Vintage Luxman SQ-505 Integrated Amplifier for Sale

UPDATE – SOLD!

Customers often ask what items I have for sale. Well, one of the nicest pieces I currently have on offer is this gorgeous, vintage, one owner from new, Luxman SQ-505 integrated amplifier, Priced to sell at $395. Contact me via liquidaudio@iinet.net.au for more details.

This amp really is a vintage model, made in 1968 or 69 and being a Luxman it’s a very cool piece.… Read more

Marantz SM-80 Amplifier Repair & Restoration

In this second of two articles on the Marantz SC-80 preamplifier and SM-80 power amplifier, we look at the SM-80 power amplifier. Specifically I detail the work required to restore this amplifier back to full working condition. The earlier article looks at work done to matching Marantz SC-80 preamplifier.

The Marantz SM-80 stereo power amplifier is a reasonably powerful, well-made, mid-range consumer amplifier from around 1990.… Read more

Marantz SC-80 Preamplifier Repair

A customer recently asked me to look at his immaculate Marantz SC-80 preamplifier / SM-80 power amplifier combo. Both pieces were playing up and required work. In this article I will look at the preamplifier, the next article will examine work required to remedy the power amplifier.

 

 

The Marantz SC-80, and its partner, matching Marantz SM-80, are quality mid-range separates hailing from around 1990.… Read more

BMW R1200R Motorcycle Problems

Hi folks, this post is not related to audio in any way. Rather, it’s a summary of some recent problems I’ve had with my 2009 BMW R1200R motorcycle.

The BMW R1200R is a superb bike in every respect and a joy to ride and work on. I’ve owned more than 15 bikes over the years and this one is my pick in terms of being fun to ride, having gobs of torque, killer one finger brakes, almost no dive under braking, awesome handling, great range and fuel economy and the list goes on.… Read more

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