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The Technics SE-A100 Amplifier Rises From the Dead!

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

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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 Major Service

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

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Stunning Accuphase P-300 Power Amplifier Repair

In this article, I look at a locally sold, dodgily repaired Accuphase P-300 power amplifier and how I got her running properly again. The Accuphase P-300 power amplifier is one of the most beautiful solid-state power amplifiers from the 1970s and one of the nicest-sounding. This one came to me…

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Beautiful Sansui AU-919 Amplifier Service & Review

The 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. Sansui…

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Fatman iTube 252 Tube 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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Accuphase E-303 Integrated 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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