60W Stereo Integrated Amplifier
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
Price: GBP £410 (1991)
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Reviewed May 02nd, 2016 by FV Pete
Even after so long, the amp sounds great, much better at vocals than other amps I have around the house, and a rock solid hold the Kef Q35's in use. Will try and make some IPL transmissions in next year or so and see how this map behaves.
The only problem has been the usual falling apart of phono sockets, but just replaced them with non-standard phonos. Not noticed any changed in sounds and the new phonos should last for ever
Reviewed Sep 28th, 2015 by Jabof 33
I've been using my 8000A for more than 25 years & cannot fault it.
It is dead reliable and almost completely transparent (to my ears).
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.
I know from reading the various tests in the 'comics' at the time that it is very tolerant of loudspeaker load and will give you hours of fun, whatever your favourite boxes are.
The multiple connects and dubbing facility are the final piece of the jigsaw and make this amp a real pleasure to use.
I understand that Audiolab have been subject to a recent(ish) management buyout from TAG-McLaren and that this amp is STILL in production.
Buy one, you won't regret it.