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Luxman PD-171A Turntable On-Site Installation – Luxman Super-System!

I’ve just finished a fascinating on-site system installation with a colleague of mine. My job was to commission and set-up a Luxman PD-171A turntable, plus Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge, as part of a Luxman super-system!

My colleague and good friend, Kent Harvey, owns Douglas Hi-Fi, a famous Perth hi-fi store and one of the few places still selling hi-fi stereo gear.… Read more

Sonab 85S Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I’ve just serviced a rare Sonab 85S belt-drive turntable. The Sonab 85S is an unusual design, quite nice for a belt-drive deck and very solidly built. The deck should give years more good service, after the work we’ve done here.

The Sonab 85S is a 2-speed, belt-drive turntable with integral tonearm and comes fitted with a moving-magnet cartridge. … Read more

Technics SL-23 Belt-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

The Technics SL-23 is a common and very cool belt-drive deck from the late 70’s. I highly recommend the SL-23, ahead of early Rega, Dual and Thorens decks, for someone wanting a first ‘proper’ turntable.

Technics is of course best known for the SL-1200 range of direct-drive turntables, but they made a range of machines, at varying price-points.… Read more

Dual 601 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

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

Opera Consonance Turntable Service and Set-up

Whilst I perform servicing and repairs on all sorts of classic turntables, I can also service and optimise your new deck. For example I recently finished a complete setup of an Opera Consonance LP 6.1 for a client.

This was a new deck, but it had not been set up correctly and the unipivot arm was proving to be a nightmare for my client to set up, as they can be.… Read more