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

In 2010, Audiolab introduced the full-width 8200 Series components, combining the company’s original ethos of simple, well-constructed ergonomics and crisp, transparent sound with innovative, performance-led design concepts. The quality of these components, in tandem with the now-legendary M-DAC and its siblings from the compact LAB Series, earned Audiolab more awards in the UK press between 2010 and 2015 than any other brand of high-performance audio electronics. 2016 sees the next major evolutionary phase in Audiolab’s story, as the new 8300 Series and M-DAC+ propel the brand to even greater heights.

Web Link: www.audiolab.co.uk

Where to find Audiolab at the show

See Audiolab in the The Old Vic Suite on the Lower Ground floor

Audiolab’s flexible and affordable 6000A integrated amp is earning rave reviews and you can hear it alongside the matching 6000CDT CD transport and soon-to-launch 6000N. This new network player combines DTS Play-Fi with Audiolab’s sonic know-how to deliver the perfect interface between online music and your home audio system, with Wi-Fi streaming and multi-room connectivity. Wharfedale, Audiolab’s sister-company, provides speakers for the demo – watch out for some exciting new models, set to be previewed exclusively at the show.

New Product Launches:Audiolab 6000N; Audiolab 8300CDQ; Wharfedale models (TBC)