I never ask for feedback, but I love it when I do hear from my customers....
"Hi Andrew, I installed them both, the
small Radionettes and the 5010's. Playing through a Tandberg Huldra 10.
First, what an improvement for the 5010's! An amazing improvement. I expected them to maybe be a bit harsh (monitor like as you said), but I don't think so, however much more open than Version 1. They are wonderful!
The small Radionettes was a big surprise! I did that for fun and to save them, no expectation, but they are great little speakers. Open and "fjord like", like how I think the Seas character is.
I really enjoy both of them. I think the Radionettes is an ideal speaker of that size. Very happy with them. And the restoration you did, it is just totally fantastic! What a transformation. They looked really awful and now they look like new!
Thanks so much for restoring them!"
Tandberg 5010 & Radionette
"So arise Sir Andrew. Well, after a few tweaks with partnering kit and positioning your superb upgrade has paid big dividends. I kind of envisaged 'the sound' improvements to be what i am now hearing (having used them before) but nevertheless very happy with my budget Celef monitors after your expert work. I have hooked them up to a all-valve amp - 4 preamp and 4 power tubes - JJ 'Tesla' EL34 MK2's .... a deliberate choice as i am listening to mainly classical and jazz on this 2nd system during the day. Run in period will improve the overall sound and at same time i am also running in 2 NOS preamp 12AU7s and i cut 2 (new) short lengths of Janzen solid core 17AWG pure copper speaker cables. So give it a couple of weeks and this budget system will be really singing."
Celef Domestic 1
"Dear Andrew, Wow, l am almost in tears listening to my sounds. They really do pack some punch now. Listening to John Grant Pale Green Ghosts and hearing just so much more. You can physically feel it in your chest and there's much better balance and range of sounds all delivered together effortlessly. Oh man vive la difference!.
"Hi Andrew, Just fitted the castle drivers....they sound great. I can now hear bass notes rather than bass buzzes! Many thanks for your excellent service."
Castle Severn Drivers
"Hi Andrew, Just wanted to say thank you so much for the work on my Ditton 66's.
The cabinets look amazing and the sound, wow. They have never sounded this good since I have owned them and I doubt they looked and sounded this good out of the factory. I can only imagine how great they will sound once the capacitors have burned in. I don't think it will take me long to get to the 60hrs as I have pretty much been listening non stop since I got them home!"
Celestion Ditton 66
"Hi Andrew, It's been far too long , but I wanted to come back to you regarding my Kef 104ab's that you did such a fantastic job on. Needless to say that the sound is amazing and everything you said in your last mail has borne out. They are a truly stunning set of speakers that have brought my music collection to life, all the better for the matched componentry you installed. As you said, beautiful sounds at all levels and the stereo imaging is superb. They've burned-in well and have a beautiful richness of sound.
"Hi Andrew, I spent last night putting them through their paces with a whole load of genres, and they sound amazing. I definitely do not need the Havants as well. They are really clear and warm, and a delight to listen to. Thank you so much. I just need to find the best position for them and get some stands and I'm away. Really delighted with them and your service and will recommend you to anyone who needs your services.Thanks again."
Goodmans Magnum K2
"Andrew has done an excellent job
restoring my Videoton GB3 speakers.
Frequent updates, photos of progress and great communication throughout.
The restored speakers sound superb. If you want your speakers restored, look no further."
"Hello Andrew - Thought I'd let you know the Tangents are settling nicely and the sound is very good. My wife likes the finish too, thanks for all your work"
"Finally got the MA3's wired up today. Fantastic job, I can hear the detail in everything again. Very happy with the result, thank you again."
Monitor Audio MA3
"Hi Andrew, speakers sound fantastic, thanks so much. Played them back to back against my Tannoy DC10Ts and prefer the 601s!"
"Hi Andrew, the KEF 104a/b sound unbelievable. Thank you for your hard work and for you flexibility during lockdown. You clearly have a passion for optimising these vintage speakers. I will certainly use your services again."
"Hi Andrew, We received the speakers today and installed them. What a treat! Thank you so much and we will take good care of them."
Wharfedale Linton 3XP
"Thank you very much for your professional service. Your work is impeccable.
Ruark Templar II
Just a brief note to say thanks for the marvellous job which you did on my speakers.
I have only just been able to listen to them properly, and they sound magnificent, much more detail than I’ve ever noticed before. I’m sure that after a while, they will sound even better.
Its been my good fortune to have done business with you."
Wharfedale Dovedale III
"Just a quick note to say thank you for the
excellently restored Minimax's. They are happily chugging along powered by a Rogers Cadet fed by a high res internet feed through a Chord Poly /Mojo and sounding superb. I love combining the best of
old and new hi fidelity and this works beautifully.
Once again, many thanks!"
Videton Minimax II (late editions)
"Morning Andrew, Just a short note to say how delighted I am with your restoration of my Spendor BC3 speakers. I had honestly forgotten how good the quality of the sound is that they emit. It’s like a whole new listening experience and they look good as well!"
"Those Heathkit units are simply superb. My son lifted them into position for me and what with the coupled sub-woofer, they sound incredible! Enough bass to "feel" it in the chest, even at low volumes. I am so very thankful to you Andrew in helping me to buy these wonderful vintage speakers, well worth waiting fifty plus years for!"
"Hello Andrew, I have to tell you that before I could listen to the G8's I had to buy some bannana plugs and as soon as they came I played a couple of favourite tracks on cd after positioning the speakers that looked right. I found that I had tears in my eyes; tears of joy and happiness. The sound stage was so perfect and the bass was much better than I expected. I played the cd on a Rotel CD player through a vintage Sansui amp. I kept the volume down which was still a room filling and beautiful sound."
Goodmans Dimension 8
The Saras have been delivered and set up. I'm very pleased with the sound, the updated tweeter sounds much more civilised and gives them more 'air'. This is without losing any of the excitement and also makes them less particular about recording quality. Revisiting alot of favourite albums! In short, very happy, thank you."
LINN Sara Isobarik
"Needless to say the speakers are back on their stands and they not only look stunning but sound like they are brand new. All six of the speakers are all so clear and defined and each at their own frequency, nice clean, crisp and deep! Sounds a bit cheesy but they sound unbelievable, and certainly nothing like the ones I sent down to you! The improved clarity of the music in tandem with my KEF Q750’s is fantastic. I have to say, even with my speakers being with yourself for refurbishment, I had toyed with replacing the main amplifier and the KEF speakers, but not now. I really wish I could recommend you to all my family and friends, but the sad thing is, none of them have ‘proper’ hi-fi’s. With most relying on their mobiles or laptops for source and playback, what is the world coming to! Needless to say if I do find I have more speakers or if anyone else needs their speakers refurbished I definitely will recommend your good self."
Wharfedale Dovedale 3
"Hello Andrew, CX100 beovox speakers have "warmed up" and are sounding superb. Clear and detailed sound with my amp. Enough bass to make that big difference. Also a large compliment on your communication and workmanship. First -class in all respects."
"Excellent job,the old Tangents really sing!"
"I cannot recommend Andrew enough. Superb speakers, thanks."
dawns on me that I never got round to thanking you for rejuvenating
my much-loved speakers, though I've had them back for over four months.
So: thank you very much. It's heartening that there are still corners of
the audio world in which the 'throw it away and get another one'
attitude has not yet taken over."
Tannoy Revolution R2
"Put the AR18 on a shelf with backs to the wall and let them run continuously for week. All good. More than good, just incredible. I had no idea that they can sound so good given their vintage. Much more dynamic than I can ever remember them from 35 years ago. Nice work anapeach!"
Acoustic Research AR18S
"Just listening to a spot of Classic FM, these Conways are absolutely superb, I don’t think they ever sounded this good! Thank you so much."
"Just a short email to let you know I got the speakers back and managed to have some time with them over the weekend. I was initially sceptical about doing this with speakers this old but since they have personal history, I took a chance.
"'A' Grade item. A Beautifully restored, a real touch of class. Thank you..."
Celestion Ditton 15
"The speakers look and sound great, they're even showing up any badly recorded music. Also I can sense that my amplifier isn't doing them justice, I've been looking at a decent tube amp, I think I'll take the plunge, the speakers now deserve it."
Celestion Ditton 44
"Thank you so much for the excellent restoration of my beloved DM3's, the work you have done has brought them back to their top performance, in fact, better than new! It took about a month of use for the new components to burn-in and now it's taken them up another level. I can't stop listening to them, thank you so much for a superb service from start to finish"
"Excellent speakers. EXCELLENT SERVICE. VERY HAPPY . THANKS"
"Hi Andrew, The loudspeakers have turned up thank you. Very well wrapped and just being played now. They look great thank you and sound amazing so far. Using vinyl so far they are very detailed with good imaging and great treble. Delighted, thank you."
"Hi Andrew, one word sums it up, WOW!!
"I thought I would personally thank you for a great pair of speakers. I love them. Just hooked them up to my old NAD 3020, and Sade is at this very moment telling me My Love Is King ! Good work. Appreciate it."
They are brilliant already - moved to tears by Bruch's Scottish Fantasy - pretty good with Led Zep also"
"Hi Andrew, Just wanted to let you know that I hooked the Goodwoods up and am totally blown
away! Have played the two American Beauty albums ;
Grateful Dead and Thomas Newman.
The Dead playing Candy Man and in contrast Thomas Newman's much more modern clinical production showed how well the Goodmans can do both jobs. They exceed my expectations."
"Thanks a lot!
The Mission are simply...deliciousLinked with my Nad Model 140
Mission Model 70
"Got the speakers today (Castle Kendals). Wanted to send you a thank you for the very well done restoration. I am enjoying the neutral sound of these: reminds me a bit of BBC monitors, especially when listening to female vocals. Look forward to seeing what other restorations you put up in the future."
"Dear Andrew I've just fired up the Wharfedale Denton 3XP through my new valve amplifier. Wow ! You really know your trade, I am delighted. These speakers sound to me better than any modern speakers costing £300 + each. Richness, smoothness and bass and treble perfectly musically balanced. Use this email from me as a recommendation of the highest order in anyway you wish. Absolutely great!"
Wharfedale Denton 3XP
"Thankyou for restoring my Art Audio
speakers.As an audio enthusiast for over 40 years, your attention to detail is second to none. The speakers look and sound wonderful.They were bought for pennies secondhand and will easily compete with
new speakers well north of £1k.It amazes me why people waste so much money on new speakers with inferior drivers when an older quality speaker when
properly restored will outperform at a fraction of the cost."
Art Illusion One
"Hi Andrew, Just a thank you for the good job on the speakers, currently on continously!"
"Hi Andrew, they are here and are great! Thanks for doing a great job! I will recommend you to my friends and family, great to have proper service and dedication in this day and age."
B&O Beovox 1702
"Hi Andrew just to let you know the drivers sound amazing you have done a really good job, after 20 odd years now I finally got my 2 Jamo Pro's set up in the front room and sounding fantastic, hopefully they will last another 20 years! Again Andrew you have done a really good job, very happy now, thank you so much for all your time and work and effort you put in getting these speakers sorted for me, many thanks and all the best for the future"
Jamo Professional 200
"Thank you for refoaming and realigning the main drivers in my vintage Akai speakers. They are sounding wonderful. Your attention to detail and the quality of your customer service is second to none. I will happily order from you again as well as recommend you to my friends."
"Just received the speakers - I think it is safe to say that no further gainful work will be undertaken today. I love the sweet nature of these speakers, partnered with my Cyrus 8. Absolutely top class - we need you to keep our cherished hifi in everyday use!"
B&O Beovox C30
"Very smart, sound good. Thanks for very prompt service, excellent"
Castle Richmond MK1
"Excellent Speakers .Tutto Perfetto .GRAZIE . Very happy"
"Beautifully restored. Highly qualified and carefully packaged. Thank you"
Bang & Olufsen S25
"I got the Kendal's today! This is a whole new level for me. The other speakers I got from you are excellent too, but with these it's like a different world opened up. The imaging is so good, the higher frequencies (which is my weak spot) are so smooth and nice! They look stunning too. Love them with the stands. This is the best sound I have ever had."
"Extremely helpful seller, item arrived quickly, superbly packaged and very happy!"
"Can't recommend Andrew highly enough. These speakers look and sound incredible!"
Bang & Olufsen Beovox S55
"I got the B&O's today, many thanks! They look fantastic and they sound fantastic as well."
Bang & Olusen Beovox 2702
"Just received the speakers - really chuffed!"
Wharfedale Linton 2
"The Dentons arrived today, that was incredibly fast! I made my own cables, "Andrew style", and connected them. They sound delicious and they look fantastic! What a great job you have done! Speaker restoration is an art, and you are an artist. For a connoisseur of vintage hifi without the practical skills to do any such work myself, your artistry is invaluable!"
"Beautiful sound, beautifully restored. Amazing item, thank you so much."
Bang & Olufsen Beovox 1702
"Beautifully Restored And Finished Speakers"
"Thanks for dropping the speakers off today. I'm already smitten,
they are wonderful. I'm so glad I took a leap into the unknown - as soon as I pressed play I could hear how much sharper the midrange and imaging was. This is exactly the area that was nagging me, I
honestly don't think I'll need to consider a contemporary design as these sound fantastic and should keep me happy for a few years. That's saved about a grand for
The bass weight is there too, again it's much tighter and any worries about fullness were misguided. From a smaller box they're delivering all the heft but in a much sharper form. I'm hearing little details like ghost strokes on cymbals now.
Two thumbs up, my highest accolade! I really, really love them. Thanks again for everything, good luck"
"Great Loudspeakers ! Sounding awesome"
Acoustic Energy AE109
"They are sounding and looking lovely! Many thanks!"
Mordaunt Short MS400
"Better than I was thinking, a nice restored classic vintage british loudspeaker."
Castle Richmond II
"That's the place where I will buy my next pair of speakers. Best service ever!"
Bang & Olufsen Beovox S45
Celestion Ditton 300
"Very Happy, Thank you. I am now using these instead of my Dm330s for now!" B&W DS3