Category Archives: Service

Service articles are focussed on servicing hi-fi equipment to restore functionality. Articles may also contain repair elements, as they often go together.

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 beauty.

Make no mistake, if you want one of the very best turntables, it’s going to be a high-end deck from Japan. Most likely it will be a direct drive, maybe a Kenwood L-07D, maybe a Technics SP-10 or perhaps a Yamaha GT-2000.… Read more

Harman/Kardon PM665 Amplifier Repair & Service

The Harman/Kardon PM665 is one of H/K’s classic amplifiers. Like a lot of gear, this one had been messed with and needed repairs and service. Let’s take a look…

The Harman/Kardon PM655 is a beast of an integrated amplifier. With a power output of 100 Watts per channel, plus a useful amount (maybe 3 Watts) of class-A power, this amplifier is black, hot and heavy.… Read more

Stunning Sony TA-FA777ES Integrated Amplifier Service

Just look at this beauty. Sony took their hi-fi product lines very seriously back in the day and this TA-FA777ES amplifier is a testament to it. Let’s take a look inside.

The Sony TA-FA777ES is part of Sony’s ES product range from the 1990s. Tragically and as Sony fans around the world lament, this was the last of the really serious stuff from Sony.… Read more

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 vintage turntables. I’ve owned a KD-600 for many years and this is how she’s currently set up, with Jelco arm, FR cartridge, headshell, and Kenwood TS-10 ceramic platter mat.… Read more

Beautiful Vintage Sony Hi-Fi System Service

Is it any wonder folks new to hi-fi go nuts over old gear like this? Those of us who’ve been around a while probably just love it anyway. This Classic 45 year old vintage Sony hi-fi system just came in for it’s first service – in 45 years…!

And guess what – this beautiful Sony hi-fi system now works perfectly again, after service.… Read more

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 have had some amazing design engineers working with them to be able to turn out a piece like this.… Read more

Rare Luxman M-4000 Power Amplifier Repair & Service

Check out this beautiful Luxman M-4000 power amplifier I’ve just serviced. This classic vintage beast needed a little work, let’s take a look.

The Luxman M-4000 power amplifier is a fairly compact, dense, 180 Watt per channel bipolar amplifier. It’s the predecessor to the M-4000A, which looks very similar, but is substantially different design-wise and even rarer.… Read more