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

Stunning Sony PS-8750 Turntable Repair, Service, Upgrade & Review

Wow, this Sony PS-8750 is easily one of the most beautiful turntables I've had the pleasure of working on. Come with me as I repair, service, upgrade and review this stunning deck. There really isn't much more I can say about the timeless beauty of the Sony PS-8750. Sony must…

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Accuphase C-202 Line-Level Preamplifier Service & Review

The Accuphase C-202 line-level class-A preamplifier is an extraordinary piece of hi-fi gear. Come along as I service and review this great preamp.The Accuphase C-202 is a line-level, class-A, fully balanced preamplifier. It also features a dedicated CD buffer circuit, with very little in the signal path. By any measure,…

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Denon SL-7D Direct Drive Turntable Service & Review

This lovely Denon SL-7D direct drive turntable needed a thorough service in order to play records nicely again. I figured it was a great opportunity to review this classic deck. I've written about the Denon SL-7D previously, they are good, honest turntables and I enjoy working on them. The SL-7D…

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Technics SL-10 Direct-Drive Turntable Review

The Technics SL-10 direct-drive turntable continues Technics' tradition of innovation and beautiful design. Find out why the SL-10 is one of the best vintage turntable buys today. The Technics SL-10 direct-drive turntable represented the pinnacle of design, engineering and product marketing when it arrived to market in 1979. It truly…

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Sound Foundations Ring Record Clamp Review

Record clamps are an important part of a good vinyl replay system, most commonly in the form of center or spindle clamps. I wanted to find an affordable peripheral clamp I could recommend, however. I may have... Searching online for a peripheral or ring-type record clamp to review, I stumbled…

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Pioneer PL-514 Turntable Service & Review

The Pioneer PL-514 belt-drive turntable is an absolute classic. There's really not much more to add, so come and find out why. The Pioneer PL-514 is a high-quality, great-sounding belt-drive deck from one of the big Japanese manufacturers. In terms of build and performance, like so much other Japanese gear,…

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