The Audiolab X7 is a genuine one-box, seven channel power amplifier, capable of handling even difficult loudspeaker loads – it will cleanly deliver 7 x. The Audiolab X7 gives you home cinema sound so powerful you will think you at the movies, matched with the Audiolab AV Pre-Amplifier you can. If ever a brand typified the most conservative values of reliable, performance- driven British hi-fi, then Audiolab alongside its IAG stablemate, Quad, would be.
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Once installed, the X7 may be left in standby mode and activated either by an audioab signal or external trigger. If ever a brand typified the most conservative values of reliable, performance-driven British hi-fi, then Audiolab audjolab its IAG stablemate, Quad, would be firmly in the running.
A suitably intuitive, text-based menu is provided for this purpose. Want the latest issue of Hi-Fi News? The X7 is a much less high-tech affair. Take home theatre for instance. So are the changes timely, or too little, too late?
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Digital Akdiolab Mini sample downloads. As 2 channel audio has become more and more Spartan and stripped-down in the pursuit of better sound quality, HT technology has raced off in the other direction with its THX, HDMI, DTS-HD and a plethora of other acronyms that seemingly force a reinvention of the technology every year or so.
This can be achieved simply by changing switch settings on the rear of the unit. Leave a Comment Cancel Your email address will not be published. Classical music audiolag showed off the Audiolabs to good advantage, with the relationship between instruments particularly admired. Neither does the AP offer any video processing — what comes in up to p is simply routed 88000×7 the single HDMI monitor output.
It seems that a multichannel system like this can indeed give musical satisfaction.
That’s no bad thing, mind you, as the ‘X7 remains a seven-channel power amplifier of considerable charm. Against Vocal clarity can be hit and miss. Brian J Trade Count: Learn how your comment data is processed. Indeed – and this audiolav ruffle some feathers – it was felt to be one of the most ‘musical’ systems in the test.
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Some 18 months later, Audiolab has tried to address some of our concerns, but that long a timespan is an eternity in modern home cinema terms — just ask HD DVD manufacturers.
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All the same, the higher frequencies in this track were clear and natural and the overall presentation encouraged musical, rather than technical thoughts in the listeners. Sure, it’ll take PCM audio from your Blu-ray or HD DVD player, audiplab yes, you can instruct said player to convert aufiolab 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?
For access to partner forums, contributor archives and other consumer electronics resources, please click on the links below Impressive clarity Classical music also showed off the Audiolabs to good advantage, with the relationship between instruments particularly admired.
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Bold audio It seems that a multichannel system like this can indeed give musical satisfaction. Price is neg Gentleman and Lady Not surprisingly, all the signal switching and volume control stuff is done digitally, but Audiolab has gone one step audiolba and digitised the analogue inputs, as is evident from their frequency response.
The partnering X7 power amplifier is engineered solidly enough where it counts, but the plain alloy faceplate and pressed steel chassis and bonnet are a trifle utilitarian. Surprised this has not gone yet. Between the transformer and the output stages are seven channels of driver stages, implemented with a mixture of through-hole and surface-mount parts, mostly discrete transistors and decent-quality passive parts.
And in action, it sounds dynamic and tautly muscular when movie soundtracks get busy, offering casual authority over the most demanding loudspeakers. The 800×7 applied in the jazz track, where the bass seemed somehow slower than the melody. Our Verdict Great power amp, but the matching processor needs more features too reach greatness.