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Audiolab 8300MB, pocket powerhouse housing 250W of pure amplification

Dale Davies |
Audiolab 8300MB is a pocket powerhouse, housing 250W of pure, balanced amplification. 8300MB’s full power output is delivered into any loudspeaker load.


iMassive reserves of power are available for high current drive capability to power and control the mightiest of speakers. This latest development of the audiolab range now features a fully balanced power stage making the most of the balanced XLR inputs. This makes 8300MB a perfect match for the M-DAC using its balanced outputs, even over long cables. The 8300MB is quite possibly the perfect example of audiolab’s goal to effortlessly reproduce music with exquisite detail.

Not only is 8300MB an extremely powerful amplifier, offering 250W of pure power with high current drive capability, but it also features a fully balanced power stage. Internally the 8300MB is arranged as two complete power amplifiers which are bridge coupled to the loudspeaker terminals. Each power amplification stage is fed from one of the terminals of the balanced input, therefore the 8300MB operates as a fully balanced amplifier right through to the speaker output.

The benefits are a high level of noise rejection and lower transient distortion plus the ability of the amplifier to draw maximum current from the power supply as required to follow the musical waveform accurately. It all adds up to a startlingly vivid and highly impactful musical performance that will put more energy into your loudspeakers as well as control them like never before. Some impressive tech specs just to complete the picture: Gain 29dB, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.00%, Signal to Noise Ratio 110dB, Rated Power Output 250W RMS, Net weight 9.5kg.

Formed in the early 1980s by Philip Swift and Derek Scotland, audiolab earned worldwide acclaim with the 8000A an integrated stereo amplifier that became a classic ‘step-up’ from the budget models of the time. During the ensuing years, the 8000A established itself as one of the most successful British amps ever produced, and was joined by a range of

lectronics including CD players, pre power amps and an FM tuner.


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