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User Instructions
Statutory & Safety Information
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.
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
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched,
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
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 power-supply 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
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital 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
• 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
Mains supply and safety
Class II construction double insulated. These products
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.
Mains Supply: The mains voltage of 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 on the rear panel. If
it has broken, check for any obvious cause before replacing the
fuse with one of the correct rating and type. The fuses for all areas
are type T (time lag ) AL 20mm.
The fuse values are: 220-240V:T1.0A 100-120V: 1.6A
Fuse Carrier
IEC Mains Connector
The fuse is located in a slide-in
carrier which also contains a spare
fuse. The carrier can only be pulled
out after the IEC power cord is
unplugged. When the carrier is
opened the first fuse is the spare.
Remove and safely dispose of the
blown fuse before replacing it.
Important notice to UK users
The appliance cord is terminated with a UK approved mains plug
fitted with a 3A fuse. If the fuse needs to be replaced, an ASTA or
BSI approved BS1362 fuse rated at 3A 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
BS 1362
coloured BLUE or BLACK.
The BROWN wire must be
connected to the terminal
marked with the letter L or
coloured BROWN or RED.
Audiolab 8000AP User Manual
Statutory and Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC
Introduction - Players and Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Speaker Placement and Preliminary topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Controls and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Audio and Video Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Other Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
System Connection Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Remote Handset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Setting Up the 8000AP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Main Menu - Setting Speaker Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Main Menu - Setting Speaker Distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Main Menu - Setting Speaker Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Main Menu - Analogue Mode Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Main Menu - 5.1 input bypass options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Main Menu - Setting HDMI input options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Main Menu - Other options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Operation - Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Digital Inputs and Screen Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Analogue Inputs and Screen Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Volume and Balance Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Night Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Forced Stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching off the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The Qset Menu -1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The Qset Menu - Lip-Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The Qset Menu -Setting the OSD format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Care and Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Service Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
“HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.”
Manufactured under licence from Dolby Laboratories. ‘Dolby’, ‘Pro Logic’,
‘AC-3’ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential Unpublished Works. ©1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All
rights reserved.
Manufactured under licence from Digital Theater Systems, Inc. US Pat. No.
5,451,942 and other world wide patents issued and pending. ‘DTS’ and ‘DTS
Digital Surround’ are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ©1996
Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
The HDCD system is manufactured under licence from Pacific Microsonics,
Inc. This product is covered by one or more of the following patents: USA
5,479,168; 5,638,074; 5,640,161; 5,808,574; 5,838,274; 5,854,600;
5,872,531; Australia 669114. Other patents pending.
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Introduction - Players and Formats
DVD Players
Audiolab 8000AP Supported Formats
There are many DVD players on the market and very many
formats - more are added all the time, some useful, many not.
The 8000AP features four types of input: Stereo Analogue:
5.1 analogue: SPDIFdigital (optical and coaxial): HDMI.
All these inputs (with the exception of 5.1 analogue) have
processing options. The following lists detail the various
options that can be applied to the various inputs. It should be
stressed that in the case of digital sources, the more esoteric
formats are all optional - all DVD discs offer basic multichannel processing and the 8000AP caters for all of those.
Your existing DVD player will support many formats but
almost certainly not all. Equally the Audiolab 8000A supports
the vast majority of formats but again, not all although every
popular format is supported including most High Definition
and audiophile formats. Before using the 8000AP please
read your DVD and other digital player handbooks to
ascertain which formats your player will support.
A Note on High Definition Players
Analogue Inputs
Blu-Ray and HD-DVD (BD/HD) players will offer some or
all of the following formats:
Encoded Format
Linear PCM - up to 8 channels of uncompressed audio
Analogue 2.0
(None or ProLogic)
Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound.
DTS Digital Surround 5.1 channel surround sound
Analogue 5.1
Pass through
Decoding Options
Default in Bold
PLIIx Movie/Music
DTS NEO:6 Cinema/Music
SPDIF Digital Inputs - Optical and Coaxial
Encoded Format
Decoding Options
Default in Bold
Dolby Digital
5.x + EX
Dolby Digital 5.x
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital + PLIIx Movie/Music
Stereo Downmix
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital 5.x
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital + PLIIx Movie/Music
Stereo Downmix
Dolby Digital
2.0 + Surround
PLII(x) Movie/Music
Dolby Digital
PLII(x) Movie/Music
DTS ES (discrete)
DTS ES (discrete)
DTS 5.x
Stereo Downmix
DTS ES (matrix)
DTS ES (matrix)
DTS 5.x
Stereo Downmix
DTS-HD Master
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby True HD
The 8000AP is HDMI 1.2a compliant and HDMI 1.3
compatible and will in most circumstances allow you to enjoy
all of the above formats.
Cycling the processor’s Mode Key will display all the formats
available with the current combination of player and disc. In
other words the formats available at any time will depend
both on the format support built into your player and the
actual disc you are playing.
To play uncompressed Linear PCM: Set your BD/HD player
to output PCM (typical player settings are 'Auto' or PCM)
From the disc, select either the LPCM , Dolby True HD or
DTS-HD Master Audio sound track.
HDMI Inputs
Encoded Format
Decoding Options
Default in Bold
PCM 2 Channel
PLII(x) Movie/Music
DTS ES (matrix)
Stereo Downmix
DTS 2.0
DTS 2.0
DTS NEO:6 Cinema/Music
PCM 3-8 Channel
Stereo Downmix
DTS 96/24
DTS 96/24 (5.x)
DTS 96/24 Stereo Downmix
As SPDIF (below)
(None or ProLogic)
PLII(x) Movie/Music
DTS NEO:6 Cinema/Music
Note. Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are
“lossless compressed audio formats”. In other words they are
uncompressed Linear PCM (LPCM) tracks 'zipped up' rather
like a .zip file on a computer. The built in codec in your
BD/HD player will “un-zip” the file and pass the
uncompressed LPCM stream on to the 8000AP.
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1: Preliminaries
Loudspeaker Placement
Unpack the product fully. The carton should contain:
The 8000AP is a 7.1 channel processor. It allows the
connection of seven channels: front left, front centre, front
right, surround left, surround right, back left and back right,
plus a subwoofer channel.
The Audiolab 8000AP
One IEC power cord suitable for your area
( One Remote Handset with two AAA 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.
Place the processor on a sturdy shelf or table.
The 8000AP is designed to run warm during normal
operation - even when put into standby.
Do not place anything on top of the unit. If you are using an
equipment rack ensure the 8000AP has sufficient space to
allow adequate ventilation and is on its own shelf.
All speakers (with the exception of the subwoofer) should be
arranged around your normal viewing/listening position.
Don’t worry if you are unable to position your speakers at
ideal distances from your preferred listening position, the
8000AP can be set up to take account of different distances.
The subwoofer can be placed almost anywhere, but we
recommend you experiment to obtain the best result.
Here is the Dolby Labs recommended speaker placement for
7.1 channel reproduction. Speaker placement is important
and dependent on room circumstances but this layout is a
very good starting point. If you are using a 5.1 or 6.1 layout,
adjust accordingly. (If you are using back channels, we
strongly recommend that you use a 7.1 layout with two rear
speakers rather than a 6.1 layout which only uses one.)
Before you connect the 8000AP to the mains, ensure your
mains voltage corresponds to the rating plate on the rear of
the product. If in doubt, consult your dealer. If you move
house to an area which has a different mains voltage seek
advice from an Audiolab appointed dealer or a competent
service technician.
Make sure you locate the unit so that the front panel is in view
as otherwise the infrared-remote handset will not work.
Before Starting
Before setting up your processor, review all the handbooks for
your existing equipment and confirm that those items are set
up correctly. Have a variety of music and video software on
hand - you will need them. You will also need a tape measure,
and ideally a sound level (SPL) meter.
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If you are using different amplifiers:
Some power amplifiers invert the phase - in a mixed system it
is just possible that even if all the loudspeakers are properly
connected one or more may be out of phase.
All Audiolab power amplifiers are phase coherent so even if
you are using different series, the loudspeakers will always be
in phase. provided they are properly connected.
Some subwoofers have adjustable phase control, others have
a phase inverting switch. You may have to use these controls
during the setup procedure. Consult the subwoofer
handbook for more information.
Gain and Efficiency
The 8000AP is adjustable across a wide range of volume
levels so differences in gain (in power amplifiers) and
efficiency (in loudspeakers) can be fully compensated. All
Audiolab amplifiers, irrespective of their output power feature
the same gain parameters.
Try not to set the subwoofer input volume too high or you may
overload the input. See Page 10 of this manual for more
information and additionally, refer to your subwoofer
Your 8000AP ’s performance is determined by the care you
take in setting your system up: not merely the processor but all
connected sources, amplification and loudspeakers.
Phase is critical in a multi-channel environment. Make sure
that your loudspeakers are properly connected.
2: Controls and Connectors
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power/standby LED
input buttons
mode buttons
channel indicators
Dolby mode indicator
dts mode indicator
remote control sensor
display screen
volume knob
IEC mains input socket
mains on/off switch
external 5.1 input
analogue 5.1 outputs
back outputs (for 7.1)
coaxial digital inputs
HDMI output
HDMI 1 input
HDMI 2 input
RS232 (service only)
optical digital output
optical digital inputs
composite video output*
(for on-screen setup only)
23 tape input/ouput
24 stereo analogue inputs
25 mains input fuse
Make sure all system components are disconnected from the
mains before making or changing system connections!
3: Audio and Video Connections
Analogue Inputs and Outputs
Optical Digital Inputs
Your 8000AP has four optical inputs - DTV, DAB, MD,
DX2(Digital Aux 2). These should be connected to the
TOSLINK output on the source component using a quality,
optical cable. All connections are electrically identical.
Standard Analogue Inputs
Your 8000AP has four regular analogue stereo inputs -VCR,
SAT, TV, and AUX. These are electrically identical and may
be used for any analogue stereo audio source.
Optical Digital Output
There is a 5.1 analogue input, L: R: LS: RS: C: SUB for
connection of a multi channel SACD or DVD Audio player.
This input is a straight-line pass-through input. The output
appears unchanged at the 5.1 outputs of the 8000AP.
The signal at DIGITAL OUT is an unmodified copy of the
currently selected digital source, i.e. it is unaffected by the
volume control or processing mode. It is not possible to route
an analogue source to the digital output. This should be
connected to a digital recorder such as a DAT or MD recorder.
These inputs should be connected to a suitable line output on
the source component using high quality, screened, RCA
phono interconnects.
HDMI Connections
Analogue Outputs
There are two HDMI inputs. These should be connected via
an HDMI interconnect to the output of a DVD player or other
AV streaming device. They are identical.
The 8000AP can be configured to any multi-channel
combination, from stereo to full 7.1 output. The L (Front Left),
R (Front Right), LS (Left Surround) RS (Right Surround) , C
(Centre), LB (Left Back) and RB (Right Back) outputs should be
connected to the appropriate line inputs of your AV power
amplifier using quality, screened RCA phono interconnects.
The audio component of the HDMI input is stripped off and
routed through the processor. The processed output appears
at the analogue outputs of the 8000AP.
The HDMI output may be connected to an HDMI input on
your TV screen.
The SUB output should be connected to the line input of your
subwoofer using a high quality, well screened RCA phono
interconnect. Take care not to run the interconnect parallel
with mains wiring and other potential interference sources.
Apart from conducting the mandatory handshaking protocols
the video component of the HDMI signal is not processed by
the 8000AP. The video signal that appears at your TV is
entirely dependent on your DVD player or other source. To get
the best video result you should consult the handbooks of the
video source component and the TV.
Tape Input and Output
The TAPE OUT is a line-level output of the currently selected
stereo analogue input. It is unaffected by the volume control.
This should be connected to the input of a suitable recorder.
HDMI interconnects carry very high freqiencies and levels of
information. For optimum results use high quality
interconnects and ensure that they are as short as possible.
The TAPE IN should be connected to the analogue output of a
recorder. If you have a three head recorder you can compare
the original and recorded sound during recording
HDMI-DVI cables: A DVI enabled graphics card may be
connected to the HDMI input of the 8000AP. Likewise the
HDMI output may be connected to the DVI input of a
Computer monitor. In both cases a HDMI-DVI convertor will
be required. There are very real problems with computer
graphics cards and monitors when passing High Definition
Video signals. Even if they support HD, the lack of High
Definition Copy Protection (HDCP) circuitry in many products
means that HD signals will be blocked or downgraded to
standard definition video. If you are contemplating these
connections consult your manuals before proceeding.
Digital Inputs and Outputs
Coaxial Digital Inputs
Your 8000AP has three identical coaxial digital inputs - CD,
DVD, DX1(Digital Aux 1). These should be connected to the
SPDIF digital output on the source component using a quality,
screened, coaxial digital cable.
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4: Other Connections
On Screen Display Connections
There is a composite video output labelled OSD. This
connection is purely for viewing the Setup menu on your
TV screen.
Connect a single RCA video interconnect from the OSD
socket of the 8000AP to the Composite Video (CVBS) input
on your TV screen. Once you have set up your 8000AP you
may disconnect this cable as basic system parameters can be
set up from the front panel of the 8000AP.
The RS 232 connection is for applying patches and upgrades
to the software and is specifically for the use of appointed
qualified service agents. This connection should never be
used in normal operation.
Mains Input
Before connecting the 8000AP to the mains supply make sure
that all the other connections to your AV system have been
properly and securely made. Switch the mains supply at the
wall socket and then using the cable supplied, connect the
socket on the back of your 8000AP to an AC supply outlet.
The 8000AP has been designed to remain connected to
power at all times to optimise its sonic performance. The
8000AP will automatically switch into standby when first
connected to power.
The principal means of disconnection from the mains is the
on/off switch located on the rear panel. This must be kept
unobstructed and freely operable at all times.
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5: Basic System Connections
Audio/Visual Connections
You will need a source of audio-visual signals such as a DVD
player to feed into your 8000AP
CD Players and standard DVD players should be connected
via the Digital SPDIF inputs (optical or co-axial). You will need
a single RCA digital cable for co-axial inputs or a TOSLink
optical cable for optical connections.
Tuners and other analogue sources should be connected via
a screened stereo RCA phono interconnect to the Analogue
stereo inputs.
cable for Setup
on-screen display
HDMI enabled DVD players may be connected to the HDMI
input for audio and video signals via an HDMI cable - for
optimum sinal transmission this cable should be as short as
Picture Connections
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The TV screen may be connected to the 8000AP via the HDMI
out socket. This will route video signals from the HDMI player
to the TV with minimal processing from the 8000AP. Again
keep the HDMI interconnect as short as possible.
If you are using a screen resolution of1080p ensure that
the input and output cables are HDMI approved - consult
your dealer for advice.
A composite input on the TV screen may be connected to the
OSD socket on the 8000AP via a single RCA phono lead. This
is solely for the purpose of viewing the setup menu of the
8000AP on the TV screen.
Amplifier Connections
Finally connect the line outputs of the 8000AP to the power
amplifier (and subwoofer). You can connect any amplifier
from regular 2 channel stereo to a full 7 channel system. All
interconnects are RCA phono.
The connection diagram on this page shows a typical 7.1AV
system connected to source and amplification components.
Always ensure that all components in your AV system are
switched off and disconnected from the mains supply
before making or changing any connections.
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6: Remote Handset
Fitting Batteries
Open the cover. Unwrap the supplied AAA batteries
and place them in the battery compartment with the
polarity as shown. Replace the cover.
Enter/leave the on-screen setup menu
Bring the unit in/out of Standby mode
Toggle “Night” mode on/off
Mute/unmute the sound
Adjust left/right balance of font speakers
Navigation buttons (in Setup menu)
{Adjust Balance (During Play)
an action (in Setup menu)
Access setup options (During Play)
Always use AAA batteries and always replace them in
sets. Never mix old and new batteries. Very weak
batteries can leak and damage the handset. Replace
them in good time!
Do NOT short circuit batteries or throw them into
water, the general rubbish or a fire. Dispose of used
batteries with regard to recycling regulations in your
1: Open the battery
compartment cover
2:Insert 2AAA batteries
Adjust the Volume level
Co-axial digital input selection
HDMI input selection
Analogue input selection
11 5.1
5.1 analogue input key
Optical digital input selection
Return to main menu options (in Setup mode)
Down-mix a multi-channel signal to stereo
Cycle analogue and digital processing modes
Toggle the display off/on
Handset Operation
17 Q-SET
Enter/leave the front panel setup menu
Point the handset at the 8000AP display window
and press the relevant key. The handset should be
within 15 metres of the 8000AP and there must be
a clear line of sight between the two units.
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3: Replace the cover
7a: Setting Up the 8000AP - 1
Getting Started
Entering and Navigating the Set Up Menu
Read this manual thoroughly so you get to understand the
main controls of the 8000AP and how they work.
The on-screen set-up menus are operated by the handset.
• Press the keys to select “Speaker Sizes”
• Press ENTER
• To enter set-up mode, press the MENU key.
• Make sure your power amplifier/s are switched off.
• Switch on all source units (and the TV monitor if used).
• Connect the 8000AP to the mains power and switch on.
• Switch the unit on via the mains switch on the rear panel.
The power LED will illuminate, the front panel display window
will show the Model No and the software version.
V 3.20
• Press the keys to select “Speaker Sizes”
• Press the
keys to toggle Large or Small
If you select Large: No further action is needed.
The 8000AP will then go into Standby.
To bring the unit out of standby: Press the Standby key on
the handset or the front panel.
If the Menu screen does not appear: You may need to set
the TV system in the QSet menu. Refer to Page 19
• Now switch on the power amplifier/s.
Configuring the 8000AP
Press the keys to navigate
the cursor to the desired option.
On Screen Display Menu
When setting up your unit for the first time the process will be
simplified if you run the On-screen Set-up as this will ensure
you enter all the essential parameters required.
Once the required settings are input and saved, you may alter
them at any time. Changes will be retained when the unit is
switched off or even if the mains power is removed, provided
they have been saved.
You must connect your television to the OSD output in order
for the on-screen information to be displayed.
QSet (Quick set)
The QSet menu enables you to set basic parameters of the
8000AP from the front panel without using a TV connection.
The QSet menu is intended for use when the 8000AP is
operational. The OSD set-up menus contain items absent in
the QSet menu and vice versa, so both menus should be
enabled if you wish to take advantage of the full range of set
up possibilities featured in the 8000AP.
Press ENTER to access the submenu
Press BACK to jump back up to
the front page
If you select Small: You will be
asked to set the bass cut
• Press to select 50Hz,
80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz.
• Now press to select
Do you have a centre
Press the MENU key to exit the
OSD menu and save the setting.
If you have not made any changes to your settings you will
simply exit the on-screen menu system.
NOTE: The 8000AP factory settings allow you to operate
your system “straight out of the box” but the unit will not
perform at its best until you fully set it up. Also the pre-set
configurations may not correspond to your system.
If you select Large for the
front speakers you may select
Large, Small, or None
If you select Small for the front
speakers you may only select
Small or None
Loudspeaker set-up
You will be asked to enter which speakers are present in your
system, whether they are “Large” or “Small”. If you select
“Large” the full bass range will be delivered to the speakers. If
you select “Small” you will be asked to enter the frequency at
you wish to cross them over to the sub-woofer. (refer to your
loudspeaker manuals for details)
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After setting up the size and bass parameters of the
centre speaker:
7b: Setting Up the 8000AP - 2
Loudspeaker Distances
• Press the keys to select
• Press BACK to jump back up to the front page
• Press the keys to select “Speaker Distance”.
• Press ENTER
• Press ENTER
• Press BACK to
jump up to the
front page
• Press the keys to select
Speaker Levels.
• Press ENTER
• Press the keys to select
Noise On
If you have set the front speakers to Large: you will be
able to select Large, Small or None for the surrounds.
If you have set the front speakers to Small: you will be
able to select Small or None for the surrounds.
You will hear a burst of white noise from the Left Front speaker.
The volume at the Left Front speaker sets the reference level
for the calibration. All levels must be set to this reference.
Individual levels can be varied by up to +/- 10dB.
After setting up the size and bass parameters of the
surround speakers:
When the noise generator is turned on, the volume
automatically goes to -30dB. This master level may be
adjusted to suit your system with the volume control on the
front panel or via the handset. Do not adjust the volume
during calibration after the level is established.
• Press the keys to select
• Press ENTER
By default the Back speakers are fixed at Small with
predetermined bass cut-off at 100 Hz. You can select None,
One (for 6.1), or Two (for 7.1).
After setting up the size and bass parameters of the
back speakers:
• Press the keys to select
• Press ENTER
• Select Yes/ No
These measurements are used by the 8000AP in surround
modes to correct for delays in sound reaching your ears due
to differences in the distance between each speaker and the
listening position.
Use the keys to select the loudspeaker and the keys
to vary the distance. The distance can be set from 0 to 10
metres in units of 25cm. A speaker entered as none will have
no distance shown on the screen.
Using a Sound Level Meter: Set the meter to ‘C’ weighting
with ‘slow’ response and to read 75dB SPL at centre scale.
Place the meter at ear level at your seated listening position.
Point the microphone at the ceiling.
Adjust the Volume level so the sound level meter reads75dB.
Select each speaker in turn. Adjust the relative channel levels
on-screen using the keys on the handset until the sound
level meter reads 75dB on all channels.
Set Up By Listening- Sit in your normal seated listening
position. With the Volume keys, set the Left Front speaker
to the equivalent to normal conversation. Now select each
speaker in turn and adjust the on-screen level using the keys on the handset to sound the same as the Left Front
speaker. During this process you may have to re-visit some
loudspeakers to reset the level.
Speaker Calibration
Do not adjust the volume control during the calibration.
Speaker calibration is essential to achieve a correctly centred
sound image; follow it carefully. We suggest you use a sound
level (SPL) meter; otherwise you can set up the levels by ear- you
will have to be careful to match the output levels for each
speaker to sound equally loud.
Setting up the Subwoofer input level:
Leave the subwoofer level on the screen at 0dB. Adjust the
subwoofer’s volume control to sound as close to the reference
Left Front speaker as you can. Now trim the on-screen
subwoofer level with the keys on the handset. The object
is to get the subwoofer level as close to 0dB as possible.
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7c: Setting Up the 8000AP - 3
Checking the Setup levels
Mode Setup Options
• Press the keys to select Noise Off
• Press the SETUP key to exit setup mode
You should now listen to some music on all your selected
channels to establish that the levels are correctly set.
Listening to sources
• Connect a multichannel source (i.e DVD player)
• Select the input with the proper key on the remote control
Typical DVD source material is 5.1
VOL -30dB
The player screen will indicate the input selected, the default
mode of the information on the DVD and the volume. In the
example above, the 8000AP is receiving a DTS encoded
signal in 5.1mode
The Active channel lights tell you which outputs have audio
present. The number of channels in the source material is
indicated on the display i.e. 3/2.1 = 3 front, 2 surround and
1 LFE channel.
Press the MODE key on the handset or the front panel to cycle
the mode options for the current source material
When receiving DTS ES Discrete (6.1) the display will look
like this:
VOL -30dB
ES Discrete
Stereo Mix
VOL -30dB
Stereo Mix
When you have all the channels in your system operational,
you can trim the levels using the QSet facility. This will save
you having to flip back and forth between the Setup screen
and the DVD picture. (see P 16-17)
5.1 Input Bypass Level Setup
Use this screen only if you are using an external analogue 5.1
source, such as a laserdisc player connected via its analogue
outputs. You cannot enable the back speakers in this mode
• Press MENU to
display the
setup front
• Press the keys to select
Mode Options.
• Press ENTER
• Press MENU to
display the
setup page.
Dolby Pro Logic II
creates five full-bandwidth output channels from 2-channel
sources. Two different modes are available:
Pro Logic II Movie is pre-configured by Dolby.
Pro Logic II Music can be adjusted as follows:
Panorama mode extends the front stereo image to include
the surround speakers for a ‘wraparound’ effect with side wall
imaging. This is effective for recordings which have strong left
or right-channel elements in the mix.
Adjustment: On/Off
Centre Width Control allows the sound of the centrechannel to be apportioned between the centre channel
loudspeaker and the left/right front loudspeakers, from ‘no
sound’ in the centre to ‘full’ centre performance.
Adjustment: L/R :0-6 - 3 is mid point
Dimension Control allows to move the sound field towards
the front or the rear, depending on how much spatial effect
there is in a stereo recording.
Adjustment: L/R :0-6 - 3 is mid point
DTS Neo:6 Music is a post processing mode providing up to
seven sound channels from stereo matrix material. The
CGain adjustment controls the amount of subtraction of
derived centre channel material from L and R channels.
Adjustment: CGain: 0.0-0.5 in steps of 0.05
NOTE: Setting mode options will only be effective if you have
multi-channel loudspeakers. If you have only two (i.e. stereo)
speakers the mode will always default to stereo, regardless of
the mode options set.
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• Press the keys to select
5.1 Bypass
Input Levels
• Press ENTER
This screen is similarl to the Speaker Levels Menu except that
there is no sound generator. Determine the levels by ear with
a suitable source. We recommend you set the levels to be
identical to the Speaker levels menu and proceed from there.
HDMI Setup
• Access the
• Press ENTER
This menu allows you to map an HDMI source input to any
digital input. This routes the video portion of the HDMI signal
to the TV but disables the audio portion. The audio
connection is made from the source component to the digital
input of your choice - optical or co-axial as needed.
Why would you want to do this?
• You have a source e.g. A PC, with a DVI output: you can
connect the video to the 8000AP via a DVI-HDMI cable
and connect the SPDIF output to a digital input on the
8000AP. You can now watch DVDs or stream audio or A/V
content via the 8000AP. (See Page 5 for HDCP issues).
7d: Setting Up the 8000AP - 4
Other Options
• Press MENU to
display the setup
• Press the keys to select
Other Options
• Press ENTER
Bass Manager
This is a special setting for 2ch. PCM / analogue only and
does not otherwise affect the normal working of the Bass
manager. If you want subwoofer output from stereo material
when using large front speakers use this setting. The choices
Normal - No subwoofer out from stereo material when L & R
speakers are set to Large.
L+R to Subwoofer. The low bass output of both channels is
mixed to mono and fed to the subwoofer.
If your speakers are large truly full range models you may
prefer the purist view and disable the subwoofer in Stereo. As
always, personal preferences will come into play.
DAC Filter
You can set the DAC filter to Fast or Slow.
The Fast filter has better technical performance and best
attenuation of spurious signals but sounds “mechanical” to
many people. The Slow filter has improved group delay
characteristics and a gentler roll off but could result in higher
spurious noise levels.
Upsampling applies only to Audio PCM or HDCD streams.
The default setting is “Off”. Setting upsampling ”On” pushes
the noise spectrum further up the band resulting in an
increased “airy” sound which many prefer. We suggest you
listen with upsampling on and off and choose accordingly.
System Reset
Select YES to reset the system setup parameters to factory
defaults. After a short pause the 8000AP responds with the
message “DONE” and the default status is re-established.
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8a: Operation
Switching On and Off
• Make sure your power amplifier/s are switched off.
• Switch on all source units (and the TV monitor if used).
• Connect the 8000AP to the mains power and switch on.
• Switch the unit on via the mains switch on the rear panel.
The Power LED illuminates, the display shows the Mode and
the software version. The 8000AP will then go into Standby.
• Bring the unit out of Standby: Press the Standby key on
the handset or the front panel.
• Now switch on the power amplifier.
• To set the 8000AP to Standby: Press the Standby key on
the handset or the front panel.
When switched out of Standby, the last input and volume level
used is re-selected. If the volume was set to a high level when
last used the unit will power on at a safe volume of -20dB.
Basic 5.1Format
Dolby/DTS indicators
V 3.20
Volume Level
VOL -30dB
Front Channels
Rear Channels
DTS Extended Format
Volume Level
VOL -20dB
VOL -30dB
ES Discrete
Selecting a Digital Input
There are three digital co-ax inputs DVD, CD, DX1 and four
optical inputs DTV, DAB, MD, DX2.
There are also two HDMI inputs HDMI1, HDMI2
A digital source may be selected by pressing the appropriate
input keys on the remote handset or by pressing the digital
button on the front panel until the desired source is shown in
the display window.
The selected digital source is automatically connected to the
digital output (DIGITAL OUT) socket.
If the source is switched off or disconnected or has no
active audio: ‘Silent’ appears in the window.
Front Channels
Rear Channels
Dolby Extended Format
Volume Level
Format Information
Front Channels
Rear Channels
VOL -30dB
Note: The titles of the digital inputs are descriptors: the digital
co-axial inputs are identical as are the digital optical inputs
and the two HDMI inputs.
Digital Screen Displays
Format Information
Volume Level
When a detectable digital format is received by the 8000AP
the screen will display the input, the receiving format and the
number of channels received. Examples of typical screen
displays are given on Page11 and in the next column.
Audio Format
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VOL -30dB
VOL -30dB
8 Channels
Number of PCM Channels
8b: Operation - 2
Digital Modes
Analogue Screen Displays and Modes
If, for any given input source, a mode option is changed the
8000AP will remember this change and use the last option
applied whenever the same encoded material is detected.
There are four Analogue inputs: VCR, SAT, TV, AUX.
Additionally there is a TAPE input and a 5.1 bypass input.
Note: The titles of the analogue inputs are descriptors: all the
analogue inputs are identical as are the digital optical inputs
and the two HDMI inputs.
When this input is selected you can only alter the volume and
balance. You can also trim the channel parameters via the
OSD menu.
VOL -30dB
PLII Movie
Pressing the MODE button will invoke several matrixed post
processing modes. With the exception of Dolby PLII Movie
and DTS Neo 6 Cinema, parameter adjustments for the other
modes can be accessed in the Setup menu. (See Page11).
VOL -30dB
PLII Music
VOL -30dB
NEO:6 Cinema
VOL -30dB
NEO:6 Music
5.1 bypass input
All processing modes are disabled when this input is selected
5.1 Bypass VOL -30dB
Active Channels
The Active channel lights tell you which outputs, at any given
moment, have audio present.
You may listen to the analogue tape input by pressing the tape
key on the remote control, or the tape button on the front
panel of the 8000AP.
The 5.1 input routes the 5.1 analogue inputs on the rear
panel directly to the volume control on the 8000AP. When you
select this input you will hear a relay operate as the input is
selected and all processing functions are disabled.
The basic operating mode is 2 Channel Stereo.
The TAPE input allows a tape monitor function (if you have a
three head recorder).This enables you to compare the quality
of a tape recording to the original at the time of recording.
The selected analogue input, the left and right channel of the
5.1 input or the left and right channel of a processed digital
signal are connected to the TAPE OUT output when you
select the relevant input.
VOL -30dB
NOTE: The options available will reflect only your chosen
loudspeaker configuration. For example, if you only have
Stereo loudspeakers or have enabled only the Front
loudspeakers the available options will default to Stereo only.
Selecting an Analogue Input
An analogue source may be selected by pressing the
appropriate input keys on the remote handset or by pressing
the analogue button on the front panel until the desired
source is shown in the display window.
The four regular analogue inputs and the Tape input all
operate in the same way.
The 8000AP will detect and display the format of the source
material received. Press the MODE key on the handset or
front panel to cycle through the options relevant to that
format. For example, when receiving Dolby Digital 3/2.1
(5.1) you have the option to apply “EX” processing to create a
back channel or “Stereo Downmix” if you just want to listen to
2 channels.
front left
front right
surround left
surround right
back left
back right
5.1 bypass
8c: Operation - 3
Volume Control
Night Mode
The VOLUME knob, and the VOL keys on the handset
control the level of all connected loudspeakers. They do not
affect the TAPE or DIGITAL OUT sockets.
This mode works with Dolby Digital or DTS Digital Surround
sources which include Night Mode control parameters. Night
Mode reduces the dynamic range for quieter listening, so that
you can comfortably hear quieter passages at lower volume
levels -low levels are boosted, high levels are cut.
Turn the VOLUME knob clockwise to increase the volume or
anticlockwise to decrease the volume in 1dB steps. When you
reach either end of the volume range, you will still be able to
rotate the knob but the volume will stop changing.
The volume is alterable from -90dB (very low) to +15dB
(very loud). The Volume level appears in the display. If you go
below -90dB the 8000AP will mute and the word MUTE will
appear in the display.
Forced Stereo Operation
Pressing the STEREO key on the handset down-mixes a multichannel signal to a stereo (front left/right) signal only (the
stereo signal is created from all channels).
To mute all speaker outputs press the MUTE button on the
front panel or the mute key on the remote control. To restore
the volume press MUTE again.
The 8000AP mutes momentarily whenever you change inputs
or undertake certain functions.
Alter the balance to the Right or Left by rotating the Volume
knob or the Left/Right keys on the handset. Keeping the
keys held down will move the sound progressively
further left or right.
Press the BALANCE key on the front panel or the remote
control to exit Balance Mode
If you do nothing, after a short period the 8000AP will
automatically exit Balance Mode.
ES Discrete
Pressing the DISPLAY key on the handset switches the display
off and on. When the 8000AP is operational and the display
is switched off only the Standby light remains on to show the
unit is active.
If you set the 8000AP to Standby when the display is switched
off, when you bring the unit out of Standby the display will
Balance Control
L= 0.0dB
R= 0.0dB
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Stereo Mode
(Subwoofer Enabled)
The subwoofer will appear in the Active Channels display if
Stereo Mode
the Front speakers have been set to Small or if the bass
management in the Setup menu has been set to L+R= to
Display On/Off
Note: If you have turned the volume down manually below
the -90dB mark, the MUTE display will not turn on or off when
you press the MUTE key.
Press the BALANCE key on the front panel or the remote
control to enter Balance Mode
Night Mode = Off
Night Mode will remain active until it is switched off.
Always switch this mode off after use.
Note: The 8000AP remembers the volume when put into
Standby and returns to this volume when next switched on. If
the last used volume is above -20dB, the 8000AP will power
on at a level of -20dB. This eliminates surprises caused by a
high previous volume setting.
Altering the Front Speakers Balance
Press NIGHT MODE on the handset to toggle Night Mode
On or Off
Night Mode = On
9a: The Qset Menu - 1
The QSet menu enables you to set up basic system
parameters from the front pane.
The best way is to use QSet to trim the system. If you are
making adjustments to the setup so you can play a disc that is
not properly set up, or you are listening in a location that is not
the main listening seat, set the parameters back to their
original values at the end of the session.
If you select Small:
(Qset) SIZES
Centre = Small 50Hz
Press the keys to set 50Hz, 80Hz,100Hz, 120Hz
If you have no Centre Speaker or you want to disable it:
Press the keys until
you reach “None”
Entering and Navigating the QSet Menu
Set Surround Speakers
• To enter the QSet menu, press QSET on the handset.
Press the keys to toggle Large, Small or None
• Press the key to move down through the menus
• Press the key to move up through the menus
• Press the keys to select a parameter within a menu
• To leave the QSet menu, press the QSET key.
Press QSet
Set Front Speaker Size
Front Left:
(Qset) SIZES
Surround = Large
Back Left:
(Qset) SIZES
If you select Small:
Set Front Left Speaker
If you have no Surrounds or you want to disable them:
(Qset) Sizes
Front= Large
Surr. Left:
Press the keys until
you reach “None”
(Qset) SIZES
Surround = None
Back Right:
Surr. Right
(Qset) Distances
Front Left = 3.50 m
Press the keys to set the distance. You can set distances
from 0.5m to 10 metres in 25cm steps.
When you have set the Front Left speaker:
Press the key to move to the next loudspeaker and repeat
the procedure to set all loudspeaker distances in sequence.
If you have two Back speakers: You will be prompted to set
the distance from each speaker to the listening seat
If you have only one (Centre Back)
Press the keys to toggle Large or Small
Front Right:
If a speaker is set to “None” it will not appear in the list
Press the key
Press the keys to set 50Hz, 80Hz,100Hz, 120Hz
Setting Loudspeaker Sizes
Press the keys to set the Subwoofer to Yes or No
Distances are set in metres from the listening seat. Starting
with the Front Left speaker, the menu enables you to go round
the room setting each speaker in turn. The sequence is:
After you have set the Centre Speaker Size:
Press the key
(Qset) SIZES
Subwoofer = Yes
Is there a subwoofer?
Setting Speaker Distances and Levels
(Qset) SIZES
Centre = None
QSet Menus
Set Speakers and sizes. If “small” set bass cut-off frequency
Set speaker distances from the listening position
Set speaker levels as perceived from the listening position
LipSync. Alter the delay between audio and video signals
OSD. Select NTSC or PAL for the OSD display.
Press the key
(Qset) Distances
LeftBack= 1.75 m
After you have set the Surround Speakers Size:
If you select Small:
(Qset) SIZES
Front= Small
After setting up all the Loudspeaker distances:
Press the key
(Qset) SIZES
Back = 1 Small
Set Back Speakers
Press the keys to set 50Hz, 80Hz,100Hz,120Hz
After you have set the Front Speaker Sizes:
Press the key
Set the Centre Speaker
Press the keys to select 1, 2 or None
(Qset) SIZES
Back = 2 Small
(Qset) SIZES
Centre = Large
Press the keys to toggle Large, Small or None
Back effects speakers are
permanently set to “Small”
(Qset) SIZES
Back = None
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Press the key
Press to set the noise on/off
(Qset) Levels
Noise = Off
If you select On: You will hear a noise
burst from the Left Front Speaker.
(Qset) Levels
Noise = On
The default noise level is
-30dB. This level will not
appear when you switch the
generator on. Move the
(Qset) Levels
Noise = On -29dB
Volume Knob or alter the
volume level at the handset
to trigger the level display.
9b: The Qset Menu - 2
Setting Speaker Levels
Lip-Sync Adjustment
The Front Left loudspeaker determines the reference level. All
the other speaker levels are established as variations up or
down from this level. If for any reason you change the
reference level you will need to re-set all the loudspeakers.
The levels of all loudspeakers are set in order
Front Left (ref): Centre: Front Right: Surr. Right:
Subwoofer: Surr. Left: Back Left: Back Right
Lip-sync adjustment will mainly be needed in the following
1 Some modern flat panel screens have heavy amounts of
video processing which adds delay, hence the need to delay
the audio so the picture and sound match.
Set a comfortable level for the Left Front Speaker.
2 Occasionally there are lip-sync problems, even with
‘correctly’ synchronized soundtracks. This may be because of
poor dubbing which cannot be compensated for as the delay
is erratic.
Press the key
Press the key
If a speaker is set to “None” it will not appear in the list
(Qset) Levels
Centre =
0 dB
Press the keys to adjust the level of each loudspeaker to
be the same as the Front Left loudspeaker. Individual speaker
levels can be adjusted by up to +/- 10dB.
When you have set one speaker:
Press the key to move to the next loudspeaker and repeat
the procedure to set all loudspeaker levels in sequence.
If you have two Back speakers: You will be prompted to set
the relative level of each speaker.
If you have only one (Centre Back)
(Qset) Levels
LeftBack = 0 dB
After setting up all the Loudspeaker levels:
Press the key
(Qset) Levels
Subwoofer =
0 dB
if you are trimming the subwoofer. Press the keys to
set the level to be the same as the Front Left loudspeaker
If you are establishing the level and have not already set
up the subwoofer in the Setup Menu: Follow the procedure
described on Page10
(Qset) Li p Sync
Delay =
0 ms
Press the keys to adjust the delay from 0 - 500ms
NOTE: The selected lip-sync delay will remain even after
the 8000AP is switched off. If you have adjusted the lip-sync
because of programme irregularities you should reset it to the
correct value (or the default setting) immediately you have
finished listening to the affected programme.
Finally, after setting all he system parameters:
Press the QSET key on the handset to exit the Qset screen.
On Screen Display Adjustment
The default TV system for the On Screen Display is PAL. If you
have an NTSC TV set (or have inadvertently set the OSD to
NTSC in a PAL area) the Menu Screen may not be visible.
Press QSET on the handset to enter the QSet menu.
Press the key to move down through the menus until you
reach the final screen
Mode = PAL
Press the keys to toggle the TV system from PAL to NTSC
Press the QSET key on the handset to exit the Qset screen.
We suggest you follow the procedures described on
Page 12 when setting Loudspeaker Levels.
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10: Troubleshooting
Until you are familiar with the operation of your 8000AP,
you may experience occasional difficulties. This guide
will help you overcome the most likely issues.
No lights on the unit
Check that:
• the mains lead is plugged in and that the outlet to which it is
connected to is switched on.
• the mains switch on the 8000AP is ON.
No response/poor response to handset commands
Check that:
• the 8000AP is switched on.
• there are fresh batteries in the remote control.
• the 8000AP’s display window is visible and you are pointing
the remote control towards it.
No on-screen display
Check that:
• your television is on and switched to display the output from
the 8000AP.
• the correct video input is selected at the TV.
• the correct TV system is enabled (see Page 17)
No sound
Check that:
• the correct source is selected.
• the volume is turned up to a reasonable level
• the output is not muted.
• your source and power amplifier(s) are connected correctly
and switched on.
Sound is poor quality / distorted
Check that:
• all cables are making good connections. If necessary,
switch off the power, then withdraw the connector and plug it
back in again, then switch on the power.
• you have set the speaker type to suit your system.
• Night Mode is not enabled.
The sound does not co-incide with the picture
Check that:
• if you are using a flat screen TV the Lip-Sync is adjusted
The front panel display is blank
Check that:
• The display is not turned off. Press the display key on the
remote control.
Sound comes from only some of your loudspeakers
Check that:
• the 8000AP is set up to use all the speakers in your system.
• a suitable surround sound source is selected and playing.
• if you are playing a digital source, the player is outputting
multi-channel data.
• the display indicates that the disc is multi-channel .
• you have not selected the ‘stereo’ down-mix mode.
• the speaker balance is correct.
• all amplifiers are switched on.
The Mute function does not work
Check that:
• the volume has not been turned fully down to the mute
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11: Service & Warranty
Care & Cleaning
Audiolab limited warranty
While cleaning is in progress the AC power cord must be
unplugged from the AC power supply socket.
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.
If you have any queries regarding the use of Audiolab
equipment, consult your dealer.
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.
The warranty starts on the date of purchase (or the date of
delivery if this is later).
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.
Always telephone before returning any equipment.
A note should be enclosed with your name, address, telephone
number, and a brief description of the reason for return.
If you require Service outside the Warranty period, do not
hesitate to contact your dealer.
Service Address - UK
IAG Service Centre
Unit 4, St Margaret’s Way
Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate
Huntingdon Cambs
PE29 6EB
Tel:+44 (0)1480 452561 Fax: +44 (0)1480 413403
Service Address - USA
IAG America, Inc.
8440 154th Avenue NE
Redmond, Washington 98052
Tel: +1 425 861 3909 Fax: +1 425 861 3906
Terms and conditions:
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
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.
The following are not covered:
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.
Service Address - ASIA
IAG. Room 2310 - 2311, Press Building, Shennan Road C,
Shenzhen, China.
Tel: +86-755-82091200 Fax: +86-755-82091205
Equipment that has been operated in conjunction with
unsuitable, inappropriate or faulty apparatus.
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Repairs or alterations carried out by parties other than
Audiolab or its authorised agents or distributors.
Products not purchased from an Audiolab authorised
Products that were not new at the time of original
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.
12: 8000AP Specifications
Digital Inputs
Analogue Outputs
10Hz – 20KHz (±0.2dB)
5Hz – 75KHz (± 3dB)
0dBu (775mV)
Max 3.5V
< 0.002% (0dBFS @ 1KHz)
90dB to +15dB in 1dB steps ,
Channel imbalance < 0.1dB
> 103dB
16bit, Fs= 44.1KHz, B/W 20Hz- 20KHz
Analogue Inputs
0dBu (775mV); Max 3.5V
Unity Gain (1) with Vol. Level at 0dB
10Hz – 20KHz (±0.2dB)
5Hz – 24KHz (± 3dB)
< 0.003% (rel. 2V@1kHz)
Bandwidth = 20Hz - 20KHz
5.1 Bypass Input
0dBu (775mV); Max 3.5V
Unity Gain (1) with Vol. Level at 0dB
10Hz – 20KHz (±0.2dB)
5Hz – 100KHz (± 3dB)
< 0.001% (rel. 2V@1kHz)
> 110dB
Video Outputs
1.5Vp-p , 75 Ω
overall (WxHxD)
DSP: Dual DSP, Cirrus Logic CS494003, 24Bit front end /
32Bit Post processing
D/A converters: 24Bit / 192KHz bit-stream
Adjustable D/A filter response
A/D converters: 24Bit / 48KHz bit-stream
Upsampling: 2x (on Digital PCM & HDCD)
Audio Processing Modes:
HDMI 1.2a compliant
HDMI 1.3 compatible
Max resolution 1080p
HDCP compatible
Key Features
90 - 100 V /110 - 120 V / 220 - 240V
(marked on the rear of the unit)
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
DTS ES Matrix
DTS ES Discrete
DTS 96/24
PCM Stereo (24bit / 192KHz)
2 Ch PCM 24Bit / 192KHz via HDMI
8 Ch. PCM 24Bit / 96KHz via HDMI
5.1 Analogue Bypass
15W Operational
< 7W Standby
445 mm x 75 mm x 338 mm
Net: 5.76 Kg
shipping: 7.38 Kg
Audiolab reserves the right to alter design and specification without notice.
Specification may vary for different countries.
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HDMI max resolution 1080p
OSD (On Screen Display) Composite Video (PAL/NTSC)
2 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output
3 Coaxial Digital SPDIF inputs
4 Optical Digital SPDIF inputs
1 Optical Digital SPDIF output
5 Analogue Inputs via RCA phono connectors
8 Analogue Outputs (7.1) via RCA phono connectors
1 Analogue Tape Output via RCA phono connector
6 Analogue Inputs (5.1 Bypass) via RCA phono connectors
1 OSD (On Screen Display) output (Composite Video)
1 RS232 Communications port
Separate Analogue and Digital Power Supply with 10
Regulated Supplies.
IAG House,
Sovereign Court,
Ermine Business Park,
PE29 6XU
Tel: 01480 447700
Fax: 01480 431767
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