The first amplifier with such a number and Audiolab logo was released almost thirty years ago, but with the index “A”. At that time the company was British and. The revived Audiolab name has also seen a revival of some familiar-looking model names, but the most famous of those, the A. Find great deals for Audiolab S Stereo Integrated Amplifier (). Shop with confidence on eBay!.
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It has been tested and is in full working order. Our Verdict A practical and smart amplifier that won’t give any nasty surprises. The A lives on! The S has separate source switches for listening and recording, a rare feature but one we like.
This kind of attention to detail can help make an amp more consistent with time and temperature. The S modes Mute with a record function unaffected Stand alone pre-amplifier Integrated amplifier Pre-power amplifier with the option to add further amplifiers Pre-power AV, which allows it to work as both a pre and power amplifier separately should you wish to add an AV processor to your system.
Audiolab has used heatsinking on a number of other components, several of which are also thermally linked together, presumably to maintain matching of characteristics between pairs. Lighting and Effects Disco Lights. The conservative 60 watt rating belies massive power, this amplifier is capable of audiolav over 25 Amps of output current – enough for the most demanding of speaker loads and capable of delivering superb dynamic range.
All the same, it passes the long-term listening test very well, with little or no ‘listener fatigue’ and akdiolab the listener’s attention without intruding. Greater than 80 dB at 1 kHz.
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Audiolab S Stereo Integrated Amplifier | WhyBuyNew
Our own sighted listening to this amp confirmed that it is talented tonally, but less confident in imaging and fine detail. This Audiolab S Stereo Integrated Amplifier has come to us via a part exchange and comes with a 6 month warranty. Di cosa si tratta. We Offer Part Exchange. Phone Lines Open Mon – Fri: Marantz PM Integrated Amplifier. Di cosa si tratta Integrato. Earn points [? The amp combines musical energy and revealing detail. Spatially, it was closed in, but there was still plenty of air around the sound and all the instrumental lines were easy to follow.
Send to a friend. But otherwise, the similarities far outweigh the differences. Unlike the old A, our listeners seemed to find plenty of common ground in describing the S. Much the same held true in the opera track, where all agreed there was a nice flow to the track but limited soundstaging detail.
Audiolab 8000S Stereo Integrated Amplifier (670)
Take some effort to get things right, and this is still a competitive amp — and the fact it sells for less than the original says much for Audiolab’s determination to be competitive. In keeping with the traditionalist theme, almost all the stages are based on discrete transistors – we spotted just one good quality op-amp.
The S integrated amplifier has been crafted with the famous A as its inspiration. L’importanza di iscrivervi alla newsletter.
It fails to cohere like Roksan’s Kandy does, and the S also lacks authority at the lowest frequencies, sounding overly crisp in the wrong system. The specs say only a modest 60 watts per channel, but in practice the Audiolab readily drives price-compatible speakers to decent volumes.
There was praise here for the bass, which helped present the full-bodied sound of the harpsichord and cello. Email me when stock arrives. Be the first the write a review. Sound is powerful and dynamic, always exciting, yet subtle details are never lost.
Mute with a record function unaffected Stand alone pre-amplifier Integrated amplifier Pre-power amplifier with the option to add further amplifiers Pre-power AV, which allows it to work as both a pre and power amplifier separately should you wish to add an AV processor to your system. Against Dynamics and imaging not perfect. It offers unique system flexibility – for use as a straight-forward integrated amplifier or as part of an expanding system with add-on power amplifiers or as part of a home cinema system.
Click on the image to enlarge. Similar comments were made about the baroque chamber piece; vague in imaging, but tonally precise and rhythmically taut, too. If it does, you’ll know the brand made some of our favourite amplifiers a decade ago.
Audiolab 8000S Stereo Integrated Amplifier
Does Audiolab mean anything to you? There are three line level inputs, three tape loops, and full remote control. There are currently no reviews for this product. Our Verdict The S is still a decent amplifier, but is no longer the class-leader it once was. The new model is basically a fully traditional integrated amplifier in almost every respect: The Penguin Cafe Orchestra track which we’ve found a useful arbiter precisely because it’s a good but not great recording ‘timed’ very well and sounded generally lively and energetic.