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Stunning Krell KSA-100S Amplifier Repair, Restoration & Review

Good news, we’ve saved another stunning, irreplaceable amplifier, this time a Krell KSA-100S power amplifier from Krell’s golden era. Welcome back, classic hi-fi lovers! If you like amplifiers you’ll enjoy this one. Almost nothing is built like this beautiful amplifier now or even back then. Gear like this stunning Krell KSA-100S is so hard to […]

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Ortofon ST-70 Moving Coil Transformer Review

If you want to extract the very best from your moving coil cartridge, you really need a good step-up transformer, like the beautiful Ortofon ST-70. You may have read me raving on about just how much I love my golden age Fidelity Research XF-1 step-up transformers and what they do for the sound of a

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Arcam DiVA CD92 CD Player Repair & Review

Let’s take a look at a lovely 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 and restored: This time though, we

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Legendary Marantz CD-84 CD Player Repair & Review

In this article, we look at why I love older CD players and why this legendary Marantz CD-84 from 1984 is so very lovable! It’s worth considering just how unbelievably disruptive the launch of CD was, back in 1983. I remember it clearly: “Compact Disc – perfect sound, forever.” Who didn’t want that?! Players like

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Mission Cyrus One Amplifier Repair & Review

In my Naim Nait article, I noted that the Mission Cyrus One is perhaps its closest contender from the time. Let’s take a look at the Mission Cyrus One as I repair and service this example. I’m going to try to keep articles coming, even the smaller ones like this one. Stay tuned as there

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Gorgeous Naim Nait 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, here’s a short but to

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Denon DP-62L Turntable Service & Review

The Denon DP-62L direct-drive turntable is an often overlooked gem, less well-known than many 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 other decks, this would do really nicely”

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