Why do you have FAQs?!

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If I answer everyone individually, often the same questions over and over, I'd never get any work done folks! There are questions I've probably answered hundreds of times now. By turning the questions I'm most commonly asked into FAQs, they can benefit everyone, and save me from repeating myself.

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If transistors die in my vintage amplifier, can they be replaced?

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In most cases, yes they can. This includes output devices, usually in TO-3 packages, through to tiny little TO-92 devices, and everything in between. The art lies in understanding how to substitute transistors and which parts are appropriate to use in place of the original older types. I won't be…

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Does older hi-fi equipment really need to be overhauled or restored?

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The simple answer is yes, it does if you want to keep it running. Ask yourself this: do old watches, power tools or motorcycles eventually need to be overhauled or restored? The answer, of course, is yes and this applies to almost everything. Nothing lasts forever without maintenance. I don't…

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