I have just ordered a set of replacement phono sockets for my Audiolab 8000A amplifier after a few came unstuck due to excessively tight phono plugs. Apparently this problem with the phono sockets is not uncommon with Audiolab amps and is a bit of an Achilles heel for the product. I have been told that the entire bank of phono sockets have to be replaced, not just the damaged ones. My question is this; is this a job that a layperson who is handy with a soldering iron could do or do I need to leave it in the hands of the experts? I am loathe to leave it with a hi-fi dealer as I have been quoted silly money for the repair. Indeed I was quoted between £100 to £150 as a price for the phono sockets on their own - then the repair extra on top of that - by several hi-fi dealers! I ended up getting them for £35 inc. delivery from Tag McLaren - a much more realistic price. I'd be grateful to hear from anyone who has experience of this as I am loathe to pay a third of the cost of the amp for a repair. Thanks.