Stereo Rehab in Chicago. Reliable and honest evaluation prior to committing any $$$. Reasonable and fairly quick turnaround. Unfortunately a long haul from KC. Not sure if you could ship to them but it may be worth a phone call.
Mewsickbuff , It only took a couple weeks. Working with Jeff was an absolute pleasure - communicating continually via email and phone.
*Replaced all Phono Preamp transistors – three resistors burned
*Replaced all electrolytic capacitors throughout unit
*Replaced front-and-rear panel toggle switches
*Replaced Output Muting Relay
*Burned-in unit for four business days – All Functions Are Perfect
Performance & Benchmark Certificate
Provided by: Precision Audio Labs Service Center
Date of Service: 05-22-2020
Serial Number: P6599
The information below entails the tested specifications of your pre-amplifier. Preamp Performance is tested in our lab using a Sound Technology 1700A Distortion Analyzer, SN-06241. This unit was last calibrated on 3-15-2017.
Measured Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): Phono Input .005%
Measured Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): Line Input .008%
Measured Signal-to-Noise Ratio (In Db): MM Phono Inputs = 87dB
Measured Signal-to-Noise Ratio (In Db): Line Inputs = 108dB
Measured Channel Separation: 72dB
k5d, that was very thorough. Your Perreaux looks quite nice. Never heard of the brand until now, but there are so many brands to choose from and America only has a portion of what's available. Glad to hear Precision Audio Labs Service Center kept you informed and had a quick turn-around. Looks like I may be giving them a call in the near future. Thanks.
The amp arrived. I took the lid off to have a look and found the capacitor doomed to start a fire was missing. Don't know if the original owner's had it fixed back when this issue first came about, but I've lucked out. The amp is now being used as a phono preamp in my HT system, this way family (my kids and grandkids) can enjoy vinyl from time to time. Doesn't mean I'll never call Precision Audio Labs, afterall our TT is 40 years old and the Hamon Kardon AVR is somewhere near 20 years old. But after placing a few Synergistic Research ECT's in the TT, AVR and Yamaha, the system has never sounded so good. Thanks to all who replied.