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Beautiful TEAC VRDS-25 CD Player Repair & Service

I love high-end CD players and what better player to continue with than this gorgeous TEAC VRDS-25?! Welcome back, everyone! I always try to bring you interesting equipment and this time I thought we’d look at another classic, high-end CD player repair and service. CD players are steaming back into vogue as people are rediscovering […]

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2022 Recap, Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to our customers, subscribers, friends and family. Yes, friends, it’s that time of the year again, welcome to my 2022 recap where we look at a few numbers and enjoy a gallery of wonderful vintage hi-fi equipment! Many thanks to all who’ve helped make 2022 another fantastic year

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Arcam DiVA CD92 CD Player Repair & Review

Let’s take a look at a lovely CD player I recently repaired, the Arcam DiVA CD92. Arcam made some great gear back in the day, including various products as A&R Cambridge as they were initially, like this C-200 preamp and later the Arcam Black Box 500 I recently repaired and restored: This time though, we

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Legendary Marantz CD-84 CD Player Repair & Review

In this article, we look at why I love older CD players and why this legendary Marantz CD-84 from 1984 is so very lovable! It’s worth considering just how unbelievably disruptive the launch of CD was, back in 1983. I remember it clearly: “Compact Disc – perfect sound, forever.” Who didn’t want that?! Players like

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Krell KAV-300cd CD Player Repair & Restoration

In my second #Krellmonth article, I look at the repair and restoration of this lovely Krell KAV-300cd compact disc player. Thanks for joining me for my second #Krellmonth article. The Krell KAV-300cd CD player is a beautiful machine from the late ’90s, a period when Redbook CD was reaching maturity and producing some really lovely

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TEAC VRDS-10 CD Player Repair & Service

Many won’t be familiar with their high-end products, but this TEAC VRDS-10 CD player is an absolute gem. Let’s take a look. The TEAC VRDS-10 is a very serious CD player from around 30 years ago now. Utilising the venerable Sony KSS-151A laser mech and a custom, heavy-duty direct-drive CD motor and chassis, the VRDS-10

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Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD Player Restoration

Back in 2012, I restored and modified this stunning Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD Player. I’ve improved and updated my article, for your COVID-19 reading pleasure. Musical Fidelity’s Tri-Vista range (in 2003) consisted of the Tri-Vista SACD player, Tri-Vista 300 integrated amplifier, the kW pre- and power amp, a vinyl player and a separate digital-to-analog converter,

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