Wow - Musicality discovered
It was by complete chance that I discovered John. I didn't own MF gear, but heard of John through my brother. My Cyrus pre/power amps just weren't doing it for me. I didn't have any gear to upgrade, but instead called John for advice on how to proceed. John was absolutely fantastic and advised on the best way forward for my budget.
After some searching I now have an XP100 pre amp and an a3.2cr power amp. Both have been expertly upgraded by John and are a mind-blowingly good combination. The upgraded MF pre/power combo cost half as much as my old Cyrus pre/power and completely embarrasses the Cyrus. It's frankly not even close - the JS upgraded MF amps have introduced me to a quality of music that far surpasses the Cyrus kit.
It's fair to say the the XP100/a3.2cr improve every aspect of sound quality... Big, wide and deep soundstage and a realism I never thought possible with my budget. The music is so organic and natural. I've been into music and hifi for nearly 30 years and I can honestly say these MF amps are the first time I've stopped listening to my HIFI! The musicality is incredibly good and I just find myself getting lost in the music! That is some achievement - Thank you John!
MF A100 - upgrade MAGIC!
As I wrote to John soon after getting my refurbished & upgraded Musical Fidelity A100 back earlier in the year, it was magical, but now it is exceptionally so! It runs quietly & so much cooler. It was hot & noisy 32 years ago, so a huge improvement! The sound is incredible & I have never bothered to turn my REL subwoofer back on. It is like reviewing a new collection of music with everything sounding more musical & exciting. Friends are dumbfounded at the sound coming out of my small but trusty Quad 77-11L speakers set on custom wall brackets. I could always drag my transmission line TDLs out of the loft, but quite unnecessary. Happy times are here! Thanks John.
Musical Fidelity Amp Upgrade
V Old , but much loved Amp & Pre amp. When the Phono Chanel went , I knew it was a time for repair or replace.
I chose repair / Upgrade and am very glad I did.
Amazing Clarity - smooth smooth sound with loads of definition.
I am now re-listening to my entire music collection to pick up on all the bits I was missing before. Txs Andy
Musical Fidelity A3 CD Repair & Upgrade
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!!
MF A3.2 integrated upgrade
John is one of the gems of the hifi world! His knowledge of electronics, upgrades and the general industry is just staggering; he's willing to share it too, always keen for a good chat about your system and upgrade potential, a wealth of expertise and great advice. Not only has he transformed my A3.2 into a genuinely high end amplifier, with the performance of an amp costing several times the purchase price, he's also offered hugely effective advice and tips on other areas of my system including cabling and tweaks.
Basically that great phenomenon during listening whereby the system just disappears and jaws drop in disbelief at the realism of a great recording, now occurs far more regularly. Without a doubt the best upgrade I've made so far. When can JS upgrade the rest of my system!!? Thanks very much John.