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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This can be achieved simply by changing switch settings on the rear of the unit. Audiolab AP rear view 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 8000c7 in for a bit of a treat sound wise. Between 800×7 transformer and the output stages are seven channels of driver stages, implemented with a mixture of through-hole and surface-mount parts, mostly discrete transistors and decent-quality passive parts.
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A suitably intuitive, text-based menu is provided for this purpose. By bridging two channels it is possible to create a more powerful single channel – especially useful if your front left and front right speakers are more performance 8000×7 than the other speakers in your 5.
Wudiolab Big, bold and immersive sound cast-iron build. Your email address will not be published. Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist! 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.
If auidolab a brand typified the most conservative values of reliable, performance-driven British hi-fi, then Audiolab alongside its IAG stablemate, Quad, would be firmly in the running.
Starting on the rock’n’roll, the bass was felt to be big, bold and clear, though just a little loose compared with some of the others. The Audiolab is still available. I use it to drive my Atmos Speakers.
The Audiolab AP has five line stereo inputs and one 5. It is in good condition but unfortunately no packaging.
It also features extensive protection which silently ensures that, should your demands exceed what’s safe, the amp will shut itself off before automatically trying again after a short delay. Take home theatre for instance.
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Impressive clarity Classical music also showed off the Audiolabs to good advantage, with the relationship between instruments particularly admired. For access to partner forums, contributor archives and other consumer electronics resources, please click on the links below Which is why the launch of its first AV product demands some serious attention.
Light travels faster than sound. The X7 is a much less high-tech affair. 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 Legend and Bladerunner.
I have one of these amps for sale. But the latter is twice the price and doesn’t include seven channels! 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 W 8 ohms, RMS of power.
Brian J Trade Count: Subscribe Now 13 issues delivered to your door. The amp is now sold. There is no on-board high-resolution audio capability True-HDas Audiolab figured that discerning HT fans would have an upmarket Blu-ray player with on-board decoding. The dynamic range of these new HD soundtracks should be approached with some caution however, for while you might adjust the volume to suit the dialogue and incidental effects throughout the opening scenes on the space station, the sound of the shuttle pod ripping through the forest has the X7 sounding bitingly hard.
As 2 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.
Digital Editions Mini sample downloads. Our Verdict Great power amp, but the matching processor needs more features too reach greatness.
Surprised this has not gone yet. Please login or register. Excellent HT amp with power on tap,bridging and decent stereo performance too Some www pics.
Against Vocal clarity can be hit and miss. Bold audio It seems that a multichannel system like this can indeed give musical satisfaction.
Leave a Comment Cancel Your email address will not be published. Now those are real stars mate, not some 800×7 off a jam commercial or a weather presenter nobody actually watches as they rush off to work in the morning. Not surprisingly, all the signal switching and volume control stuff is done digitally, but Audiolab audillab gone one step further and audiopab the analogue inputs, as is evident from their frequency response.
So are the changes timely, or too little, too late? Dynamic and muscular sound It’s a very functional looker, seemingly built to withstand a direct hit from a 4×4.
Happy Camper Trade Count: Still up for sale. 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.
John Howe’s Audiojumble Website. Slight nudge to the top.