Service & Repair

Is your amplifier crackling, turntable humming or CD player skipping? Don’t worry, Liquid Audio can help.

Liquid Audio is an independent hi-fi electronics service & repair specialist located in Perth, Western Australia. Keeping classic hi-fi gear alive and well is all we do.

What We Do

Liquid Audio is devoted to classic hi-fi equipment. Our mission is delivering professional, affordable service & repair of hi-fi electronics & turntables. Our method is to utilise industry best practice, meticulous attention to detail and an approach very different to most other repairers.

We provide component-level service, repair and restoration of amplifiers, CD players, DACs, preamplifiers, tuners and turntables. Unlike many repairers who only replace modules or can’t repair older equipment, we repair and improve classic and vintage hi-fi electronics, even equipment that’s 50 years old.

We care for Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment sold from 1970 onwards and offer:

How We’re Different

The littlest things make all the difference in hi-fi electronics. Many repairers take shortcuts, use cheap parts and do sloppy work. At Liquid Audio, everything matters, from tools and test equipment to replacing missing fasteners, testing parts, cleaning circuit boards and washing away decades of grime from amplifier chassis.

We take on challenging jobs that others won’t because they are “too hard” or require too much work. Not all service & repair jobs are easy and we’re not afraid of the harder ones.

Part of my suite of calibrated laboratory-grade test and measurement instruments. This serious investment in tools and hardware over many years helps Liquid Audio achieve the great results we’ve become known for.

Specialist Vinyl & Turntable Services

Turntables need expert periodic maintenance to maximise performance and operational life. A careful set-up and service can make a huge difference in the way a deck runs and sounds. Unfortunately, few understand the technical aspects of good turntable set-up. Many owners and inexperienced technicians do more harm than good.

Liquid Audio has decades of experience, test records, equipment, parts and experience to get the absolute best from your vinyl playback system. We work with major brands and recommend, supply and install belts, styli, cartridges, parts and accessories.

Overhauled Dual 1219 idler drive turntable
This precision Kenwood FL-180A wow & flutter meter helps fine-tune turntables and cassette decks to extract maximum performance.

Service

Your older hi-fi equipment is designed to be serviced, unlike crappy modern gear. Expert service extends life, enhances performance and minimises downtime. Liquid Audio delivers precision hi-fi equipment service utilising premium parts, tools and lab-grade test & measurement equipment.

Servicing a Denon direct-drive motor. Few know which oils to use and in what quantities, let alone offer this service to their customers.

Repair

Your cherished, malfunctioning, hi-fi gear is in safe hands at Liquid Audio. We diagnose and repair faults in CD players, amplifiers, preamplifiers, tuners, DACs and turntables. With hundreds of models and thousands of units successfully repaired, we’re sure to be able to assist with your hi-fi repair.

Repairing a damaged board from a Krell KAV-150a integrated amplifier. Component-level repair of this lovely amplifier saved it from the scrap heap. Most repairers would have dismissed this as ‘too hard’.

Restoration

Restoration dramatically improves hi-fi equipment performance, especially on older gear. People around the world follow Liquid Audio restorations because of our attention to detail and great results. Each restoration or overhaul is tailored to work with your budget, equipment and requirements.

A gorgeous Accuphase E-202 integrated amplifier, restored by Liquid Audio.

Inspection

If you are considering or have just purchased some hi-fi equipment, seriously consider an inspection. Inspections can save thousands in service and repair costs. Equipment purchased online and damaged in transit will need a professional inspection to initiate a claim. Maybe you’d like your expensive cartridge examined to determine its condition? In all these cases, Liquid Audio can help.

A high-resolution image of an Ortofon MC-A90 stylus and boron cantilever, here for a pre-purchase inspection. You couldn’t see the diamond prior to cleaning. My equipment enables the acquisition of high-resolution images that reveal tiny details. That’s a Replicant 100 diamond, the most expensive diamond stylus available.

Improvement

Liquid Audio upgrades are based on science and real-world experience on a wide range of equipment. Stocks of premium audio parts help extract maximum performance from your equipment. Deep knowledge and experience mean we can implement improvements to your turntable or amplifier that will take them to the next level.

Upgrading a Quad 405-2 amplifier.

Consultation

Sometimes an in-home visit is the only way to get to the bottom of sonic issues. My ears are fine-tuned from 40 years listening to hi-fi equipment, experiencing live music and playing musical instruments. I’ll typically offer suggestions about cables, equipment, positioning, room treatments, equipment supports and more, saving you time, money and boosting performance.

I assisted with this on-site installation and set-up of a Luxman PD-171A turntable and Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge.

TLC For Hi-Fi Equipment

If you’ve made it this far, you no doubt appreciate quality work and would like that extra little bit of care in the service and repair of your hi-fi equipment.

Don’t be disappointed by poor quality work. To ask a question or make a booking, visit our contact page and don’t forget to check out our comprehensive FAQs.

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