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Audiolab 8000A MK 1,2 and 3


Established Member
I cant help directly but you might get some more joy if you asked this question in the Tag owners section in the manufacturer specific section.


Standard Member
Hi Toocan,

Hope my comments help, I spent a good while trailing all the forums and websites, and actually got a very good response from Kevin Green at Audiocellar (www.audiocellar.co.uk)

To quote from my correspondence with him.


Early amps - mk1 - grey, five inputs.

Mid amps, - mk2 - black, sometimes with a silver top cover (1991 only), six inputs

Late amps - mk3 - all black, PSU changed to remove earth and double insulate

Serials with B,D,E,F are the easiest to support going forwards, before this there are now many obsolete things that are a pain.


I personally had a mk1 (grey, on the back you will notice it has separate MM/MC and Load inputs), the newer ones didn't have the load connectors.

I will be getting my mkIII in a few weeks times. Looking forward to some nostalgic times with it :).

Also, other extra and useful information I found was from this post too


Let us know if you do get one, they are still very good even after 10/15/20 years.


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