This category contains articles about the restoration of hi-fi equipment. This work is complex and these are typically my biggest jobs and longest articles.

Krell KAV-280p Preamplifier Repair

Here's a nice little repair and power supply overhaul I recently made on a lovely Krell KAV-280p preamplifier. Let's call this the first article in #Krellmonth! The modest Krell KAV-280p may not be a high-end preamplifier in Krell terms like the Krell KRC-HR or Krell PAM-7, but what it lacks…

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Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD Player Restoration & Modification

Back in 2012, I restored and modified this stunning Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD Player. I've improved and updated my original article, for your COVID-19 reading pleasure. Musical Fidelity's Tri-Vista range (in 2003) consisted of the Tri-Vista SACD player, Tri-Vista 300 integrated amplifier, the kW pre- and power amp, a vinyl…

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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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Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable Recommission & Restoration

There aren't many vinyl lovers who don't know of the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable. In this article, I recommission and restore a beautiful LP12 that hasn't played vinyl for 20+ years. The Linn Sondek LP12 is a famous belt-drive deck from enigmatic Scottish manufacturer, Linn. In fact, the LP12 is…

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Classic Rega Planar 2 Turntable Repair & Overhaul

The Rega Planar 2 is a modern classic, a turntable that sounds fantastic when optimally set up. Come along as I repair and overhaul this lovely older Rega Planar 2.There's a lot to love about the older Rega Planar 2 and Planar 3 belt drive turntables, and that's coming from…

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Krell PAM-7 Class-A Preamplifier Repair & Overhaul

Krell has produced some stunning gear over the years and this Krell PAM-7 is a great example. Come with me as I repair and overhaul this lovely old girl. The Krell PAM-7 preamplifier dates back to earliest days of Krell, but all the trademark features are present: thick boards, premium…

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Beautiful Yamaha CA-2010 Integrated Amplifier Repair & Restoration

Yamaha's beautiful CA-2010 must be one of the best-looking integrated amplifiers of all time. Come with me as I repair and restore this classic amplifier in my last article for 2018. The Yamaha CA-2010 integrated amplifier is just beautiful and Yamaha knows it. Most people know it too and in…

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