Category Archives: Quickies

Delays in Service & Repairs

A very quick update: I’ve been really unwell for nearly two weeks now and I’ve just found out I have pneumonia, this explains the extreme symptoms I’ve been experiencing, like the stabbing pain in my lung every time I breathe. Pneumonia? Who even knew you could still get this..?

Anyway, this of course means that I’ve lost a good couple of weeks solid repair time.… Read more

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, From Liquid Audio!

Wishing all my customers, friends and family a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Merry Christmas folks. I’m taking a short break from hi-fi servicing and repairs over the holiday period, but will be back on deck early in 2018.

I’d like to sincerely thank all my readers, customers, suppliers, friends and family for making 2017 the best year for Liquid Audio yet.… Read more

A Look Inside the Sansui AU-919 Integrated Amplifier

A very quick update to give you a look inside a stunning and very rare Sansui AU-919 integrated amplifier I’ve just serviced.

There’ll be a full article coming soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this look inside the amazing Sansui AU-919!

Specifications (Courtesy of the HiFi Engine)

Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.008%
Damping factor: 100
Input sensitivity: 0.1mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 74dB (MC), 90dB (MM), 100dB (line)
Channel separation: 75dB (MM), 70dB (MC), 80dB (line)
Output: 150mV (line), 1V (Pre out)
Speaker load impedance: 8Ω (minimum)
Dimensions: 430 x 168 x 428mm
Weight: 21.4kg
Year: 1978… Read more

Newly Listed Hi-Fi Equipment for Sale!

A very quick update about three newly listed pieces of hi-fi equipment, for sale @ Liquid Audio.

As always, you can view all the details at the Liquid Audio equipment For Sale page.

The first piece is another Marantz PM-25, 30 watt per channel integrated amplifier.

The second piece is this classic old Pioneer SA-500A integrated amplifier, what a beauty!… Read more

Sansui BA-F1 Power Amplifier Restoration Update

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