Category Archives: Turntables & Vinyl

You’ll find lots of articles about turntables & vinyl on my website. You’ll also find stuff about records and analogue systems that incorporate vinyl.

Iconic Kenwood KD-650 Turntable Repair & Review

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

Stunning Sony PS-8750 Turntable Repair, Service, Upgrade & Review

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

Dual 1219 Idler Drive Turntable Major Service & Repair

Every so often, a customer brings me a piece of gear that reminds me how much I love vintage hi-fi. The Dual 1219 idler drive turntable is just such a piece.

The Dual 1219 idler drive turntable is a relic from an era when almost everything was made out of metal and wood. The deck is German, and old, so this type of solid construction should be no surprise.… Read more

Denon SL-7D Direct Drive Turntable Service & Review

This lovely Denon SL-7D direct drive turntable needed a thorough service in order to play records nicely again. I figured it was a great opportunity to review this classic deck.

I’ve written about the Denon SL-7D previously, they are good, honest turntables and I enjoy working on them. The SL-7D definitely isn’t a super-deck, but they are well-engineered turntables, relatively affordable and, with regular service, should provide many years of listening pleasure.… Read more

Sometimes Budget Hi-Fi Gear is the Most Fun!

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

Vintage Fidelity Research FR-2 + Yamaha GT-2000 Vinyl Setup

My good friend wanted to give his Yamaha GT-2000 vinyl setup a shot in the arm. I suggested a few improvements, my aim: to improve cartridge/headshell/tonearm synergy. We achieved this by installing a gorgeous, vintage Fidelity Research FR-2 moving coil cartridge and RS-10 headshell.

As any knowledgeable vinyl lover will know, Fidelity Research was a Japanese ‘vinyl-things’ manufacturer, with a legacy of sublime cartridges, step-up transformers and beautifully made headshells.… Read more

Marantz Model 6300 Turntable Service & Overview

It really is a privilege being entrusted to care for such an amazing range of hi-fi gear, brought to Liquid Audio for service and repair. Every so often though, I work on a piece that really makes me smile. The Marantz Model 6300 direct-drive turntable is one of those pieces.

One look at a 6300 and you’ll reach an inevitable conclusion – that you want and need to find one to add to your collection.… Read more

Latest Cartridges & Headshells for Sale

Check out the latest cartridges and headshells for sale @ Liquid Audio!

I’ve just added four very nice cartridges and headshells for sale on consignment. Each item is tested/inspected and priced to sell. Contact me for more information on anything you see here.

First up, a lovely Denon DL-103R moving coil cartridge. This cartridge has very low hours (approximately 20 hours) and presents like new, with box and papers.… 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

Gorgeous Rotel RP-3000 Direct Drive Turntable + SME 3009 + Rega Cart for Sale

Wow! New for sale, this gorgeous, fully serviced and set-up vintage Rotel RP-3000 direct drive turntable. It comes complete with legendary SME 3009 Series 2 tonearm and Rega Bias MM cartridge, for just $995.

This stunning, vintage Rotel RP-3000 is finished in real wood veneer and has some great features. The Rotel RP-3000 is a 2-speed, manual control, direct-drive turntable system with pitch control.… Read more