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.
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