Category Archives: Receivers

Articles where, as the name suggests, the key element is a receiver. Receivers are pieces of hi-fi equipment that contain a preamplifier, amplifier and AM/FM tuner, all in one.

Epic Sansui G-9000DB Monster Receiver Overhaul Video

Hi friends, you’re going to want to see this one. In this video, I run through my recent service, repair and overhaul of one of the biggest, meanest monster receivers ever – the Sansui G-9000DB Pure Power DC Stereo Receiver!

Yes, this thing is officially silly, 170 watts per channel of oval capacitor silliness! In this video, I basically run through the whole process from first unveiling the beast, to final testing.… Read more

Marantz 2330 Monster Receiver Restoration & Repair

Monster receivers – if you follow my site you’ll know I love them, kind of. Nothing screams statement hi-fi gear louder than the classic monster receivers of the 70’s and 80’s and this Marantz 2330 is up there with the best of them.

The Marantz 2330 is a heavy receiver, actually very heavy for its moderate size – it’s dense.… Read more

Marantz 2330 Monster Receiver Overhaul Video Teaser

Check out this video I made showing before and after overhauling this incredible, super-rare Marantz 2330 receiver.

First part of the video shows me opening the Marantz 2330 up for the first time and discovering the terrible state she was in. Second part shows after the overhaul I’ve just finished.

A full article on the Marantz 2330 will drop in the next few days, but can you believe people started offering to buy this baby as soon as I posted the video!… Read more

Gorgeous Philips RH 750 Receiver & Why We Love Hi-Fi!

Just a very quick update, to welcome in 2018, and to share this stunning piece of vintage hi-fi gear.

I think we can all agree, it’s pieces like this beautiful Philips RH 750 receiver, with its warm tones and smile-inducing vintage looks, that make classic 70’s gear so desirable. Seriously, this is one of the best looking pieces of hi-fi gear I’ve ever worked on!… Read more

Sansui G-8000 Monster Receiver Service & Repair

Visitors to my website will know how much I enjoy working on classic and vintage electronics. One category of gear I love is monster receivers from the 70’s and 80’s. The Sansui G-8000 Pure Power DC Stereo Receiver is one of the biggest and baddest monster receivers, read on to take a look!

The Sansui G-8000 receiver was created at a time when Japanese manufacturers were competing to produce the meanest hifi beasts, like this Pioneer SX-1250 I restored. The G-8000 is not quite as mean as the SX-1250, but make no mistake, the big Sansui is a real monster.… Read more

Pioneer SX-1250 Monster Receiver Repair & Restoration

A lovely customer of mine named Frank rang me to tell me that his beloved Pioneer SX-1250 monster receiver had died in a cloud of acrid smoke. Naturally he was devastated, and he asked me if I could restore the old beast for him.

The Pioneer SX-1250 is a monster receiver in the truest sense of the term.… Read more

Pioneer SX-1250 Replacement Power Supply Capacitors

Now these Pioneer SX-1250 Replacement Power Supply Capacitors are serious capacitors!

The Nippon Chemi-Con parts have just arrived from my supplier and I’m now ready to restore the power supply of the big Pioneer SX-1250 ‘monster receiver’. Read about this complete restoration here.

These capacitors have a greater capacitance than the original parts. They will provide the benefits of greater energy storage, tighter bass and better impulse performance.… Read more