Join me for my longest video yet, as I repair and upgrade a broken Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC.
Follow along as I describe finding and repairing the faults, upgrading and then testing this wonderful Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC. In the end, I was able to achieve just 0.001% THD + noise from this baby, a superb result!… Read more
If readers wonder whether I only work on more expensive hi-fi equipment, not at all. Liquid Audio cares for all hi-fi stereo gear including budget hi-fi, from 1970 onwards. If it’s hi-fi, I’ll look at it.
It’s true that many of my posts focus on rare and desirable hi-fi equipment. People like reading about that gear and I certainly enjoy working on it.… Read more
My good friend wanted to give his Yamaha GT-2000 vinyl setup a shot in the arm. I suggested a few improvements, my aim: to improve cartridge/headshell/tonearm synergy. We achieved this by installing a gorgeous, vintage Fidelity Research FR-2 moving coil cartridge and RS-10 headshell.
As any knowledgeable vinyl lover will know, Fidelity Research was a Japanese ‘vinyl-things’ manufacturer, with a legacy of sublime cartridges, step-up transformers and beautifully made headshells.… Read more
Welcome back audio friends. Come with me this time, as I dive deeply into the repair and complete restoration of one of the best solid state preamplifiers of all time – the magnificent Krell KRC-HR.
NOTE – for a bunch of different shots and angles, check out my detailed Krell KRC-HR video overview!
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard of Krell and know something about the incredible range of premium, industrially constructed gear they made throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.… Read more
Holy balls, the Accuphase P-600 Stereo Power Amplifier is one B-I-G mother of an amplifier. It actually gets physically tiring moving these beasts around the workshop!
Anyway, I’m not complaining, I LOVE working on equipment like this, even if it is bloody heavy. The Accuphase P-600 was, as far as I recall, Accuphase’s best class A/B stereo power amplifier back around the early 80’s.… Read more
You may have seen the article I wrote recently about repairing a gorgeous Yamaha MX-1 power amplifier. This time I’m servicing a Yamaha CX-1 preamplifier, which matches the MX-1 and is part of the same set.
Yamaha made some really superb hi-fi gear back in the day, as I’m sure many of you know. There were the B series VFET amps like the B-1 and B-2, the legendary NS-1000 monitor loudspeakers, the perhaps even more (studio) famous NS-10 monitors, awesome MX-10000, CX-10000, and many more.… Read more
The Meridian 506.24 is a seriously good CD player, one of the very best I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. This 506, however, had a strange, mystery fault. Read on to discover how I serviced and finally fixed this stunning CD player.
If you want a smooth, relaxed, organic-sounding player, you’ll go a long way to find one better than a Meridian 506.24.… Read more