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See what our customers have to say!

Feedback is really important to us and we’re fortunate to have amazing customers who value what we do and the way we do it.

If you’d like to leave feedback, use the feedback form at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can visit the Liquid Audio Facebook page and leave feedback there, or send it to me via email.

Rega P3-24 turntable service and repair

The turntable sounds great and the old issue is completely gone … It sounds great thanks!


Krell KAV-300CD CD player repair

Delivered.. installed.. and running as good as I can remember.

Very happy customer. Thanks, Mike. A miracle!


Audiolab 8200CD CD player repair

Audiolab 8200CD working well. Thanks again Mike!


Pioneer Rondo turntable, Technics SU-Z65 amplifier and Pioneer tuner equipment sale

Hi Mike, just an update on new equipment.

Technics amp performs great with the Mach 1s. Given them a new lease on life. Tuner is a perfect match for the amp. Finally, great-sounding turntable.

Thanks for your advice,

Happy days



Rotel RB-991 amplifier and Audiolab 8000C preamplifier repair and service

Hi Mike

Just a quick note to say the Audiolab and the Rotel are both performing very well, sounding very good.



Rega RP-1 turntable service and improvement

Mike. Thank you very much. So much better. So much better. The brittleness is gone in the mids and highs and the lows are richer. Really enjoyable. Going to listen to it a lot now! Dad would have loved it and its making me WANT to listen to it now.


Hi-Fi amplifier advice

I think I have said this to you before – you are unique in the hi-fi world, and even the greater business world.  Why?

Because you’re an expert at what you do and you have integrity.  A rare rare commodity these days.  You call it as you see it.  No BS.  No conflicts of interest.  Whether it be Redgum or some other hyped-up brand – you focus on the product itself and give your honest opinion.  Sounds simple enough – not all that common these days.

And you explain things in a way that non-technical people can understand, but without dumbing things down too much.  A very nice middle ground in explaining things given your audience is full of technical, non-technical people and everything in between.  That is, you are an excellent communicator.

It’s no surprise to me your business is doing well.  The Accuphase E-202, as recommended by you, is a superb piece.  A lifetime piece.  And I received years and years of experience through your advice on amplifiers for a modest donation.

Keep up the great work Mike.  Hoping 2022 is a wonderful one for your business and your family.

You are welcome to use some or all of this email on your testimonial page if you wish.

Tony O’Brien

Technics amplifier service


We’re delighted with what you’ve done for our unit, the Technics amp. I bought the whole system I 1982 and it’s given such pleasure ever since and it’s still even got that ‘just new’ smell to it.

My Grandfather had a real passion for specialists. We’re delighted we came to you, which we did by recommendation and we’d would recommend you without any hesitation.



Onkyo CP-1046 turntable service

Hi Mike,

Just to let you know that the ”manual” turntable works well. Sound is great.

Thanks again


General hi-fi help and advice

“One of the most helpful guys I have ever spoken to about hifi, always has time to give very good advice, would totally recom. anyone who has trouble with their gear, or anyone who needs a rebuild/upgrade.”


Roksan Caspian integrated amplifier service

It works a treat thanks, Mike. The channel issue seems to be fixed so thanks v much.


Sony TA-5650 VFET amplifier repair and reliability enhancement

Hi Mike,

We put one of my dad’s classical records on and it was fantastic to hear it again through his amplifier and turntable.  Josh played some of his vinyl and he heard elements he did not realise even existed – brilliant!!

Thanks for your care and dedication to get it working just right – it really is a beauty.



Yamaha CA-810 amplifier repair and restoration


WOW, amp sounds great!!!



TEAC P-30 CD transport repair and resurrection!

Cheers Mike,

It’s played every cd with no problems at all.

Sounds very good with my PS Nuwave DAC but im now thinking about possible upgrades.

Thanks again


Musical Fidelity B-200X amplifier service

Hi Mike,

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for the work you did on my Musical Fidelity B200-X amplifier a couple of months back. She’s working like a charm. Honestly can’t remember when she’s sounded better. Still pondering the prospect of an upgrade but for the time being, very happy.


Mike C

Onkyo turntable and amplifier repair and service

Good morning Mike

Just a quick note regarding the turntable & amp that you fixed for me. I got some new speaker wire as you suggested and the system is sounding better than it ever has, the family is really enjoying being able to listen to records again.



ARCAM CD-92 CD player laser replacement and repair

Hi mike,

Just an update on the arcam CD player you fixed for me – all is good have played a fair few and no skips / jumps!

Many thanks


Marantz SD-1010 cassette deck repair

Hi Mike! I can’t thank you enough for going out of your way to sort out that VU meter once and for all.

Again SORRY to be a pain and for the 5 goes you had at it to get it right. This might sound weird but to have the deck {all the bells & whistles} working again is hard to describe but let’s just say it’s very satisfying. Oh and thanks for the advice regarding turntables.

Justin K

Denon DP-1200 turntable service and Ortofon Quintet Black S cartridge installation

Hey Mike,

The Denon and new cart sound fantastic. It’s the best vinyl I have heard.

Cheers rod

Yamaha NS-1000 speakers premium crossover upgrade

Hi Mike,

…I’ve reinstalled the crossovers, they fitted perfectly, I didn’t have to alter a thing in regards to the cabinets. I plugged them into my AS3000 to trial them and bloody hell, they sound amazing. You’ve done incredible work. They do not scream at me anymore is a way I would describe them. Previously they were so analytical that it became fatiguing after a long listen. Now they are perfect, I will obviously let them run in like you mentioned. On my first listen though I am truly impressed.

Thank you so much for the attention to detail you clearly show in your work. For any future hifi repairs I may need, you will be my first point of contact.

Kind regards


Technics SL-1200GR turntable commissioning and set-up

Hi Mike,

The tt sounds great. Thank you for all your help.

Cheers, Rod

Rega P3-24 turntable repair and service

Hello Mike,

Just a short note to say I am very pleased with your repair and general service of my Rega P3/24.

Somehow I feel that the turntable is calibrated and working as it should!

Cheers and thanks again,


Bryston BP-1 turntable set-up and service

Hey Mike, this tt keeps amazing me. You did an excellent job setting it up and aligning the cartridge etc. For such a cheap mm it sounds superb. I can wait to upgrade the cartridge in the future.



ARCAM Black Box 500 DAC repair and overhaul

Hi Mike, It’s great to have my Arcam DAC working again😀

Playing CD’s and streaming Apple music it sounds absolutely fantastic, so thank you for a great job!



Sony PS-5100 turntable and Linear Design 2500 amplifier service

Hi Mike,

Just wanted to say thank you again. We have only connected one of my Dad’s speakers and are getting the other one tomorrow. Even with only one speaker the sound is really good so expecting to be even better with both speakers. It makes listening to our records a pleasure.

Denise and Brian

Pioneer SA-9800 integrated amplifier and Pioneer CT-F1250 cassette deck repair and major service

Hi Mike,

It’s all working well, Amp is perfect, and Tape Deck is still playing well. I am using it all most days. Thanks once again for the superb attention to detail that you took with my gear. I am very grateful, it really is so nice to hear it working as it did when it was bought new in the early 80’s.

Kind regards


Pioneer PL-630 direct-drive turntable major service

Hi Mike

I have to say… how much I am enjoying my records again.  Whatever you did to that
Pioneer PL 630 has given me the BEST EVER reproduction of music in my house.
Even the original owner was very impressed.



Marantz 170DC amplifier restoration

Hi Mike

The amp sounds great thanks. I just played a MOFI LP version of Brothers in Arms and the noise I previously was hearing in the right channel is gone. The amp sounded punchy and a joy to listen to.



Accuphase E-203 integrated amplifier and Denon DP-1200 turntable services

Fantastic, clear, amp sound….many thanks, Mike, and the turntable is a delight too

Kind regards


Rotel RA-980BX amplifier repair and service

Hi Mike

Neighbourhood and I listening to my JJ Cale 45’s. Thanks for the quick turnaround, sounds great, back on spec.

Many thanks,


Magnus Audio MA-300 amplifier repair

Hi Mike

So far so good. No explosion 💥 no earth quake. It all sounds wonderful. Can’t believe how much better this amp is compared to the Bryston. Now using Combak Harmonix HS-101GP cables. Sounds great. Thanks very much for great quality workmanship. Very much appreciated.



Marantz SD-1020 cassette deck service

Hi Mike

Once again thank you for your time you put into servicing my cassette player it’s humming along nicely.

Take care

Justin K

Sansui CD-A717 CD player repair and resurrection from the dead!

CD player is working and sounding great. Did a comparison with the Yamaha one I had set up and the Sansui blows it away. Sound is much more separated and not so bright sounding. Don’t need to adjust the attenuator as it sounds balanced with the other components whereas the yamaha is very loud at low volume.  Very happy.

Thanks so much again👍


Marantz TT-4000 turntable and HM-100R amplifier service

G’day Mike

Just wanted to let you know that the stereo is sounding fantastic. Thanks again for your expertise and passion.


Steve Gordon

Sansui AU-117 amplifier repair and service

Hi Mike, everything is up and running and the sound is great.

Thanks once again,

Cheers Gerard

Regarding hi-fi system improvement advice for an overseas customer

…I say this to emphasize my love of musical noise that I hear out of my system!!!  I didn’t know that this level of enjoyable noise could come out of this system… WOW!!… Thanks for your input.  You could charge for this advise. 😎


Technics SU-V8 amplifier repair and service

Hi Mike

Performing very nicely with my ClairAudients.



Technics SL-1200 Mk2 turntable + Ortofon 2M Bronze service and set-up

Just got my Technics SL1200 back after a service & Ortofon 2M bronze fitted. Mike did a great job… cleaned about 30 years of filth off. The new cart sounds glorious.

Great guy, reasonable price, good advice.


Denon PMA-1060 amplifier repair and service, for overseas customer

Hi Mike,

I received my PMA 1060 this evening, Pack and send were very good, the amp arrived without a scratch. I hooked up my amp and am so thrilled that it is working 100% again without the relays clicking and losing audio. I just wanted to say thank you very much, you have done a fantastic job on her, your level of expertise, quality of workmanship and attention to detail are just beyond compare and worth every penny I spent. I would like to get my 1025 also serviced… I will check in with you later…

Thanks once again, take care of yourself and have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,


Technics SL-D2 turntable service and Ortofon 2M Blue installation

Hi Mike,

Just wanted to write and let you know that, after a delay setting it up, the turntable sounds absolutely magnificent and is performing much much better than before.

Thanks a lot for your help.


Marantz Model 6350 turntable repair and service

Marantz works a treat mate. Sounds awesome!

Thanks, Jason

Kenwood KD-500/SME/Ortofon Quintet Bronze set-up and installation

Straight of the bat…it’s much better than the oc9, more voices are there in Dark side of the moon,  more of a thumping bass as well. This should only get better!!! All in all a very nice cart indeed, love it.

Thanks again Mike.

Cheers, Mike

Hitachi HA-610 amplifier repair & service

Hi Mike,

Just a quick update re my amp, I’m more than happy, spinning records has been a pleasure, there is space & clarity, my B&W DM 330 speakers getting a work out, Burning Spear, Dylan, Love, the Meters, Lucinda Williams ….etc.

Thanks again for your efforts,

Regards Michael

Pro-Ject RPM-5 turntable + Ortofon 2M Black precision set-up

Hi Mike

The table sounds fabulous thank you. I wish I had come and seen you earlier. Now I can get back to enjoying the music.


Pioneer PL-514 turntable major service

Mike this is a new machine.

I just put on a queen album and this is awesome.

I didn’t realise how much better it would be.

Thanks very much for your work!

Mike H

Technics SL-1210 turntable upgrade, with AT cartridge and service

Hi Mike

I’ve set up the turntable and given it a good listen—it’s a joy to listen to! Much more vibrant and detailed than what I was expecting. You were right that I definitely prefer the turntable to my CD and cassette players; they have their own qualities that I still enjoy, but the turntable blows them away.

The pre-amp I have is the Pro-Ject Phono Box S2, which seems to be doing a decent job (for now). I’ll definitely invest in a proper Technics rubber mat in the near future though.

Thanks again for all your help with getting the turntable sounding so great.



Sony TA-N444ESX amplifier repair

Hi Mike, the Sony amp sounds awesome! I’ve tried loads of different sources… I’m currently using an external phono stage … that sounds wicked!


Pioneer PL-12D turntable service

Hi Mike,

Thanks again for sorting out the turntable so quickly. It’s spinning like it’s 1971 and the amp is sorted too!


TEAC VRDS-10 CD player repair

I’ve been giving the old girl a good work out since I’ve got her back and she’s been behaving herself . If I might add she sounds a lot better not so ordinary. Well done !

Luxman PD-272 direct-drive turntable service

Hey Mike

Turntable sounds great… most probably the best it’s ever sounded, even with the unsuitable cartridge on it!

Thanks again


Marantz CD-6006 CD player repair

Just a thank you, yet again, for the excellent repair work on my amp & Marantz CD player.

Both units are performing like they are brand new again!
Love my music, especially when it sounds this good!

Well done Mike. Your quality workmanship is most highly recommended!


Technics SU-V45A amplifier repair and service


Just wish to tell you I am delighted with my amp after your service.



Technics SL-1600Mk2 major service


I’d like to say thanks for the work you did on my 1600mk2 technics turntable…it’s sounding absolutely awesome and I can’t believe the difference between vinyl compared to CD when I listen to the two in comparison…they’re worlds apart.

Thanks again


Sansui 8500 integrated amplifier repair and service

Hi Mike

Thank you for the great job you did for me on my Sansui 8500 amp recently, much appreciated.


Accuphase T-106 tuner overhaul

Hey Mike

This Tuner is the BOMB. I’ve never heard anything like it before. Not only is it much improved but it completely wipes the Magnum Dynalab T90 to oblivion. It has timbre, great bass, very clean-low background noise. Very dynamic. I am very pleased indeed and yes it’s worth a round 2. Much appreciated.



Sony TA-11 amplifier service

Thanks Mike, the amp is great not a crackle to be heard, spot-on,

Cheers, Lee

Goldnote Valore turntable setup and upgrade

Hi Mike,

Out of the box, the gold note turntable sounds great!  I’m listening to a Mobile Fidelity recording of  Bobby Darin ‘love swings’. Its too hard to say whether its better than my Denon DP-1200.  I think the cartridge is very good value and appears to be competitive with the Ortofon Bronze.

Thanks for a top job.

ME 1400 power amplifier repair and service

Mike — brilliant job on the ME amp—this little baby has never sounded as good —and that includes the time when I originally  bought it in 1994— you must have sold your soul to the devil in exchange for magic fingertips— because it is not only the ME that sounds good it’s also the DAC that’s been a lot more responsive. My system sounds great at this time. Cheers and thanks for spending the time and effort on this resurrection.


Marantz SC-80 pre-amp overhaul


I’m absolutely stunned at the improvement in my pre-amp! No more hum, all controls work correctly and, very significantly, bass has been restored to its former glory. In short, my system is sounding fantastic.

I was disappointed when the pre-amp packed up, but I now realise it was the best thing that could have happened because it made me bring it to you for repair. A several-hundred dollar investment has returned me a several-thousand dollar pre/power combo. And very importantly to me, you ensured that it remains in showroom condition.

All I have to do now is apologise profusely to my speakers for blaming them for bass shortage, because the bass is back and I’m loving it.

Thanks again for your great work.


JVC T-X22 tuner service and RF alignment

Hi Mike,

Just a quick note to say thanks. The tuner is greatly improved and all stations are clear.



Technics SL-1500 repair and service

Hi Mike,

just reporting back to say the turntable is working really well, thank you for the great job



Sansui FR-1080 turntable service and upgrade

Brought in my Sansui Fr-1080 for a checkup and service for its age and after its time with Mike it works like a dream and I am very happy with the work and time he has put into it to make it brand new again and working amazing.



Rotel RA-935BX amplifier service

I’ve been meaning to drop you a line before about the improvement to my amplifier since you serviced it in February. Not only did it solve the immediate problem – the dodgy cutting out of one channel or the other because of the selector switch – but the whole sound really does seem much clearer now. So thank you, and keep well.



JVC DP-300 turntable repair and service

Hi Mike

Some feedback on my turntable.

It’s great – many thanks!

I switched the amp to effects off so I guess that means it’s pretty much a stereo amp now and the albums that I played sound great – even through my 601s!

Turntable speed is rock-solid so all in all I’m very happy – Thanks!


Marantz PM-40SE amplifier Repair & Service

Hi Mike

Just a quick heads up to let you know that the amp has been going really well.

Have set the amp up as the main amp at home and have used the tape, CD and phone inputs over the last week.

The amp is functioning really well and sounding great.

Thanks again for looking at this so quickly and also appreciate the time constraints with your volume of work at the moment.

Kind regards


Marantz 1072 amplifier Repair & Service

Good morning Mike

Just a heads up to let you know that the amp appears to be working well.

Gave it a short run last night, using all of the inputs with all sounding good. Both channels functioning well also. Didn’t give it too much of blast but none the less sounded good, so thanks very much for looking at her.

It’s good to see that business is busy, which is always a good sign that you’re doing good work and are indeed well in demand!

Kind regards


Sony TA-FA50ES amplifier service

Hi Mike

Just a quick note to say I’m loving my amplifier and enjoying the peace of mind knowing you’ve been through it.! Use the thing every day, and it’s bloody awesome. 🙂

Also forgot to share with you that you did a good job breaking down stereotypes. When Lisa my wife picked it up she was a bit taken aback I think – she wasn’t expecting a fit looking, affable and articulate bloke who repairs vintage hifi. I kept telling her it’s not just the domain of crusty, gruff old men with zero social skills 😉

Take care mate


Blue Note and Denon DP-1200 turntable set-up & service

Hi Mike, you’ve done a great job on both turntables. They both present sound a bit differently but I like them both. With the Denon, I’m not waiting for it to breakdown like the Blue Note turntable. It looks beautiful  and sounds great but the reliability is very trying.

Thanks for all your help.

Cheers, Rod

Rotel RB-970BX power amplifier repair

Hello Mike, just thought I’d give you some feedback regarding your repair of my Rotel 970 power amp. I have tested it fairly extensively over the past week or so, it is running fine and I’m more than happy with your work. I would like to bring in my other identical power amp for a service and clean up… and my control amp to be checked just to make sure nothing dodgy has been done on the previous repair.

Cheers, Bernard

Dual 1219 turntable repair & major service

Hey Mike

Ricky here that had the 1219 Dual fixed and collected a few weeks ago.

Dads been playing the Dual non-stop for the past few weeks and can’t remember it ever working so well, he’s really happy with the work you have done and could not be happier with the outcome.

Just wanted to drop you a quick message to say thanks again 👍👍

Musical Fidelity NuVista M3 integrated amplifier repair & service

Dear Mike

I thought I would let you know that my amplifier has never missed a beat since getting it home, thanks so much I really appreciate it. If I can arrange it with your sometime next year could we do the upgrades you suggested? We are away in January until 24th but anytime after that would be suitable and I am happy to be guided by you.

Hope you have a safe and Happy Christmas.


Nakamichi CD Player 3 repair & service

Just picked our unit up from Mike today (12/12/19).
Fantastic result, we have this lovely piece back in beautiful working condition. Mike the man. What a great person, very passionate about his work. We are lucky in WA to have a Mike.

Thanks again.

Gary S

Kenwood KD-500 turntable and KA-907 amplifier repair & set-up

One word – KILLER! I have to listen to all my vinyl again, big thank you 🙂


Rega RP-10 turntable service & setup

Hi Mike

Or should I call you Magic Mike. The turntable sounds wonderful, probably better than ever before….including when I got it new. Seems like you set it up the way it should have been set up. No doubt the new amp makes a difference but the detail and particularly the mids and highs have really improved whist the signature musicality is still there which is what attracted me most to this TT (and the price). I had a Rega 3 with RB300 for many years before getting this. Hope you have a great weekend and appreciate your high quality workmanship.



NAD 7240PE receiver service

Hi Mike

Christine and I were delighted with the sound from the receiver after your extremely prompt service of it. We were able to have it installed when our new TV was installed for us a few days later.



Magnus Audio MA-300 power amplifier upgrade

Hi Mike

Got the amp set up last night and listened for a number of hours. The sound at the start was different to the sound by the end of the session….better. This amp is definitely my keeper. It sounds absolutely wonderful. Since the update, I’ve noticed more detail and greater timbre. The bass is tighter and more extended and generally cleaner than before. Transients are quicker and speakers seem to disappear. Very happy and again thanks for the great work.


PSAudio NuWave DSD DAC upgrade

Hi Mike

(had) my system playing last night. You upgraded the PS Audio DSD NuWave DAC about a month ago. Now, I have the speakers back to try everything. Simply amazing mate!

Cleaners mids and highs, more visceral, present, transient, and controlled bass.


Kenwood KD-650 turntable repair

Thanks so much. Absolute genius in fault finding.


Marantz PM-350 amplifier repair

Hi Mike

The Amplifier works great!!!!  I have had it cranking this morning without any issue.

Many thanks for your great work  – and the quick turn around!



Sansui 8080DB receiver repair

Hi Mike,

Just thought I’d let you know the 8080 is sounding splendid.  I think it may have taken a couple of days for the new caps to settle down as it was a little bright at the start but sounding really lovely through the JBL L96s right now….

Thanks again


Technics SL-23 Turntable + Rotel RA-550 integrated amplifier service & repair

System works and sounds great, Mike. Nice clear stereo sound. Thanks for your patience and dedication mate.

Yamaha CA-2010 Integrated Amplifier Restoration

Awesome job Mike! It sounds great and I can’t thank you enough for the work you put into her!


Kenwood KD-2055 turntable and Yamaha A-460 amplifier

Hi Mike,

Hope all is well with you! Loving the gear so far. Still trying to find time to get some listening time. The turntable though is superb; sounds a million bucks. Would love to chat about a few more improvements in the future (isolating motor noise) which I look forward to.

Thanks again for all your hard work on my gear and I’ll certainly be in touch likely in the new year with some more projects!

Love your work chief


Simaudio Moon i7 integrated amplifier repair – manufacturer feedback

Hello Mike,

Thank you very much for your assistance, devotion and skills to help us remedy this unit.

We want MOON products to be kept in circulation for decades.


Bernard Poulin

Simaudio, Canada

Dual 505 turntable

Hi Mike

Just to let you know the player is playing beautifully.  Thank you so much.

I still need to change/replace the stylus on my Dad’s player. Will let you know if we want to bring it in for servicing.

Kind regards


Pioneer A-400 amplifier

Hi Mike

I wanted to say thanks for giving my Pioneer A400 a clean and service a few weeks ago, it is sounding fantastic.

Best regards


Quad 34 preamp and Quad 405 power amp repair and overhaul

Hello Mike

The amps sound superb, the clarity and life has returned, perhaps better than ever! They really sing.

Best regards


Accuphase M-60 power amplifiers repair and restoration, plus C-200 preamplifier restoration

Hi Mike,

I thought it was about time write and tell you how happy i am with the repairs you did on my Accuphase M60’s and C200 Preamp .

I’d almost forgotten how wonderful these amps are, it’s a real pleasure to listen to music now and it’s incredible how great it sounds .

I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful workmanship and attention to detail that you put into all of your repairs.


Eric  (  with a big smile  )

Yamaha AX-470 integrated amplifier service and repair

Hi Mike,

Got my Yamaha connected last night. Played some vinyl, and I can tell you, it sounds awesome!

Better sound than ever before!

Some general feedback about my work

Hi Mike,
I rarely write something like this but your craftsmanship is so impeccable, I really felt compelled to tell you. I wish I had a component for you to work on, but shipping from Northern California might be cost prohibitive!

Hi. I have a system optimization service that I operate world wide. I was poking around and found your restoration post on the Luxman M-4000a. Just wanted to say beautiful work. Extremely impressive attention to detail and care in workmanship. That’s all, just big kudos to a real pro.


Pioneer turntable repair and service

Hi Mike, just thought I would touch base. Still having a blast with my record player. So far it hasn’t missed a beat and I am bloody loving it! Since you fixed it, I haven’t stopped buying new albums.



Rotel cassette deck service

Mike – You’re a miracle worker! It (the Rotel cassette deck) sounds better than it ever did…..


JVC QL-F4 turntable repair and service

Hi Mike. Just to say thanks again for fixing my JVC Quartz Lock QL-F4 direct drive turntable way back in June/July 2017. I have many pleasurable hours listening to vinyl again! The great repair work you have done creates vinyl music joy and beauty!

all the best …keep the amps and turntables alive!

best wishes


Sharp VZ-2000 linear tracking vinyl playing boombox

A big shout out to Mike from Liquid Audio.

Thank you for taking on the restoration of my late grandfather’s sharp Boombox, he purchased this the year i was born might i add!! After thinking for sometime the record player was down and out, then changing a few hands on people giving me false hope in saying they could fix it, i had all but given up.

This is where Magic Mike came in, unlike the other previous experts, Mike promised me nothing apart from one thing i will have a look at it for you, i could see his confidence level for it wasn’t high. While mike was busy doing turntables, amplifiers and his usual work “not 3 in 1 boomboxes”. A little time had passed.

Then bang out of the blew mike calls and he’s had a look at the boombox, cleaned it up and got it running. I thought an angel from above was tricking me. So i sets off over to liquid audio to check out Mike’s work. Yes, i couldn’t believe my eyes it was clean and look like new, i can see my reflection in this thing and I’m not kiddin!! Astonished with this man’s eye for detail.

Stage 2 was the unveiling of the clean crisp mechanisms, opening and shutting the tape deck, the smooth movements of the radio tuner and last but not least the record door, which was jammed up you had to use force to fully undo it previously. These all opened just like new.

By this stage,
A) you can’t wipe the smile off my face
B) I’m getting anxious to hear it

With the power from above, ‘the cord Magic Mike had made for me’ he has plugged it in, firstly firing up the radio. Then onto the tape player with this thing pumping out some ‘fully sik’ bass might i add, Last but not least we have played a record through it!! Simply amazing, for once in my life I’m speechless, i am overwhelmed with astonishment, i thought i would never hear it play again, would be 15 years ago since it last played a record. And it simply sounds amazing.

After getting it home safely and showing it off to all my mates, i have been using it flat out. And follow up services and repairs if needed, will be no hassle knowing liquid audio is only a phone call away.

Words can’t explain how thankful i am for what Mike has been able to achieve for me, you’re a good man and your amazing workmanship on my sharp VZ-2000 boombox. I will be recommending you to all my mates, last but not least



Technics SL-220 turntable

Hi Mike! Thanks again, I’m having a lovely time with the turntable. Just called to say everything’s great!

Thank you


Technics SH-8005

Hi Mike

I managed to get the wiring correct and OMG does it all work like heaven!

The graphic is so strong (maybe the speakers are so good) that I find I only need a minor tweak to get the sound I enjoy. This is the opposite of what I had to do with my previous cheaper equaliser, where major adjustments had to made with same amps and speakers. Really all credit to you and your repair work. The improvements to the pre-amp and main amp combined with the repair work on the graphic equaliser has finally given me that ultimate superb sound I have been seeking. Wow, could not be happier with the end result. You Mike, are a legend of the vintage audio repair industry. Your skills are phenomenal.

Proof is in the pudding; definitely recommended!


Hi Mike

The turntable sounds amazing. Played a James Taylor album on it and it sounds great. Can’t wait for the weekend to sit around and listen to some Santana and Nick Drake.

Thanks again.


Krell KSA-150

Hi Mike

(Re Krell KSA-150 purchase) Thanks mate, MUCH better mids, punchier but tighter bass, better, more liquid highs, not so bright. Frankly amazing and more balanced soundstage, particularly noticeable on acoustic tracks!


Philips CD-850 Mk 2, Orelle SA-100, Project Phono Box

Hello Mike! The CD player is playing fab! No problem with speakers!!! And the sound quality is superb, well at least for my ears 🙂


Hi Mike!

Really pleased with how the Philips CD player is playing! Gorgeous sound!!! Thanks for excellent service work!! My turntable issue has been fixed. I’ll take up your offer to upgrade cartridge head and phono some time in future!

I read about the Primare phono stage you posted and understand what you mean about my phono box being amateurish. Hope to see more of such sales and when price and timing is right, I would definitely want to upgrade! Thanks again!!!

Kind regards


Rega Planar 3

Good Afternoon Mike,

Thank you for the prompt professional service, upgrade suggestions and quality of the workmanship (while servicing my Rega Planar 3).

I have reconnected the turntable and tested it with Art Pepper, B B King, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd.  In my opinion the music sounds richer and with more depth.  I can hear subtleties in the tracks I have not heard before.



Technics SE-9060 x 2

Mike – you’re a genius!

Amps are so bloody quiet that if wasn’t for the LED lights I wouldn’t even know they were turned on. This against Klipschorn Heritage speakers well-known for being savage with background noise against any non super quiet amps.

And the sound? To my taste in music, the K horns are the ultimate in home speakers and with your repair work, I now have the ultimate in sound reproduction. Worth every cent! Could not be happier! More work coming your way a little later.

I would only recommend you to any one else looking to get this type of work done.



Hi Mike

Just wanted to let you know that I am blown away by the improvement you have made to my JVC direct-drive turntable. I could not believe the difference the new cartridge made to the sound, I was expecting it to be a little better but the difference was staggering! I just wanted to thank you and I will certainly be recommending you to anyone I know who needs turntable work done.


Rega Planar 3

Mike, just fantastic, Rega never sounded so good! Needs a few hours to settle along with the Primare. Just listening to the Crusaders, Rhapsody and blues, tight, punchy bass and kick  drum! Thanks so much bud.



Kenwood KT-3300D

Hi Mike,

Just to let you know the results of your fantastic & fastidious work on my KT-3300D Kenwood FM only tuner.

I have been listening all this week and I have to say I am more than impressed with the outcome. Really great crisp noise free reception and no hiss, crackle or drift in earshot!!.

I have it connected via an outdoor aerial and this has given me a very strong signal and it now has a great “lock on” ability. I am totally blown away by the clarity of the top end and also such an excellent bass response. You have to keep in mind this is a 30 year old Tuner we are talking about here!!

I just wanted to thank you for the painstaking effort and great lengths you went to in getting this as great as you have.

Rest assured I am one very happy and lucky customer to have the sweet sound that’s coming my way now.

Thanks again Mike.

Best Regards


Marantz Hi-Fi System

Hi Mike,

I’ve just fired up the Marantz system and I’m delighted to report that everything seems to be working perfectly, as you said it would be.

The pre-amp hum has completely gone, and the speakers come on after about 5 seconds. I think it has some extra grunt too.

Regarding the volume difference between direct/non-direct setting, there is still a small difference there but no more than it originally had, so it looks like you’ve sorted that out too.

I’ll run it a bit longer but so far everything is looking (sounding) good. Great work!

Thanks & best regards


Hi Mike,

Just a quick note to let you know my dad is absolutely thrilled with the turntable (we couldn’t wait to give it to him). He was so happy he was actually moved to tears to hear some of his favourite vinyls again after so many years.

Thanks again, will be in touch about the amplifier soon!


Denon DP-1200 turntable repairs and service

Hi Mike,

Absolutely blown away with the audio improvements to the DP-1200 Denon turntable you have brought about with the repairs made!!! Truly, it sounds like a different turntable now, plus having the auto lift working is just the icing on the cake. Really great stuff.

I am extremely pleased with the attention to detail in the cleaning process you’ve made Mike and can’t thank you enough it looks so good. Have just finished playing my “test” tracks, Lee Ritenour “Earth Run” and Eva Cassidy “Wade in the Water”. I use these two tracks for my other components testing as well and they have just never sounded this good. A lot more up front ‘presence’ and really right there in front of you sound, there was quite a lot missing before, only made so obvious now.

Truly remarkable overall performance enhancements and the proof is in the listening pleasure. Excellent stuff. Thanks again Mike.



Kenwood KA-3300D overhaul

Hi Mike,

Just a quick note to say thanks for the quick work on my KA-3300D Kenwood amp. I have now had the great pleasure of listening to it. Definitely a vast improvement from previous times.

The first thing I noticed with the CD mode was a huge improvement in the bass response, much richer and more full if that’s a term. The volume level is greatly improved and I hardly have to turn it past the 9 o’clock position with the control knob to get what I’m after in output.

Not quite as noticeable an improvement in phono mode but no channel problems and sounds way better than before so a definite improvement there. Once again a big thanks Mike.



Kenwood L-1000T tuner alignment

Hey Mike,

Sorry it took so long to pick the L-1000T up. Thanks for getting it singing again. It really is a great sounding tuner, beats the pants off the other tuners I have at home and it completes the set.



Rega Planar 3

Hi Mike

Just played some john lee hooker … Absolutely superb sound… Thank you


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