Welcome to our customer feedback page.
I don’t advertise, so positive feedback plays a big part in helping new customers find me. If you’d like to leave some feedback, use the customer feedback form at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can visit the Liquid Audio Facebook page and leave feedback there.
Goldnote Valore turntable setup and upgrade
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
Just a quick note to say thanks. The tuner is greatly improved and all stations are clear.
Technics SL-1500 repair and service
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
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
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.
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!
Sony TA-FA50ES amplifier service
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.
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.
Dual 1219 turntable repair & major service
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 👍👍
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.
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
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
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.
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
(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
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
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….
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
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
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.
Dual 505 turntable
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.
Pioneer A-400 amplifier
I wanted to say thanks for giving my Pioneer A400 a clean and service a few weeks ago, it is sounding fantastic.
Quad 34 preamp and Quad 405 power amp repair and overhaul
The amps sound superb, the clarity and life has returned, perhaps better than ever! They really sing.
Accuphase M-60 power amplifiers repair and restoration, plus C-200 preamplifier restoration
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
(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 🙂
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Marantz Hi-Fi System
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
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
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
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
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
Just played some john lee hooker … Absolutely superb sound… Thank you