Krell has produced some stunning gear over the years and this Krell PAM-7 is a beautiful example. Come with me as I repair and overhaul this lovely old girl.
The Krell PAM-7 preamplifier dates back to earliest days of Krell, but all the trademark features are present: thick boards, premium parts, class-A operation, separate power supply and the unique styling the company used back in the day.… Read more
The beautiful and iconic Kenwood KD-650 turntable is one of the very best decks of its era. Come with me as I repair an elusive fault, overhaul and review this classic deck.
It’s no secret that the Kenwood KD-600 is one of my favourite vintage turntables. I’ve owned a KD-600 for many years and this is how she’s currently set up, with Jelco arm, FR cartridge, headshell, and Kenwood TS-10 ceramic platter mat.… Read more
Yamaha’s beautiful CA-2010 must be one of the best-looking integrated amplifiers of all time. Come with me in my last article of 2018, as I explore, repair and restore this classic beast.
The Yamaha CA-2010 integrated amplifier is just beautiful and Yamaha knows it. In fact, this aesthetic works so well that Yamaha recently introduced a whole range of high-end products that mimic these classic looks, almost to a tee!… Read more
Wow, this Sony PS-8750 is easily one of the most beautiful turntables I’ve had the pleasure of working on. Come with me as I repair, service, upgrade and review this stunning deck.
There really isn’t much more I can say about the timeless beauty of the Sony PS-8750. Sony must have had some amazing design engineers working with them to be able to turn out a piece like this.… Read more
Wow, take a look at this old girl, this Realistic STA-2000 is definitely one of the prettiest receivers I’ve had the pleasure of working on.
The Realistic STA-2000 sold here in Australia through the Tandy Electronics chain, in the late 70’s. As a kid, I used to visit the Tandy store near my home and marvel at all the wonderful electronics for sale.… Read more
I’ve just cleaned, repaired and serviced this stunning Rotel RA-1412 integrated amplifier and she’s now available for purchase.
This incredible Rotel RA-1412 integrated amplifier is now available to buy, from my friend Pierre @ Revolution Turntable. Pierre runs Revolution Turntable, one of the last proper hi-fi stores in Western Australia. It’s well worth a visit if you haven’t checked them out, get in touch with Pierre if you are interested in this beast.… Read more
This beautiful Krell KAV-150a power amplifier is the partner of the KAV-300i I restored last year. Come along as I repair and restore this one.
The Krell KAV-150a is another product from Krell’s more affordable KAV line, from the mid 90’s. Whilst certainly more affordable, this gear is most definitely not cheaply built, sharing the same stunning machined aluminium casework and stainless steel fasteners as other Krell gear.… Read more
This post is about a gorgeous Accuphase E-202 integrated amplifier I’m repairing, and the need for careful transistor matching when repairing audio gear like this.
Choosing and matching transistors correctly is critically important when repairing or restoring audio electronics. I’ve learned this over the years, through experience and from people who’ve been doing this for much longer than I have.… Read more
If readers wonder whether I only work on more expensive hi-fi equipment, not at all. Liquid Audio cares for all hi-fi stereo gear including budget hi-fi, from 1970 onwards. If it’s hi-fi, I’ll look at it.
It’s true that many of my posts focus on rare and desirable hi-fi equipment. People like reading about that gear and I certainly enjoy working on it.… Read more
Welcome back audio friends. Come with me this time, as I dive deeply into the repair and complete restoration of one of the best solid state preamplifiers of all time – the magnificent Krell KRC-HR.
NOTE – for a bunch of different shots and angles, check out my detailed Krell KRC-HR video overview!
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard of Krell and know something about the incredible range of premium, industrially constructed gear they made throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.… Read more