These articles are typically rants or me spouting off about things that have bothered me. They may also be of interest to my readers.

Shocking Krell Destruction Hall of Shame Addition

These latest additions to the Hall of Shame are two of the worst cases of hi-fi electronics bodgery I've ever seen. This shocking case of Krell destruction - of a Krell KRC preamp - by a so-called expert has to be seen to be believed. Visit my Hall of Shame…

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New Hi-Fi Repair Hall of Shame Dedicated to Bad Repairs

I've just created my new Hall of Shame, dedicated to bad repairs. My aim is to raise awareness about the diabolical workmanship of certain 'repairers' who destroy hi-fi gear. Unlike the rest of my site, the Hall of Shame has one focus - to expose bad repairs and bad repairers.…

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BMW R1200R Motorcycle Reliability Problems

This article examines problems I had with my expensive 2009 BMW R1200R motorcycle. Updated for 2019, still more to come! Make no mistake, the BMW R1200R 'hex-head' motorcycle is a superb bike in many respects. Overall, it's a joy to ride and a pleasure to work on. However, a collection…

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Krell KSA-150 Class-A Amplifier Service

I have been flat out with restorations and repairs. One of my recent jobs was to inspect and service a lovely example of a Krell KSA-150 Class A Power Amplifier. You may have already watched my restoration video, where I completely refurbish one of these beasts. This video has actually…

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The Redgum RGi120 Integrated Amplifier – Australian Quality? You Decide…

Redgum is an Australian brand I really wanted to be able to write great things about when I serviced and repaired this Redgum RGi120 integrated amplifier. Sadly, I couldn't. In the end, I did the difficult thing. At the risk of fanboys and other ill-informed folks coming after me, I…

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The Sansui Corrosive Glue Problem

The infamous Sansui corrosive glue problem is one that affects many vintage hi-fi amplifiers and other equipment. Resolving issues caused by this glue is time-consuming, but essential. You maybe familiar with the scenario - over time, your favourite Sansui (or other) amplifier starts to develop faults. Maybe it won't come…

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