Audiolab: DAC, Amplifier, CD & Headphone Specialists

As a business, Audiolab has had itself a fascinating Hi-Fi journey. Despite a few key changes but one thing has remained constant for Audiolab over the last few decades - their commitment and drive to produce high-quality components, beautiful aesthetics and simple function has not wavered.

Audiolab was first launched in the early 1980s by Philip Swift and Derek Scotland with the goal of being the 'epitome of high-performance sound and attractive design'.

Audiolab's flagship product was the 8000a integrated stereo amplifier and was the perfect foundational piece. It quickly earned countless praise from across the globe, recognised as a 'step-up' on its competitors budget models of the day, and cementing itself as one of the most successful British amps ever produced.

On the back of the success and acclaim of the 8000A, Audiolab surged forward to create a range of audio electronics and Hi-Fi products including DACs, CD players, pre/power amps and tuners.

In 1997 they underwent some pivotal changes, switching ownership and name to TAG McLaren Audio. This change held for 7 years before becoming part of the International Audio Group and returning the name to Audiolab.

The last decade or so has been Audiolabs most active in a long time:

  • 2010 - 8200 series components
  • 2011 - M-DAC, LAB Series, Q-DAC & M-PWR
  • 2015 - 8300 Series
  • 2018 - 6000 Series


Since 2011, Audiolab has won more major awards in UK hi-fi magazines than any other brand of high-performance audio electronics.

Audiolab does a brilliant job of embodying performance-led design concepts at a very reasonable price point. Living Entertainment North Coast is proud to be an authorised stockist of all of its products here in Australia.

Watch our epic video below to get an in-depth understanding of one of Audiolab's most popular new products - the 6000A Play!