audiolab 6000A Integrated Amplifier with Monitor Audio BRONZE 500 Floorstanding speakers - Silver
This package includes :
1 x audiolab 6000A Integrated Amplifier
1 x pair Monitor Audio BRONZE 500 Floorstanding speakers
audiolab 6000A Integrated Amplifier
An amplifier remains the beating heart of any high-performance audio system, but in 2018 a truly versatile integrated amp needs to cover many bases – digital and analogue sources, wireless connectivity for portable devices, a phono stage to cater for vinyl playback, amplification for headphones as well as speakers… That’s a lot to pack in, whilst keeping performance high and the price tag affordable – and yet, that’s exactly what the 6000A delivers.
The Sound of Science
Outwardly, the 6000A bears strong resemblance to the 8300A with its rotary controls and large, central OLED display. Unlike its costlier, analogue-only sibling, it incorporates high-quality D/A conversion, enabling digital sources to be connected directly without an external DAC. It supplies four digital inputs, three line-level analogue inputs, an input for a turntable, wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and a dedicated headphone amp, in addition to its ability when driving loudspeakers.
Much effort has been made to ensure the 6000A’s digital circuitry delivers the level of quality one might expect of a high-performance standalone DAC. As ever, Audiolab has turned to the ES9018 Sabre32 Reference chip family to perform D/A conversion, utilising ESS Technology’s 32-bit HyperStream architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator to deliver ultra-low noise and high dynamic range.
No company knows more about making the most of this technically excellent, but challenging, DAC technology than Audiolab.
The 6000A’s discrete Class AB power amp stage delivers 50W per channel into eight ohms, with a maximum current delivery of 9 Amps into difficult loads. The output stage of the discrete power amp circuits uses a CFB (Complementary Feedback) topology, ensuring superior linearity and excellent thermal stability, as the idle current is kept independent of the temperature of the output transistors.
A substantial 200VA toroidal transformer, followed by 4x15000uF reservoir capacity (60000uF in total), helps the amp to maintain firm control of the music whilst enabling excellent dynamic range.
The preamp section is kept as simple as possible to maintain signal purity, with line input signals passing to a precision analogue volume stage. The latter covers the range from -80dB to +8dB in steps of 2dB and 1dB (step resolution increases with volume position). Much effort has gone into the physical layout of the 6000A’s circuitry, protecting the sensitive preamp section from noise interference.
Gain (max.) +8dB (Line)
+55dB (Phono MM)
Input Sensitivity 720mV (Line, Volume = 0dB)
3.1mV (Phono MM, Volume=0dB)
Input Impedance 10K (Line)
47K//100pF (Phono MM)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.0004% (Line, 1KHz @ 2V, Volume = 0dB)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.1dB)
Output Voltage 2.3V max. (Volume = 0dB)
Output Impedance 120Ω
Signal-to-Noise Ration (S/N) > 110dB (Line, A-weighted)
>76dB (Phono MM, A-weighted)
D to A converter ES9018K2M
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.0006% (1kHz @ 0dBFS)
Output level (0dBFS, 1KHz) 2.05V
Max. Sampling Frequency 192kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) > 112dB (A-weighted)
Digital Filters Fast Roll-off , Slow Roll-off , Minimum Phase
Power Amplifier Section
Rated Max. Power Output 2 X 50W (8Ω, THD<1%)
2 X 75W (4Ω, THD<1%)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (+/-0.3dB)
Input Sensitivity 720mV
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.003% (1kHz @ 40W/8Ω)
Signal-to-Noise ratio (S/N) > 110dB (A-weighted)
Max. Output Current 9A
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.01% (1kHz, 50mW)
Output Impedance 2.35Ω
Load impedance 20-600Ω
Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
Power Requirements 240V ~ 50 - 60Hz
230V ~ 50 - 60Hz
115V ~ 50 - 60Hz
100V ~ 50 - 60Hz
Dimensions (mm) (W x H x D) 445 x 80 x 330mm including feet, terminals and controls
Carton Size (mm) (W x H x D) 512 x 467 x 146
Weight 7.8kg (Net)
Monitor Audio BRONZE 500 Floorstanding speakers
The Bronze 500s are the largest speakers in the Bronze series and they deliver the powerful and detailed audio required by the most demanding of audiophiles.
The pinnacle of the Bronze series, the Bronze 500s have a larger cabinet housing a Monitor Audio 25 mm C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter featuring a Uniform Dispersion (UD) Waveguide, plus two new 8" drivers to power a bigger performance.
On their sturdy steel outrigger feet, the Bronze 500s stand at just under one metre tall and exude a graceful presence, which complements their beautifully detailed audio reproduction.
With their powerful, natural and intricate performance, the Bronze 500s will thrill both music and movie lovers.
Frequency Response (-6 dB)
41 – 25,000 Hz (Free field)
32 – 30,000 Hz (In room)
Sensitivity (2.83v @ 1m)
116 dBA (pair)
Power Handling (RMS)
Recommended Amplifier Requirements
60 — 200 W
Bass reflex Dual HiVe II port system
Drive Unit Complement
2 x 8" C-CAM midbass driver
1 x 25 mm C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter with UD Waveguide
External Dimensions (Including Grille and Terminals (H x W x D))
951 x 231 x 325 mm (377/16 x 91/8 x 1213/16")
External Dimensions (including Outrigger Feet and Spikes (H x W x D))
974 x 294 x 364 mm (383/8 x 119/16 x 145/16")
18 kg (39 lb 11 oz)