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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In keeping with the traditionalist theme, almost all the stages are based on discrete transistors – we 8000 just one good quality op-amp. Spatially, it was closed in, but there was still plenty of air around the sound and all the instrumental lines were easy to follow. 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.


The revived Audiolab name has also seen a revival of some familiar-looking model names, but the most famous of those, the A, is replaced by the S. The S integrated amplifier has been crafted with the famous A as its inspiration.

Only two things date this amp: This kind of attention to detail can help make an amp audiolqb consistent with time and temperature.

Our Verdict The S is still a decent amplifier, but is no longer the class-leader it once was. Click on the image to enlarge. Di cosa si tratta Integrato. Marantz PM Integrated Amplifier.

Audiolab S Stereo Integrated Amplifier | WhyBuyNew

The S is a faithful remake of a mids design, and it stands up well today. Our Verdict A practical and smart amplifier that won’t give any nasty surprises. The volume control is likewise a motorised mechanical part. Price Beat Guarantee We’ll beat any price!


It’s cheap, but it far from disgraced itself and, scoring highly for practicality, clearly merits attention. Unlike the old A, our listeners seemed to find plenty of common ground in describing the S.

The serial number is E Play Outkast’s Speakerboxxxand the S throws auudiolab a vivid sound. Listen elsewhere for rhythm Flaws? Much the same held true in the opera track, where all agreed there was a nice flow to the track but limited soundstaging detail. Yet, decent as this amplifier is, you can do better. For Punchy and clear sound decent build good feature set. This is no rhythm machine.

It offers unique system flexibility – for use as a straight-forward integrated amplifier or as part aydiolab an expanding system with add-on power amplifiers or as part of a home cinema system. Power amplifier input impedance.

Our own sighted listening to this amp confirmed that it is talented tonally, but less confident in imaging and fine detail. Frequency response -3 dB.

There was praise here for the bass, which helped present the full-bodied sound of the harpsichord and cello. Di cosa si tratta.

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It comes 0800s the power lead, remote, manual and original packaging. Dimensions WxHxD – mm. Email me when stock arrives. Inside, a single circuit board carries all the components.

Greater than 60 dB at 1 kHz.

Audiolab 8000S Stereo Integrated Amplifier

The new model is basically a fully traditional integrated amplifier in almost every respect: Thanks in part to the economies of offshore manufacturing, the case is a deluxe ahdiolab with an aluminium extrusion for the front panel, while the rest is steel, the top of which is mechanically damped to prevent ringing.

The S also features 6-line level inputs and has 3 tape loops, all selectable from the supplied system remote control. The power of the S is self-evident, with 60 Watts per channel output and a maximum peak output current of over 25 Amps, the system is able to drive most loudspeaker loads with ease and comfort.


Both are good old-fashioned rotary switches, but the auduolab one is motorised and hence remote-controllable, and in fact operates relays at the rear of the unit. The conservative 60 watt rating belies massive power, this amplifier is capable of delivering over 25 Amps of output current – enough for the most demanding of speaker loads and capable of delivering superb dynamic range. Audiolab S Stereo Integrated Amplifier. The S modes Mute with a record function unaffected Stand alone pre-amplifier Integrated amplifier Pre-power amplifier with audoilab option to add further amplifiers Pre-power AV, which allows it to work as both a pre and power amplifier separately should you wish aidiolab add an AV processor to your system.

This Audiolab S Stereo Integrated Amplifier has come to us via a part exchange and comes with a 6 month warranty. Earn points [? But otherwise, the similarities far auidolab the differences. Michael Jackson’s dense backing was lacking depth and insight. If it does, you’ll know the brand made some of our favourite amplifiers a decade ago. All the same, it passes the long-term listening test very auddiolab, with little or no ‘listener fatigue’ and keeps the listener’s attention without intruding.

With this fine heritage behind it, the virtues of the system are many; not least of which is flexibility.