My Yaesu FRG-100B is up for grabs!
UPDATE – SOLD!!
This is the later ‘B’ model and I have owned her for the last 10 years. The radio works perfectly, comes with a linear power supply and original instruction manual and is almost completely unmarked.
It would certainly suit a collector or someone wanting a superb desktop shortwave radio.… Read more
I’ve just finished servicing yet another direct drive deck I’d never seen before – a JVC JL-F45 – what a cool machine!
I was quite surprised by the weight and overall build quality of this lovely JVC direct-drive turntable. The JL-F45 is a fully automatic direct-drive deck. For those who don’t know, fully automatic means that the tonearm is controlled by the turntable, not by you.… Read more
I’ve just serviced a rare Sonab 85S belt-drive turntable. The Sonab 85S is an unusual design, quite nice for a belt-drive deck and very solidly built. The deck should give years more good service, after the work we’ve done here.
The Sonab 85S is a 2-speed, belt-drive turntable with integral tonearm and comes fitted with a moving-magnet cartridge. … Read more
The Pioneer PL-A35 is one of those rare belt-driven Japanese decks that you don’t see very often. I’ve repaired a number of such unusual decks in the last 12 months or so, but this is definitely one of the nicest and in some ways, the most unusual.
According to Pioneer: “The PL-A35 combines studio-quality performance with the operational ease of a fully automatic!… Read more
I recently serviced this gorgeous little Harman/Kardon T-20 direct-drive turntable. Harman/Kardon, or H/K as they were known, made some lovely gear, all of it uniquely styled and much of it uniquely engineered as well. There are some quite desirable pieces out there and for a simple direct-drive vinyl spinner, this tasty little T-20 is well worth a look.… Read more
The Technics SL-23 is a common and very cool belt-drive deck from the late 70’s. I highly recommend the SL-23, ahead of early Rega, Dual and Thorens decks, for someone wanting a first ‘proper’ turntable.
Technics is of course best known for the SL-1200 range of direct-drive turntables, but they made a range of machines, at varying price-points.… Read more