In the early 1980s Audiolab was founded by audio enthusiasts Philip Swift and Derek Scotland. The launch of their very first product, the 8000A Integrated Amplifier in 1983, was born out of their frustration that decent audio equipment appeared too expensive and was inconveniently sensitive to the system it was paired with.
The success of the 8000A Integrated Amplifier was followed by landmark products that built Audiolab’s enviable reputation for quality - the 8000S, a remote controlled amplifier which was both flexible and purist; the 8000T, which was one of the best FM Tuners ever made; the 8000PPA, a phono preamp for serious LP collectors, and the 8000M, which was one of the best monobloc power amps in the market during that time.
Audiolab is now one of the most prominent names in the British hi fi industry. The new Audiolab series marks a new generation of products for a storied British brand. The designers have worked diligently to maintain the ethos of the brand while infusing a level of musicality and modernity into an exciting new line of products.