Audiolab Mono blocks

Emark600

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Hi All,

just having a think about adding a couple of the Audiolab mono blocks in a bi-amped set up from an Audiolab 9000a.

anyone any experience or suggestions with the MBs?

thanks
 

Emark600

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I'd be interested to know what speakers the OPs using. I know by my Dalis it can transform the overall presentation.
PSB T 600 s

and yes the 9000a does thrill, I have always seen the benefits of bi amping, so just wondering if anyone else has experience of this combination.
 

Emark600

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I agree with the above comments.
If I bought a 9000A, I'd expect it to be all that I needed.
It is pretty much all and everything in an amp, best one I’ve ever had.

but Audiolab will tell us that the MBs add that extra ability, so that the amps don’t need running over 50% of volume..

and i have to confess, I have a sort of fetish for sinister looking power amps….no knobs or indicators, just an on button…..
 
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plastic penguin

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It is pretty much all and everything in an amp, best one I’ve ever had.

but Audiolab will tell us that the MBs add that extra ability, so that the amps don’t need running over 50% of volume..

and i have to confess, I have a sort of fetish for sinister looking power amps….no knobs or indicators, just an on button…..
As in Naim used to tell owners to buy their pre/power combo over an integrated, and their power supply boxes make so much difference. Well, they don't, not enough to justify the extra outlay.

Cyrus were the same with their PSX boxes you could add to the amp and CDPs. It made a difference but didn't make it sound better. To lesser extent Arcam offered upgrade package to their CD players. For about £350 you upgrade the CD73 to the CD82 or their flagship CD192. The CD82 was only £200 more.

The point I'm making is they will try and squeeze every last pound out of you, one way or another.

The only way to know if it is a justifiable increase in sound quality, go and demo some monoblocs with your speakers.
 
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Emark600

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As in Naim used to tell owners to buy their pre/power combo over an integrated, and their power supply boxes make so much difference. Well, they don't, not enough to justify the extra outlay.

Cyrus were the same with their PSX boxes you could add to the amp and CDPs. It made a difference but didn't make it sound better. To lesser extent Arcam offered upgrade package to their CD players. For about £350 you upgrade the CD73 to the CD82 or their flagship CD192. The CD82 was only £200 more.

The point I'm making is they will try and squeeze every last pound out of you, one way or another.

The only way to know if it is a justifiable increase in sound quality, go and demo some monoblocs with your speakers.
Yes, sadly my addiction to power amps started with the D290 from Arcam, which was very good, presently running a Rotel 1552, but just feel the MBs may be better….

it’s good to get opinions, as dealers will certainly give the salesman approach..I usually buy from Frank Harvey’s which have had plenty of my hard earned ver the last 30 years
 

nopiano

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Yes, sadly my addiction to power amps started with the D290 from Arcam, which was very good, presently running a Rotel 1552, but just feel the MBs may be better….

it’s good to get opinions, as dealers will certainly give the salesman approach..I usually buy from Frank Harvey’s which have had plenty of my hard earned ver the last 30 years
I guess the $64,000 question is with a budget of x, what’s the best amplification you can get for your speakers. However, if you’re wedded to menacing looking amps, I’m not sure what to suggest!
 

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