Hi Lee, I did receive the CD Player in a few days. It arrived in good order. I connected it to my audio system with electrostatics from FINAl 1.4 mkII and later on to my Martin Logan’s squeal 2. Really terrific sound quality, detailed lots of headroom. Absolutely compatible wit players from 1100 and more. You have done a great job, thanks. I do recommend you to some of my audio friends. Kind regards
Hi Lee Voltage reg arrived so have just spent 10 mins this morning removing the old one and fitting the new. Initial thoughts, very impressive. I’ll leave it on for a couple of hours before I sit down to listen to some music but over all I’m very pleased with it, great upgrade and good value for money. regards Ross
Hi Lee. Managed to successfully upgrade both amps. The first one was a learning curve, the second one was easy. i used spare green and yellow wires left over for the second amp. Like you say the soundstage has expanded immensely and detailed separation is much clearer with more detailed bass. I guess there will be some running in time for the new capacitors? I can’t imagine the system sounding any better than it does now though Id like to do the stage three upgrade at some point but they are quite expensive and i need 2 ! I’ll start saving up.
I'm sure I would have had to spend many thousands of pounds to get a similar level of detail and precision if I was starting to build a system from scratch, instead you've breathed new life into my old equipment at a fraction of the cost. Really pleased with the outcome and I'm looking forward to more listening as the new electronics run in and hopefully improve the sound even further. Superb service and communication throughout and I have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who may be looking to upgrade their vintage kit.
The 909 has been absolutely hammered since you upgraded it and I've had the opportunity to compare it with the newer Quad QSP power amp. You won't be surprised to hear that the upgrade has won hands down. Bass is better, more musical openness, it's noticeably louder(?) and I don't think the upgrade has run in yet. So despite the long wait, I'm very pleased with the upgrade and have sold the QSP. So thanks for your service from a very happy customer
Hi Lee, Many thanks for the return of my Audiolab 8000m. It has preformed excellently so far and now I have the two monoblocks working along with an Audiolab 8000px for the hf the sound is truly amazing! Many thanks for your work in fixing the amp. There are so few people around who will repair and offer an upgrade service for older equipment, I really appreciate your efforts and trust you will be in business a long time. These days it seems we all want work done speedily, but more importantly most of us just work done well. My thanks to you and your team. A happy customer! Please feel free to publish this in part or whole. Regards.
Now that I have been listening over the last week, I have noticed an astonishing improvement to my Quad 66 pre amp. The noise floor is significantly reduced. The sound staging has more three dimensional depth. The bass is much improved. Stereo separation is more pronounced after you modified one of the connections to allow me to properly bi amplify to my Quad 606 power amps. Voices sound clearer. It's like a new piece of kit, thank you! I will happily recommend your excellent service. Thank you for breathing new life into my vintage equipment. I've built my set up over many years and as I'm writing this email I am listening to some Hi Res music streaming from my NAS. It is sounding sublime! I cannot wait to see the improvement when you upgrade my 606 power amps. I'm saving up now!
Hi Lee, Just to let you know that the repairs to the Marantz CD94 are working fine and the Quintessence +5v Regulator upgrade has made an amazing difference. There is much more detail and it is far more open now. It seems to have brought out the best in the various previous "upgrades" you have done for me :-) First chance I get I will let you have my Amplifier to go through as you suggested...! All the very best Steve
Wow, stunning. In fact in 25 years listening to many systems, some high end costing more than my house! I've heard nothing like this and its not ran in even a quarter! Wide open sound stage, very black, open separation, solid bass and depth with true body to it. Detailed information very revealing.Treble, head room, dynamics with fine timbre�from voice and strings and piano. Hands in the air brass is spellbinding. Stereo image is perfect and with good recording 3d! its a completely different machine with the finesse of something many, many thousands of pounds more. Hearing is believing
Hi Lee! I’ve now had the opportunity to replace my standard 909 with your upgraded 909 in my set up.. You’ll be pleased to know that the improvement is quite noticeable: the overall sound being clearer and much more transparent, with that (albeit very, very slight) ‘cupboard’ edginess Quad amplifiers seem to have, gone completely. What is also manifest is that, for whatever reason, my REL subwoofer, now sounds totally integrated with the 2805 electrostatics – before it was just added bass, like one rogue instrumentalist playing his own tune in an orchestra!