Articles reviewing hi-fi equipment. Reviews examine the design, engineering, what I like and dislike about hi-fi equipment.

Arcam DiVA CD92 CD Player Repair & Review

Let's take a look at a lovely sounding CD player I recently repaired, the Arcam DiVA CD92. Arcam made some great gear back in the day, including various products as A&R Cambridge as they were initially, like this C-200 preamp and later the Arcam Black Box 500 I recently repaired…

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Legendary Marantz CD-84 CD Player Repair & Review

This story illustrates almost everything I've ever said about vintage hi-fi gear. Read on to find out why I love older CD players like this legend from 1984 and what makes this Marantz CD-84 so very lovable! It's worth considering just how unbelievably disruptive the launch of CD was, back…

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Gorgeous Naim Nait Integrated Amplifier Restoration & Review

One thing I love about what I do is the incredible variety of equipment I get to work on. Let's take a look at my restoration of a sweet little original Naim Nait integrated amplifier. For all those wondering, I'm very slowly recovering. I think! Anyway, with that in mind,…

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Denon DP-62L Turntable Service & Review

The Denon DP-62L direct-drive turntable is an absolute gem, often overlooked and less well-known than some contemporaries. In my endeavours to bring you interesting equipment you may not be aware of, let's take a closer look. I often work on turntables where I find myself thinking "If I didn't have…

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Accuphase AC-2 MC Cartridge Review & Repair

Take a look at this beautiful Accuphase AC-2 moving coil cartridge. It belongs to a customer, has a broken cantilever and will soon be repaired. The Accuphase AC-2 is a high-performance moving coil cartridge from 1980, utilising a tubular sapphire cantilever and line-contact diamond. Jewelled cantilevers like those made from…

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Sansui AU-919 Integrated Amplifier Service & Review

The beautiful Sansui AU-919 is a technical tour de force and an absolute stunner. Find out more about this legendary integrated amplifier in another of my COVID-19 series. I work on a lot of Sansui gear and I always enjoy it. It's well-engineered, well-made, great-sounding equipment, a pleasure to service.…

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Yamaha GT-2000 Turntable Cable Replacement & Review

The Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive turntable is one of the great super-decks from the golden era. Come along as I install a new RCA cable and review this beautiful deck. Make no mistake, if you want one of the very best turntables, it's going to be a high-end deck from Japan.…

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Iconic Kenwood KD-650 Turntable Repair & Review

The beautiful and iconic Kenwood KD-650 turntable is one of the very best decks of its era. Come with me as I repair an elusive fault, overhaul and review this classic deck. It's no secret that the Kenwood KD-600 is one of my favourite turntables. I've owned a KD-600 for many…

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PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC Performance Upgrade & Review

I've designed and tested some enhancements for the PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC. The sonic improvements are astonishing and I'm now offering this service for my customers. Let's take a look. Now updated with additional improvements and owner feedback. My apologies for the lack of articles, I've been inundated with…

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