User Instructions
Integrated Amplifier
8000S
Audiolab
IAG House,
Sovereign Court,
Ermine Business Park,
Huntingdon PE29 6XU
Tel: 01480 447700
Fax: 01480 431767
1: Statutory & Safety Information
CAUTION!
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DO NOT OPEN
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NO USER-REMOVEABLE PARTS INSIDE
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This symbol indicates that there are important
operating and maintenance instructions in the
literature accompanying this unit.
This symbol indicates that dangerous voltage
constituting a risk of electric shock is present
within this unit.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions. In the event that you pass the product to a third
party this instruction manual should be provided along with the product.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wider blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of
the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
Use only attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the
cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as powersupply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have
fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this
product to rain or moisture. The product must not be exposed to dripping
and splashing and no object filled with liquids such as a vase of flowers
should be placed on the product.
No naked flame sources such as candles should be placed on the
product.
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate this device.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digitial device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by tuning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
Re-orientate or re-locate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation
between the equipment and the receiver. Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Important Note: The batteries supplied with this unit should be treated
with care and not punctured or damaged. Used batteries should be
disposed of in full conformity with recycling regulations in your area.
NEVER dispose of batteries in a fire or in the general rubbish.
Mains supply and safety
Mains Supply: The mains operating voltage of all Audiolab units is
shown on the rear panel. If this does not match the voltage in your area,
consult your dealer.
The mains supply fuse is located on the rear panel of the unit. If it has
broken, check for any obvious cause before replacing the fuse with one of
the correct rating and type. The fuse values are:
220 - 240V (UK, Korea, etc.)
100 - 120V (USA, Japan, etc)
Fuse Carrier
IEC Mains Connector
T 2.5AL 20mm Slow Blow
T 4.0AL 20mm Slow Blow
The fuse is located in a slide-in
carrier which also contains a spare
fuse. The fuse carrier can only be
pulled out after the IEC power cord is
unplugged. When the carrier is
opened the first fuse to be seen is the
spare fuse. Remove and safely
dispose of the fuse with the blown
link before replacing it.
Class II construction double insulated. This product must not be
connected to earth.
Power Cord: An AC power cord is normally supplied with a mains plug
suitable for your area. If you have any doubts, consult your dealer about
obtaining a suitable power cord.
Important notice to UK users
The appliance cord is terminated with a UK approved mains plug fitted
with a 5A fuse. If the fuse needs to be replaced, an ASTA or BSI approved
BS1362 fuse rated at 5A must be used. If you need to change the mains
plug, remove the fuse and dispose of this plug safely immediately after
cutting it from the cord.
Connecting a Mains Plug
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the code:
Blue: NEUTRAL; Brown: LIVE:
As these colours may not correspond to the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The BLUE wire must be connected
to the terminal marked with the
letter N or coloured BLUE or
BLACK. The BROWN wire must be
connected to the terminal marked BLUE
with the letter L or coloured (Neutral)
BROWN or RED.
2.5A FUSE
BS 1362
BROWN
(Live)
6: Specifications 8000S
Rated Output Power
60 W (18 dBW) per channel into rated load impedance (8 Ohms)
with both channels driven
Inputs
CD, TUNER, AUX, VIDEO, TAPE 1, TAPE 2: 125mV/20kW IHF
POWER AMP: 782 mV/47 kW
Gain
PRE-AMP: 9dB@ 1 kHz
POWER AMP: 29.0 dB @ 1 kHz.
Signal To Noise Ratio
CD, TUNER, AUX, VIDEO, TAPE 1, TAPE 2:
Better than 80dB(IHF, rel. 0.5 V pre-amp output)
POWER AMP: better than 80dB(IHF, rel. O dBW)
Frequency Response
CD, TUNER, AUX, VIDEO, TAPE 1, TAPE 2 and POWER AMP:
20 Hz-20 kHz ±0.5 dB: 1 Hz-65 kHz -3 dB.
Total Harmonic Distortion & Noise
Less than 0.07 %
Channel Balance
Within 1 dB
Channel Separation
Better than 60 dB @ 1 kHz any input
Crosstalk
Better than 80 dB @ 1 kHz
Polarity (phase)
Non-inverting for all inputs and outputs
Pre-amp Output
PRE OUT 1 and PRE OUT 2: Output Impedance 100 W
Maximum Output >7.3 V RMS
Headphone Output
Output impedance: 330 W
(Suitable for headphones 8 W-2 kW impedance)
Record Output
VIDEO OUT, TAPE 1 OUT, TAPE 2 OUT:
Output impedance: 1 kW.
Gain from input to record output 0 dB (x1)
Muting
Muting controlled manually or automatically
Accessories Supplied
AC Power Cord
Instruction Manual
8000RC Remote Control with 2 x AA batteries
Colour
Silver
Operating Temperature Range
10-35 °C
Power Requirements (Depending on Region)
50-60Hz 100 V, 110-120 V, and 220-240 V models available
Maximum Power Consumption: 440 VA
Dimensions (WXHXD)
445x74x335 mm - including feet, terminals and controls
445 x 64 x 302 mm- excluding feet, terminals and controls
Weight
Net: 7.4 kg
Shipping: 8.8 kg
Audiolab reserves the right to alter design and specification
without notice. Specification may vary for different countries.
Audiolab is a member of the International Audio Group.
Power Amplifier Protection Circuits
Short Circuit Protection: If the output terminals are connected together or there
is a short caused by a faulty speaker or connecting lead, the amplifier will mute and
un-mute until the fault condition is removed.
DC Offset Protection: If there is an internal or external fault which may cause DC
voltage to be presented to the loudspeaker, the amplifier will mute and stay muted
until the fault is removed.
Thermal Protection: If the amplifier is driven excessively for long periods, or the
output devices are pushed beyond their safe operating area, the amplifier will
switch off and then switch back on again when it has cooled down.
In all cases, if the amplifier does not respond to remedial action, consult your dealer.
5: Service and Warranty
Servicing
Audiolab limited warranty
Servicing of Audiolab products should only be carried out by
authorised service agents. If service is required the equipment
should be returned, securely packaged, preferably using original
packaging, to your dealer.
In the UK equipment may be returned to the IAG Service Centre. In
the USA equipment may be returned to the Service address shown
on this page.
Audiolab Ltd. warrants this product, subject to the terms and
conditions below, to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship. During the warranty period Audiolab will repair or
replace (at Audiolab's option) this product, or any defective part in
this product, if it is found to be defective due to faulty materials,
workmanship or function. The warranty period may vary from
country to country.
Always telephone before returning any equipment.
Terms and conditions:
A note should be enclosed giving your name, address, telephone
number, and a brief description of the reason for return.
The warranty starts on the date of purchase (or the date of delivery
if this is later).
You must provide proof of purchase / delivery before work can be
carried out. Without this proof, any work carried out will be
chargeable to you.
All work will be carried out by Audiolab or its authorised agents or
distributors. Any unauthorised repair or modification will void this
warranty.
If any part is no longer available it will replaced with a functional
replacement part.
Any parts that are replaced will become the property of Audiolab.
Any repair or replacement under this warranty will not extend the
period of warranty.
This warranty is valid only in the country of purchase, applies only to
the first purchaser and is not transferable.
If you require Service outside the Warranty period, do not hesitate
to contact your dealer.
While cleaning is in progress the AC power cord must be
unplugged from the AC power supply socket.
Any grease or dirt on the equipment may be removed with a soft,
lint-free cloth slightly moistened with a mild solution of warm
water and detergent or washing-up liquid. Do not use any other
solutions or solvents.
Retain original packaging for transporting equipment.
If you have any queries regarding the use of Audiolab equipment,
consult your dealer.
Service Addresses, UK & USA
IAG Service Centre
Unit 4
St Margaret’s Way
Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE29 6EB
England
Tel:+44 (0)1480 452561
Fax: +44 (0)1480 13403
IAG America, Inc.
15 Walpole Park South
Walpole
MA 02081
USA
Tel: +1 508 850 3950
Fax +1 508 850 3905
The following are not covered:
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Products on which the serial number has been removed,
altered or otherwise made illegible.
Normal wear and tear and cosmetic damage.
Transportation or installation of the product.
Accidental damage, faults caused by commercial use, acts of
God, incorrect installation, connection or packaging, misuse,
neglect or careless operation or handling of the product which
is not in accordance with Audiolab's user instructions.
Equipment that has been operated in conjunction with
unsuitable, inappropriate or faulty apparatus.
Repairs or alterations carried out by parties other than
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Audiolab or its authorised agents or distributors.
Products not purchased from an Audiolab authorised dealer.
Products that were not new at the time of original purchase.
Products sold 'as is', 'as seen' or 'with all faults'.
Repairs or replacements as provided under this warranty are the
exclusive remedy of the consumer. Audiolab shall not be liable for
any incidental or consequential damages for breach of any express
or implied warranty in this product. Except to the extent prohibited
by law, this warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties
whatsoever, both express and implied, including, but not limited
to, the warranty of merchantability and fitness for a practical
purpose.
This warranty provides benefits that are additional to and do not
affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
Some countries and US states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages or implied
warranties so the exclusions in the paragraph above may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may have other statutory rights, which vary from state to state or
country to country.
How to claim:
To obtain warranty service contact the Audiolab authorised dealer
from which you purchased this product. Do not despatch goods
without the prior agreement of the dealer, Audiolab or their
authorised distributors.
If asked to return products for inspection and/or repair, pack
carefully, preferably in the original cartons or packaging affording
an equal degree of protection, and return prepaid. If unsuitable
packaging is used, Audiolab may make a charge for the supply of
new packaging.
Insurance is recommended as goods are returned at owner's risk.
Audiolab or their authorised distributors cannot be held liable for
loss or damage in transit.
Packing, insurance and freight on the return journey will be paid by
Audiolab or their authorised agents or distributor if corrective work
proves to be necessary.
2: Introduction
REMOTE
CONTROL SENSOR
RECORD
SELECTOR
INPUT
SELECTOR
Unpacking
Unpack the product fully. The carton should contain
( The Audiolab 8000S integrated amplifier
( One IEC power cord suitable for your area
( One Remote Handset with two AA batteries
( This instruction manual.
If any item is missing or damaged report this to your dealer as
soon as possible.
Retain the packing for future safe transport of your amplifier. If
you dispose of the packing, do so with regard to any recycling
regulations in your area.
Inserting Batteries in the Handset
The battery compartment is on the rear of the handset. Unwrap the
batteries, open the compartment cover and insert the batteries.
Follow the polarity indications in the battery compartment.
Always replace batteries in pairs. Use new batteries of the same
type and rating, ideally from the same manufacturer.
Controls And Functions
Power Switch
When power is switched on the 8000S is muted for 8 seconds.
MODE
SWITCH
MUTE LED
RED=Mute On
POWER LED
RED=Power On
VOLUME
CONTROL
Always switch the power off before changing connections.
Input Selector
Remote Handset
Turn to select the listening source. The 8000S mutes briefly when a
new input is selected.
Volume Control
Buttons shown in grey operate Audiolab CD
players and have no effect on the 8000S.
Adjusts playing volume. Always turn the volume up gradually.
Record Selector
Turn to select source to record to Tape 1, Tape 2 or Video. The
connections can also be used to connect to any recorder with
analogue inputs such as a CD, MP3, DAT recorder, etc.
Record selector and input selector operate independently. It is
possible to record from any source whilst listening to another.
Mode Switch
Select integrated when using 8000S as an integrated amplifier.
Select mute to turn off pre-amplifier outputs, loudspeakers or
headphones. See section 4 for further details.
Headphone Socket
Socket for connection of headphones. Unplug headphones when
not in use. Connecting headphones mutes the loudspeakers and
disconnects the pre-amplifier outputs and power amplifier inputs.
Buttons shown in white control the 8000S.
As the handset uses RC5 coding it will operate
many other players. Check with your dealer.
Mute
Toggles mute On/off. Does not function if the
MODE switch on the front panel is set to mute.
Input
Press to select listening source. The INPUT
selector on the front panel turns.
If you wish to record, the record input must be
selected manually.
Volume
Press
to raise or lower the volume. The
VOLUME control on the front panel turns.
HEADPHONE
SOCKET
POWER
SWITCH
3: Input & Output Connections
FUSE
HOLDER
MAINS
INPUT
RIGHT
LEFT
POWER
AMPLIFIER
INPUT
LOUDSPEAKER TERMINALS
Signal Connections
PREAMPLIFIER
OUTPUTS
VCR
TAPE 2
Standard Loudspeaker Connection
Connecting Loudspeakers
You can connect a speaker switching box or headphone adaptor to the unused set of speaker terminals
Switch power off when connecting loudspeakers.
Use good quality low resistance loudspeaker cable.
Connect the Positive RED (+) terminal of the
amplifier to the Positive (+) RED terminal of the
loudspeaker. Connect the Negative (-) BLACK
terminals similarly.
When connecting loudspeakers tighten the
terminals securely by hand.
Make there are no loose strands of wire which could
cause shorts.
The six inputs may be used for connecting any line level source.
VIDEO OUT, TAPE 1 OUT, TAPE 2 OUT
Three sets of record outputs for connection of up to three stereo
audio recorders, e.g. tape recorder, CD recorder, audio recording
input of VCR ,DVD, MP3, MiniDisc recorder, etc.
PRE-AMP OUT 1 & 2
POWER AMP IN
For driving the power amplifier input directly from an external
source. Only operates when pre power AV mode is selected.
CD, DVD
CDR,ETC
TAPE 1
CD, TUNER, AUX, VIDEO IN, TAPE 1 IN, TAPE 2 IN
Low impedance (100 ohm) pre-amplifier outputs for driving
external power amplifiers, sub-woofers or signal processors. Long
cables may be used if required. Pre-amp outputs are switched off
when integrated mode is selected or whenever amplifier is muted.
AUX
Bi-Wired Loudspeaker Connection
7mm
Loudspeaker bi-wiring offers improved sound quality because high and low frequency signals are carried
individually to the loudspeaker drive units.
20mm
Speaker
Cables
RED
BLACK
LOUDSPEAKER TERMINALS
Two sets of loudspeaker output terminals connected in parallel.
GROUND
Use only if phono pre-amplifier and turntable are used and both
are Class II double insulated (no earth connection). In this case the
ground terminal can be connected to the metalwork of these units
to eliminate residual hum. The ground terminal must not be used
as a safety earth. If in doubt consult your dealer.
Connecting
Cables
4: Operation
POWER AMP IN
PRE-AMP OUT 1&2
PRE-POWER
INTERNAL LINK
LOUDSPEAKERS
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ACTIVE
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NOTE: When switching modes, the making and breaking of connections may momentarily
operate the muting function on the 8000S.
Integrated Mode
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ACTIVE
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ACTIVE
OPERATIONAL
The pre-amplifier section is internally connected to the power amplifier. Pre-amp outputs are
not operational. External subwoofers, processors, or amplifiers will not receive any signal.
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ACTIVE
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OPERATIONAL
ACTIVE
ACTIVE
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OPERATIONAL
Operating Modes
Although the 8000S is an integrated amplifier, it can function as a separate pre-amplifier and
power amplifier. This allows the unit to be used in a variety of stereo and multichannel modes.
Pre-Power Mode
The pre-amplifier section is internally connected to the power
amplifier. The pre-amplifier outputs are operational.
A powered subwoofer can be connected to the pre-amplifier
outputs
A second power amplifier can be connected for bi-amplifying as
shown in the diagram.
An additional power amplifier can also be connected to drive a
second pair of speakers in a remote location.
Pre Mode
All signals to and from the power amplifier of the 8000S are
disconnected. In this mode, the 8000S functions as a stand-alone
pre-amplifier.
The pre-amplifier section of the 8000S can be connected to a
stereo power amplifier, or to two monobloc amplifiers .
Switching On
Pre-Power AV
The pre-amplifier and power amplifier sections operate
independently. This mode can be used to connect a multichannel
AV processor.
The processor should be connected via any spare tape output or, as
an alternative, one of the pre-amp outputs.
SPKRS
A/V PROCESSOR
OUTPUTS
INPUT
Make sure all the connections to and from the amp are secure and correct.
Make sure the operating mode is correctly set.
Plug the power cord into the wall socket and the amplifier. Switch on at the mains
and then switch on the 8000S. The power indicator lights. The unit is operational.
The amplifier may be operated via the front panel or the remote handset.
NOTE: Selecting MUTE from the front panel will disable the mute function on the
handset. To restore normal operation, select an operating mode.