Repairs and Up Grades

McLaren Audio Repairs

 All models of McLaren Audio amplifier are able to be restored to the former glory.

Cost

The cost is usually considerably less than replacement and performance of many of the Mclaren amplifier is still as good as any you can purchase now.

Time

Allow ten to fifteen working days for completion of most repairs, often less.

From the 101 right through to the latest models. upgrades are also available, see below for details.

Upgrade Your Amplifier ?

  •   Get today’s performance at much lower cost than replacement
  • No extra boxes to clutter up your HI FI system as all modifications are internal
  •  No hassle way to better performance. No need to buy a new amplifier to upgrade
  •  Environmentally sound. Modifying your amplifier is a form of “recycling”
  • All work is warranted against materials and workmanship problems **

 

  What Can You Expect From a Modified Amplifier ?

            Amplifiers will gain significant detail and ambience, more bass extension and more sparkle and finesse in the high frequency ranges. A greater dynamic range is apparent without  sounding strained and congested at high output levels. We have modified large numbers of  older Mclaren amplifiers and have been complimented on the improvements in all cases. The new premium modifications are nothing short of stunning. I expect that they redefine high fidelity.

603 upgraded

How Do We Do What We Claim ?

Using thirty years of experience we have been developing modifications of amplifiers . Essentially the  modifications are a complete and comprehensive optimization of the existing  circuits using better  capacitors, high grade regulators and re-optimized circuit operation. We eliminate many of the deficiencies of the old circuits without installing any new major components. We modify the amplifier  in such a way that it will often surpass the performance of many new and more expensive amplifiers.

703 Main PCB upgraded

Time ?

              For all Mclaren models we can modify an amplifier within twenty working days (this includes normal freight times) For other brands if a service manual is required it is best to place a firm order with us and  we will inform you when we have the appropriate documentation. Then a 20 working day turn around.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ** This does not include defects which occur through ageing or use of already existing circuits and components.

Your amplifier will be checked to ensure good operation before modification work commences.

 Cost ?

 Mclaren models                                                                       

  •  Mclaren 401          Control Preamplifier    standard  $995.00 premium $1295.00
  • Mclaren 601,601A  Basic Preamplifier      standard  $875.00 premium $1195.00
  • Mclaren 701,801       Power Amplifier        standard  $845.00 premium $1195.00
  • Mclaren 402        Control Preamplifier       standard  $895.0 premium $1495.00
  • McLaren 602    Control Preamplifier         standard  $895.00 premium $1395.00
  •  Mclaren 702     Power Amplifier                  standard  $895.00 premium $1295.00
  • Mclaren 902*2  Mono Power Amp pair     standard  $995.00 premium $1595.00
  •  Mclaren A150  Integrated Amplifier         standard  $795.00 premium $1395.00
  •  Mclaren A150B Integrated Amplifier       standard  $895.00 premium $1395.00
  • Mclaren 603   Control Preamplifier           standard  $845.00 premium $1395.00
  •  Mclaren 703  Power Amplifier                    standard  $895.00 premium $1295.00
  •  Mclaren 903*2  Power Amplifier pair      standard  $1095.00 premium $1395.00

All above prices include GST And exclude freight costs.

Note :  Preamplifier & integrated amp costs are reduced by $200.00 (402,602) and $180.00    (401,601,601A,A150,A150B) when phono stages are not modified. Prices do not include freight or  cosmetic upgrades .

Most other amplifier brands can also be upgraded at a similar cost to that of the Mclarens. Home theatre  amplifiers would have to be quoted on an individual basis and the cost is likely to be similar / channel as for McLaren amplifiers Unless physical construction or other factors make the job more complex.

For other brands feel free to call us and get an estimate. Specific requirements for any given amplifier is different so the cost of the modification will vary.

YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION FROM YOUR CD’S

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 By Having Your Player Upgraded

                                                                                                        

What can you expect from a Modified Player 

  Players will gain significant detail and ambiance, more bass extension and more sparkle and finesse  in the high frequency ranges. A greater dynamic range is apparent without the player sound as  strained and congested at high output levels on complex signals. Sonic performance will be as good or better than a new machine.

 Why should you upgrade your CD player ?

  • Get today’s performance at much lower cost than replacement
  • No extra boxes to clutter up your HI FI system as all modifications are internal
  • No hassle way to better performance. No need to sell your old player to upgrade
  • Environmentally sound. Modifying your CD Player is a form of recycling”
  • All work is warranted against materials and workmanship problems **

   How do we do what we claim ?

We have been developing modifications of CD players over the last fifteen years. Initially modifying our  own machines. The modifications are a complete and comprehensive optimization of the analog stages  and all associated circuits including power supplies. We eliminate many of the obvious deficiencies as often pointed out in magazines, optimizing of capacitors in the signal path, improving output Op amp     performance etc. We modify the player in such a way that it will often surpass the performance of many more expensive players.

 Machines we can Modify

Almost all models of, Philips, Sony, Yamaha, Denon, Pioneer, Luxman, Carver, Teac, Onkyo, QED, Mission, Meridian, Marantz, Denon, CDC, For other brands please call.

Cost ?

Most players can be modified for $850.00 (1st generation), Specific requirements for any given CD player are different so the cost of the modification will vary.    NB Frieght costs are not included in these prices

  Time ?

             Within twenty working days ( including normal freight times ) if  we have a service manual available. If a service manual is required it is best to place a firm order with us and we will inform you once we have the appropriate documentation.

** This does not include defects which occur through ageing or use of already existing circuits and components. Your CD Player will be checked as far as possible to ensure good operation before modification work commences.

 Cost ?

 Standard $500-$600 Dependant on CD p[layer.

Premium $1095-$1395 Dependant on CD p[layer.

Your Speakers Could Be Suffocating Your System

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Your old or deficient speakers could have potential you never dreamed of.

Why Should You Upgrade Your Speakers ?

  •  Get today’s performance or better at much lower cost than replacement
  • No hassle way to better performance. No need to buy a new speakers to upgrade
  • Environmentally sound. Modifying your speakers is a form of “recycling”
  • All work is warranted against materials and workmanship problems **

What Can You Expect From a Modified Speakers ?

 Speakers can gain significant detail and ambience, more sparkle and finesse in the high frequency ranges. A greater dynamic range is apparent without  sounding strained and congested at high output levels. We have modified a number of  older Speakers  and have been complimented on the improvements in all cases.

 How Do We Do What We Claim ?

  Using many years of experience developing modifications to our own speakers. Essentially the modifications are a complete and comprehensive optimization of the existing  circuits using better  capacitors, and high grade wiring. We eliminate many of the deficiencies of the older circuits . Also by  installing some simple bracing and cone modifications we address another major problems and common omissions. We modify the  speaker in such a way that it will often surpass the performance of many new and more expensive speakers

  Time ?

              For all models we can modify speakers within twenty working days ( this includes normal freight times )unless we have to order special inductors or capacitors

Cost

Two way speakers $500.00-$650, Three way $600.00-$850.00 Prices do not include freight

** This does not include defects which occur through ageing or use of already existing circuits and components. Your speakers will be checked to ensure good operation before modification work commences.