I’ve just finished a fascinating on-site system installation with a colleague of mine. My job was to commission and set-up a Luxman PD-171A turntable, plus Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge, as part of a Luxman super-system!
I’ve now finished restoring a lovely Sansui BA-F1 DC power amplifier. The Sansui BA-F1 is another beast of an amplifier from the golden era of hi-fi.
This Sansui BA-F1 has had a hard life, but will be good as new, once I’ve finished this restoration. I’m replacing all board-mounted capacitors, along with a few semiconductors. I am also cleaning and tidying up wiring and board goofs made by whoever repaired this previously.… Read more
I’m selling an amazing subwoofer – the awesome Mackie HRS120 THX studio subwoofer. Grab it for just $1395. UPDATE – SOLD!
The Mackie HRS120 is a monster, weighing in at nearly 50kg. It’s able to deliver 400 watts continuously, via a high-power linear amplifier and power supply. All this power feeds into a downward-firing 12-inch Italian RCF bass driver.… Read more
There’s not much else to add here except to say watch the video and try to grab one if you find one for sale.
The Pioneer PL-514 is an excellent, high-quality belt-drive deck from one of the big Japanese manufacturers. It puts many other belt-drives to shame. Check out my video, below, and read on for more details.… Read more
I’ve just finished a repair on an amazing power amplifier – the Yamaha MX-1. You can skip to the video now, or read on for more details…
The Yamaha MX-1 was the best and most expensive amplifier in the Yamaha line-up for 1993. I truly had to wrestle this thing around the workshop, it’s so heavy for its size, it feels like it’s made of lead!… Read more
This is the second article in my Quad 405/405-2 series. In this piece, I review the legendary Quad 405-2. Read on to find out what all the fuss is about and for restoration details, check out my first article!
Tellingly, the Quad 405 and Quad 405-2 amplifiers are most loved by those who enjoy listening to their music, rather than worrying about controls and meters on their amplifiers.… Read more