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…

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Technics RS-M45 Cassette Deck Repair & Sale

One of my customers recently donated his malfunctioning Technics RS-M45 cassette deck. I've repaired and serviced her and she is now for sale. The Technics RS-M45 direct-drive cassette deck is a real classic, from the golden era of cassette decks of around 1979 - 1983. This RS-M45 wasn't playing cassette…

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Pioneer SA-9800 Integrated Amplifier Service

The beautiful Pioneer SA-9800 integrated amplifier is a classic in terms of styling and performance. Come along as I give this one major service. Look out for the legendary CTF-1250 cassette deck I repaired, at the end! The Pioneer SA-9800 integrated amplifier is, without doubt, one of Pioneer's greatest integrated…

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Denon DCD-2560GL, Kenwood KX-7030 + More for Sale!

Check out the newest hi-fi equipment arrivals in our Store. Yes, we have even more for sale in the form of the latest classic hi-fi equipment in our store. I've just added a stunning, like-new Denon DCD2560GL fully balanced CD player, a Kenwood KX-7030 3-head, 3-motor cassette deck and a Harman/Kardon…

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Accuphase AC-2 MC Cartridge Review & Repair

Take a look at this beautiful Accuphase AC-2 moving coil cartridge. It belongs to a customer, has a broken cantilever and will soon be repaired. The Accuphase AC-2 is a high-performance moving coil cartridge from 1980, utilising a tubular sapphire cantilever and line-contact diamond. Jewelled cantilevers like those made from…

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Sansui AU-919 Integrated Amplifier Service & Review

The beautiful Sansui AU-919 is a technical tour de force and an absolute stunner. Find out more about this legendary integrated amplifier in another of my COVID-19 series. I work on a lot of Sansui gear and I always enjoy it. It's well-engineered, well-made, great-sounding equipment, a pleasure to service.…

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Fatman iTube 252 Amplifier Repair & Service

Check out this classic Fatman iTube 252 integrated tube (valve) amplifier I repaired and serviced in another article to help with COVID-19 boredom. Silly name aside, the Fatman iTube 252 is a decent, compact 25 Watt per channel tube-based integrated amplifier. The iTube 252 uses 4 x EL34 pentode output…

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Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD Player Restoration & Improvement

Back in 2012, I restored and modified this stunning Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD Player. I've improved and updated my original 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…

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