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Audiolab 8000S

Audiolab 8000S
alaScore 81

53 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Audiolab 8000S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Audiolab 8000S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Audiolab 8000X7 review


A big, bold and immersive-sounding 7.1 multichannel power amp

Big, bold and immersive sound ; cast-iron build

Short of the audio and video facilities you might expect at this price

Great power amp, but the matching processor needs more features too reach greatness

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Audiolab 8000S review


The Audiolab 8000S is still a decent amplifier, but it's no longer the class-leader it once was

Punchy and clear sound ; decent build ; good feature set

It’s not the most involving performer around ; the faithfully old-fashioned remote control

The 8000S is still a decent amplifier, but is no longer the class-leader it once was

Aug, 2006

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Audiolab 8000CD


Just in case you've been out of the hi-fi scene for a few years and missed it, the story with Audiolab is that it was a very successful amplifier brand, taken over and turned into TAG McLaren Audio, which, sadly, failed and sank

Nicely built and smart, Finely judged tonal balance

Detail a little subdued at this price

A good - rather than great - performer, but possessed of its own charm nonetheless

Mar, 2007

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

Audiolab 8000S


Audiolab's 8000 S builds on the reputation of the long established 8000A integrated amplifier, but incorporates new technology from the 8000 Q preamp. The 8000 S is a wide bandwidth, low distortion design, providing almost 80 Watts of power with very...

Jun, 1996

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (

Audiolab 8000CDE


Audiolab has been around for a while and can claim a prestigious hi-fi past, especially during the eighties and nineties. Its position faltered slightly following company restructuring but recent designs have been making a stirring comeback.

Competitive price; build quality; detailed and dynamic performance

Outdated remote; lacks cohesive timing

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Brent Burmester (

Audiolab 8000S and 8000CD


If you're old like me and fear The Reaper, you may recall the name Audiolab, but if you're young and mostly none the wiser, you can be forgiven for not having heard of them before. The story goes like this: Audiolab, established in 1983, was bought in...

Together, these components are pretty much the complete package. They performed that rare feat of adding interest to tracks I would usually skip, and could there be a greater compliment to any audio system than that? In effect they're adding to my...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : AudioEnz (

Audiolab 8000S


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Audiolab 8000CD

Aug, 2009

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Audiolab 8000 - (Preamplifiers)

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Audiolab 8000 - (Integrated Amplifiers)

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

The 8000S integrated amplifier has been crafted with the famous 8000A as its inspiration. With this fine heritage behind it, the virtues of the system are many; not least of which is flexibility. Able to operate in any one of five modes the 8000S is a more than worthy replacement for - and an essential addition to - any home with a passion for high quality audio. The power of the 8000S 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 8000S also features 6-line level inputs and has 3 tape loops, all selectable from the supplied system remote control.

Audio System

Functions (KA):Amplifier
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio components

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Audiolab