Audiolab 8300A Intergrated Amplifier

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Completely redesigned from scratch, our new integrated amplifier, the Audiolab 8300A Intergrated Amplifier is miles ahead of what was already an industry-leader. Higher power, an additional phono stage and new Audiolab styling means the amplifier is more stylish and more versatile than ever. Most importantly it’s new, ultra-efficient circuitry and streamlined components create a listening experience which brings new definition to your favourite music.

  • Rated Power Output : 2 x 75W RMS (8ohmohms); 2 x 115W RMS (4ohmohms)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20kHz (+/- 1dB)
  • Audio Inputs: Phono, CD, Video, Tuner, Aux1, Aux2, XLR
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: Better than 107dB
  • Total Harmonic distortion: Less than 0.001%
  • Audio Outputs: Pre-Out, Speaker-Out


General descriptionIntegrated Amplifier
Design philosophy and core technologyDual Mono Power Amp Design
DisplayOLED 128×64 pixels 2.7″
ControlsLogarithmic Ladder Volume Design
FinishFine Textured Aluminium (Black / Silver)
Standby FeaturesYes
12V TriggerYes
PhonoYes (MM/MC)
Balanced XLR InputYes
Pre-amplifier Section
InputsCD, Video, Tuner, Aux 1, Aux 2, XLR (Balanced) & Phono
Outputs2 x RCA
Input sensitivity (Phono RIAA)50K // 100pF
Input impedance (line inputs)50K // 100pF
Input impedance (phono inputs)47K // 100pF (MM), 100R // 1.5nF (MC)
Output voltage2.3V max. (< 0.02% THD)
Output impedance120 ohm
Frequency response (Line)+/- 0.1dB (10Hz – 20kHz)
+/- 3.0dB (1Hz – 100kHz)
Frequency response (Phono RIAA)+/- 1.0dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
Channel Imbalance< 0.2dB (10Hz – 20kHz)
Total harmonic distortion (THD) Line<0.001%
Total harmonic distortion (THD) Phono<0.002%
Signal-to-noise ratio (Line)> 107dB
> 109dB(A-weighted)
Signal-to-noise ratio Phono (MM)> 73dB
> 78dB(A-weighted)
Signal-to-noise ratio Phono (MC)> 68dB
> 73dB(A-weighted)
Crosstalk< 80dB (L-> R & R->L @10KHz)
Power amplifier Section
Gain29dB (20Hz-20KHz)
Input Sensitivity840mV (Power Out = 70W into 8ohm)
Input impedance15K // 100pF
Rated max power output THD < 1%2 x 75W RMS (8 ohm) , 2 x 115W (4 ohm)
(Vmains = 230V , THD < 1%)
Peak output current+/- 15A
Frequency response+/- 0.1dB (10Hz – 20KHz)
+/- 3.0dB (1Hz – 100KHz)
Channel Imbalance< 0.2dB (10Hz – 20kHz)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)<0.002% (Power Out= 50W @ 1KHz, BW = 20Hz – 20kHz)
Signal-to-noise ratio> 107dB (BW = 20 – 20KHz )
> 109dB(A-weighted BW = 20 – 20KHz)
Damping factor>100 (8ohm Load @ 1kHz)
Inputs1 x RCA
OutputsSpeaker Binding Post Terminals
Dimensions80 x 444 x 330.3mm
Net weight7.8kg