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Ian Davies Electronics Services ,Audio Repair Specialist logo

Ian Davies Electronics Services ,Audio Repair Specialist

Basingstoke, Hampshire

(65)
Ian Davies Electronics Services ,Audio Repair Specialist logo

Ian Davies Electronics Services ,Audio Repair Specialist

Basingstoke, Hampshire

(65)

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Here are just some of the services we can provide:

A Specialist HiFi Audio repair service.
Repairs to all types of Band and PA equipment.
Modifications to equipments.
General advice.
Callouts.
Installations.

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Viral Jasubhai

9 July 2019

He is really an excellent hi Fi repair specialist. Great chap and great service.

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Jerry Williams

30 May 2019

Took my faulty Anthem power amplifier to Ian, for some TLC, and he repaired it and gave it an internal clean. Really nice guy who knows his craft - excellent prices and I cannot recommend him highly enough!

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neil duggin

30 May 2019

Very knowledgable. He did a terrific job tracking down a fault on my elderly amplifier and fairly priced too. I highly recommend him.

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Michael Oon

30 May 2019

I had spent many months looking for a person to repair my amplifier. An expensive amplifier, after more than 20 years of service, the sound started to distort. The distortion increased the longer the amplifier was used. This indicated that it was heat related fault – possibly a dry joint or joints. The difficulty was looking for a person who had the patience and the skill to do this delicate fault finding professionally and not charge me a bomb for it. It is so easy to be given the run around with this type of problem.I phoned around speaking to the various people offering such repair services near me. A common reply was, as it was over 20 years old, it is difficult to repair as it was difficult to get replacement parts. Mmmm – perhaps this was an excuse for a high charge, or was he cautious or just negative? I just did not feel right. That was from my inner self. I was on the verge of ditching the idea of repairing because of the uncertainty so I was thinking of purchasing a new amplifier. I thought, I should try Ian Davies as a last attempt even though he was an hour’s drive away. I phoned him and there was a re-assuring voice saying – “I will look at it and do my best”. I could feel the confidence and honesty in his approach.I left my beloved amplifier with Ian and collected it a week later. He explained how he had re-soldered all the micro-joints. He showed me images of the small solder joints of small circuit board crammed with components. To handle this properly you need skill and patience.The first thing when I reached home was to re-connect the amplifier. The glorious tones of the amplifier came out from the speakers. I was happy. The repair cost about 10% the price of the amplifier but it is on sale on eBay at 50% of the original price. This amplifier still holds its value after 20 years.Thank you, Ian Davies. Your help is much appreciated. More...

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G Hailstone

30 April 2019

I have recently had a repair carried out by Ian on HIWATT guitar amp which required a new transformer. I also had repairs completed on a 32 year old Linn turntable. Extremely pleased with the results - Ian's knowledge of these things is second to none and I thoroughly recommend his services. More...

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Nigel Cooper

30 April 2019

My 25 year old Technics amp had stopped working. Contacted Ian and 4 weeks later had a 'good as new' amp ready to collect!The service from Ian was fantastic. The price was more than acceptable and the amp is working as well as it did 25 years ago. Thank you. More...

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ruturno dahandla

30 April 2019

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Jamee76

20 April 2019

My 22year old B&W speakers stopped working, I found Ian Davies online and with no great hope rang him and oh joy he said he could help. He was so pleasant to deal with and had the speakers repaired within 2 weeks! I know he did a lot of work to bring them back to life and thought it was fairly priced. I am now back in music heavan! thanks Ian. More...

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Steve Hutton

30 March 2019

I contacted Ian because of all the 5 star reviews. I now understand why he has so many. The whole process of repairing my Vintage 1979 Technics amp was painless and great value for money.

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Brendan Mooney

30 March 2019

I have an old Denon receiver that had been in my loft for a few years that I wanted to use with my daughter’s turntable. It worked for a short while then died so I contacted Ian who identified the fault, repaired it and cleaned it and now works like new.Great, helpful service from an experienced and highly skilled engineer(nice bloke too), thoroughly recommend.Brendan More...

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Paul Buckingham

28 February 2019

Ian's business is an electronics oasis in a digital sea, excellent service and reasonable prices, I will recommend this business to all who need it.

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Stephen Watson

30 January 2019

Ian repaired two 20 year old mono block amplifiers that were worth over £3,000.00 when new for a very fair price. They sound absolutely amazing again like they did many years ago. I am extremely happy. Ian is very friendly and happy to explain in detail what he finds and fixes. Will definitely use Ian again in the future. More...

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David Golland

30 January 2019

Ian repaired my Linn turntable which had been broken for quite a while when I thought the only option was to buy a new one. He was reasonably priced, clearly very knowledgeable and keen to explain the repairs that he carried out. Now I can enjoy my vinyl again and spend what a new one would have cost on some more! More...

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Julien Hofman

30 January 2019

Ian repaired and serviced my 25-year-old Adcom pre/power units. They sound as good as ever. Many thanks.

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Noel Kellett

30 January 2019

Ian is great ! fantastic attention to detail and great service, my amp now sounds and feels better than when i first got it, Ian is the Dr Frankenstein of hi-fi amps, he brought my amplifier back from the dead ! Recommended ! Fair price, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet and chat with. More...

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Simon Ross

30 January 2019

Excellent service. Extremely trustworthy, honest and professional.

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MrThepomm

30 December 2018

Technics CD player hadn't been working for some time when I found Ian Davies electronics after a google search.He had lots of good reviews on his site so following a quick phone call I delivered my CD player to his home address.He took it apart, gave it a full service and 'hey presto' its back in full working order a week later at a very reasonable price.Highly recommended due to his professional, friendly, 'good value' personal service. More...

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Mike Bagwell

30 December 2018

Fantastic service - I took an old 70s Sony amplifier to Ian that had long since stopped being usable. After a very thorough clean and a replacement bulb everything is working again and the amp sounds fantastic. A very efficient and friendly service - and a great chat about hifi thrown in for free! More...

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Stephen Thomas

30 December 2018

I can 100% recommend Ian’s services. He recently reconditioned a Meridian 551 stereo amplifier and replaced the CD/DVD drive on a Meridian 598 player for me. An excellent job for a very reasonable charge, and a thoroughly pleasant man to deal with. Very knowledgable too, and gave me some useful pointers on what kind inexpensive add-on DAC I should get to hook the digital 598 to the analogue 551. Recommended without reservation. Stephen T. More...

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Henry Chan

30 November 2018

Hi Ian,After your mortification on my Sumo Athena preamplifier, it comes back to life and I can enjoy listening to my music again over the weekend. A very good service, thanks.

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Luke Page

30 November 2018

I found an Ariston RD80 Transcription Turntable in my loft that I shamefully discarded in the late 1980's having found the dubious delights of Compact Disc. She was woefully neglected having spent the best part of thirty years in my loft. She cost me a fortune (relatively) in the mid 1980's so I thought she might still have some worth.Some research on the internet revealed that she still is valuable.For whatever reason (I still don't know why) I had cut off the power lead prior to it's loft storage. Clearly she needed a repair and refurbishment.I found Ian Davies on the internet and I'm so glad I did. He truly is a HI-FI enthusiast.He has restored her fully to her former glory for a very reasonable price. The price was agreed in advance and wasn't exceeded.Ian is a truly gifted, enthusiastic and talented man who is also thoroughly decent and honest. I can make no higher recommendation than that. I wouldn't use anyone else in the future. More...

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Gill Moore

30 October 2018

Ian responded very quickly to my enquiry and agreed to look at my ancient Pioneer Amplifier for £20.00. There was interference and crackling from various knobs. He anticipated it just needed a good clean & service at an estimated cost of £40-£60 in total so we agreed a drop off time. He thought it would take about two weeks but contacted me within a week to say it was all done. He'd had to replace a bulb so the bill was £45 plus the £20 deposit. It's now all up and running and back to its former clear sounds so I can enjoy my Vinyls & CDs again. Brilliant. Ian's a very pleasant man who certainly knows his stuff. Highly recommended. More...

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VickieRush

24 October 2018

Highly recommend.. thorough, knowledgeable and honest.

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RichardS-763

12 September 2018

Right from my initial phone conversation with Ian, I knew that this was the person I was looking for to repair my 40 year old pioneer tuner-amp. Ian explained everything in layman’s terms and did a fantastic job. Before and after photos showed just dirty the inside was. Ian did a thorough, professional job and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. Very reasonable price too. The unit works and sounds like new. Thanks Ian. More...

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Cuan O'Callaghan

30 August 2018

Repaired, cleaned and service my CD player. Very good service all within costs and timeframe given. Highly recommended

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Beryl Halliday

30 August 2018

Very efficient very easy to talk to good value for money. Thank you

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Gary Kiely

30 July 2018

I took two old valve amps to Ian for repair. The repair was very professional and quick. I had good communication from him as things developed. Ian is a very nice chap, and very knowledgeable, I would definitely recommend Ian for any audio equipment repairs More...

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Luk K

30 July 2018

Highly recommended,superb service and repair. Very professional and honest. My sub is working like new now for a very reasonable price. 5* Thanks

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Andy Gay

30 July 2018

Ian provides a superb and prompt service. My ancient JVC tuner amp is rejuvenated and now performing at least as well as thirty five years ago. If you have an electronic equipment failure or in need of advice on electronic equipment, I highly recommend that you contact Ian. More...

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GraBass 63

30 July 2018

I've been visiting Ian for around two years now and he's become a good pal. He's repaired and serviced numerous vintage hi-fi items for me with great results. His experience, attitude and honesty are all a bonus, and sometimes customers need to be realistic about their expectations because while he's highly capable, he can't perform miracles! Highly recommended. More...

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Alasdair Paton

30 July 2018

Ian took on a connector repair job on my old Audiolab 8000 amplifier, and the unit is back with me with all faults rectified and is now sounding lovely. Ian kept in contact during the course of the repair, and yes there was a bit of a wait, but I paid a fair price for a job well done. He takes an interest in getting the job done properly and has the skills and equipment to do so. More...

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Peter Cannon

30 July 2018

I cannot praise highly enough the service that Ian provided me in restoring 3 faulty Cambridge amps that I just could not bring myself to throw away. Within a week he had all 3 up and running and sounding great at a very reasonable cost. I'd recommend Ian as he is obviously very experienced and takes great care, pride and interest in what he does. A pleasure to deal with. More...

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Stephen Mitchell

30 July 2018

I took my two PA amps to Ian, both of which had faults. Ian checked and serviced both of them. He fixed the faults he found after updating me with the cost and his findings. His attention to detail is excellent and even found a fault with an led that I wasn't aware of. He listened to my diagnosis but took the time to fully check and test the amps. This meant that he didn't need to fit parts or carry out work that was unnecessary. I was quoted the almost the same price as Ian charged for repairing both amps for just diagnosing one by another company. I would certainly use Ian again and he will be my go to guy for future repairs or issues. More...

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Terry Middlemiss

30 July 2018

FANTASTIC service and repairs to my very old CITRONIC twin turntables, it now works as good as when i first bought it .There were various problems with outputs , the sound and other bit and pieces but Ian assured me he would be able to get it back to its former glory ...and HE did !!! and im very satisfied and i can recommend Ians work 100 per cent ..... thanks Ian all the best Terry More...

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Bertie Frence

30 July 2018

I recently contacted Ian to try to fix my Q Acoustics speakers based on his positive reviews and proximity. He diagnosed the problem as blown tweeters, ordered the parts (after getting my agreement) and fixed them all in good time. Ian was friendly, knowledgeable and professional and kept me informed along the way. I would recommend his services. More...

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Geoff Corbett

30 July 2018

I recently had a problem with a Sansui amplifier, classic piece of hifi, dating from the 70s. Looking on the internet, I came across Ian Davies Electronics. Ian repaired the amp,and made an excellent job of it ,fully explaining the necessary work.It is good to find someone able to repair items like this, and I would recommend his services,and in fact have done so ,to a friend who has a Mission Cyrus amp in need of attention. More...

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Seb Wagstaff

30 July 2018

I had a fantastic customer experience dealing with Ian who was the only person who could fix my Cambridge Audio sub. I purchased the home cinema system from Richer Sounds and then phoned them when the sub stopped working (out of warranty). I was told to bring the unit to store, pay £80 to send it to an engineer and then I would be told the repair cost. By comparison when I took the Cambridge Audio Minx x200 subwoofer to ian he not only phoned me with progress (even on a Sunday) but managed to resurrect the unit from the dead for a very reasonable cost. In summary it was a 10/10 experience and I would highly recommend Ian. More...

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Gary Jenkins

30 July 2018

Very professional service, with a fair price. My AMP was repair very quickly and I would recommend this business

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Shusaku Hayama

30 July 2018

Ian has fixed and serviced my vintage valve preamp very quickly, keeping me informed of the repair process before carrying out any work. The amp is now working nicely and sounding better than ever. Ian is clearly very knowledgeable about hifi equipment and very happy to have found this place. I will definitely be using his service again in the near future. More...

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Nav Sidhu

30 July 2018

Ian successfully repaired a bedside alarm/radio/clock unit which would have ended up in the bin but I am very thankful to Ian for repairing and cleaning the unit. Very pleasant to meet and he took the time to listen to the diagnosis. I would recommend Ian. More...

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Duncan

30 July 2018

Great service from initial phone enquiry to picking up repaired amp. Very friendly, fair priced, I highly recommend.

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Richard Manly

30 July 2018

My treasured Marantz amp went into Ian with a non-working channel. Ian went above and beyond in diagnosing and fixing the issue and then, using Marantz' service documentation found that it had never been set up correctly. Repaired, serviced and properly set up my amplifier is back and sounds better than ever. Highly recommended, friendly, helpful service. More...

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Martin Le Roux

30 July 2018

Took a pair of very tired speakers to him along with an equally tired amp, Ian had it repaired very quickly, and it still works and sounds great a month or so later for what anywhere else would have been a write off. Best option for audio repair in the area in my experience. More...

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Tony Summers

30 July 2018

Ian is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.

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Jon

30 July 2018

Fixed my Marantz amp and now it sounds better then ever. Thanks Ian.

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Robert Pitt

30 July 2018

I placed a non working high end CD deck for repair with Ian Davies with the hope that it wouldn't be hugely expensive to repair, The rates were explained to me and I thought very reasonable. I was contacted two days later to say that the unit was repaired and ready for collection. The fault was a small internal fuse blown and so the gentleman serviced the unit as part of the very small fee. I highly recommend this service to anyone who wants excellent service for very reasonable rates. More...

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J P

30 July 2018

Ian is a great guy who sorted out the problems with my Technics amp. Thank you.

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Teresa Smith

30 July 2018

Faulty Sony hi-fi system. Ian immediately diagnosed the problem (capacitor in the power supply) and had traced it down and fixed it the following day.Very reasonable charge.Excellent and friendly service More...

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Paul Frost

30 July 2018

Ian is friendly, efficient and does a great job. Highly recommended!

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Wayne Tetley

30 July 2018

Repaired my stick mic quickly and professionally. Good value, quality service. Nice chap to deal with. Many thanks and hope to use your services again.

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Jerry U

30 July 2018

Excellent service from Ian who repaired a pair of Royd speakers very quickly and at a very reasonable price. Ian is very knowledgeable about hi if electronics and I would have no hesitation in using him in the future

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NavyToaster67-1

4 May 2018

After recently moving, my speakers failed to work. Every time I pressed play on the CD player the speakers would trip tithe system. Rang Ian he was more than helpful and I took my amp ( Denon) and speakers ( Mission 703) to him. After a complete check and clean and making up proper leads ( it appears I have been wiring them up wrong for 20 years!!)I collected my kit after 6days. What a difference. Thank you for the NOISE Ian. I would have no second thought about going back or recommending Ian to anyone. More...

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NavyIron58

6 April 2018

SUPERB HIFI TECHNICIAN repaired my CITRONIC TAMAR DOUBLE DECKS which must have required very expert knowledge as my decks were over 35 years old .I have no hesitation in recommending Ian to anyone who has valuable/cherished old hi fi items in need of some rejuvenation. Ian is just the man to go to , im very happy indeed thanks Ian posted on 06 april 2018 More...

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Merv S

8 February 2018

Just had my fifty three year old Leak Stereo 30 plus amp
serviced by Ian.
Absolutely over the moon,its never sounded so good.
Great to have this person to person service still around.

Many thanks Merv
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BluePainting42

19 December 2017

Highly recommended,superb service and repair. Very professional and honest. My sub is working like new now for a very reasonable price. 5* Thanks

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SteveL-249

20 November 2017

I had almost given up hope of repairing my 18 year old Meridian CD when I found the Ian Davies website. The manufacturer no longer supports parts for such old kit, but Ian found a supplier in China. It took 6 weeks, but Ian kept me informed, and I now have my player back sounding better than I ever remember it, at a very reasonable price. Ian also gave me some good advice on other components in my system. I would not hesitate to use him again, and recommend him fully. ,I was about to give up on my eighteen year old Meridian CD when I found the Ian Davies website. There are no parts support for such old kit from the manufacturer, but Ian found a supplier in China. Although it took 6 weeks, Ian kept me advised of developments, and I now have my CD player back and working better than I ever remember it, at a very reasonable price. I have also had a lot of good advice from Ian on other parts of my system, and I would not hesitate to recommend his service. Thank you! More...

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TonyF-108

9 October 2017

My surround sound amplifier ceased to function after 13 years service when there was no longer any sound going out to the speakers. Ian very quickly identified the cause of the problem, which necessitated new components and re-soldering of several dry joints. Ian also gave the unit a thorough clean to remove all the dust that had built up over so many years. I found Ian to be most professional, a genial person, helpful and polite. I would have no hesitation recommending his services to anyone seeking expert repairs.Tony More...

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Bradley Searle

30 July 2017

An absolutely first class service and above all, knowledge, from Ian. It's incredibly hard to find people with Ian's skills today and I would not hesitate to use him again. He completely sorted out the issues with my Arcam amps and was able to educate me as to potential upgrade paths. A true professional, 5 stars. More...

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Claude Moulinie

30 July 2017

Very nice man and very knowledgeable. He repaired my vintage Trio amp at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended. I will use him again in the future.

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Amanda McCarthy

30 July 2017

Ian was great. He was very straight forward in describing what the problems might be and charged a fair price for investigating and eventually repairing. I am extremely pleased that he was able to fix my much loved Marrantz amplifier and it is now working perfectly again. I would not hesitate in referring and recommending Ian to any friends or family for electrical repairs of any kind but especially hi-fi. Thanks again Ian! Damon More...

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Stephen Kirkby

30 July 2017

Friendly chap. Fixed fault with power supply in DAB tuner in good time with upgraded components. Price reflected the work required and was given progress reports. Better than the alternative of purchasing replacement tuner. I would use again. More...

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DannyW-67

5 June 2017

My father recently passed a 30+ year old set of Meridian active speakers down to me. After many years of not being used one channel was sightly down. The speakers were serviced by Ian. The fault was rectified. Turn around was very quick. A few weeks later decided to replace the ferro fluid in the tweeters as it was likely to have dried out over the years. I dropped the speakers off with Ian at 7pm on Saturday evening. By 1pm Sunday Ian contacted me to say the work was complete! Fantastic service from a really nice guy at a very fair price. More...

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RobS-127

19 April 2017

I have owned a Cambridge Radio Tuner since 2002. Sadly a few years ago it developed an intermittent fault.Over the years I took it to a couple of repair shops but unfortunately it could not be properly repaired.I recently came across Ian Davies Electronic Services in Basingstoke.Within a 24 hour period my Tuner was fully repaired for a very reasonable price and it is now working as if it is brand new again.Ian is a very professional engineer who certainly knows all about HIFI and electronic equipment.Add to that Ian is a friendly and proper guy.I would certainly recommend Ian Davies Electronic Services to anyone who wants a good quality repair to their HIFI equipment. More...

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Steve Dixon

30 July 2016

Great service, very interesting and knowledgable chap. Took my Monitor Audio speaker to him for a tweeter repair. Now sounds excellent, also received lots of interesting information on how to improve my set up.

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JoshG1985

26 August 2013

Extremely good value for money. Professional, friendly and efficient with repair time. Would recommend Ian Davies for any electronics repair.Josh

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