Well, Bill has a new and important function in the VTA hierarchy - that of Amp Doctor.
My own VTA ST-120 had its first birthday last week. I had become concerned with certain peculiar symptoms and mysterious growing pains. Such as rectifier intermittancies. And oddities in the bias circuit.
So I arranged for Bill to do a complete diagnostic, and work out a treatment program.
Well, Dr. Bill has all the surgical tools and diagnostic apparatii to accomplish this quickly, cheaply, and completely.
In my case, the biggest problem I had was mangled pin connectors in my rectifier socket. Snip, snip, solder, test - and my circuit is perfect again with brand-new socket inserts, something this old fart would have botched, resulting more than likely in maiming injury or even Death to the ailing amplifier.
In addition, the Good Doc took my even younger SP-14 to his clinic where he transplanted a pair of lovely Mundorf SGO coupling caps, so now I have the pleasure of a choice between Russian PIOs and the amazing Mundies.
Don't we go to an M.D. for a thorough checkup every year? Most of us do - because we know enough to know what we don't know. Why not treat your VTA gear to the same consideration?
And if you are very lucky, and Fate is on your side, Dr. Bill may even arrange to make a house call. WHAT???!!!
P.M. audiobill and discuss this action. Your amp and your Peace of Mind will thank you.
Last edited by Kentley on Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:08 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : stupid spelling)