Phase Linear Service
If you have any piece of Phase Linear equipment, you have likely
had it a long time, or you have gotten it to replace what you once had
and lost. You already have a sense of the capabilities and virtues
these fine units, but it has been a while. In the meantime, you have
found that getting the necessary service to get yours back in shape is
a difficult proposition. This should not be too surprising to you.
Phase Linear equipment is different from everything else. After all,
they were the first home stereo of genuine power and size. They have
the capability of providing sufficient power when needed, but also
sound very pleasing when they are played at low levels.
Here is the rub. Your precious Phase is now 25 years old. That is
a quarter of a century, pal. Nobody expected these to last so long,
so you presume that it is now history. Wrong again. The plain truth
is that they are very restorable, but it has to be done properly. You
cannot dink around or do it in any partial fashion. Each model of
Phase equipment has its own particular set of requirements. The
standard overhaul is in each case meant to bring the unit back to
factory spec and to keep it there. They respond very well to this
level of service. It is not excessive to say that they can be made to
perform like new.
You cannot get the high quality standard overhaul just anywhere.
Whereas it is true that Phases are neither mystical nor technically
impossible, they are a touch eccentric. It is very helpful to know
them well enough to address their weak points. For this reason, your
Phase should be handled by someone who specializes in them, someone
who knows them well enough to be aware of the correct countermeasures
involving a wide range of repair requirements. After 32 years in the
business, Circle Stereo is not only aware of what these machines
really need, but we are convinced that doing the job properly and
thoroughly is the only reasonable approach. I am sure that you desire
a return to original performance, and trouble free operation over the
long haul. That is our exact objective.
You will find elsewhere in this site all of the procedural
considerations for sending or bringing in your precious Phase. If
anything is unclear, feel free to contact us.