Read the first test of the upgraded Audiolab and it doesn't have the MKII or SE prefixes, so if we were to order one is there anyway of identifying the orginal from the new model?
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A jolly good point. I shall investigate...
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And here - from the company themselves - is how to tell an upgraded Audiolab 8200CD from an original player:
"Anyone placing an order with a retailer now should receive the latest version of the 8200CD – retailers should no longer be selling the original version.
To be sure, check the box upon arrival – it should say ‘OLED Display’ on it. In terms of the player itself, the latest version of the 8200CD has a brighter, clearer OLED display – as per the images published in What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision.
Another way to tell the new version from the original version is to cycle through the digital filter options by pressing the ‘filter’ button repeatedly on the remote. The original 8200CD had four filter options; the new version has seven."
Any good chances to review the new version as compared to the old version?
It was the new version that was reviewed in the Awards issue last year (the First Test the OP refers to). You can read that review online here
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