Services

Having problems with your hi-fi equipment? Don’t worry, Liquid Audio can help.

Liquid Audio is a hi-fi electronics service, repair and restoration specialist based in Perth, Western Australia. We love classic hi-fi gear and providing the TLC necessary to keep it alive and well!

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What We Do

Liquid Audio offers professional, sensibly-priced service, repair and restoration of hi-fi electronics & turntables. We also advise on system and turntable set-up and improvement.

We service, repair and restore:

  • Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment
  • Amplifiers – integrated, phono, pre and power amplifiers
  • Better cassette decks
  • CD players and DACs
  • Tuners and radios
  • Turntables, tonearms, cartridges
  • Hi-fi equipment sold from 1970 onwards

We don’t work on:

  • AV and home cinema gear, DVD and Laserdisc players
  • Bose, Sonos and lifestyle equipment
  • Soundbars, docks, computer speakers
  • Mini and midi hi-fi systems
  • Stereograms, radiograms, 3-in-1 systems
  • Equipment designed to be thrown away rather than repaired

Services we offer:


How We’re Different

A lifelong immersion in science, industry best-practice and meticulous attention to detail set Liquid Audio apart from other repairers and no doubt contribute to our frequently fully-booked status. Don’t just take our word for it though, check out our amazing customer feedback.

The devil really is in the detail and sadly, many repairers take shortcuts, use cheap parts and do sloppy work. We operate differently, in everything from our investment in laboratory-grade tools and test equipment to using only premium parts and synthetic lubricants.

Many repairers take the easy route, only replacing modules and charging flat rates for 5 minutes work. You might be told your equipment is:

“Beyond repair because we can’t get parts.”

Actually, this is rarely true. We care about the end result and take time to properly diagnose and repair circuit boards to the component level. This means that most equipment can be repaired, even older models where original parts are no longer available.

Liquid Audio takes on everything from the smallest jobs to the really challenging overhauls that others won’t touch because they require too much effort. Some repairs aren’t easy and we’re not afraid of the harder ones.

Part of the suite of calibrated laboratory-grade test and measurement instruments in Liquid Audio Workshop #1. This serious investment in equipment, tools and understanding how to use them helps achieve the great results people expect.

TLC For Hi-Fi Equipment

Liquid Audio offers unique, specialist services for lovers of hi-fi stereo equipment in Perth and beyond.

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

Check out our comprehensive FAQs.


Specialist Vinyl & Turntable Services

Turntables are precision mechanical devices and need regular, expert maintenance to maximise their performance and operational life. A Liquid Audio service, setup and calibration will improve your turntable’s performance.

Few understand the science of turntable set-up, cartridge-tonearm compatibility or cartridge alignment for minimum distortion. Liquid Audio provides these services and more. We have the knowledge, experience and equipment to extract the most from your vinyl playback system and have been playing records for 40 years!

We service 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 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. Liquid Audio offers precision service for amplifiers, CD players, tuners, preamplifiers, turntables and more. We use premium parts, tools and test & measurement equipment and 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 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 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

Restoration and overhaul can most dramatically improve your hi-fi equipment. Readers from around the world follow our restorations because of our 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 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. My 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 in Perth and beyond.

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

Check out our comprehensive FAQs.

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