I think the stunning Technics SU-V8 is one of the most beautiful amplifiers from the golden age. As part of my first Technics Month, let’s take a look at the classic SU-V8 integrated amplifier.
Yep, it’s #TechnicsMonth at Liquid Audio. What exactly that means, I don’t know, but I’m going to focus only on Technics for the next couple of articles.… Read more
This monster Magnus Audio MA-300 power amplifier came in for a factory power supply upgrade. Let’s take a look!
Magnus Audio is not a well-known name here in Australia, maybe not elsewhere either, but, after working on this amplifier, perhaps they should be. I’d not worked on any Magnus Audio gear until this unit came in and I can now definitively state that the Magnus Audio MA-300 amplifier is a beast.… Read more
Here’s a story that made my day, my week and my year. It’s not every day that a science nerd gets to meet Nobel prize-winning science legend Dr Barry Marshall!
I’m selling some test and measurement equipment, so I get to speak to interested and interesting folks about said vintage equipment.… Read more
The Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive turntable is one of the great super-decks from the golden era. Come along as I install a new RCA cable and review this beautiful deck.
Make no mistake, if you want one of the very best turntables, it’s going to be a high-end deck from Japan. For many, it will be a direct-drive deck like a Kenwood L-07D, a Technics SP-10 or perhaps a Yamaha GT-2000.… Read more
The Harman/Kardon PM665 is one of H/K’s classic amplifiers. Like a lot of gear, this one had been messed with and needed repairs and service. Let’s take a look…
The Harman/Kardon PM655 is a beast of an integrated amplifier. With a power output of 100 Watts per channel, plus a useful amount (maybe 3 Watts) of class-A power, this amplifier is black, hot and heavy.… Read more
There aren’t many vinyl lovers who don’t know of the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable. In this article, I recommission and restore a beautiful LP12 that hasn’t played vinyl for 20+ years.
The Linn Sondek LP12 is a famous belt-drive deck from the somewhat enigmatic Scottish manufacturer, Linn. In fact, the LP12 is so famous it even has it’s own Wikipedia page.… Read more
Just look at this beauty. Sony took their hi-fi product lines very seriously back in the day and this TA-FA777ES amplifier is a testament to it. Let’s take a look inside.
The Sony TA-FA777ES is part of Sony’s ES product range from the 1990s. Tragically and as Sony fans around the world lament, this was the last of the really serious stuff from Sony.… Read more