I posted about the servicing of my 2 x 555PSDRs a few months back - see link.
Well, I can report that my CD555 has never sounded so good. It’s got better as the months have passed and the new caps have settled in. Pre-servicing (after c.13.5Y) the sound was a tad bright and edgy. No more, it just flows and bass appears much better controlled. A pre-loved CD555 must now be a bargain if physical media is your thing.
This all reinforces my view that the spoken of c.15Y servicing timeline is too long from my experience - I’d advocate sticking to the c.10Y timeline as for other Classic kit.
The DR updated came in 2012 so 8 years, i was wondering when people would be tempted to go for a service, will be interested in any more have had a service of other kit including the NAP 250 DR, HI CAP DR and the XPS DR.
Hi Bluesfan, I would agree with you having had my 2 555PSs and 552 Preamp serviced in June this year after just over 8 years of use. Having been sat listening this afternoon I must say it is sounding rather glorious after servicing. ATB Peter
Going back a bit and keeping my CD555 performing as best it can, and that’s pretty good, I have had the head unit serviced, followed by the first 555PS upgraded and a second new PS fitted.
Not being into streaming and all that involves, the CD player comes NO second place to my Tangerine Audio LP12.
Was that back to HQ, or done by an independent?? I have a 555PS which is in the ‘due for service’ window, and am pondering whether to go for a basic service or put the kids on a diet and save for the DR treatment
My apologies. I have a Swiss Franc Naim price list from Jan 2020. UK dealers will give the UK service price.
My last enquiry for Classic series up to the 250-2 was 330.00 per item. CB was 270.00 per item.