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
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
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
How’s this for a beautiful amplifier. I recently repaired and restored this absolutely stunning Marantz 1152DC integrated amplifier, let’s take a look.
The Marantz 1152DC is an integrated amplifier from the upper middle of Marantz’s range in the late 1970’s. The 1152DC and others from this series are very collectible now, thanks to their unique looks, great sound and Marantz’s famous build quality. … 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
Come along as I run through the service, repair and overhaul of one of the biggest, meanest monster receivers ever – the Sansui G-9000DB Stereo Receiver!
Yes, this thing is officially silly, 170 watts per channel of oval capacitor madness! In this video, I basically run through the service process from first unveiling the beast, to final testing.… Read more
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
Check out this video I made showing before and after overhauling this incredible, super-rare Marantz 2330 receiver.
The Marantz 2330 is a true monster receiver, like the Pioneer SX-1250 and Sansui G-9000. If you are a monster receiver fan, and you’ll definitely want to check out this video, and my full article.
In the first part of the video, I open up the Marantz for the first time and discover the terrible state she is in.… Read more
I’ve just repaired and restored this lovely Krell KAV-300i integrated amplifier. Read on to find out how I did all that, and why the KAV-300i is such a superbly engineered amplifier.
Krell still proudly builds amplifiers and other high-end gear, from their base in Orange, Connecticut, USA. Established in 1980, they set about manufacturing a range of really different hi-fi equipment, aimed squarely at the top end of town.… Read more
I recently overhauled and restored this stunning Accuphase E-202 integrated amplifier. Read on for all the details.
Firstly, my apologies for the delay in bringing new content like this article on the Accuphase E-202 to my site. My hi-fi repair and restoration business here in Perth has been incredibly busy, I barely have time to even respond to inquiries at the moment!… Read more