Articles where the focus is on hi-fi receivers. Receivers contain a preamplifier, amplifier and an AM/FM tuner, all in one.

Gorgeous Realistic STA-2000 Receiver Repair & Service

Wow, take a look at this beautiful old girl. This Realistic STA-2000 is one of the most beautiful receivers I've had the pleasure of working on. The Realistic STA-2000 sold here in Australia in the late '70s, through the Tandy Electronics chain. As a kid, I used to hang visit…

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Sometimes Budget Hi-Fi Gear is the Most Fun!

If readers wonder whether I only work on more expensive hi-fi equipment, not at all. Liquid Audio cares for all hi-fi stereo gear including budget hi-fi, from 1970 onwards. If it's hi-fi, I'll look at it.It's true that many of my posts focus on rare and desirable hi-fi equipment. People…

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Epic Sansui G-9000DB Monster Receiver Overhaul Video

Come along as I run through the service, repair and overhaul of one of the biggest, meanest monster receivers ever - the Sansui G-9000DB Stereo Receiver! Yes, this thing is officially silly, 170 watts per channel of oval capacitor madness! In this video, I basically run through the service process…

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Marantz 2330 Monster Receiver Restoration & Repair

Nothing screams statement hi-fi gear louder than the monster receivers of the '70s and '80s and this Marantz 2330 is up there with the best. Let's take a look at perhaps the dirtiest piece of hi-fi gear I've ever seen! The Marantz 2330 is a heavy receiver, actually very heavy…

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Marantz 2330 Monster Receiver Overhaul Video Teaser

Check out this video I made showing before and after overhauling this incredible, super-rare Marantz 2330 receiver. The Marantz 2330 is a true monster receiver, like the Pioneer SX-1250 and Sansui G-9000. If you are a monster receiver fan,  and you'll definitely want to check out this video, and my…

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Gorgeous Philips RH 750 Receiver & Why We Love Hi-Fi!

A very quick update to welcome in 2018, and to share this stunning piece of vintage hi-fi gear. I think we can all agree, it's pieces like this beautiful Philips RH 750 receiver, with its warm tones and smile-inducing vintage aura, that make classic 70's gear so desirable. The Philips…

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Sansui G-8000 Monster Receiver Service & Repair

Regular visitors will know how much I love monster receivers from the '70s and '80s. The Sansui G-8000 Pure Power DC Stereo Receiver is one of the biggest and baddest! The Sansui G-8000 receiver was created at a time when Japanese manufacturers were competing to produce the meanest hi-fi beasts,…

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Pioneer SX-1250 Monster Receiver Repair & Restoration

A lovely customer of mine named Frank rang me to tell me that his beloved Pioneer SX-1250 monster receiver had died in a cloud of acrid smoke. Naturally he was devastated, and he asked me if I could restore the old beast for him. The Pioneer SX-1250 is a monster receiver in…

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Pioneer SX-1250 Replacement Power Supply Capacitors

Now these Pioneer SX-1250 Replacement Power Supply Capacitors are serious capacitors! The Nippon Chemi-Con parts have just arrived from my supplier and I'm now ready to restore the power supply of the big Pioneer SX-1250 'monster receiver'. Read about this complete restoration here. These capacitors have a greater capacitance than the…

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