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Audiolab AP review | What Hi-Fi?

There are currently no reviews for this product. It comes with the remote, power lead, manual and the original box.

Time for some improvisation. If an involving all-round sound is your priority, give these a listen pronto. This Audiolab kit still has its appeal if you’ve room for only one system. As I had no schematic this was going to be a tricky one! First, there’s the simple issue of numbers. Auudiolab Lines Open Mon – Fri: It’s the AP processor that’s got the new toys here. Mind you, it wasn’t that old when the IR module failed?

Some SMD components are fixed to the board with adhesive prior to the re-flow soldering process. Email me audiklab stock arrives. Once removed I cleaned up the pads and scoured the Internet for a replacement.

All popular formats are supported and the unit is supplied as standard with trigger switches to allow integration with a full cinema installation. However the hard bit was removing the SMD module. This also required me to enlarge the front panel hole slightly.


I managed to obtain a slightly higher spec part that would do the job nicely. Optical and co-axial digital inputs, as well as analogue audio inputs, allow seamless transitions between audio sources. Showroom Open Mon – Fri: However, the mean spec seems too much of a compromise. For 800av, bold and immersive sound cast-iron build. So are the changes timely, or too little, too late?

Audiolab AV Repair

Please login or register. Apparently this AV receiver stopped responding to IR remote commands several years ago, which rendered the unit pretty well useless, as most of the settings are via OSD on screen display and the remote.

The Audiolab AV home theatre pre-amplifier is a fully featured 7. Some 18 months later, Audiolab has tried to address audiolba of our concerns, but that long a timespan is an eternity in modern home cinema terms — just ask HD DVD manufacturers.

Sure, it’ll take PCM audio from your Blu-ray or HD DVD player, and yes, you can instruct said player to convert every form of sound stored on your discs into a PCM signal that the Audiolab can understand — but wouldn’t you rather be able to listen to your discs’ soundtracks in their unconverted form?

These fellas are so expensive that I had to use the special fluffy repair bench! You don’t have permmission to comment, or comments have been turned off for this article.


I also had to replace the failed power led with a standard red 3mm type ajdiolab the type used by Audiolab are now obsolete.

The arrival of audio-capable HDMI switching two in, one out is obviously the most welcome improvement over the outgoing AV. One fully functioning AV receiver! Earn points [? Send to a friend.

One company in Japan hmm. Two HDMI ins just seems a little mean Click on the image to enlarge.

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Designed for the real AV enthusiast these and are capable of handling any of the most complicated of Home Theatre applications you should wish to throw at them. After de-soldering the terminals I couldn’t get the effing module off the board! Be the first the write a review. Please Log in or Register to write a review. I guess these component failures will be due to the standby power state taking it’s toll!

Audiolab 8000AV Processor

That, however, is your lot — and that’s 8000v issue in the modern market. Video switching is offered between up to eight inputs – both S-video and composite. Lighting and Effects Disco Lights.