The Audiolab 8000A Integrated Amplifier, England
The Audiolab 8000A is a complete British integrated amplifier.
..The AUDIOLAB LOVES TO PLAY MUSIC..
“The Audiolab 8000A integrated amplifier is an old friend. I have listened to this amplifier for the better part of fifteen years. To me, it feels like coming home.”
Not only as an integrated amplifier but also as a pre-amp OR even a power amplifier at work with other amplifiers.
A special ability of this amp, is the availability of separate pin jacks for the connection of vinyl / record player with magnetic pickups of MM and MC type, and the selection of pickup’s type is carried out by help of the button on the back side of the amplifier.
Made in England.
Audiolab sounds surprisingly clear and airy.
The scene is unusually voluminous and full of air.
Middle and high frequencies are especially delightful and amaze by their clarity and extra high resolution of the finest music details.
The sounds of brass wind instruments without slightest hints on any distortion.
Well-built chassis-terrible sheet metal.
Rated 60 watts per channel, It is capable of good drive on most woofers and therefore has the impression of muscularity.
Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%
Input sensitivity: 0.11mV (MC), 2mV (MM), 100mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MC), 78dB (MM), 80dB (line)
Channel separation: 60dB (line)
Output: 100mV (line), 0.7V (Pre out)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω
Dimensions: 445 x 74 x 335mm
I do agree with most reviews saying that it is detail, analytical, neutral, dynamic, good sound stage and space, sound quality very depend on the sound and the system matching including the cables & interconnect.
Besides, I found it is quite sensitive to the power supply, a good power cord can give obvious improvement on its sound qualilty, the uses of the CD mat also will improve/stand out the sound stage and give more clean and dynamic sound quality.
“Just replaced 4 RCA connections and cleaned it up after 10 years and it sounds sweet as ever.”
“Even after so long, the amp sounds great, much better at vocals than other amps I have around the house”
“The dual MM/MC inputs are a boon and mean you can achieve the ‘ straight wire with gain’ ultimate, whatever your cartridge.
It produces a clarity I have not found elsewhere, with an integrated and stable sound stage. It gives the top end ‘sparkle’ and the bottom end real boots.”
In good working condition.
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