Does your cherished hi-fi stereo equipment need a little TLC?

Liquid Audio is an independent, hi-fi electronics specialist based in Perth, Western Australia and known far and wide. If you need hi-fi equipment service and repair work we’d be happy to provide it for you!

Classic hi-fi stereo equipment is our focus and the only thing we work on. We write about it, advise and consult on it and most importantly, service, repair and restore it. We love classic hi-fi equipment and take pride in providing the expertise and TLC needed to keep it alive and well.

We haven’t just appeared on the scene either. We are part of the hi-fi community, contributing to the hi-fi zeitgeist for over a decade, through articlesadvice, discussions, help and videos that collectively have garnered more than two million views, and counting!

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Science-Based Original Thinking

Liquid Audio offers precision service, repair, overhaul, restoration and improvement of most good hi-fi stereo equipment. We focus on best practices in electronics repair, courtesy and professionalism and on sharing a deep knowledge of the great hi-fi gear from the past 50 years.

There is far too much nonsense and opinion in the hi-fi space. We have a strict no-BS policy and will never charge for snake oil and nonsense. We don’t always tell people what they want to hear either, but we do tell people what they need to know, always in the hope that it will help.

Care and attention to detail are cornerstones of our approach and separate us from those focused on turnover and working on “everything”, whatever that means. As a specialist, we deliberately don’t work on everything, but we clean, lubricate, check, adjust, measure and listen to extract the best from your classic hi-fi stereo gear. Critically, we understand the subtle art of getting wonderful old equipment working at its best.

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We particularly enjoy working on beautiful and legendary amplifiers like this stunning Yamaha B-2 VFET power amplifier.

We cater for most brands including but not limited to Accuphase, Akai, Denon, Kenwood, Krell, Luxman, NAD, Onkyo, Pioneer, Rega, Rotel, Sansui, SME, Sony, Technics, Thorens, Yamaha, and more. We specialise in turntable and amplifier service and repair but we work on all good stereo gear from the ’70s onwards.

Our approach has been widely copied by other businesses who seem to appreciate what we do as much as our customers! It’s flattering, but we’re proudly 100% original. Everything is created, produced, serviced and repaired here, every word and image is straight from my hands and brain to the page.

If you see or read anything that looks a bit like what you find here here, you’ll know where it came from.

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The new and improved 2020 workshop space. This is a rare Pioneer CTF-1250 cassette deck we repaired.


All service work is carried out to the manufacturer’s specifications and utilises recommended or better parts, premium synthetic lubricants and laboratory-grade test and measurement equipment. We utilise the absolute best of everything because that’s just how I like to do things. Every job is afforded the utmost care, we treat your equipment like it’s our own.

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The repair process begins with a careful examination of faulty equipment so that faults can be diagnosed and repair work planned in logical steps. Repair scope is always discussed with equipment owners and options are provided where possible.

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Overhaul and Restoration

An overhaul is often required on older equipment and involves a significant amount of work. That being said, properly refurbishing a piece of hi-fi equipment dramatically improves its performance. Liquid Audio overhauls and restorations extract the absolute best from your cherished hi-fi equipment.

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This lovely Krell KSA-200S is about to leave Liquid Audio after a repair and full restoration.
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A stunning Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive turntable ready to leave after a major service.

No matter what the equipment, every piece is afforded the same passion, precision and attention to detail. Get in touch via our Contact page to discuss your hi-fi service and repair requirements.

39 thoughts on “Precision Hi-Fi Equipment Service and Repair”

  1. Hi Mike. I have a Dual CS 505 – 2 belt driven turntable. I have not used it for a while and tried to use it today. Absolutely nothing happened. It seems to have no power supply. Does this sound like something you could fix? Look forward to hearing from you.

  2. I have the same issue as TIm above but only one of my Technics 1200s doesn’t turn on. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi, I definitely have a few ideas, the deck obviously needs service and a bit of troubleshooting, worth doing too. Send me an email if you would like me to have a look for you. Regards, Mike.

  3. Hi there
    I’m new to the vinyl game
    I have just been gor my first table
    Its a debut iii
    It’s in need of a rewire and a tune
    Can you help
    Thanks Ian

    1. Hi Ian
      I can definitely help with this.
      I can provide full service and tune-up for your deck.
      Rewiring is a more serious move and I would not especially recommend it on this deck.
      Call me on my mobile – 0439 690 436 or send me an email to discuss.


    1. Hi John

      There is always a market for Hifi gear, you just need the correct medium. I don’t yet sell equipment on behalf of others, but eBay or Gumtree are effective for selling hifi gear. Feel free to call to discuss.

      Kind regards

  5. Hi Mike,

    I don’t know the first thing about stereo, turntables etc.
    I’ve just picked up a Dual 505-2 turntable from Gumtree, and the owner advised me it needs a replacement belt, and the motor isn’t functioning correctly.

    I was wondering what price range I’d be looking at to have it fixed?

    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Luke, welcome to the world of vinyl. I do carry quality German belts for most Dual turntables. Your deck will need a proper service and cartridge alignment, plus belt, hopefully not also a stylus. I would need to see the deck to make sure everything else is OK, but factor in around $95, plus parts. Regards, Mike.

  6. HI Mike

    I recently purchased a musical fidelity A5 integrated amp, and would like it serviced. operationally it seems fine, however there is a static / hum at no volume from the speakers, which doesn’t amplify as the volume is turned up. any thoughts on initial cost to review / potential items that could be causing the hum?

    Thanks, Scott

    1. Hi Scott, I would be happy to take a look at her for you but unfortunately I am fully booked for at least the next few weeks. Perhaps give me a call sometime on 0439 690 four three six and we can discuss your amp. Regards, Mike.

  7. I have a cheep Sanyo system out in the shed, the tape decks struggle as if the motor hasn’t enough guts also the port for the phono system puts out a distortion (its ok if you plug it into the CD port)

    I would like it repaired is it something you could look at

  8. Hi mike
    Can you look at my stereo please. Not sure why but it just stopped working!
    It’s a Cambridge audio .

    1. Hi Mirelle, thanks for your comment and I’d be happy to assist if this is equipment I work on. Give me a call tomorrow or fill out the form on my contact page and we can go from there! Regards, Mike

  9. I have Phillips AS655 Compact Disc HiFi Stereo System and would like to know if you can fix the radio, light, 5 disc cd player loading button doesn’t work in it. the turn table and cassette work. I bought it 26 yrs ago sentilmental value. approx cost. Live in Rockingham

    1. Hi Diane, thanks for your query though it’s best to use my contact form for enquiries like this. I don’t work on midi or mini systems so I cannot assist with this one. Feel free to call during business hours though and we can have a chat about how to sort this one.

  10. Hi Mike, We have a SanyoBassxpander CD player which isn’t playing CDs very well? Do you service/repair this type of equipment? And roughly what is the price? Thanks, Emily

    1. Hi Emily, thanks for your enquiry. I’m closed until 12 January but this isn’t the sort of thing I work on or that is generally viable to repair. Kind regards, Mike

  11. Hi Mike, I have a good quality Sony CD/tape cassette player which works fine apart from not fast forwarding on the tape player – probably the drive belt. Can you fix it?

    1. Hi Kerry, thanks for your enquiry and yes, I can repair most tape deck faults. Enquiries are best sent via my Contact page, so get in touch that way and we find out more about the model and if it’s something I work on. If it is, we can arrange to look at it once I reopen on 12 January.

  12. Brought a pair Of Jamo S616 speakers second hand unfortunately two speakers are perished in 1 of them. (A common factor of dealing with purchasing second hand speakers from rip off artists who dont have em hooked up! )

    1. Hi Anthony, thanks for commenting, sorry you’ve had that experience and this raises some obvious advice like avoiding buying equipment you can’t listen to and test. Try my good friend Jason @ The Speaker Doctor, he should be able to sort these out for you.

  13. Frank Codispoti

    Hi. I’ve got a 1987 Jvc amplifier. It has total distorted sound on both channels. Unintelligible. Can only just make out sounds. When volume goes high, it turns off. I’ve checked inside. It seems like the 2 large 12000uf 75v capacitors on PSU board are gone. Burn marks above on the protective plastic see through covering. Also seems to be holes on sides of capacitors. The rest of unit Powers up perfectly. Good lighting on front displays. It’s a shame. I don’t want to throw it out. The large multifunction touchscreen remote is just worth the keep including all the many features of this amp. Very heavy amp. So many parts inside. Very congested. I also don’t want it to be an expensive fix. I can’t find any 12000uf 75v caps, but altronics has 10000uf 50v.

    1. Hi Frank, I’d be happy to help with this. Get in touch via our Contact form if you have any questions about this lovely old amplifier or if you’d like to arrange for me to take a look at her.

  14. HI. I have a Jamo 250 Subwoofer and it is no longer turning on (no blue light) no sound is this something you look at or do I try and buy another one?
    Regards Keith

    1. Hi Keith, thanks for your question. Service and repair enquiries are best made via the form on my contact page. Subs are not something I look at, sorry I cannot assist with this one!

  15. Hi Mike,
    I have a Panasonic 3 in one radio (which works) 2 deck tape (not working – chews tapes) and 60 disk CD player(not working) model # SA-CH84M. Wondering if you can please have a look at it. Purchased circa 1990-95 and I’ve seen the repair manual online.
    Hoping you can help us as the 60 CD player gave us many happy years of use until it packed up a few years ago. We’ve just moved house and would live to have it working again.
    Regards, Jan

      1. Hi Mike,
        have you repaired this model SA-CH84M? I have the same problem with a not-working CD player. I’ve googled it and it seems a pretty common issue with this stereo.

    1. Hi Michael, my name is Mike and I’d be happy to assist. Please fill out the form on our Contact page, this is the standard way to make a booking and captures the necessary details. We can book an appointment from there.

  16. Hi Mike
    I have a Dual 5670 integrated amplifier that has dropped the left channel on both A and B speakers…
    Worth fixing?

  17. Johan bin Kamarudin

    Hi Mike,

    Will you accept hifi gears from Malaysia? I know it will cost quite a lot due to currency exchange and shipment cost, but I really like your work and want the best for my gears. Thanks


    1. Hi Johan, we do accept work from overseas but we are currently full for these sorts of bookings. Best to get in touch again next year to discuss, happy to assist if I can.

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