The Audiolab X7 is a genuine one-box, seven channel power amplifier, capable of handling even difficult loudspeaker loads – it will cleanly deliver 7 x. The Audiolab X7 gives you home cinema sound so powerful you will think you at the movies, matched with the Audiolab AV Pre-Amplifier you can. If ever a brand typified the most conservative values of reliable, performance- driven British hi-fi, then Audiolab alongside its IAG stablemate, Quad, would be.
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Impressive clarity Classical music also showed off the Audiolabs to good advantage, with the relationship between instruments particularly admired.
Audiolab X7 review | What Hi-Fi?
Slight nudge to the top. Thanks for the pics, and thanks for the link Brian. It seems that a multichannel system like this can indeed give musical satisfaction.
Johnny Black’s Rocksource Archive. I have one of these amps for sale. Alternatively, you may prefer to use this flexible home cinema power amp in a similar 5. Surprised this has not gone yet.
Stereo music reproduction is equally auciolab, the ‘X7 communicating amiably and explicitly — fine detail is plentiful from the top of the frequency range to the bottom, a complicated song like Paul Simon’s Ajdiolab Boy in the Bubble being delivered with verve and accuracy. Leave a Comment Cancel Your email address will not be published. Want the latest issue of Hi-Fi News?
It also features extensive protection which silently ensures that, should your demands exceed what’s safe, the amp will shut itself off before automatically 8000xx7 again after a short delay. It is in good condition but unfortunately no packaging. For access to partner forums, contributor archives and other consumer electronics resources, please click on the links below For Big, bold and immersive sound cast-iron build.
For Energetic and bold performance Fair price. Brian J Trade Count: No high-def audio decoding However, the problem here is if you partner the X7 with the matching AP 8000s7, the latter lacks HD audio decoding. Auriolab amp is now sold. John Howe’s Audiojumble Website. It makes sense in that respect, but the AP will decode a hi-res soundtrack as multi-channel PCM so those without players but with decoders built in will still be in for a bit of a treat sound wise.
Audiolab AP/X7 (£/£) – Pre/power amplifiers
If ever a brand typified the most conservative values of reliable, performance-driven British hi-fi, then Audiolab alongside its IAG stablemate, Quad, audillab be firmly in the running. Renew Now Dont miss an issue! As 80000×7 channel audio has become more and more Spartan and stripped-down in the pursuit of better sound quality, HT technology has raced off in the other direction with its THX, HDMI, DTS-HD and a plethora of other acronyms that seemingly force a reinvention of the technology every year or so.
Some 18 months later, Audiolab has tried to address some of our concerns, but that long a timespan is an eternity in modern home cinema terms — just ask HD DVD manufacturers. However, you can 80007x run aidiolab in five or six channel mode too. Not surprisingly, all the signal switching and volume control stuff is done digitally, but Audiolab has gone one step further and digitised the analogue inputs, as is evident from their frequency response.
Our Verdict The multichannel features are impressive and the proliferation of digital inputs could be useful. Such limitations as this duo has are to do with resolution and analysis and in these areas it is not a match for the Bryston. That’s no bad thing, mind you, as the ‘X7 remains a seven-channel power amplifier of considerable charm.
Audiolab 8000AP/8000X7 (£1000/£1500)
The Audiolab is still available. Light travels faster than sound. This Audiolab kit still has its appeal if you’ve room for only one system, but while the multichannel power amp is great, the processor is the weak link in the chain. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Originally published in the June issue. Take home theatre for instance. Audiolab isn’t the first modestly sized hi-fi firm to find the inexorable onward march of home cinema technology tricky to keep up with.
Once installed, the X7 may be left in standby mode and activated either by an audio signal or external trigger. The welcome surprise, though, is that this combo does music with real panache.
The DAC performance is impressive too, with notably fine high treble and very clear decay of notes into silence. Price is neg Gentleman and Lady Audiolab X7 rear view Both products performed beautifully during my listening tests, PCM audio from Blu-ray disc proving to be a treat with discs such as Rambo reallyI Am 8000d7 and Bladerunner.
The X7 is a much less high-tech affair. Still up for sale.
Oddly, the AP has no trigger output and the RS terminal facilitates software upgrades rather than third-party controllers.
Its story begins with a monstrous toroidal transformer, which is obviously going to be needed for seven channels of watts, and ends with a pair per channel of bipolar power transistors mounted on the heatsinks which make up the sides of the unit.
All the same, the higher frequencies in this track were clear and natural and the overall presentation encouraged musical, rather than technical thoughts in the listeners. There’s ample punch and drive, and though the top of the frequency range shines sweetly, there’s never any danger of hard edges creeping in. Excellent HT amp with power on tap,bridging audiolah decent stereo performance too Some www pics.