I just wanted to share a wonderful experience I had with Bill Legall from Millersound with everyone.
I had purchased a pair of pretty rare, no longer made, (the company is gone) full range, single driver speakers from a guy and knew going in that he had damaged one of the drivers by hooking up an amp that was emitting a little bit of DC in one channel. Needless to say, it completely froze the driver solid.
I was told that these weren’t repairable and were really designed to be replaced and not repaired. Enter Bill and Millersound. I told him what happened and he said he could surely fix it, but it might not a “perfectionist” job because of the custom nature of the driver. I told him that knowing his reputation, they would probably be as close to perfect as possible.
Well, I just got the driver back and I was wrong. This thing IS PERFECT! I mean you can’t tell it from the other original driver and it sounds SUPERB!!
I, (along with several others) have recommended Bill many times here on this forum, but I have never needed his services, until now. Man, am I glad I took my own advice. If anyone needs a speaker repaired I give Bill and Millersound my highest recommendation.
+1 More for Bill Legall. Aside from being thought of as the best in the industry he is one of the nicest guys I have ever dealt with. If you haven't done so already check out the article about him on sixmoons.
I had a similarly fabulous experience with Bill some years ago, and for a remarkably modest price. As stated by 6moons reviewers in a quotation appearing at Bill's website, he is "considered the equivalent of a national treasure by those who do business with him."
Great post Mofi! I am fortunate enough to have Bill living close by (30 minute ride), should I ever need him. Even though I have never used his services yet, it does give me peace of mind knowing that someone so talented lives so close to me.
Another +1 for Bill Legall. Again, one of the nicest guys you could ever meet aside from his business practices. The guy just loves people and helping them, that's his real satisfaction. You have to meet him to know how true this is. His competance in what he does in his business and his fairness in dealing with people is just top shelf and a model for any business. We're fortunate to have him in this industry.
Yes, he does that, though he doesn't work with tweeters. I asked him if he would replace the capacitors and maybe do some upgrades, but unfortunately I live far from his location. I understand him, but this is not world class service at all.
Jmcgrogan2, I sure will. But I am not in a hurry, I may actually never do it. The speakers are 17 years old so I thought why not? But for now they sound like the day I got them used, only better because the rest of my system is much better now.
I have had a pair of New Large Advent Utility Loudspeakers since I got them as a High School graduation present in 1978 ($148 the pair at Tech Hifi on sale). They have been sitting in my den, deteriorating, for about 25 years. I decided to drop them off for restoration at Millersound.
I could not be happier with the results. For about $125, Bill re-foamed the woofers, cleaned the tweeter level switches, repaired some of the vinyl veneer that was peeling or chipped, and patched up a rip in one of the grills.
They look much better than before, and sound really good. Hearing them working so well brought back memories of when I first had a decent stereo in my room. Bill is really easy to deal with, and the turn around time for the repair was just one week.
These are not in my big rig, but they have a lot of sentimental value to me, so I am really happy that they have been restored and now work very well.
I highly recommend MillerSound for speaker restoration services.
I am not affiliated in any way with MillerSound, other than being a customer.