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Iconic Kenwood KD-650 Turntable Repair & Review

The beautiful and iconic Kenwood KD-650 turntable is one of the very best decks of its era. Come with me as I repair an elusive fault, overhaul and review this classic deck.

It’s no secret that the Kenwood KD-600 is one of my favourite vintage turntables. I’ve owned a KD-600 for many years and this is how she’s currently set up, with Jelco arm, FR cartridge, headshell, and Kenwood TS-10 ceramic platter mat.… Read more

Stunning Sony PS-8750 Turntable Repair, Service, Upgrade & Review

Wow, this Sony PS-8750 is easily one of the most beautiful turntables I’ve had the pleasure of working on. Come with me as I repair, service, upgrade and review this stunning deck.

There really isn’t much more I can say about the timeless beauty of the Sony PS-8750. Sony must have had some amazing design engineers working with them to be able to turn out a piece like this.… Read more

Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier Restoration

I recently overhauled and restored this stunning Accuphase E-202 integrated amplifier. Read on for all the details.

Firstly, my apologies for the delay in bringing new content like this article on the Accuphase E-202 to my site. My hi-fi repair and restoration business here in Perth has been incredibly busy, I barely have time to even respond to inquiries at the moment!… Read more

Denon DP-30L Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

Here’s a closer look at a Denon DP-30L I serviced recently and a reminder of why it’s important to take your deck to someone you trust, even for a cartridge installation.

For more Denon DP-30L goodness, check out this service and review article. This particular unit came in for service having just been fitted with an Ortofon 2M Red moving magnet cartridge and new lead-out cable.… Read more

Accuphase M-60 Power Amplifiers Repair & Restoration

I recently repaired and completely restored two stunning Accuphase M-60 monophonic power amplifiers. Read on to learn how these wonderful amplifiers were ruined by a local Perth electronics repairer, before they came to me.

The Accuphase M-60 is a monophonic power amplifier. It was top of the Accuphase range when introduced in 1975 and capable of driving almost anything.… Read more

Quad 405 / 405-2 Power Amplifier Review – Understated Elegance

This is the second article in my Quad 405/405-2 series. This time I’ve reviewed the legendary Quad 405-2. Read on to find out why so many people love this great amplifier.

For restoration details, check out my Quad 405-2 restoration article, and my Quad 405 refresh piece.

What an incredible little amplifier the Quad 405 is, even 40+ years later.… Read more

Legendary Yamaha NS-1000M Loudspeaker Review

The Yamaha NS-1000M monitor loudspeaker is proof it can be done. ‘It’ in this case is the creation of a unique, inspired loudspeaker that in many ways has no peers to this day.

The legendary NS-1000M monitor loudspeakers are hailed in audio circles by those who have heard them and loved by many thousands of owners.Read more

Kenwood KD-500 / KD-550 Direct Drive Turntable Review

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