About Us

About Us

Liquid Audio is an independent hi-fi electronics repair specialist based in Perth, Western Australia.

While this page provides more information about us, our mission is straightforward: to provide unparalleled care for Japanese, American, and European classic and vintage hi-fi stereo equipment, catering to customers who prioritize quality. We take pride in being recognized as one of the most trusted specialists in this field. If you require servicing, repairs, or restoration for your hi-fi equipment, you’ve found the right place

Our core business principles revolve around attention to detail, technical and scientific excellence, and delivering the finest service and results for customers who prioritize quality. Thanks to this respected (and often imitated) approach, we’re consistently busy. If this philosophy resonates with you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

About Liquid Audio

Hi, I’m Mike, and Liquid Audio represents the culmination of my lifelong passions for science, education, electronics, hi-fi, and music, coupled with my almost pathological attention to detail. This unique blend has yielded remarkable success. Over more than a decade, we’ve serviced, repaired, and restored thousands of pieces of hi-fi equipment. Additionally, we’ve had the privilege of educating and informing millions of people about the joys of classic hi-fi equipment, its care, and repair.

We only work on hi-fi stereo equipment, but that’s not all we do. We contribute to the hi-fi zeitgeist through articles, advice, discussions and videos that have garnered more than two million views. We counter pseudoscience with actual science delivered by a science educator and electronics technician with an honours degree in Science from one of Australia’s best universities.

This fact-based approach helps people make better choices. We even call out purveyors of the very worst workmanship to help people avoid having their cherished equipment harmed. We’re not afraid to do things a little differently and, thankfully, many people seem to appreciate that. Perhaps you’re one of them?

Business Details

Owner:Mike Fitzpatrick
BSc(Hons) GDipEd(Sci) UWA
Location:Carine, Western Australia
Specialty:Service, repair & restoration of classic hi-fi stereo equipment
Focus:Amplifiers, CD players, tuners, turntables
Open:Tuesday – Friday: 10 – 5
Saturday: 10 – 1, Perth time
Bookings:By appointment
Phone:(+61) 0439 690 436 (voice calls only)
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This stunning Pioneer CT-F1250 cassette deck is one of the greatest cassette decks made. I resurrected this one including repairing a drive motor that ordinarily consigns these machines to the scrap heap.

Service & Repair

Amongst other things, Liquid Audio specialises in turntables, offering expert services and advice on turntables of all kinds. We also are heavily focused on amplifiers and CD players and are one of a select group of component-level repairers. Read more about the equipment we care for on our services page.

This approach requires one to find and then replace faulty transistors, diodes, capacitors and resistors. People are often told their equipment is beyond repair or that parts are no longer available. These are the most difficult repairs but this is the purest and most technically correct approach. This allows us to find and fix faults when original boards and parts are no longer available.

Rather than using cheap parts and doing sloppy work, we focus on meticulous attention to detail and best practices in everything from calibrated laboratory-grade test equipment to premium parts, synthetic lubricants and precision tools. Simply put, I fix equipment as though it were my own.

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Three of the calibrated laboratory-grade test and measurement instruments were used to extract maximum performance from hi-fi electronics.

Tools & Equipment

It’s not all about us – it helps to have the best tools and equipment. Really good tools, test and measurement equipment and service data are essential in this line of work. Cheap gear just doesn’t cut it.

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We’ve just (Feb 2022) purchased $2500 worth of state-of-the-art soldering and desoldering equipment. Very nice!
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The big, new, well-lit workshop improves workflow. Packages from interstate and overseas customers generally reside under the bench. Beer is consumed in moderation..!
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Another new Fluke 27 industrial multimeter. Note the 40kV probe!
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Yes, that’s a heck of a lot of the finest classic test and measurement equipment available, acquired at great expense over many years. Hopefully, some of our points of difference are becoming clearer!
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Parts storage, holding thousands of premium capacitors, resistors, semiconductors, cartridges and other parts

Happy Customers

A business is nothing without happy customers and we are extremely fortunate to have an extraordinary customer base. Visit our Feedback and Facebook pages and you’ll get an idea of how our customers feel about the work we do.

We can’t make everyone happy, but we get very close. As I tell all my customers, your equipment will always come back to you in better shape than it was when it arrived here. Not everyone can make that claim.

Get in touch if you’d like us to work on your hi-fi equipment.

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