The Audiolab 8000m is a great amplifier. It is mostly held back by the quality components both in the power supply and signal path. You may not notice the slight edginess and lack of air and space around the top end - until it's gone!
Our upgrades begin by addressing these issues to release the hidden potential inside your amplifier.
Once upgraded you will hear more detail, clarity and definition. The detail is presented within a very natural and expansive soundstage, with more realistic and natural textures to instruments. Bass is much more defined and separated allowing bass lines in the musical structure to be more easily followed. In a nutshell the end result is just more of everything but with a natural presentation and flow which keeps you listening for hours.
Our Stage 2 upgrade includes:
Replacement of the main power supply electrolytic capacitors to Mundorf MLytic
Local decoupling capacitors are upgraded to the new Elna Cerafine
Additional Panasonic PPS filter capacitors
Additional power supply decoupling capacitors to help remove more noise from the power supplies
Larger Mundorf smoothing capacitors provide a rock-solid supply for improved dynamic swings
High Frequency Mains Filter (No Noise HF) improves leading edge attack of instruments
2 x Red Hill Audio Quintessence Voltage Regulators - gives sensitive input stage with supe-low-noise supplies