My good friend wanted to give his Yamaha GT-2000 vinyl setup a shot in the arm. I suggested a few improvements, my aim: to improve cartridge/headshell/tonearm synergy. We achieved this by installing a gorgeous, vintage Fidelity Research FR-2 moving coil cartridge and RS-10 headshell.
As any knowledgeable vinyl lover will know, Fidelity Research was a Japanese ‘vinyl-things’ manufacturer, with a legacy of sublime cartridges, step-up transformers and beautifully made headshells.… Read more
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
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
Monster receivers – if you follow my site you’ll know I love them, kind of. Nothing screams statement hi-fi gear louder than the classic monster receivers of the 70’s and 80’s and this Marantz 2330 is up there with the best of them.
The Marantz 2330 is a heavy receiver, actually very heavy for its moderate size – it’s dense.… Read more
I’m reluctant to use the word ‘sexy’ when it comes to hi-fi gear because, well – it just feels weird. If I were to use it though, it would be about this baby Sony TA-4650 VFET amplifier.
What can one say after working one of these stunning Sony TA-4650 VFET integrated amplifiers? I really fell for this little beauty and came to understand why so many people treasure these amps.… Read more
I’ve just repaired and restored this lovely Krell KAV-300i integrated amplifier. Read on to find out how I did all that, and why the KAV-300i is such a superbly engineered amplifier.
Krell still proudly builds amplifiers and other high-end gear, from their base in Orange, Connecticut, USA. Established in 1980, they set about manufacturing a range of really different hi-fi equipment, aimed squarely at the top end of town.… Read more
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