Services

Having problems with your hi-fi stereo equipment?

Liquid Audio is a hi-fi electronics service, repair and restoration specialist based in Perth and known around Australia and beyond for our work on hi-fi equipment. We love classic hi-fi and proudly provide a range of services designed to help keep it alive and well.

About Us

Liquid Audio has provided professional, sensibly-priced service, repair and restoration of hi-fi electronics & turntables for over 10 years. We specialise in the proper service and repair of classic hi-fi equipment and give back to the hi-fi community with articles and advice on our website and YouTube channel.

The devil is in the detail and, instead of taking shortcuts, using cheap parts and doing sloppy work, we offer best-practice in everything from laboratory-grade tools and test equipment to the premium parts and synthetic lubricants used in every job.

Just three of our calibrated laboratory-grade test and measurement instruments. This serious investment in equipment really helps extract the maximum performance from hi-fi electronics.

Some repairers tell customers their equipment is:

“Beyond repair because parts are no longer available,”

This is rarely the case and, using a component-level approach to fault-finding, we can repair most equipment, including older models where original parts are no longer available.

Our Services

We service, repair and restore classic hi-fi equipment, especially turntables, amplifiers, CD players, preamps, and tuners.

More specifically, we service:

  • Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment
  • Amplifiers – integrated, phono, pre and power amplifiers
  • Cassette decks
  • CD players, DACs, transports
  • Tuners, receivers
  • Turntables
  • Hi-fi equipment sold from 1970

We don’t service:

  • AV, home-cinema, DVD, Laserdisc players
  • Bose, Sonos, lifestyle equipment
  • Soundbars, computer speakers
  • Mini & midi hi-fi systems
  • Stereograms, radiograms, 3-in-1 systems

We offer:


Specialist Vinyl & Turntable Services

More than anything else, turntables need periodic, expert maintenance to maximise their performance and operational life. A professional service, setup and calibration is guaranteed to improve the performance of your vinyl playback system.

Turntable set-up, including cartridge-tonearm compatibility and cartridge alignment, are technical areas that are generally poorly understood. Thankfully, we have the knowledge, experience and equipment to extract the most from your vinyl playback system.

We service most 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 us fine-tune turntables and cassette decks for maximum performance and minimum wow!
Good test records are essential to getting the most out of a turntable

Service

Having your hi-fi equipment expertly serviced extends its life, enhances performance and minimises downtime. We provide precision service for amplifiers, CD players, tuners, preamplifiers, turntables and more. Utilising premium parts, tools and test & measurement equipment, we’ll clean, adjust and calibrate your hi-fi gear to perfection.

Servicing a Denon direct-drive motor. Few technicians even offer this service to their customers, let alone have the range of specialist lubricants, service data and experience necessary to undertake such work.

Repair

Your cherished, but malfunctioning hi-fi gear is in safe hands with us. We diagnose and repair faults down to the component level and with hundreds of models and thousands of units successfully repaired, we’re sure to be able to assist with your hi-fi equipment repair.

Repairing the damaged mainboard from a Krell KAV-150a integrated amplifier. Component-level repair saved lovely amplifier from the scrap heap. Most would have dismissed this repair as too hard, many would never have even found the faults.

Restoration

With much classic and vintage hi-fi equipment hitting 30+ years of age, restoration and overhaul become critically important and can dramatically improve your gear. Readers from around the world follow our restorations for their attention to detail and great results. Our services are tailored to suit your budget, equipment and requirements.

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

Inspection

If you are considering purchasing or have just purchased some hi-fi equipment, consider an inspection. Inspections are one of our most useful services, potentially saving thousands in service and repair costs on valuable items. Equipment damaged in transit needs a professional inspection to initiate a claim. Maybe you’d like your expensive cartridge examined to determine its condition? Liquid Audio can help.

A high-resolution image of an Ortofon MC A90 stylus and boron cantilever. The MC A90 was in for a pre-purchase inspection. You couldn’t even see the diamond prior to cleaning. My imaging equipment enables the acquisition of high-resolution images like this that reveal tiny details.

Upgrades

Liquid Audio upgrades are based on science, design, testing and evaluation through listening and measurement. Premium new and NOS vintage parts help extract maximum performance from your equipment, taking its performance to the next level.

Upgrading a Quad 405-2 amplifier

Consultation

Sometimes you just need some informed advice or an in-home visit to really improve your sound. My ears are fine-tuned over 40 years listening to hi-fi equipment, experiencing live music and playing real musical instruments, so I know how things are meant to sound. I offer suggestions about cables, equipment, room treatments, furniture and more. Our experience can save you time, money and boost performance.

On-site installation and set-up of a Luxman PD-171A turntable and Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge.

TLC For Hi-Fi Equipment

Liquid Audio offers unique, specialist services for lovers of hi-fi stereo equipment. Don’t just take our word for it though, check out our amazing customer feedback.

To make an enquiry, visit our Contact page.

Cherishing Classic Audio