My venerable and much-loved A3 CD had become increasingly fussy about which CDs it would play and, having had the player for about 20 years, I knew it was time it received some attention.

I had heard about John in one of the hi-fi magazines, so contacted him about the problem. We had aa lovely chat, and John was able to confirm he could repair my player and, if I wished, upgrade the performance.

So, I took the plunge and went for the upgrade. And I’m absolutely delighted I did! It really was like hearing my music collection for the first time.

I couldn’t be more delighted – well, perhaps I’m slightly narked that my A3 CD / A3 24 DAC source now sound better than my turntable!!

Next-up is my equally venerable and equally much-loved X-A2, which will be on its way to John for the upgrade, shortly.

In short, John really is the only person you should be entrusting your Musical Fidelity gear to. He’s the expert – just read all of the reviews!!

Shaun Hourston-Wells