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 and to delivering professional, affordable service & repair of hi-fi electronics & turntables. Industry best practice and meticulous attention to detail are the building blocks of everything we do.

We offer component-level service, repair and restoration of amplifiers, CD players, DACs, preamplifiers, tuners and turntables. Unlike many repairers who only replace modules, we repair to the component level and improve vintage hi-fi equipment that’s 50+ years old.

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

How We’re Different

The littlest details make all the difference with electronics. Many repairers take shortcuts, use cheap parts and do sloppy work. At Liquid Audio everything matters, from our long-term investment in premium tools and test equipment to replacing missing fasteners, installing premium-grade parts and utilising the latest synthetic lubricants.

We do component-level repair, which involves tracing and repairing faults down to the transistor or diode level. We also take on challenging repairs that others won’t because they 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 equipment, tools and understanding how to use them helps us achieve the great results people expect of us.

Specialist Vinyl & Turntable Services

Turntables need periodic maintenance to maximise performance and operational life. An expert set-up and service will greatly improve a turntable’s performance. Few understand the subtleties of turntable set-up, but thankfully, Liquid Audio has the experience, test records, equipment and knowledge to extract the most from your vinyl playback system. We work on all major brands and recommend, supply and install belts, styluses, 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 for maximum performance.

Service

Having your hi-fi equipment expertly serviced extends life, enhances performance and minimises downtime. Liquid Audio offers precision hi-fi equipment service, across the spectrum of amplifiers, CD players, tuners, preamplifiers and turntables. We use only premium parts, tools and 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, but malfunctioning hi-fi gear is in safe hands at Liquid Audio. We diagnose and repair faults to the component level in CD players, amplifiers, preamplifiers, tuners, DACs and turntables. With hundreds of models 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 of older gear can most dramatically improve its performance. People around the world follow Liquid Audio restorations because of their attention to detail and great results. Restoration and overhaul work is tailored to suit 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. Incredibly, you couldn’t even 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.

Upgrades

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

Thanks for visiting. If you would like me to look at any of your cherished hi-fi equipment, I’d be happy to assist. We are always heavily booked but don’t let that put you off.

To submit an enquiry or make a booking, visit our Contact page.

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