Yamaha CX-1 Preamplifier Service & Repair

You may have seen the article I wrote recently about repairing a gorgeous Yamaha MX-1 power amplifier. This time I’m servicing a Yamaha CX-1 preamplifier, which matches the MX-1 and is part of the same set.

Yamaha made some really superb hi-fi gear back in the day, as I’m sure many of you know. There were the B series VFET amps like the B-1 and B-2, the legendary NS-1000 monitor loudspeakers, the perhaps even more (studio) famous NS-10 monitors, awesome MX-10000, CX-10000, and many more.… Read more

Meridian 506.24 CD Player Service & Mystery Fault Repair

The Meridian 506.24 is a seriously good CD player, one of the very best I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. This 506, however, had a strange, mystery fault. Read on to discover how I serviced and finally fixed this stunning CD player.

If you want a smooth, relaxed, organic-sounding player, you’ll go a long way to find one better than a Meridian 506.24.… 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

Shocking Latest Krell & H/K Hall of Shame Additions

These latest additions to the Hall of Shame are two of the worst cases of hi-fi electronics bodgery I’ve ever seen. The destruction of this Krell KRC preamp by a so-called expert must be seen to be believed.

What follows are snippits from my latest Hall of Shame cases. Visit my Hall of Shame for all the horrifying details, more photos and more detailed descriptions, plus even more cases.… Read more

Epic Sansui G-9000DB Monster Receiver Overhaul Video

Come along as I run through the service, repair and overhaul of one of the biggest, meanest monster receivers ever – the Sansui G-9000DB Stereo Receiver!

Yes, this thing is officially silly, 170 watts per channel of oval capacitor madness! In this video, I basically run through the service process from first unveiling the beast, to final testing.… Read more

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