Audiolab 8300A Integrated Amplifier (Black)

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Completely redesigned from scratch, our new integrated amplifier, the 8300A is miles ahead of what was already an industry-leader. Higher power, an additional phono stage and new Audiolab styling means the amplifier is more stylish and more versatile than ever. Most importantly it's new, ultra-efficient circuitry and streamlined components create a listening experience which brings new definition to your favourite music.

Overview

Brilliance evolved

Audiolab’s new 8300 Series has big shoes to fill. After all, the preceding product generation has won more awards in the UK press during the last five years than any other range of high-performance audio electronics.

The 8300A integrated amplifier, with its radically redesigned circuitry and high-performance phono stage, is perfectly poised to build on foundations first laid in 1983 by the classic 8000A – one of the most influential British hi-fi components of all time. Click here to play the video overview.

Design

New Updated Aesthetic

The newly updated external structure of the 8300 series follows the new design aesthetic of Audiolab products going forward, incorporating softened lines and textures yet still maintaining Audiolab’s instantly recognisable and contemporary style.

The 8300 series’ blasted aluminium finish, CNC routed aluminium dials and display certainly look cutting-edge, yet with every Audiolab product, form follows function. The new display and controls enable a fast and intuitive access through the vast routing options and filter settings in both the A and CD.

Connections

On the 8300A Engineers have developed a new phono stage catering for the resurgence in vinyl records with MM and MC configurations accessible via the front panel controls.

12V remote trigger loop feature on all units so as one device is switched on, paired units are switched into or out of standby mode - working as one system for quick operation.

Technology

Amplification Redefined

While striving to achieve the most supreme sound quality, each stage of Audiolab product development is focused on usability. In particular with the 8300A, ensuring simple yet in-depth control, veteran amp designer, Jan Ertner build the amplifier functionality around the new display. This means users can easily find their way around the versatile configurations the amplifier offers, even while being much more advanced than its predecessors. The amplifier can behave as an integrated amplifier, power amplifier, pre-amplifier and a split pre-amplifier - easily paired with a multitude of hi-fi systems.

The 8300A works as coherently inside as it does on the outside - By taking a completely new approach to the layout, a dual mono structure means inter-channel interference is minimised. Crucial components processing audio and the power supply are completely separated as far as possible.

Our new technology - Active Current Delivery also ensures a completely clean sound up to the point of clipping, then its advanced microprocessor limits the output, which guarantees no audible distortion, even at its louder output of 75W RMS.

General description

Integrated Amplifier

Design philosophy and core technology

Dual Mono Power Amp Design

Display

OLED 128x64 pixels 2.7"

Controls

Logarithmic Ladder Volume Design

Finish

Fine Textured Aluminium (Black / Silver)

Standby Features

Yes

12V Trigger

Yes

Phono

Yes (MM/MC)

Balanced XLR Input

Yes

Pre-amplifier Section

Inputs

CD, Video, Tuner, Aux 1, Aux 2, XLR (Balanced) & Phono

Outputs

2 x RCA

Input sensitivity (Phono RIAA)

50K // 100pF

Input impedance (line inputs)

50K // 100pF

Input impedance (phono inputs)

47K // 100pF (MM), 100R // 1.5nF (MC)

Output voltage

2.3V max. (< 0.02% THD)

Output impedance

120 ohm

Frequency response (Line)

+/- 0.1dB (10Hz - 20kHz)
+/- 3.0dB (1Hz - 100kHz)

Frequency response (Phono RIAA)

+/- 1.0dB (20Hz - 20kHz)

Channel Imbalance

< 0.2dB (10Hz - 20kHz)

Total harmonic distortion (THD) Line

<0.001%

Total harmonic distortion (THD) Phono

<0.002%

Signal-to-noise ratio (Line)

> 107dB 
>109dB(A-weighted)

Signal-to-noise ratio Phono (MM)

> 73dB
> 78dB(A-weighted)

Signal-to-noise ratio Phono (MC)

> 68dB 
> 73dB(A-weighted)

Crosstalk

< 80dB (L-> R & R->L @10KHz)

Power amplifier Section

Gain

29dB (20Hz-20KHz)

Input Sensitivity

840mV (Power Out = 70W into 8ohm)

Input impedance

15K // 100pF

Rated max power output THD < 1%

2 x 75W RMS (8 ohm) , 2 x 115W (4 ohm)
(Vmains = 230V , THD < 1%)

Peak output current

+/- 15A

Frequency response

+/- 0.1dB (10Hz – 20KHz)
+/- 3.0dB (1Hz – 100KHz)

Channel Imbalance

< 0.2dB (10Hz – 20kHz)

Total harmonic distortion (THD)

<0.002% (Power Out= 50W @ 1KHz, BW = 20Hz – 20kHz)

Signal-to-noise ratio

> 107dB (BW = 20 – 20KHz )
>109dB(A-weighted BW = 20 – 20KHz)

Damping factor

>100 (8ohm Load @ 1kHz)

Inputs

1 x RCA

Outputs

Speaker Binding Post Terminals

Dimensions

80 x 444 x 330.3mm

Net weight

7.8kg