Category Archives: Turntables & Vinyl

Articles related to vinyl, turntables, records and playback using analogue systems that incorporate vinyl.

Denon SL-7D Direct Drive Turntable Service & Review

This lovely Denon SL-7D direct drive turntable needed a thorough service and set-up to play records nicely again. I figured it was a good opportunity to include a review of this classic deck.

I’ve written about the Denon SL-7D previously. They are a good, honest turntable that I enjoy working on. Sure, the SL-7D isn’t a super-deck, but they are solid, well-engineered turntables that you can obtain relatively affordably and should provide many years of listening pleasure if looked after.… 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