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Gorgeous Naim Nait Integrated Amplifier Restoration & Review

One thing I love about what I do is the incredible variety of equipment I get to work on. Let's take a look at my restoration of a sweet little original Naim Nait integrated amplifier. For all those wondering, I'm very slowly recovering. I think! Anyway, with that in mind,…

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The Technics SE-A100 Amplifier Rises From the Dead!

Finally, after days of painstaking work, this beautiful Technics SE-A100 lives again. This stunning, incredibly rare and dead Technics SE-A100 power amplifier visited various repairers before finally coming to Liquid Audio to get fixed. I'm glad I was last on this occasion. I reckon I'm just about happier than the…

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Ultra-Rare Sansui AU-X11 Master Integrated Amplifier

It's not often you see one of these ultra-rare beauties, the other Sansui AU-X1. The Sansui AU-X11 is a Japan-only integrated amp. My customer bought one and it was damaged during shipping. Let's take a look. That's right, the Sansui AU-X11 integrated amplifier is the AU-X1 nobody knows about. That's…

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Pioneer SA-9800 Integrated Amplifier Service

The beautiful Pioneer SA-9800 integrated amplifier is a classic in terms of styling and performance. Come along as I give this one major service. Look out for the legendary CTF-1250 cassette deck I repaired, at the end! The Pioneer SA-9800 integrated amplifier is, without doubt, one of Pioneer's greatest integrated…

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Sansui AU-919 Integrated Amplifier Service & Review

The beautiful Sansui AU-919 is a technical tour de force and an absolute stunner. Find out more about this legendary integrated amplifier in another of my COVID-19 series. I work on a lot of Sansui gear and I always enjoy it. It's well-engineered, well-made, great-sounding equipment, a pleasure to service.…

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Fatman iTube 252 Amplifier Repair & Service

Check out this classic Fatman iTube 252 integrated tube (valve) amplifier I repaired and serviced in another article to help with COVID-19 boredom. Silly name aside, the Fatman iTube 252 is a decent, compact 25 Watt per channel tube-based integrated amplifier. The iTube 252 uses 4 x EL34 pentode output…

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Stunning Accuphase E-303 Amplifier Repair & Overhaul

For those who haven't heard an Accuphase E-303, they really are one of the sweetest sounding integrated amplifiers ever made. Come with me as I repair and overhaul one. Given everyone's sitting at home dealing with the Coronavirus, I decided to finish this Accuphase E-303  article, for your reading pleasure.…

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