Here’s a closer look at a Denon DP-30L I serviced recently and a reminder of why it’s important to take your deck to someone you trust, even for a cartridge installation.
For more Denon DP-30L goodness, check out this service and review article. This particular unit came in for service having just been fitted with an Ortofon 2M Red moving magnet cartridge and new lead-out cable.… Read more
Record clamps are an important part of a good vinyl replay system, most commonly in the form of center or spindle clamps. I wanted to find an affordable peripheral clamp I could recommend, however. I may have…
Searching online for a peripheral or ring-type record clamp to review, I stumbled across Sound Foundations, operating out of Mumbai, India.… Read more
I’ve just finished a fascinating on-site system installation with a colleague of mine. My job was to commission and set-up a Luxman PD-171A turntable, plus Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge, as part of a Luxman super-system!
My colleague and good friend, Kent Harvey, owns Douglas Hi-Fi, a famous Perth hi-fi store and one of the few places still selling hi-fi stereo gear.… Read more
I’ve just finished overhauling this absolutely incredible Sharp VZ-2000 linear-tracking record-playing boombox!
The Sharp VZ-2000 is one of the biggest and baddest boomboxes, from the golden era of boomboxes, the 80’s. This thing is seriously HUGE. I can hardly lift it and it took two hands to get it to this position for the photo-shoot.
The Pioneer PL-514 belt drive turntable is a classic. There’s not much more to add except watch the video and try to grab one if you find one for sale.
The Pioneer PL-514 is a high-quality, great sounding belt-drive deck from one of the big Japanese manufacturers. In terms of build and performance, like so much other Japanese gear, it puts many other belt-drive decks to shame.… Read more