Rega P5 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

One of my wonderful repeat customers recently purchased a Rega P5 and asked me if I could have a careful look at it for him, servicing anything that needed attention.

My customer delivered the deck a couple of days ago and I am pleased to have now finished the service and inspection. The deck is in very good condition, with no major issues anywhere.… Read more

The Sansui Corrosive Glue Problem

While I am restoring this lovely AU-717 amplifier, I felt it was worth discussing the infamous Sansui corrosive glue problem.

Most equipment manufactured by Sansui, and others, during a certain period in the 70’s and 80’s will be affected by this nasty, corrosive compound. Its called polychloroprene and it literally eats through components like an acid.… Read more

Common Turntable Question: Why Use Synthetic Bearing Oil?

A question I am commonly asked is “why do you bother lubricating the spindle bearing and why use synthetic oil.”

The answer to this is quite simple. Turntables are mechanic systems and as such require maintenance. When these turntables were designed, manufacturers often paid little attention to explaining this need, probably thinking that the deck would be superseded or out of use by the time this became a problem.… Read more

Sansui AU-717 Integrated Amplifier Repair & Restoration

I recently restored a gorgeous Sansui AU-717 integrated amplifier. This AU-717 was not running properly and was in serious need of some TLC.

The Sansui AU-717 integrated amplifier is one of those pieces that I just love working on. Sansui designed and built the AU-717 at a time when labour was cheaper. Money went into build quality, parts and layout.… Read more

Latest Turntable Repairs & Servicing

Hi everyone

I haven’t posted for a while now because I have literally been flat-out with the latest turntable repairs and servicing! Seriously – I haven’t had a chance to even scratch my @#se.

Recently I have serviced a kooky Sharp RP-105 linear tracking, drawer-loading both sides player – crazy repair – the owner had dropped the damn thing and there were bits falling out of it.… Read more

Kenwood L-1000 Series – Exceptional Audio Components

I was recently asked by a customer to service and repair two of his gorgeous Kenwood L-1000 series components. In the lab this time were an L-1000T tuner and matching L-1000D compact disc player. All I can is wow! This gear is seriously well put-together and just beautifully engineered.

In what was a great result, I successfully repaired both units.… Read more

Wharfedale & Richard Allen Speaker Drivers for Sale

UPDATE – SOLD!!

Happy New Year everybody. I made a resolution for this year, to sell some of the many audio and electronics-related items I have sitting around gathering dust.

To that end I am starting with some really speaker drivers for sale on ebay. If you check out my eBay auction you will find some lovely Richard Allen 10 inch full-range drivers, some Wharfedale and Vifa tweeters and some superb Morel Elite soft-dome midrange drivers.… Read more

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