Category Archives: Preamplifiers

The preamplifiers category, naturally, houses all articles relating to preamplifiers, their service, repair and restoration.

Marantz SC-80 Preamplifier Repair

A customer recently asked me to look at his immaculate Marantz SC-80 preamplifier / SM-80 power amplifier combo. Both pieces were playing up and required work. In this article I will look at the preamplifier, the next article will examine work required to remedy the power amplifier.

 

Customer kept the original boxes which is excellent for transportation purposes.
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Accuphase C-202 Class A Preamplifier Service

As a bit of a teaser for the new year, I hope you like this piece on servicing my Accuphase C-202 preamplifier. The C-202 is a line-level, Class-A preamplifier, with dedicated CD buffer and is fully hardware balanced. It is a superb piece of gear.

I pulled the main circuit board to address some dry joints and clean tobacco residue, left from the previous owner.… Read more

Kenwood L-1000 Series – Exceptional Audio Components

I was recently asked by a customer to service and repair two of his gorgeous Kenwood L-1000 series components. In the lab this time were an L-1000T tuner and matching L-1000D compact disc player. All I can is wow! This gear is seriously well put-together and just beautifully engineered.

In what was a great result, I successfully repaired both units.… Read more