The 6000A Play is an Streaming Integrated Amplifier by Audiolab that delivers 50 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 75 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms. Minimum impedance of 4 ohms makes the 6000A Play compatible with a wide range of loudspeakers. Thanks to its built-in ES9018 Sabre32 Reference 32-bit/192kHz DAC, you can play digital sources directly without the need for an external DAC unit. Audiolab 6000A Play lets you connect your turntable via its Phono input and start listening to your vinyl collection without a hassle. Audiolab 6000A Play has an MSRP of 1700$.
There are 5 Audiolab amplifiers in our database. Below you can see the main specs of these amps.
Audiolab Integrated Amplifier Series
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One of the most important factors when deciding on an integrated amplifier is its power ratings and compatibility with your speaker's impedance requirements.The Audiolab 6000A Play is rated at 50 watts RMS into 8-ohms. Audiolab provides this wattage at a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.003% which is an important indicator of distortion at the given values (lower THD is better).
Here are the main highlights of its performance specs:
- 50 watts into 8-ohms (20-20k) at 0.003%
- 75 watts into 4-ohms
- 4-ohms Min Impedance (allows compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers)
- 76dB Signal to Noise Ratio
When pairing the Audiolab 6000A Play with a passive Bookshelf (Stand mount) or Passive Floor Standing (Tower) speaker, you have to check if their Max Power Range is below the max wattage of the amp for the given impedance levels.
Operating your amp outside of this max range may damage the speakers.
What size of room is the Audiolab 6000A Play Amplifier good for?
An essential deciding factor is the size of the room in which you intend to employ the Audiolab 6000A Play amplifier. Here, taking into account its maximum power parameters, we analyzed its applicability to various size environments:
|Very Large Room||Bad|
Inputs and Outputs
Besides the performance specs of the Audiolab 6000A Play, the next important feature set that you have to evaluate is the input and output selections that it offers.
Audiolab 6000A Play has total of 4 Analog inputs including 1 Phono Input (MM).
- Total Number of Analog Inputs: 4
- Phono Input
- 2 Optical Digital Input
- 2 Coaxial Digital Input
- Stereo RCA Preamp Outputs
- Pre-out/Main-in Loop
- 1/4 Headphone Output
Audiolab 6000A Play features built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops.
Among the amps in the same price range, these are the 5 amps that have Bluetooth Connectivity:
Audiolab 6000A Play features one Phono Input which is compatible with MM (Moving Magnet)
type of phono cartridges, you can connect your turntable with MM cartridges directly to this amp without the need for a phono preamp. If you are using an MC cartridge on your turntable, you need to use a phono preamp that has MC phono stage.
Audiolab 6000A Play has Stereo RCA preamp outputs which can be used to connect to a powered subwoofer via an RCA cable ( as long as your sub supports this connection).
Check our Powered Subwoofers
page to find a subwoofer that will work with Audiolab 6000A Play amp and your speakers.
DAC and Digital Music
The Audiolab 6000A Play's built-in DAC allows the connection of digital sources directly, eliminating the need for an external DAC. The DAC chip that is used in the 6000A Play is the ES9018 Sabre32 Reference 32-bit/192kHz
, and supports resolutions up to 24-bit, 192KHZ
Audiolab 6000A Play External Dimensions and Weight
Audiolab 6000A Play has external dimensions of (H x W x D) 3-1/8inch x 17-9/16inch x 14-1/16inch (80.0mm x 447.0mm x 358.0mm ). The unit weighs 7.91kg / 17.4lbs
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of an integrated amplifier may become an important decision factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of the Audiolab 6000A Play is approximately 1600.3cm2 / 248.0inch2.
- Width: 447.0mm (17-9/16")
- Height: 80.0mm (3-1/8")
- Depth: 358.0mm (14-1/16")
- Weight: 7.91 kg (17.41lbs)
- Base Surface Area: ~1600.3cm2 / 248.0inch2
- Volume: ~12.8 liter / 3.4 gallon
Audiolab 6000A Play is available in Black and Silver color options.
What's in the Box of Audiolab 6000A Play?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of 6000A Play:
Integrated amplifier6.5-feet AC power cordRemote controlUser Instructions
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Audiolab 6000A Play, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Audiolab 6000A Play
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Audiolab 6000A Play Integrated Amplifier:
Official Brochure for Audiolab 6000A Play
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Audiolab 6000A Play Integrated Amplifier can be found below:
Official Product Page for Audiolab 6000A Play
2 Years of parts warranty and 2 Years of labor warranty is generally provided for the Audiolab 6000A Play by the manufacturer.
|Full Model Name
||Audiolab 6000A Play
|Watts RMS per Channel into 8-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 6-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 4-ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio
||ES9018 Sabre32 Reference 32-bit/192kHz
|Total Analog Inputs
|Optical Digital Inputs
|Coaxial Digital Inputs
|Pre-out / Main-in Loop
|Removable Power Cord
||7.91 kg (17.41lbs)