I’m thinking of using the cheapest repairer, what are your thoughts?

You’re here because you are interested in quality equipment and work done well. Doing things cheaply is rarely compatible with doing them well.

As my Dad used to say:

“You get what you pay for, Mike.”

He was right. Surely, a better question would be: Do you want the work done cheaply, or do you want it done well?

I see lots of equipment that’s been repaired cheaply. If you care about your hi-fi gear trying to save money on repairs by using cheap repairers or cutting corners is never worth it. Ironically, cheap repairs often end up the most expensive option, because of collateral damage, poor parts and work that has to be rectified later.

In my humble opinion, the overall quality of work and service is what should matter most to owners of lovely hi-fi gear.