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Replacing an Audiolab 8000A...?

Discussion in 'audio' started by madmike, Nov 3, 2021.

  1. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    A mate had a pair, he sold them to another mate, and on both occasions they sounded slow and dull. For a long time after I assumed it was a transmission line trait until I heard some little IPL acoustics transmission lines.
     
  2. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    I do...I make large reel tapes from vinyl, how else do I justify having a Teac A3300S?
     
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  3. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Oh dear....now you got me thinking. Most likely keep the 8000A...so what speakers would sound better then?
     
  4. Pine Marten

    Pine Marten pfm Member

    I went from an early 8000A to Naim32.5/110, 30 years ago. I still use my Revox A77 and Uher CR240 to record FM Radio 3 amongst other stuff. Also have loads of tapes of LP's, John Peel, Alan Freeman etc. Oh dear, that last one dates me!
     
  5. mercalia

    mercalia pfm Member

    I know you do the question was posted in general why as others have said you might struggle to find a modern amp with analogue (tape) loops. cassette and minidisc long dead - and if you do record to minidisc you would probably use a digital in/outs which some amps have esp digital preamps like the Audiolab 8200cdq. There is no modern replacement for cassette or minidisc ( reel tapes)? I suppose these days people (joe & mary bloggs) rip their cds on their computer ( even that is olde worlde) and as for LPS........the yoofs just like handling the artwork & smelling the ink. Then we have radio....
     
  6. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    That of course is my opinion only. If you like the speakers you like them.
     
  7. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Found a Sony TA F730 ES near me...looks very suitable...
     
  8. IVELIN

    IVELIN pfm Member

    I have a feeling that (assuming the Sony is in good shape) this Sony will make many other amps feel dull :D
     
  9. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Its got 3 tape loops....yippee
     
  10. Zombie

    Zombie pfm Member

    The 8000A has three loops, too
     
  11. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Really ? How did I miss that...is the third one the video ?
     
  12. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

  13. Zombie

    Zombie pfm Member

    Daaaa
     
  14. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    The chap selling the Sony TA F730 ES will go down to £270 which is good but it won't fit into my cabinet, therefore Audiolab gets to stay......oh well !
    If anyone else wants the Sony its on FB marketplace
     
  15. jobseeker

    jobseeker pfm Member

    I’ve got one tape loop on my Pathos Classic One - but I don’t use it
     

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