The AudioLab 7000A improves on the 6000A with a genuine 70W per channel output, a new DAC, a new full-colour IPS LCD screen and more. More compact than the 9000 series, it maintains crisp ergonomics, high-quality engineering, a useful range of facilities and an excellent all-around acoustic performance and connectivity.
AudioLab 7000A - Product Features
Classes of A and B
The AudioLab 7000A’s discrete Class AB power amp stage delivers 70W per channel into eight ohms, with a maximum current delivery of 9A amps into diﬃcult loads. A new standard in audiolab ampliﬁers, the output stage of the discrete power amp circuits uses a CFB (Complementary Feedback) topology. This ensures superior linearity and excellent thermal stability, as the idle current is kept independent of the temperature of the output transistors.
Critically speciﬁed by Jan Ertner (lead engineer for the audiolab brand); the newly developed power supply features a substantial 250VA toroidal transformer, followed by 4x15000uF reservoir capacity (60000uF in total), helps the amp to maintain ﬁrm control of the music whilst enabling excellent dynamic range.
Name Your Source
Whatever the input source – analogue, digital, wireless or TV – the 7000A has been crafted to the same level of detail one has come to expect from AudioLab. With the latest tech to be fully equipped to cover many bases, yet it maintains a price point that keeps the audiolab brand at the forefront of quality home audio.
Dual analogue inputs cater for CD players and line-level sources, dual Coax and SPDIF inputs expand this for the digital sources while a Bluetooth aptX receiver serves up a solution for wireless audio playback and smart devices.
The 7000A takes connectivity to a new dimension with a built-in Audio Return Channel (ARC) connection for use with screens – thus bringing the audiolab dynamic to TV-app based music playback and home theatre. And let’s not forget the direct-to-PC connection via USB.
As is standard with audiolab integrated ampliﬁers, the 7000A reaﬃrms the natural integration and synergy with an ESS ES9038Q2M chip. Improving on the 6000A with this latest iteration and taking learnings from the 9000A, the 7000A utilises ESS Technology’s 32-bit HyperStream architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator.
As with the 9000A, the 7000A uses a post-DAC ﬁlter based upon Class A topology and proprietary DC-coupled high-gain electronic amp designs to deliver ultra-low noise and high dynamic range for the digital audio connoisseur.
What’s more, the 7000A also delivers full decoding of MQA, the hi-res streaming technology from a custom-engineered MQA-certiﬁed DAC solution. This means that the complete ‘three unfold’ decoding process is performed internally, as opposed to just the ﬁnal unfold in the manner of an MQA ‘renderer’, which makes the 7000A an excellent system choice for subscribers to Tidal’s ‘HiFi Plus’ tier where Tidal Masters (MQA) content can be found.
What's in the Box?
- The AudioLab 7000A
- One IEC Power Cable for your Area
- One Remote Handset (Batteries not Included)
- Instruction Manual
- Full DAC (ES9038Q2M) and preamp facilities
- High-performance phono pre-amp
- Analogue and digital source connectivity
- Bluetooth aptX, aptX HD receiver
- Powerful stereo amplification
- Dedicated headphone amplifier
- 480x640 full view IPS LCD screen
- Three unbalanced analogue input pairs (AUX1, 2, 3)
- One unbalanced MM Phono input pair
- One unbalanced analogue power-amp input pair
- Two Optical and two COAX SPDIF digital inputs
- One 12V Trigger input
- Bluetooth 5.1 (aptX/aptX HD) input
- USB 2.0 port for replaying audio from a compatible host
- One HDMI ARC input
- Pre-amplifier output
- Loudspeaker output
- Headphone output
- 12V trigger output