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6000A integrated amplifier From Audiolab 

The new 6000A amp includes a DAC, Bluetooth, phono amp and headphone amps plus more

An ES9018 Sabre32 Reference chip is included, utilising ESS Technology’s 32bit HyperStream architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator. The amp’s four S/PDIF digital inputs – two coaxial and two optical – handle hi-res PCM data up to 24bit/192kHz with digital filters: Fast Roll-Off, Slow Roll-Off and Minimum Phase. Bluetooth connectivity is also included. 

6000A integrated amplifier From Audiolab 

The 6000A’s discrete Class AB power amp stage delivers 50W per channel into 8 Ohms, with a maximum current delivery of 9 Amps into difficult loads. The output stage of the discrete power amp circuits uses a CFB (Complementary Feedback) topology. A 200VA toroidal transformer, followed by 4x15000uF reservoir capacity (60000uF in total) is featured. 

6000A integrated amplifier From Audiolab 

Much effort has gone into the physical layout of the 6000A’s circuitry, protecting the sensitive preamp section from noise interference.

Audiolab has included a phono stage for moving magnet phono cartridges – a JFET-based circuit. A dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry is also included. 

6000A integrated amplifier From Audiolab 

The 6000A’s offers three distinct operational modes. The primary mode is Integrated – this combines the pre and power amp stages, for the connection of digital and analogue sources to the amp’s inputs and a pair of speakers to its binding posts.

6000A integrated amplifier From Audiolab 

Pre-Power Mode disconnects the pre and power amp stages. This allows the 6000A to be used solely as a power amp – for example, connected to an AV processor in a home cinema system. It also enables additional signal processing to be added, by connecting the 6000A’s preamp out socket to an external processor, then returning the processor’s output to the amp’s power amp in socket.

6000A integrated amplifier From Audiolab 

Finally, Pre Mode disables the power amp stage, turning the 6000A into a standalone preamp. This enables external power amplification to be added, thus providing a possible upgrade path. It is available from October in silver or black at £599.

For more information, click www.audiolab.co.uk

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  • Reply
    5th October 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Will this amount power the B&W Cm1 s2?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      6th October 2018 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Dan – you’re looking at an amp pumping out a minimum of 30W for these speakers so the Audiolab should be fine.

  • Reply
    Bill Larcombe
    12th October 2018 at 9:18 pm

    I’m interested. Only thing is I’ve got to ‘break’ my current 17 year old NAD C320BEE first! 😉 Could do with having the DAC combined in one box though and replace my Beresford TC-7510 DAC and NAD combination. I’m pretty confident it would drive my Monitor Audio Silver RS bookshelf speakers.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      13th October 2018 at 12:40 pm

      If you do manage to grab one, Bill, let us know what you think, in terms of the NAD vs Audiolab sound quality. Be interested to know.

  • Reply
    9th November 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Paul, I am looking to pair this amp with Dali Oberon 5 . Do you think it will be a good match ? Thx

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      10th November 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Yep, they should be fine Ivo. They’re quite forgiving, not really fussy speakers.

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