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

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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Fatman iTube 252 Amplifier Repair & Service

Check out this classic Fatman iTube 252 integrated tube (valve) amplifier I repaired and serviced in another article to help with COVID-19 boredom. Silly name aside, the Fatman iTube 252 is a decent, compact 25 Watt per channel tube-based integrated amplifier. The iTube 252 uses 4 x EL34 pentode output…

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Musical Fidelity NuVista M3 Amplifier Repair

I recently repaired and serviced this monster Musical Fidelity NuVista M3 integrated amplifier. Come and take a look inside. The Musical Fidelity NuVista M3 Integrated Amplifier is a true two-box monster amplifier. The NuVista M3 was one of Musical Fidelity's statement products back in 2001. Back then it cost $4500…

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Technics SL-M3 Turntable Repair & Service

Now here's a deck that got some attention whilst it was with me. Come with for this second #TechnicsMonth article as I repair and service a rare and beautiful Technics SL-M3 linear-tracking turntable. Do you like awesome turntables, Technics gear and fine furniture? If so, you'll definitely love the Technics…

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Technics SU-V8 Amplifier Repair & Service

The lovely Technics SU-V8 has to be one of the most beautiful amplifiers from the golden age. As part of my first #TechnicsMonth, let's take a closer look at the classic SU-V8 integrated amplifier. Yep, it's #TechnicsMonth at Liquid Audio and what better way to start than with the Technics…

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Yamaha GT-2000 Turntable Review & Cable Replacement

The Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive turntable is one of the great super-decks from the golden era. Come along as I install a new RCA cable and review this beautiful deck. Make no mistake, if you want one of the very best turntables, it's going to be a high-end deck from Japan.…

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Harman/Kardon PM665 Amplifier Repair & Service

The Harman/Kardon PM665 is one of H/K's classic amplifiers. Like a lot of gear, this one had been messed with and needed repairs and service. The Harman/Kardon PM665 is a beast of an integrated amplifier. With a power output of 100 Watts per channel, plus a useful amount (maybe 3…

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Stunning Sony TA-FA777ES Integrated Amplifier Service

Sony took their hi-fi product lines very seriously back in the day and this TA-FA777ES amplifier is a testament to it. Let's take a look inside. The Sony TA-FA777ES is part of Sony's ES product range from the 1990s. Tragically and as Sony fans around the world lament, this was…

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