Audiolab 6000A In The House: A Truly Versatile Integrated Amplifier

35 years ago, Audiolab shook things up with their 8000A Integrated Amp, a product still revered today for its bulletproof build quality and high-end sound. Now they have distilled the essence of the 8000 series down (along with adding digital capabilities!) into the more affordable 6000 series, and the $899 6000A Integrated Amplifier is the cornerstone. I can tell from my short time with it, that it’s really something special. The weight, the feature set, along with the thoughtful layout of functions and controls make this piece something you can really build around. Stay tuned for my upcoming review!

A Rundown Of Features:

Outwardly, the 6000A bears strong resemblance to the 8300A with its rotary controls and large, central OLED display. Unlike its costlier, analogue-only sibling, it incorporates high-quality D/A conversion, enabling digital sources to be connected directly without an external DAC. It supplies four digital inputs, three line-level analogue inputs, an input for a turntable, wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and a dedicated headphone amp, in addition to its ability when driving loudspeakers.

Unboxing Pics and Specs:

Gain (max.) +8dB (Line)
+55dB (Phono MM)
Input Sensitivity 720mV (Line, Volume = 0dB)
3.1mV (Phono MM, Volume=0dB)
Input Impedance 10K (Line)
47K//100pF (Phono MM)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.0004% (Line, 1KHz @ 2V, Volume = 0dB)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.1dB)
Output Voltage 2.3V max. (Volume = 0dB)
Output Impedance 120 ohm
Signal-to-Noise Ration (S/N) > 110dB (Line, A-weighted)
>76dB (Phono MM, A-weighted)
DAC
D to A converter ES9018K2M
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.0006% (1KHz @ 0dBFS)
Output level (0dBFS, 1KHz) 2.05V
Max. Sampling Frequency 192KHz
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) > 112dB (A-weighted)
Digital Filters Fast Roll-off , Slow Roll-off , Minimum Phase
Power Amplifier Section
Gain +29dB
Rated Max. Power Output 2 X 50W (8 ohm, THD<1%)
2 X 75W (4 ohm, THD<1%)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.3dB)
Input Sensitivity 720mV
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.003% (1kHz @ 40W/8ohm)
Signal-to-Noise ratio (S/N) > 110dB (A-weighted)
Max. Output Current 9A
Headphone Amplifier
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.01% (1kHz, 50mW)
Output Impedance 2.35 ohm
Load impedance 20-600 ohm
General
Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
Power Requirements 240V ~ 50 – 60Hz
230V ~ 50 – 60Hz
115V ~ 50 – 60Hz
100V ~ 50 – 60Hz
Dimensions (mm) (W x H x D) 445 x 65.5 x 300
Carton Size (mm) (W x H x D) 512 x 467 x 146
Weight 7.8kg (Net)

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