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Quad ESL 63 repair

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One of my 63's has started crackling :$

I contacted Quad and they want £600 each for a service + parts and VAT :nerves:

Any independent repairers ? other than One thing audio 

I just require the one to be fixed and only the problem part repacing 

Any advice please ? 

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35 minutes ago, JBCobra said:

Maybe try Classique? 

Classique are agents for One Thing.

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1 hour ago, Audio Al said:

One of my 63's has started crackling :$

I contacted Quad and they want £600 each for a service + parts and VAT :nerves:

Any independent repairers ? other than One thing audio 

I just require the one to be fixed and only the problem part repacing 

Any advice please ? 

There's a guy near Reading starting up but maybe a little early for him.

One Thing unlikely to be cheaper than Quad. £1350 or thereabouts over 3 years ago.

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Andy King's name has come up not far from me in Leicester.

Have a look at the web site. This certainly advertises repairs and has other info (see "I Will Fix Your Speakers" on the link below).

http://www.quadesl.org.uk/

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10 hours ago, photowizz said:

There's a guy near Reading starting up but maybe a little early for him.

One Thing unlikely to be cheaper than Quad. £1350 or thereabouts over 3 years ago.

If it's just one panel at fault, OTA will charge circa £150, I've used them several times. 

The chances are that it IS just one panel and it will either need a stator reglueing or a panel replaced with a reconditioned one. I shall have to visit them myself soon as I also have a crackling speaker ☹. Unfortunately, it is part and parcel of owning quad electrostatics.

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The Andrew King page is full of info , Thanks for your help so far :D

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2 hours ago, Gizza said:

If it's just one panel at fault, OTA will charge circa £150, I've used them several times. 

The chances are that it IS just one panel and it will either need a stator reglueing or a panel replaced with a reconditioned one. I shall have to visit them myself soon as I also have a crackling speaker ☹. Unfortunately, it is part and parcel of owning quad electrostatics.

Yep, I have used them too a few times but their list price for a panel is now £155 plus fitting (or DIY of course) but I had the full treatment which is now £1350 I believe.

I assume the £600 charges from Quad is for all panel replacement but may be wrong. I had a 989 service a few years back, same day service, for under £200. Just 1 panel.

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OK , I may contact Quad again , I can take it up and hopefully waite while its repaired 

Cheers

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One Thing.

The sort of place you need to wipe your shoes when you leave, but the guys understand ESLs like nobody else. Talk to them. They are fantastic and lovely people.

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52 minutes ago, rabski said:

One Thing.

The sort of place you need to wipe your shoes when you leave, but the guys understand ESLs like nobody else. Talk to them. They are fantastic and lovely people.

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There is a guy I know in Poole who has been servicing & repairing old Quad gear for many years now how is very good. Semi retired but does still take work on although might not be the quickest, happy to pass on his number so you can have a chat with him if you like Al?

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