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Repairing Quad

Discussion in 'classic' started by hughjampton, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. hughjampton

    hughjampton pfm Member

    Does anyone know if Quad still repair 303 amps? There is no mention of repairs on their website now. One channel blew on mine yesterday with a noise from the speaker like the roof falling off leaving the other still working.

    I last had it overhauled about five or six years ago by Rob of Baker Audio but I don't think they're in business anymore. So assuming Quad still do repairs who apart from them is recommended for a repair job leaving it as standard nowadays please?
  2. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    I repair virtually all brands including Quad.
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  3. jimpey

    jimpey pfm Member

    Quad will still service and repair all past kit.

    Depending on your location, and as well as Jezz and Quad consider Amp Labs (in Worcester).

    Carriage both ways can quite easily put 30 quid on the bill.

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  4. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    toprepairman of this parish should be added to the list.
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  5. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Just one Z :)
  6. hughjampton

    hughjampton pfm Member

    Thanks for the replies. I'll start making some phone calls.
  7. hughjampton

    hughjampton pfm Member

    I'm a long way from most places in west Wales so shipping is the usual option. Anyone know of someone within a hundred or so miles of me? There was an approved Naim repairer in Shrewsbury where I took my Naim stuff to a few years ago but I don't know if he would do this.
  8. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    A second recommendation for Amplabs in Worcester.
    They did a brilliant ( and not expensive ) job on my 303.
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  9. hughjampton

    hughjampton pfm Member

    Thanks, I have heard good things about them.
  10. mjkelshaw

    mjkelshaw pfm Member

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  11. pocketkitchen

    pocketkitchen Registered User

    Creative Audio in Shrewsbury is closed nowadays as the owner retired.
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  12. cjyosemite

    cjyosemite pfm Member

    Quad website has never been their strong point but their telephone number is shown - 01480 452561. They used to have a separate number for service/repairs - Rob Flain is the manager - but the main number will transfer you - always very helpful in my experience.
  13. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    Rob Flain is a helpful chap.
    You should be weary of dubious repairs that use different part references or equivalent parts when Quad still stock genuine parts.
    A good recent exemple for me: a 405 transformer, or an FM4 processor.
    Some people suggest the transformer should be replaced with a toroidal and an adapter plate: wrong!
    Plus what Quad charges for those parts is amazingly low.
  14. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

    I'm pretty sure Rob of Baker Audio is a regular forum contributor here username: Robert

    Jez can certainly do it.

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