Articles reviewing hi-fi equipment. Reviews examine the design, engineering, what I like and dislike about hi-fi equipment.

Accuphase AC-2 MC Cartridge Review & Repair

Take a look at this beautiful Accuphase AC-2 moving coil cartridge. It belongs to a customer, has a broken cantilever and will soon be repaired. The Accuphase AC-2 is a high-performance moving coil cartridge from 1980, utilising a tubular sapphire cantilever and line-contact diamond. Jewelled cantilevers like those made from…

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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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Yamaha GT-2000 Turntable Cable Replacement & Review

The Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive turntable is one of the great super-decks from the golden era. Come along as I install a new RCA cable and review this beautiful deck. Make no mistake, if you want one of the very best turntables, it's going to be a high-end deck from Japan.…

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Iconic Kenwood KD-650 Turntable Repair & Review

The beautiful and iconic Kenwood KD-650 turntable is one of the very best decks of its era. Come with me as I repair an elusive fault, overhaul and review this classic deck. It's no secret that the Kenwood KD-600 is one of my favourite turntables. I've owned a KD-600 for many…

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PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC Performance Upgrade & Review

I've designed and tested some enhancements for the PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC. The sonic improvements are astonishing and I'm now offering this service for my customers. Let's take a look. Now updated with additional improvements and owner feedback. My apologies for the lack of articles, I've been inundated with…

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Stunning Sony PS-8750 Turntable Repair, Service, Upgrade & Review

Wow, this Sony PS-8750 is easily one of the most beautiful turntables I've had the pleasure of working on. Come with me as I repair, service, upgrade and review this stunning deck. There really isn't much more I can say about the timeless beauty of the Sony PS-8750. Sony must…

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Queens of the Stone Age Rock Perth Arena

Rippling bass lines, droning guitars and pounding drums filled Perth Arena last night, as Queens of the Stone Age kicked out the jams for a very appreciative crowd. Josh Homme and the band were in fine form as they ground out a long list of classics and new stuff from…

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