Category Archives: Quickies

Quickies is a category of articles that are all very brief and may be updates to new or previous articles and events.

Queens of the Stone Age Rock Perth Arena

Rippling bass lines, droning guitars and pounding drums filled Perth Arena last night, as Queens of the Stone Age kicked out the jams for a very appreciative crowd.

Josh Homme and the band were in fine form as they ground out a long list of classics and new stuff from their repertoire. We were lucky enough to be up the front, in the pit, but things mostly stayed pretty civilised.… Read more

Vinyl Goodness – New Opeth 180 Gram Coloured Vinyl!

This quick vinyl goodness update is for all vinyl and / or Opeth lovers out there. I’ve just received some fabulous new 180 gram, virgin, coloured and clear double-vinyl pressings.

Talk about vinyl goodness, and before Opeth and vinyl guys go crazy, yes of course I already owned My Arms Your Hearse on vinyl! It’s one of my favourite records and I’ve got an earlier, 2008 Back on Black / Candlelight 180g clear, double-vinyl release.… Read more

New Hi-Fi Repair Hall of Shame Dedicated to Bad Repairs

Hi, a quick update to let you know that I’ve just created a new page, dedicated to bad repairs. My aim is to raise awareness about the diabolical workmanship of certain ‘repairers’, especially local guys, who destroy good hi-fi gear.

My new Hi-Fi Repair Hall of Shame has one focus – to expose bad repairs, where a pattern of bad repairs from a particular repairer is evident.… Read more

Liquid Audio is Back Online!

Another quick update: I’m feeling much better now, and things are back to normal here at Liquid Audio. Liquid Audio is back online!

If you’d like me to service or repair any of your hi-fi electronics, turntables and radio gear, don’t hesitate to get in contact. I’m always busy, but getting in early means you get your equipment back sooner!… 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