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Indy Audio Labs has stayed mostly true to the originals but used the opportunity to apply modern materials and technologies where they would benefit most. The 8008 remains the familiar 200Wpc, dual-mono design with fully decoupled power supplies and independent amplifier circuitry. No ICs are used in the signal path. Instead, some of the latest low-noise, high-voltage discrete semiconductors are implemented throughout. Components are hand-selected for quality and reliability.
the 8008 uses two large 0.5kVA toroidal transformers to feed pairs of 35A bridge diode rectifiers. These supply signals are then filtered by more than 140,000uF of capacitance to deliver +/-70 volt power rails to each channel. The 8008 output section is built around 12 transistors per channel. The 8008 is DC-coupled input-to-output and also features several advancements in thermal management and fault protection over previous designs.previous designs.
the 8008 has added integrated Ethernet, RS232, and 12V trigger control—capabilities that afford the owner or installer the option to monitor diagnostics either at home or remotely over a home network via a computer or a smart device. IAL states that since all functions occur over Ethernet, signal-path integrity is uncompromised.
Sonically, the 8008 possesses an almost supernatural degree of tonal and harmonic smoothness, a feature easily observable in orchestral string sections. Each bowed or plucked note seems to glide effortlessly from one to the next. Even during the most dramatic moments of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, violinist Anne Sophie Mutter’s dynamic and aggressive performance possessed a startling smoothness in the way notes seem to pour off the strings.
Timbre, even during the softest orchestral pianissimos, is authentically reproduced by the Aragon. A great example is the Met/Levine Pictures at an Exhibition [DG] from 1993. It’s a wonderful and magisterial performance, not least for the sonic fireworks during “The Great Gate of Kiev” finale. (Perhaps too plodding for some but I’m a sucker for the pageantry.) In this instance I refer to the marvelous wood and nasality of the bassoon. It’s a difficult and complex voice to reproduce, but then so is the transient string detail and decaying resonances of the concert harp towards the end of Mussorgsky’s chestnut. Following the inner details of symphonic recordings of this quality was a distinct strength of the 8008.
The hefty front panel is machined from solid 0.75-inch extruded aluminum billet. The Aragon name is CNC-milled directly into the aluminum, which is then bead-blasted. One of the more distinctive design elements ever applied to a high-end amp, that V-notch aluminum-alloy heatsink is still there in improved form, enhancing vertical convective airflow due to its broad fin-spacing, and allowing for front-to-back airflow on an equipment shelf (albeit a very sturdy shelf since the amp weighs in at 63 pounds). All the machining and finishing is performed at the same Indianapolis plant that provides critical chassis parts for a number of motor racing teams based nearby. The back panel houses 60-amp gold-plated binding posts, insulated gold-plated RCA inputs, and pro-grade XLR connectors.
Inside and out, every detail has been precisely engineered to consistently deliver the ultimate in audio reproduction, year after year. The 8008 is a natural choice to hear what a pair of exceptional-quality loudspeakers can deliver. While media standards may change every six months or so, Aragon owners can simply sit back, relax and enjoy years of trouble-free service from these highly coveted products.
generation of a long line of highly successful 2-channel Aragon amplifiers, today's 8008 drives the most demanding stereo setup with ease. It also provides seriously capable pairs of channels for world-class surround setups.
The flagship 2-channel amplification from Aragon, the 8008, is a Dual Monoblock Amplifier. The next generation of a long line of highly successful 2-channel Aragon amplifiers, today's 8008 drives the most demanding stereo setup with ease. It also provides seriously capable pairs of channels for world-class surround setups.