What equipment do you care for?

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We service, repair and restore hi-fi stereo equipment, with a focus on turntables and amplifiers. We work on: hi-fi stereo gear including most Japanese, European and North American amplifiers, preamplifiers, turntables, CD players, cassette decks and tuners produced since 1970. We don't work on: radiograms, stereograms, jukeboxes, mini-systems, midi-systems, DVD…

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What brands and age of equipment do you look after?

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All major brands and most hi-fi stereo equipment produced from 1970 onwards. Brands we commonly see are Accuphase, Akai, Kenwood, Luxman, NAD, Pioneer, Sansui, Rotel, Sony, TEAC, Technics, Quad and Yamaha. We specialise in amplifiers, preamplifiers, turntables, CD players, DACs, cassette decks and tuners.

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Why do you need to inspect equipment before providing repair cost estimates?

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Two reasons: because I know my customers appreciate honesty and because it's not actually possible to fully assess and understand all of what's wrong with a piece of equipment without carefully inspecting it. Therefore, any 'quote' you might be given by a potential repairer who hasn't inspected and diagnosed the…

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Everyone has a different opinion, where can I get really good advice?

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Find people who understand the science and can advise from extensive personal experience. Everyone has an opinion but thankfully there are facts, derived from science and there is expert advice, based on first-hand experience and on understanding that science. Customers often tell me: "I read in a forum that I…

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How is Liquid Audio different from other repairers?

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Our attention to detail, level of care, experience, passion and many other things make us different. This is reflected in our work, lab equipment, professionalism, and so on. I own the business, repair the equipment, run the website and write the articles, so I'm heavily invested in keeping this a…

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You take on some big jobs but are there any you won’t take on?

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I try to avoid equipment in poor physical condition, gear that's been destroyed by other repairers, heavily modified or equipment that isn't designed to be serviceable. I don't shy away from challenging jobs, but if I can see that we are trying to make a silk purse from a sow's…

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