The Malaysian hi-fi show is currently on, although it's not comparable to the best of them. One interesting bit was the demo of the Audiolab 8000 range (AV pre-pro and power amp was not playing), only the 8000S, M, Q playing thru Wharfedales. The interesting bit was not how the Q, S and M's sound, since it's the same sound as it was 10 years ago. No, the interesting bit is the price: £400 for each 8000M monoblock, same amount of money for the 8000Q. 8000S was cheaper but the 8000AV (AV30R clone?) was at £1,500 and the 700x7 clone was just under £1,000. Construction was plasticky, all knobs, buttons are plastic, I think even the front plate! Only available in silver. Particularly interested in the comparison between the "new" M's and the old M's since I still have a pair in my secondary system. Everything is exactly the same on the outside, down to the torx screws for the top lid, except for the redesigned buttons and plastic. Internally there are some component changes, i.e. lower grade ones are used in the "new" M's. I wonder if there will be a demand for monoblocks costing £400 in today's market? I suppose the cost is not too far off what the old ones fetch on Ebay. I can't see them selling that many 8000AV for at that price though, but the multichannel power amp might shift.