Fine Tuning - CD Players

*** Please Note: Our Fine Tuning Service is only available to UK based customers ***

A1008 CD Player | A1 CD PRO | A3 CD Player | A3.2 CD Player | A308 CD Player | A5 CD Player | A5.5 CD Player | Nu-Vista CD Player | NX-RAY CD Player | X-RAYv3 CD Player | X-RAYv8 CD Player |

A1008 CD Player upgrade schedule

Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Realign power transformer
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Upload latest operational software
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Measure 4 output transistors for precision matching
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Check linearity at low levels
Replace 2 x ECC88 tubes with precision matched pairs
Heater current, audio characteristics, and transconductance matched
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Service and realign laser
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Fit new precision clock PCB
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £699 inc. VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

 


A1 CD PRO cd player upgrade schedule

Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Upload latest operational software
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Service and realign laser
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Check linearity at low levels
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Fit new precision clock PCB
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Realign power transformer
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £699 inc. VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

 

A3 CD Player upgrade schedule

Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Realign power transformer
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Check linearity at low levels
Fit new precision clock PCB
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Upload latest operational software
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Service and realign laser
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £499 inc VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

A3.2 CD Player upgrade schedule

Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Service and realign laser
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Check linearity at low levels
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Fit new precision clock PCB
Realign power transformer
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Upload latest operational software
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £499 inc VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

 

A308 CD Player upgrade schedule

Realign power transformer
Upload latest operational software
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Service and realign laser
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Check linearity at low levels
Measure 4 output transistors for precision matching
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Fit new precision clock PCB
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £599 inc VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

 

A5 CD Player upgrade schedule

Improve analogue supply decoupling
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Upload latest operational software
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Fit new precision clock PCB
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Realign power transformer
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Replace 4 x 5703 Tri-Vistor tubes with precision matched pairs
Heater current, audio characteristics, and transconductance matched
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Service and realign laser
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Measure 4 output transistors for precision matching
Check linearity at low levels
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £549 inc. VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

 

A5.5 CD Player upgrade schedule

Measure 4 output transistors for precision matching
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Service and realign laser
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Check linearity at low levels
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Fit new precision clock PCB
Realign power transformer
Upload latest operational software
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Replace 2 x ECC88 tubes with precision matched pairs
Heater current, audio characteristics, and transconductance matched
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £549 inc VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

 

Nu-Vista CD Player upgrade schedule

Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Upload latest operational software
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Service and realign laser
Measure 4 output transistors for precision matching
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Realign power transformer
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Check linearity at low levels
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Replace 4 Nu-Vistor tubes with precision matched pairs
Heater current, audio characteristics, and transconductance matched
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Fit new precision clock PCB
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £799 inc VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

 

X-RAY CD Player upgrade schedule

Service and realign laser
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Check linearity at low levels
Fit new precision clock PCB
Realign power transformer
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Upload latest operational software
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £499 inc. VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

 

X-RAYV3 CD Player upgrade schedule

Realign power transformer
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Service and realign laser
Upload latest operational software
Check linearity at low levels
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Pure copper noise nulling belly band fitted to mains transformer
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Fit new precision clock PCB
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £499 inc. VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE

 

X-RAYV8 CD Player upgrade schedule

Fit premium grade gold plated operational amplifier sockets
Check all clocking signals for low jitter
Replace operational amplifiers with premium grade types
Fine tune intermediate wiring
Check PSU caps ESR, replace if needed
Improve analogue supply decoupling
Check channel balance exceeds original specification
Upload latest operational software
Refurbish sockets, check for wear, replace if needed
Bypass PSU caps with low ESR polypropylene
Service and realign laser
Replace power supply bypass caps with low ESR premium grade polyester/polypropylene
Pure copper noise nulling band around psu caps
Check linearity at low levels
Bypass all audio path electrolytics with premium grade polypropylene types
Fit new precision clock PCB
Check regulators for noise and voltage accuracy, replace if needed
Soak test over 10 days
Computer recalibration to confirm that unit exceeds original specification
Log owner name, model and serial number in Musical Fidelity archives
Issue certificate signed by Antony Michaelson

Cost; £499 inc. VAT
In the UK we will pay freight to your house.
Overseas clients; all freight charges in both directions, customs clearance charges and duties at your cost.

E & OE