPC: 703341426842 Item: 2972

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Product Information

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.



  • Digital output voltage level: 600 ± 50mVpp
  • Frequency response: ≤0.01dB @ 20-20kHz
  • Output impedance: 75±1 ohms
  • Maximum sampling rate: 44.1kHz
  • Maximum power consumption: 15W
  • Standby power consumption: <0.5W
  • Power requirements
    • 240V ~ 50 - 60Hz
    • 230V ~ 50 - 60Hz
    • 115V ~ 50 - 60Hz
    • 100V ~ 50 - 60Hz
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.52" x 11.81" x 2.57"
  • Weight: 11.90 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • 6000CDT CD Transport
  • Manual


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Customer Reviews for Audiolab 6000CDT Dedicated CD Transport with Remote

4.8 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Transport
Back in the day I used to use high-quality cd players as transports. After testing this unit out I realized how much better Redbook CDs can sound with a great transport! This thing is awesome. Never skips and sounds terrific.
October 21, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
6000CDT Dedicated CD Transport with Remote (Black)
This transport extracts an amazing level of detail from red book cds. Wow. No jitter, buffers ahead to correct for errors. I did not realize how good standard CDs could sound.

One would have to spend a lot more to step up from this.
September 20, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice CD player but...
After owning the Audiolab 6000CDT player for over 4 months I thought it was fair I provide a review. Using the 6000CDT with several different amplifiers and speakers, and comparing the sound to several older CD and DVD players, none of the CD/DVD players were over $400. The CD/DVD players ranged from the Teac CD-P650; Denon DVM-745; a fairly inexpensive Sony DVD player; a vintage 20 year old Koss DVD/CD player and these are my feelings.

The fit and finish of the Audiolab 6000CDT was extremely solid and high-end feeling, even the remote was intuitive and seemed made of some lightweight metal, not plastic. I love the precise and firm buttons on the front of the CD player. It was definitely a couple steps above my other players in regards to build.

Sound, it didn't blow any of my other CD players away; using a Shiit Modi DAC or the internal DAC of my amps.
However, it portrays a very solid and well rounded performance. It doesn't attract any attention to itself, but rather provides neutral information. The nice thing I noticed is with the 6000CDT there is zero glare to the sound that you often get with cheap CD and DVD players playing music. This is a beautiful thing. It plays very clean, smooth, and with an expansive soundstage.

Most of my players are no longer sold except the Teac P650, which gets average reviews for reliability but really good reviews for sound. For around $150 when I bought the Teac 3 years ago it was a steal. My hearing is fairly good, and honestly I don't see upgrading from an already decent CD player to the 6000CDT. I barely could hear any difference after 4 months between the 6000CDT, 15 year old Denon, and the Teac. The cheaper DVD players from Koss, and definitely Sony, there was a little less refinement and sound quality.
If your current CD player breaks then definitely check out the 6000CDT.
July 24, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This Has Continuous (Gapless) Playback!
I purchased this last week at the reduced price of $549.00. It must have been one of the last units sold before the price increase. So far it is exceeding my expectations. I was pleasantly surprised when playing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon. All the tracks segued without interruption! Had I known this I would have bought it much sooner. Maybe the folks at Audiolab or here at W.W. Stereo should highlight this capability. I spent quite some time vainly searching for a CD player with continuous playback. My Cambridge Topaz 10 didn't have it and it drove me nuts. Sometimes the Cambridge would stop playing discs completely for no apparent reason too.
I have absolutely ZERO buyer's remorse over this unit.
November 8, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Audiolab and World Wide Stereo- both #1 in my book!
After having a year of trouble with my Cambridge CXC CD transport (excessive skipping), I begin researching other transports. I had contacted Cambridge about my problem, but they basically said the transport was inherently sensitive and they couldn’t do much about it- I could send it in but I would have to pay a fee to have it checked out. I decided on investigating the Audiolab 6000CDT. It had received great reviews but was said to scratch CD’s when you load them in the unit.. I called World Wide Stereo and spoke to Ira about my concerns. He was very helpful and listened to my concerns about the Audiolab unit. He highly recommended it. So, I purchased it. I LOVE IT! The sound is great- nice soundstage, clarity and quality. Zero issues with skipping , even with my scratched CD’s. And the unit has not scratched any of my CD’s. A great purchase and buying experience World Wide Stereo. Thank you!
September 23, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A great addition to my stereo system
Just a few weeks ago I had never even heard of a CD transport. Now thanks to advice from World Wide Stereo I own one, and I am hearing my CDs with a level of differentiation of the sounds that I have never before experienced. My CDs have never sounded this good before. A great piece of equipment.
August 23, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Audioiab 6000CDT
After 15yr's i decided to rekindle my interest in" Audio" and build a "New System" and to my surprise this unit surpassed my expectation of what good "CD PLAYBACK" should sound like..Used with a number of "DAC'S" it was like having a different "CD PLAYER" everyday. It let's you know what your "DAC" is doing..! I'AM impressed..!!

Good Quality Build
Work's As Advertised
Under Stated Value

No Way To Connect to
the 6000N w/o Amp
Would Be a Killer CD
Player with it's own Dac
March 29, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
There’s a special place in Audio Heaven for the 6000cdt!
I bought this from World Wide about one week ago. It was beamed to me in two days. No shipping charges. Fantastic. Very well boxed. I am using a Cambridge CXN V2 for the dac. Sounds wonderful. I was using a Sony S-7000. Technically a dvd player but with a high end cd output. Of course the Audiolab has superior sound compared to the oldy-but-goody Sony. Definition and soundstage were the first notable improvements. Fantastic dynamics. I can easily follow each instrument or voice. Very well built. My first slot loader. I don’t miss a tray but slot llading takes a little getting used to. You have to handle the cd a bit different but no big deal. So far I am extremly happy with it and it works quite well with the CXN V2 which is an incredibly capable streamer. A really great transport for the money!
February 23, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
6000CDT Dedicated CD Transport with Remote (Black)
Ill divide this into 3 categories, build quality, functionality, and sound.

The Audiolab 6000CDT is a handsome looking piece of kit in either matte black or silver. I chose black which is actually closer to a dark gray. No shiny bits so no fingerprints either.

Build - Top notch with proper reinforcement with a large number of visible fasteners. All aluminum with a large OLED screen.
I attempted to make this unit skip by tapping, knocking, and even allowing my kids to jump in front of it and still not one single skip. Impressive. Images of the inside also indicate top both have build exceeding its price bracket.

Functionality - It does everything you need for it to with a fully functional remote. Back side is stark with only power cable (detachable, thick, and long), and spdif. No balanced

Sound - Get a DAC because this has no sound and thats the point. Its a transport and a darn good one at that.

Overall theres nothing negative to say about the Audiolab 6000CDT. It looks great, comes in at a great price, and is built extremely well at its price point. I can think of a handful of transports out there now that are even more expensive than this one that just dont do anything any better and dont justify that price difference either.

If I had to nitpick something Id say the remote for my taste is too big. Its a general remote that also works with Audiolabs other pieces within the range. It is nice and has some heft to it due to a nice piece of aluminum up top.
I just wish it were smaller but thats hair splitting.

Just buy the damn thing and worry about DACs and amps.
Rated 4 out of 5
Big bang for your buck.
XLNT. spinner for the money. This product is very heavy duty. You could spend Ten's of thousands of dollars for a transport. My question is Why. I would imagen if I had two Hundred Thousand Dollars in a sys. It might be stupid to spend under a Thousand for one. Mike
This review was collected as part of a promotion
September 16, 2020
over 3 years ago


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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
Good reviews and great price
JSGinCT on Mar 7, 2023
I have read a lot of good reviews of this transport. Can't wait to hear it!
Michael M on Apr 14, 2022
Good reviews and great price
JSGinCT on Mar 7, 2023
slim size
Gary P on Sep 29, 2022
I have read a lot of good reviews of this transport. Can't wait to hear it!
Michael M on Apr 14, 2022
Positive reviews and researching product
Crosby F on May 22, 2021
Steve C on Mar 10, 2021
good reviews
Dominic L on Jul 8, 2020
Recommended by a friend!
Greg W on Jun 28, 2020
i chose this due to online reviews - quality of the mfg - the fact that i already have a stand alone DAC and only need a transport - price - features - "read ahead" buffer was a big feature in my determination
richard p on May 17, 2020
This equipment was favorably reviewed by a number of online/internet review sites. Thought it comparable to Cambridge Audio CD transport, but this unit (supposedly) permits you to select the track you want to play.
Ronald G on Nov 19, 2019
Needed a high quality CD transport. Read so many great reviews on the CDT6000!
CLARENCE S. on Aug 22, 2019
slim size
Gary P on Sep 29, 2022
Positive reviews and researching product
Crosby F on May 22, 2021
Is this transport being discontinued?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2020
  Please call us at 866.961.7781. Our product specialists are here to assist with questions on pricing and availability. Thanks.
Will you be getting in more of the audio lab 6000CDT?
A shopper on Apr 7, 2019
  We will be. Just not certain when yet.