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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There’s little richness, so if you want an easy listen, best look elsewhere, but the rest of us can enjoy a punchy, clear presentation that has no trouble making sense of Big Boi’s rapid-fire lyrics. The S integrated amplifier has been crafted with the famous A as its inspiration.
Audiolab S Stereo Integrated Amplifier | WhyBuyNew
Our Verdict A practical and smart amplifier that won’t give any nasty surprises. The Audiolab S is a legendary amplifier, capable of driving speakers ranging from the easiest to 80000s toughest loads.
Greater than 60 dB at 1 kHz. The S also boasts high-quality features, including a headphone output, three tape loops and remote control functionality.
Audiolab 8000S Stereo Integrated Amplifier (670)
Dimensions WxHxD – mm. Sound is powerful and dynamic, always exciting, yet subtle details are never lost. 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.
The item is in good cosmetic condition with some minor scratches to the top front corners please see photos. Di cosa si tratta Integrato. This is no rhythm machine.
Power amplifier input impedance. Greater than 80 dB at 1 kHz. The amp combines musical energy and revealing detail. The S is a faithful remake of a mids design, and it stands up well today. There are three line level inputs, three tape loops, and full remote control. Our own sighted listening to this amp confirmed that it is 8000x tonally, but less confident in imaging and fine 800s. Much the same held true in the opera track, where all agreed there was a nice flow to the track but limited soundstaging detail.
In keeping with the traditionalist theme, almost all the stages are based on discrete transistors – we spotted just one good quality op-amp. It has been tested and is in full working order. 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. This Audiolab S Stereo Integrated Amplifier has come to us via a part exchange and comes with a 6 month warranty.
Email me when stock arrives. Play Outkast’s Speakerboxxxand the S throws out a vivid sound.
Audiolab 8000S Stereo Integrated Amplifier
The new model is basically a fully traditional integrated amplifier in almost every respect: Michael Jackson’s dense backing was lacking depth and insight. The volume control is likewise a motorised mechanical part.
Similar comments were made about the baroque chamber piece; vague in imaging, but tonally precise and rhythmically taut, too. It was also felt here that dynamics rather lagged the best around. 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.
It comes with the power lead, remote, manual and original packaging. Only two things date this amp: The S has separate source switches for listening and recording, a rare feature but one we like.
Take some effort to get things right, and this is still a competitive amp — audiolav the fact it sells for less than the original says much for Audiolab’s determination to be competitive.