Repair, as the name suggests, groups articles where the main focus is to repair broken or faulty hi-fi equipment. Often, articles will appear in repairs as well as service and other categories.

Luxman SQ-202 Integrated Amplifier Repair & Service

I get to work on some beautiful gear at Liquid Audio. A great example is this stunning Luxman SQ-202 integrated amplifier that I've just repaired and serviced. The Luxman SQ-202 integrated amplifier is a model dating right back to the early '70s. In fact, it was released 1970 and produced…

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Krell KAV-300i Integrated Amplifier Repair & Restoration

I've just repaired and restored this lovely Krell KAV-300i integrated amplifier. Read on to find out what makes the KAV-300i such a superbly engineered amplifier. Krell still proudly builds amplifiers and other high-end gear, from their base in Orange, Connecticut, USA. Established in 1980, they set about manufacturing a range…

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McIntosh C220 Preamplifier Repair

I've just repaired this lovely McIntosh Laboratories C220 preamplifier. This high-quality preamp fell victim to a growing problem - modern Pb-free production processes. The McIntosh C220 preamplifier is a hybrid tube/transistor based preamplifier, featuring a phono preamp and microprocessor control. It's a well-made unit, though not like the McIntosh of…

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Accuphase M-60 Power Amplifiers Repair & Restoration

I recently repaired and restored two beautiful Accuphase M-60 monophonic power amplifiers. Read on to see how these amplifiers were ruined by a local repairer, before coming to Liquid Audio. The Accuphase M-60 is a big, heavy monophonic power amplifier. It was top of the Accuphase range when introduced in…

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Sharp VZ-2000 Record-Playing Boombox Restoration

I've just repaired and serviced this absolutely incredible Sharp VZ-2000 linear-tracking, record-playing boombox. Now, THIS is a boombox! The Sharp VZ-2000 is surely one of the biggest and baddest boomboxes from the golden era of boomboxes, the 1980s. This VZ-2000 is seriously HUGE, I can hardly lift it and it…

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Another JVC QL-F4 Direct-Drive Turntable Repair

This is the second JVC QL-F4 direct-drive turntable with speed control issues I've repaired recently. Come with me as I resolve the problem. The JVC QL-F4 is a great direct-drive deck, perfect for someone stepping up from a belt-drive or lower-tier DD. They actually have stellar wow and flutter figures,…

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Yamaha MX-1 Statement Power Amplifier Repair

I've just finished a repair on an amazing power amplifier you may never have heard of - the Yamaha MX-1. Read on for details about this stunning, heavyweight amplifier. The Yamaha MX-1 was the best and most expensive amplifier in the Yamaha line-up for 1993. I truly had to wrestle…

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Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amplifier Repair

I recently repaired this Rogue Audio Sphinx hybrid valve / class-D integrated amplifier. The repair also reminded me of a valuable lesson in always checking the obvious! The Rogue Audio Sphinx is a nicely made amplifier, hand-built in the USA which is a very good thing. The amplifier features an unusual…

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Marantz PM-8 – Dead Filter Capacitors

Just a short post while I am repairing/restoring an absolutely massive Marantz PM-8 integrated amplifier. These main filter capacitors in the Marantz PM-8 sit in the power supply and do all the 'heavy lifting' required to make the power supply smooth and quiet. All four 15,000uF capacitors have literally spewed…

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