Category Archives: Preamplifiers

The preamplifiers category houses all articles relating to the service, repair, restoration and review of hi-fi preamplifiers.

Primare R32 Phono Preamplifier Review

I have been lucky enough to have a brand new Primare R32 Phono Preamplifier to audition over the last few weeks and I wanted to share my experiences in a proper review.

The Primare R32 phono preamplifier is designed in Sweden and is a fully discrete, solid-state, DC-coupled, class-A phono preamplifier. The R32 has three gain settings, allowing it to work with the vast majority of cartridges available, past and present.… Read more “Primare R32 Phono Preamplifier Review”

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.

 

 

The Marantz SC-80, and its partner, matching Marantz SM-80, are quality mid-range separates hailing from around 1990.… Read more “Marantz SC-80 Preamplifier Repair”

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 “Kenwood L-1000 Series – Exceptional Audio Components”