These latest additions to the Hall of Shame are two of the worst cases of hi-fi electronics bodgery I’ve ever seen.
This shocking case of Krell destruction – of a Krell KRC preamp – by a so-called expert has to be seen to be believed. Visit my Hall of Shame for all the horrifying details, more photos and more detailed descriptions, plus even more cases.
Case 4 – “Soldering Teacher” Tries to ‘Upgrade’ a Krell KRC Preamplifier & Destroys it.
The destruction of this Krell KRC preamp really angers me for a few reasons. The KRC is a superb preamp. There aren’t many improvements possible, even by people who know what they are doing, let alone by some buffoon who can’t even solder.
This KRC was destroyed by a guy on the east coast of Australia. His name – William ‘Frampton’. OK, so not his exact name, but it rhymes with Frampton, you just need to change a letter at the front…
Goodness knows how people like this become established and even develop a ‘following’. Anyway, this is what a regular Krell KRC preamp looks like with the cover off.
A Few of the Gory Details…
Now let’s take a look at the Krell destruction KRC, after work done by Bill ‘Frampton’, soldering teacher and hi-fi equipment destroyer extraordinaire, on the east coast of Australia.
To read more about this unbelievable case of Krell destruction, visit the Hall of Shame.
Case 3 – Destroyed Harman / Kardon PM-655 Integrated Amplifier
This sad case came to me in February, 2018. My customer bought this new from Vince Ross Audio, back in the day. When it broke he took it back to Vince to see who he recommended. Mistake…
At 10 I was pulling apart electronics and by 13 I'd have Dad's hi-fi in pieces when my parents went out! Later, I started Liquid Audio, a specialist electronics repairer known for detail-focused service, repair and restoration of hi-fi electronics & turntables. Keeping classic hi-fi gear alive and well is what we do. Our mission: to deliver TLC for classic Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment. In my spare time, I ride motorcycles, travel, listen to music and research interesting topics.