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.

High-End Cartridge/Stylus Inspection & Deep Cleaning

People say USB microscopes are no good for cartridge inspection, but I've used a good USB scope (and a binocular optical scope) for cartridge inspections and cleaning for years and I think you'll agree, the results are pretty good. I should point out that I have some experience in microscopy.…

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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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Yamaha GT-2000 Turntable Major Service & Cartridge Install

The Yamaha GT-2000 is one of my favourite turntables so naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to work on another one, shipped from Japan. Let's take one of the first ever close-up looks inside this great deck from the golden era. It's true, I do love the Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive…

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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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A New Reference Turntable is Coming…

If you love high-end turntables and a good story, you'll love my new reference turntable resurrection project - coming soon! The resurrection of this reference turntable has taken me a year and involved plenty of pain, suffering and obstacles. It's been totally worth it though. Bringing this extraordinary, heavyweight vinyl…

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