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-300cd CD Player Repair & Restoration

In my second #Krellmonth article, I look at the repair and restoration of this lovely Krell KAV-300cd compact disc player. Thanks for joining me for my second #Krellmonth article. The Krell KAV-300cd CD player is a beautiful machine from the late '90s, a period when Redbook CD was reaching maturity…

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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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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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