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The Audiolab AV home theatre pre-amplifier audio,ab a fully featured 7. However the hard bit was removing the SMD module. It’s the AP processor that’s got the new toys here. One fully functioning AV receiver! Auxiolab HDMI ins just seems a little mean One company in Japan hmm.

The Audiolab AV Pre-Amplifier continues the theories of no- nonsense engineering and great production quality. We’ve looked at less expensive integrated receivers recently that sport four HDMI inputs and two outs.

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8000xv Apparently this AV receiver stopped responding to IR remote commands several years ago, which rendered the unit pretty well useless, as most of the settings are via OSD on screen display and the remote. Optical and co-axial digital inputs, as well as analogue audio inputs, allow seamless transitions between audio sources. This Audiolab kit still has its appeal if you’ve room for only one system.

So are the changes timely, or too little, too late?

Video switching is offered between up to eight inputs – both S-video and composite. It comes with the remote, power lead, manual and the original box. Some 18 months later, Audiolab has tried to auudiolab some of our concerns, but that long a timespan is an eternity in modern home cinema terms — just ask HD DVD manufacturers. The item is in good cosmetic condition. Against Short of the audio and video facilities you might expect at this price.


This also required me to enlarge the front panel hole slightly. Earn points [? These fellas are so expensive that I had to use the special fluffy repair bench! Time for some improvisation.

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All popular formats are supported and the unit is supplied as standard with trigger switches to allow integration with a full cinema installation. The audiolxb of audio-capable HDMI switching two in, one out is obviously the most welcome improvement over the outgoing AV.

So with a bit of messing around I managed to solder the new module to the board Viola! However, the mean spec seems too much of a compromise. I also had to replace the failed power led with a standard red 3mm type as the type used by Audiolab are now obsolete. After de-soldering the terminals I couldn’t get the effing module off the board!

Designed for the real AV enthusiast these and are capable of handling any of the most complicated of Home Theatre applications you should wish to throw at them. Some SMD components are fixed to the board with adhesive prior to the re-flow soldering process.

Our Verdict If an involving all-round sound is your priority, give these auduolab listen pronto.

First, there’s the simple issue of numbers. I had to very carefully destroy the thing with a pair of cutters without lifting the pads off the board! Be the first the write a review. After down-loading the manufacturers data sheet for the IR receiver module, I soon discovered that it wasn’t outputting any ttl levels. Sure, it’ll take PCM audio from your Blu-ray or HD DVD player, and yes, you can instruct said player to convert every 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?


It has been tested and is in full working order. Send to a friend. That, however, is your lot — and that’s an issue in the modern market. Mind you, it wasn’t that old when the IR module failed? If an involving all-round sound is your priority, give these a listen pronto. There are currently no reviews for this product. Please Log in or Register to write a review.

Audiolab AV Repair

Once removed I cleaned up the pads and scoured the Internet for a replacement. Click on the image to enlarge. Email me when stock arrives. Phone Lines Open Mon – Fri: I managed to obtain a slightly higher spec part that would do the job nicely.

Showroom Open Mon – Fri: Lighting and Effects Disco Lights. We Offer Part Exchange. As I had no schematic this was going to be a tricky one! I guess these component failures will be due to the standby power state taking it’s toll!