Edwards Audio IA8-R Flagship Integrated Amplifier
Edwards Audio IA8
We are proud to say that we are an Edwards Audio/Talk Electronics HiFI Dealer and as such we always aim to have one or more of the Edwards Audio range on demonstration. We are great fans of these British built and superbly received turntables and HiFi amps/preamps. We are especially pleased to be able to offer the Edwards IA8, the flagship amplifier in the range. The IA8 completes the Edwards Audio Series.
The IA8 topology uses a Lateral MOSFET output stage taken from the TALK range which is a highly biased classed AB design.
Notably, the case will run warm to the touch when idle.
These Edwards Audio amplifiers are hand built to order, so please allow approximately 14 days for your IA8 to get to you. We definitely think these are worth the wait! They are a lot of amplifier for the money.
The German magazine Hifitest.de recently concluded that the IA8 “is the best British amplifier we have ever heard” – high praise indeed! (see below for more)...
- Internal Phono Card
- Active Card for SP8
- Typical retail Price £2199.95 OR £2499.95 with MM Input card (IA8-P)
- 100W into 8 Ohms power output 20-20kHz
- Low S/N ratio – 90dB at 1W
- Remote control Volume/Mute
- Full width case size 480mm (w) x 90 (h) x 325 (d)
- Optional high grade MM/MC Phono card £250.00
- Blue Backlit display
- TOTALLY UK designed and manufactured
There is an excellent review of this amplifer here at the well-known Hifitest.de website. There's an excerpt here for anyone who doesn't want to translate the whole thing.. (Disclaimer: this is Google's translation - not our terrible grammar!)
It really seems to reproduce what is stored on the recording, separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. I am usually very reluctant to make such statements because I have no way of knowing what is really in the grooves or on the CDs. But it is noticeable how different it doesn't sound, but depicts. That doesn't mean that you can only listen to well-recorded music with it. You seem to be able to hear more precisely with him, and that is an extraordinary experience, especially in connection with my Rogers monitors, which I have never had the chance to make before. And I admit, I would have loved to have spent more time with the Edwards Audio IA8 to get to know it even better, because it is a very special, a great integrated amplifier.
The Edwards Audio IA8 integrated amplifier belongs to a rare species: it is honest skin and seducer at the same time. If you listen to him, you might very well not want to leave him anymore.
You can read the whole review here: https://www.hifitest.de/test/vollverstaerker/edwards_audio-ia8_19336-seite3
Suffice to say, as per Edwards Audio track record, this is an excellent amplifier demonstrating some fine engineering.
Our Edwards Audio products are usually made to order and can take a couple of weeks to get to you (though sometimes there is stock available to go out straight away.) If you would like any more specific information about lead times then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
|Brand||Edwards Audio / Talk Electronics|
|Power Output (RMS Per Channel)||100W (8 Ohms)|
|Connectivity (RCA/Optical/Bluetooth etc.)||L/R RCA, Banana Plugs, Spade Connectors, Bare Wire Terminals|
|Remote Control||Handheld Remote|
|Warranty||2 Years Manufacturers Warranty|