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A big round of applause for Darren at Class A
2012-06-19, 20:17
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A big round of applause for Darren at Class A
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I took my Lingo over to Darren of Class A in Sheffield for it to be serviced. The Lingo is 18 years old and it had never been serviced. My system has been sounding great recently, mainly due to updates to my LP12. A CH Wenge plinth, Rubikon, Khan and DV20X2 have been added over the last 8 months. I have also had my speakers and amplification serviced in order for them to last another decade or two Big Grin .

Since it is unlikely that I will be able to put sufficient funds towards the purchase of a Radikal in the coming months (assuming that after audition I thought that it was an upgrade worth paying for), I decided to get my Lingo serviced.

Darren serviced the Lingo whilst I went for a coffee and a read of my newspaper. An hour and half later I picked it up and set off for home. I connected it up to the LP12 and left it for an hour to warm up. For me, the main point of the service was to ensure that the Lingo would continue to give the same level of service that I have enjoyed for the last 18 years. But no! From the playing of the first track of the first side of the first album (Solitude Standing - Susan Vega in case you were interested) it was sounding better.

How so? Well the biggest thing I noticed was that the noise floor had dropped! The quiet bits were quieter. In conjunction with this, instruments were more distinct and lyrics were more articulate and appeared to be sung with more emotion. This was particularly noticeable with people like Leonard Cohen, Frank Sinatra and Susan Vega. More detail was coming from the system and above all, it was more enjoyable.

What a pleasant surprise and one i'd thought was worth sharing with other forum members. An upgrade as well as continued longevity. And best of all, it only cost me £60!!! Probably the one of the biggest 'bang for buck' upgrades I have had the good fortune to stumble across.

Has anybody else experienced this with a Lingo service?

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