You may recall that my 23 years olb Bryston 3B went back to Syntec, our local distributor, for a major overhaul and came back with renewed vigour and improved performance. Not long afterwards though, my still brand new NAD C326BEE started to transform itself into a random noise generator. At first, I thought my Motorola Xoom tablet which i use as a digital radio (with the TUNEIN app) was the culprit, but it was not, then I suspected the complex digital electronics in my OPPO player, but it has nothing to do with it. I reorganised all the wiring, moved components around, etc, etc...but I still had that noise, which, by the way, was almost not volume related...
It was a total mystery to me! So, I finally went back to my friend Rick at Quality Hifi and was happy to discover that my NAD was still under warranty...a relief as I do not have the spare ash to upgrade to my ultimate dream: a Bryston preamp, obviously! It took two trips to the importer the Audio Product Group and a few weeks (during which I reinstated an old Sansui preamp, that I duly cleaned and pampered before putting it back in service) and I finally got a call from Rick, to tell me that, although I was French, APG and NAD had agreed to replace my unit with a brand new one!. Well done! And I am happy to report that this new unit sounds much cleaner than the first one even before the noise generator incident. So now I have some time in front of me to save the 2000 odd dollars needed to access my next upgrade - btw, I will accept all contributions toward that goal!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.