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.

Servicing the Technics SL-1200 Direct Drive Turntable

The Technics SL-1200 direct drive turntable, in its various iterations, will be well known to most vinyl lovers these days. They have become almost legendary for different reasons – DJs love them for their fast startup and solid build; home users love them for their engineering and audio bang for the buck.… Read more

Systemdek & Connoisseur BD1 Turntables Serviced

I’ve just finished restoring two lovely decks – a Systemdek with Rega RB250 arm, and a Connoisseur BD1.

Systemdek

The Systemdek had some strange symptoms: the platter would start turning in the wrong direction, there was a high level of vibration from the motor and the cartridge would not play a groove when it did turn in the right direction!… Read more