I have owned my Chardonnary since early in 2003. Recently I have noticed that the sound breaks up in one channel when there is significant emphasis on high notes. This problem switches channels when I switch my preamp output cables but not when I switch input cables to the preamp. I have tried switching tubes but this does not cause the problem to switch channels. I have cleaned my input and output connections. So now I am wondering if I have bad capacitor or some other part going bad. I would appreciate any input you smart folks can provide.
Is Mick still in business, has anyone heard from him recently? Tried to reach him through webpage & above email couple of times. No response yet. Need some help with my Chardonnay & looking for the schematic. Tks
I exchanged emails with Mick last week at the address Seadogs1 provided above.He answered my paniky email,and answered my techs email concerning repair on my Chardonnay.He also has a very interesting blog!Thank you Mick!