Just a very quick update, to welcome in 2018, and to share this stunning piece of vintage hi-fi gear.
I think we can all agree, it’s pieces like this beautiful Philips RH 750 receiver, with its warm tones and smile-inducing vintage looks, that make classic 70’s gear so desirable. Seriously, this is one of the best looking pieces of hi-fi gear I’ve ever worked on!… Read more
Just a very quick update to say WOW and thank you. A couple of days ago my website accrued its 200,000th page view!
It seems like only yesterday that I wrote about the Liquid Audio website hitting 100K views. I never really imagined that my site would generate so much interest, but I’m thrilled that it has.… Read more
I recently serviced a lovely Denon DP-30L direct-drive turntable and want to spread the word about this great deck.
Denon’s DP-30L is an excellent turntable with great features like a quality motor, solid chassis and excellent speed-control circuitry. The DP-30L weighs in at just under 10kg, much more than today’s lightweight decks. This deck also has commendably low wow and flutter.… Read more
Just a short post here while I am in the middle of repairing / restoring an absolutely massive Marantz PM-8 integrated amplifier.
These main filter capacitors sit in the power supply and do all the ‘heavy lifting’ required to make the power supply smooth and quiet. All four 15,000uF capacitors have literally spewed their contents all over the insides of this beautiful amplifier.… Read more
I can hardly believe it but March has brought yet another milestone. This is the first time that my website has received 10 000 views in one month 🙂
Big thanks to everyone for stopping by and spending time reading my restoration, service, repair and review articles. This 10 000 views milestone is indicative of how popular my website has become, no doubt partly down to the great people come and spend time here.… Read more
I’m lucky to have great customers, it makes my job such a pleasure. But every once in a while, someone takes the time to share their thoughts in the form of written or verbal feedback about work I’ve completed for them.
Positive feedback like this from my customers makes me incredibly proud of the work I do.… Read more
A customer recently brought in his gorgeous matching Luxman M-4000A power amplifier and C-5000A preamplifier for restoration. This article looks at restoration of the beautiful M-4000A.
Apparently the legendary Tim De Paravicini designed the original M-4000. The improved and even rarer Luxman M-4000A probably also came from De Paravicini’s hand, but nobody seems to know for sure.… Read more
The legendary Kenwood KD-500 / KD-550 direct-drive turntables are classic decks from an era when things really were built to last.
Indeed, if decks like the KD-500 / KD-550 with this level of custom engineering were built now, they would cost many thousands of dollars. The Technics SL-1200 is a classic example – it’s been reissued and costs literally thousands!… Read more
I’ve just had a classic Dual 601 belt drive turntable on my bench, in for a major service. This deck is owned by the gentleman who originally purchased it all those years ago and looks like it – it’s almost as good as new.
This particular Dual 601 needed recommissioning after an extended period of more than ten years in storage.… Read more
I have just completed the set-up and service of a gorgeous Luxman PD-555 belt-drive turntable, one of the best high-end turntables money can buy – a true statement piece.
The Luxman PD-555 was at the top of the Luxman range of belt drive decks in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This turntable was a statement product in the true sense in that it had a massive platter, huge main bearing, proper heavy-duty drive motor, phase-locked loop speed stability and massive drive torque, even though the motor does not control the platter directly.… Read more