These articles are typically rants or me spouting off about things that have bothered me. They may also be of interest to my readers.

New Hi-Fi Repair Hall of Shame Dedicated to Bad Repairs

I've just created my new Hall of Shame, dedicated to bad repairs. My aim is to raise awareness about the diabolical workmanship of certain 'repairers' who destroy hi-fi gear. Unlike the rest of my site, the Hall of Shame has one focus - to expose bad repairs and bad repairers.…

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Krell KSA-150 Class-A Amplifier Service

I have been flat out with restorations and repairs. One of my recent jobs was to inspect and service a lovely example of a Krell KSA-150 Class A Power Amplifier. You may have already watched my restoration video, where I completely refurbish one of these beasts. This video has actually…

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The Redgum RGi120 Integrated Amplifier – Australian Quality? You Decide…

Redgum is an Australian brand I really wanted to be able to write great things about when I serviced and repaired this Redgum RGi120 integrated amplifier. Sadly, I couldn't. At the risk of fanboys and other ill-informed folks coming after me, I decided to post the truth about what I…

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The Sansui Corrosive Glue Problem

The infamous Sansui corrosive glue problem is one that affects many vintage hi-fi amplifiers and other equipment. Resolving the issues caused by this glue is time-consuming, but essential. You may be familiar with the scenario - over time, your favourite Sansui (or other) amplifier starts to develop faults. Maybe it…

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Turntable Question: Why Use Synthetic Bearing Oil?

A question I am commonly asked is "why do you bother lubricating the spindle bearing and why use synthetic bearing oil." The answer to this is quite simple. Turntables are mechanic systems and as such require maintenance. When these turntables were designed, manufacturers often paid little attention to explaining this…

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Common Turntable Question: Service my Old Turntable or Buy a New Deck?

Common turntable question #1: Mike - should I spend a little on my old deck or just get rid of it and buy a new one? I get asked this all the time. Is there a simple answer? Well yes, usually there is. There is nothing new in turntable design…

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