Repair

Articles where the main focus is the repair of broken or faulty hi-fi stereo equipment.

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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 the local Tandy store and …

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Stunning Rotel RA-1412 Amplifier Cleaned, Serviced & for Sale!

I’ve just cleaned, repaired and serviced this stunning Rotel RA-1412 integrated amplifier and she’s now available for purchase. This incredible Rotel RA-1412 integrated amplifier is now available to buy, from my friend Pierre @ Revolution Turntable. Pierre runs Revolution Turntable, one of the last proper hi-fi stores in Western Australia. It’s well worth a visit …

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Krell KAV-150a Power Amplifier Repair & Restoration

This beautiful Krell KAV-150a power amplifier is the partner of the KAV-300i I restored last year. Come along as I repair and restore this one. The Krell KAV-150a is another product from Krell’s more affordable KAV line, from the mid 90’s. Whilst certainly more affordable, this gear is most definitely not cheaply built, sharing the …

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Transistor Matching in an Accuphase E-202 Amplifier

I’m repairing a gorgeous Accuphase E-202 integrated amplifier and there’s a need for careful transistor matching in audio gear like this. Choosing and matching transistors correctly is critically important when repairing or restoring audio electronics. I’ve learned this over the years, through experience and from people who’ve been doing this for much longer than I …

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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 like reading about that …

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Krell KRC-HR Ultimate Preamplifier Restoration & Repair

Come with me this time, as I dive deeply into the repair and restoration of one of the best solid-state preamplifiers of all time – the magnificent Krell KRC-HR. NOTE – for a bunch of different shots and angles, check out my detailed Krell KRC-HR video overview! If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard of Krell …

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