Repair

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

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Yamaha CX-1 Preamplifier Service & Repair

You may have seen the article I wrote recently about repairing a gorgeous Yamaha MX-1 power amplifier. This time I’m servicing a Yamaha CX-1 preamplifier, which matches the MX-1 and is part of the same set. Yamaha made some really superb hi-fi gear back in the day, as I’m sure many of you know. There …

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Meridian 506.24 CD Player Service & Mystery Fault Repair

The Meridian 506.24 CD player is a seriously good machine, one of the very best I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. This 506 had a strange fault, read on for more about how I serviced and repaired this stunning CD player. If you want a smooth, relaxed, organic-sounding player, you’ll go a long way …

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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 from first unveiling the beast, …

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Marantz 2330 Monster Receiver Restoration & Repair

Nothing screams 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 for its moderate size – it’s …

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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 until 1973. Lots more great …

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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 of really different hi-fi equipment, …

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