Service articles are focussed on servicing hi-fi equipment to restore functionality. Articles may also contain repair elements, as they often go together.

High-End Cartridge/Stylus Inspection & Deep Cleaning

People say USB microscopes are no good for cartridge and stylus inspection, but I've used a good USB scope (and a binocular optical scope) for inspection and cleaning for years and I think you'll agree, the results are pretty good. I should point out that I have some experience in…

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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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Yamaha GT-2000 Turntable Major Service & Cartridge Install

The Yamaha GT-2000 is one of my favourite turntables so naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to work on another one, shipped from Japan. Let's take one of the first ever close-up looks inside this great deck from the golden era. It's true, I do love the Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive…

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Krell KAV-300cd CD Player Repair & Restoration

In my second #Krellmonth article, I look at the repair and restoration of this lovely Krell KAV-300cd compact disc player. Thanks for joining me for my second #Krellmonth article. The Krell KAV-300cd CD player is a beautiful machine from the late '90s, a period when Redbook CD was reaching maturity…

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Krell KAV-280p Preamplifier Repair

Here's a nice little repair and overhaul I recently did on a lovely Krell KAV-280p preamplifier. Let's call this the first article in #Krellmonth! The modest Krell KAV-280p may not be a high-end preamplifier in Krell terms like the Krell KRC-HR or Krell PAM-7, but what it lacks in tech…

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Ultra-Rare Sansui AU-X11 Master Integrated Amplifier

It's not often you see one of these ultra-rare beauties, the other Sansui AU-X1. The Sansui AU-X11 is a Japan-only integrated amp. My customer bought one and it was damaged during shipping. Let's take a look. That's right, the Sansui AU-X11 integrated amplifier is the AU-X1 nobody knows about. That's…

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Technics RS-M45 Cassette Deck Repair & Sale

One of my customers recently donated his malfunctioning Technics RS-M45 cassette deck. I've repaired and serviced her and she is now for sale. The Technics RS-M45 direct-drive cassette deck is a real classic, from the golden era of cassette decks of around 1979 - 1983. This RS-M45 wasn't playing cassette…

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Pioneer SA-9800 Integrated Amplifier Service

The beautiful Pioneer SA-9800 integrated amplifier is a classic in terms of styling and performance. Come along as I give this one major service. Look out for the legendary CTF-1250 cassette deck I repaired, at the end! The Pioneer SA-9800 integrated amplifier is, without doubt, one of Pioneer's greatest integrated…

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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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