Category Archives: Turntables & Vinyl

You’ll find lots of articles about turntables & vinyl on my website. You’ll also find stuff about records and analogue systems that incorporate vinyl.

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

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 the somewhat enigmatic Scottish manufacturer, Linn. In fact, the LP12 is so famous it even has it’s own Wikipedia page.… Read more

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 a direct-drive aficionado! They have a lovely warm, analog sound and tactile feel.… 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

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

Dual 1219 Idler Drive Turntable Major Service & Repair

Every so often, a customer brings me a piece of gear that reminds me how much I love vintage hi-fi. The Dual 1219 idler drive turntable is just such a piece.

The Dual 1219 idler drive turntable is a relic from an era when almost everything was made out of metal and wood. The deck is German, and old, so this type of solid construction should be no surprise.… Read more

Denon SL-7D Direct Drive Turntable Service & Review

This lovely Denon SL-7D direct drive turntable needed a thorough service in order to play records nicely again. I figured it was a great opportunity to review this classic deck.

I’ve written about the Denon SL-7D previously, they are good, honest turntables and I enjoy working on them. The SL-7D definitely isn’t a super-deck, but they are well-engineered turntables, relatively affordable and, with regular service, should provide many years of listening pleasure.… Read more