I have just finished a very successful service on a nice Linn Sondek LP12. This involved a thorough clean, fresh bearing oil, fitting a new cartridge, careful arm set-up and some suspension adjustments.
Setting up a Linn Sondek requires a little patience. One issue I find is that owners have often made modifications or had someone else make them.… Read more
I have recently serviced a lovely old Pioneer PL-514 belt-drive turntable for a customer who lives in the wheat belt. My customer has asked me to restore the deck so that he can present it to his father for his birthday. This was naturally a priority for me!
As I was working on the deck, it occurred to me that the older Pioneer belt-drive turntables from the 70’s and 80’s really were very good for the money, and represent an excellent entry-level deck for someone today.… Read more
I have recently been restoring a lovely old Rega Planar 2 for a customer of mine. It reminded me how great the older Regas are, and why you are better off restoring an old Rega than buying a new one.
The old Planars, like the one on my workbench, are much better made than the new ones.… Read more
With the resurgence in vinyl and the growing number of people discovering or rediscovering the joy of high-resolution analog playback, I have been reminded of just how critical it is to have your turntable serviced and set up correctly, by an expert with the right tools and experience to do the job properly.
The number of Perth customers I have been seeing recently has convinced me that turntable setup problems are as common as they always were. … Read more
Whilst I perform servicing and repairs on all sorts of classic turntables, I can also service and optimise your new deck. For example I recently finished a complete setup of an Opera Consonance LP 6.1 for a client.
This was a new deck, but it had not been set up correctly and the unipivot arm was proving to be a nightmare for my client to set up, as they can be.… Read more
I have just finished repairing and setting up a Luxman PD444 direct drive turntable, plus Dynavector DV-505 and Audio Technica At-1100 tone-arms.
The Luxman PD444 is a classic direct-drive deck that is beautifully built and deserving of some real care and attention, especially with the set-up. More information on the PD444, along with owners and service manuals, can be found here.… Read more
Liquid Audio is proud to offer turntable service and repair in Perth, WA and is serving up some serious love to decks from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond.
Does your audio gear need some TLC? The Liquid Audio laboratory is based in Carine, Western Australia. Liquid Audio is a business with audio soul, audio mojo and the skills and equipment to breathe life back into your cherished gear.… Read more