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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The specs say only a modest 60 watts per channel, but in practice the Audiolab readily drives price-compatible speakers to decent volumes.

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. Dimensions WxHxD – mm. 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. Greater than 60 dB at 1 kHz. Our own sighted listening to this amp confirmed that it is talented tonally, but less confident in imaging and uadiolab detail.

Much the same held true in the opera track, where all agreed there was a nice flow to the track but limited soundstaging detail.

Inside, a single circuit board carries all the components. It was also felt here that dynamics rather lagged the best around.

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The S also features 6-line level inputs and has 3 tape loops, all selectable from the supplied system remote control. The item is in good cosmetic condition with some minor scratches to the top front corners please see photos.


This Audiolab S Stereo Integrated Amplifier has come to us via a part exchange and comes with a 6 month warranty.

Play Outkast’s Speakerboxxxand the S throws audoolab a vivid sound. Michael Jackson’s dense backing was lacking depth and insight. The Audiolab S is a legendary amplifier, capable of driving speakers ranging from the easiest to the toughest loads.

Yet, decent as this amplifier is, you can do better. The conservative 60 watt rating belies massive power, this amplifier is capable of 80000s over 25 Amps of output current – enough for the most demanding of speaker loads and capable of delivering superb dynamic range. All the same, the midrange agility and extended bass of the amp again made things clear tonally and melodically.

Audiolab 8000S Integrated Amplifiers

Only two things date this amp: But otherwise, the audiolaab far outweigh the differences. Lighting and Effects Disco Lights. Quotes “The S integrated amplifier has been created with the famous A as its inspiration” “Well-built, reliable and good value for money, as well as being capable of excellent performance. The amp combines musical energy and revealing detail.

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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. Be the first the write a review. Send to a friend. There was praise here for the bass, which helped present the full-bodied sound of the harpsichord and cello. Price Beat Guarantee We’ll beat any price! Earn points [? Phone Lines Open Mon – Fri: 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.


Similar comments were made about the baroque chamber piece; vague in imaging, but tonally precise and rhythmically taut, too. The S integrated amplifier has been crafted with the famous A as its inspiration.

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The new model is basically audoilab fully traditional integrated amplifier in almost every respect: L’importanza di iscrivervi alla newsletter. 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. Please Log in or Register to write a review.

Email me when stock audoolab. We Offer Part Exchange. Larger, more complex works drew a mixed reaction. Able to operate in any one of five modes the S is a more than worthy replacement for – and an essential addition to – any home with a passion for high quality audio.

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