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In the beginning of the 1980s, Audiolab was founded by audio fanatics Philip Swift and Derek Schotland. Their first product, the 8000A integrated amplifier from 1983, was designed out of frustration by the lack of decent audio equipment, which proved too expensive and cumbersomely sensitive to the system it was connected to.
The overwhelming success of the Audiolab 8000A amplifier was followed by various top-of-the-line products which solidified Audiolab's reputation for outstanding quality. The Audiolab 8000S, a remote controlled amplifier, which was flexible as well as clear. The Audiolab 8000T, one of the best FM tuners ever made. The Audiolab 8000PPA, a phono pre-amplifier for serious records collectors, and the Audiolab 8000M, which was one of the best monophonic power amplifier of its time.
TAG McLaren acquired Audiolab in 1997 and reintroduced the product line as the TAG McLaren Audio F3 series. This was why Audiolab lost its brand name for the time being. In this period, TAG McLaren focussed mainly on the production of high-end AV processors, loudspeakers and DVD players.
2004 saw the brand being transferred to IAG and Audiolab re-enter the market with a slimmed down line-up. At that moment, all products were born out of enthusiasm for music, and developed by a team of hi-fi specialists. Audiolab strives to continuously reach the highest levels of quality and performance. Once again, the focus lies on the philosophy of creating well-designed high-end components with superb performance.