Finally, last October, after returning from the Hifi Show here in Sydney, I found this message from this same Perry, asking if I could be of assistance. I thought I could and after more than 50 emails, various FaceTime conversations, lots of soldering, dozen of remote measurements and a bit of luck, I can now report that we were successful! Over the next few posts, I plan to tell the story of the remote diagnostic(s), the trials and tribulations, the methodology, the lucky breakthrough and and all along the building of a remote friendship, which is after all the best reward one can expect from the dealings of two nerds across the Pacific Ocean.
In the process, we exchange tips on amps, speakers (obviously) children, WAF and French wine. I certainly had fun all along and hopefully will be able to help others on other projects later. So stay tuned and enjoy the ride!