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

Mission Cyrus One Integrated Amplifier Repair and Review

In my Naim Nait article, I noted that the Mission Cyrus One is perhaps its closest contender from the time. Let's take a look at the Mission Cyrus One as I repair and service this example. I'm going to try to keep articles coming, even the smaller ones like this…

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Gorgeous Naim Nait Integrated Amplifier Restoration & Review

One thing I love about what I do is the incredible variety of equipment I get to work on. Let's take a look at my restoration of a sweet little original Naim Nait integrated amplifier. For all those wondering, I'm very slowly recovering. I think! Anyway, with that in mind,…

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Denon DP-62L Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Review

The Denon DP-62L direct-drive turntable is an absolute gem, often overlooked and less well-known than some contemporaries. In my endeavours to bring you interesting equipment you may not be aware of, let's take a closer look. I often work on turntables where I find myself thinking "If I didn't have…

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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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