Musical Fidelity B1 lives on
I was faced with the propect of trying to match the quality of my old amp the musical fidelity B1 on a budget. With the repair and upgrade the amp is better than ever. The Bass output and the detailing has been improved john Sampson has definitley improved the sound quality of the B1 amp
I had my Elektra amp upgraded by John a couple of weeks ago now and it sounds like a completely different amp. Phono stage is so controlled and I’ve heard sounds on records I haven’t heard before. The CD player sounds good as well. Thanks for the great upgrade on my amp, money well spent thanks once again. Mick
Musical Fidelity A3
I bought a second hand A3 player about 9 years old and in first class condition for £350, then had John's £600 upgrade. It was 3 or 4 months of normal use before the sound stopped changing. And it was certainly worth waiting for. The player does everything I wanted, playing classical, rock, easy listening all with equal success. You get a proper impression of the performance. The "hi-fi" aspects of the sound eg bass, treble, clarity, instrument tones etc are all so natural that I have come to take those technical aspects for granted. The whole sound is evenly balanced, very open, clear and stress-free. There is an easy reality about each performance that is uncanny and very addictive. You could listen to this player for many hours at a time without fatigue. I have run out of superlatives, suffice it to say this player has to be heard to be believed. Heartily recommended, and thanks John, this is a great service.
Musical Fidelity A300cr Power ampllifier
It’s been some weeks since John performed the repair and upgrades to my Musical Fidelity A300cr Power Amplifier. Upgrading the power transformers has given the amplifier much more control and muscular grip over the music. One thing I noted in particular was the extra bass extension which is apparent. The sound stage has opened up and more expansive. John has certainly injected more life into this amplifier. On another note, the unit was returned in great condition – it is always a relief to know that one’s hi-fi is well looked after and in good hands while it is away from home. It goes without saying that I would happily use this service again.
Musical Fidelity A1008 Integrated amp and power supply
Just a few words to say many, many thanks for the upgrade work you completed on my amp, power supply & internal DAC.
In the world of HiFi and diminishing returns for large outlays of money you have just 'fast tracked' me to 'life in the big league' without the inherent cost. My system is now a true hi end performer, and all thanks to your advice and craftsmanship.
It's performance is captivating, always bringing a smile of dis-belief every time it's played. From the sheer size and scale of the soundstage to the transparency and delicacy it achieves with all genres of music - remarkable.
I've recently auditioned the inboard DAC against 2k+ players from very reputable stablemates only to find them being out performed by what I already have! You spend years seeking excellence and 'true HiFi' - I'm there now. Outstanding!
Again, my sincere thanks John for your quality work and valued advice.