We love classic hi-fi stereo equipment as much as you do and we’re dedicated to keeping it alive and well!

Our services revolve around providing detail-focused TLC for hi-fi stereo equipment, specialising in the service, repair and restoration of turntablesamplifiers and preamplifiersreceiverscassette decksCD players, DACs and tuners. We also document and review classic hi-fi gear, contributing to the hi-fi zeitgeist for a decade now and garnering more than a million views of articles on this website.

Let’s examine our services in more detail, starting with the types of equipment we work on.

We service:

  • Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment
  • Vintage, classic and modern hi-fi stereo equipment
  • Turntables, record players
  • Amplifiers – integrated, phono, pre and power amps
  • Stereo receivers
  • Cassette decks
  • CD players, DACs, transports
  • Tuners, radios, shortwave receivers
  • Hi-fi stereo equipment manufactured from 1970 on

There’s quite a bit of equipment we don’t work on, so check this list carefully before filling out our contact form.

We don’t service:

  • Home-cinema receivers and A/V systems
  • DVD, Blu-Ray and Laserdisc players
  • Bose, Sonos, B&O equipment
  • Soundbars, docks, computer speakers
  • Micro, mini, midi-systems
  • Stereograms, radiograms, quadraphonic and 3-in-1 systems
  • Portable audio equipment
  • Car stereo equipment

Our range of services:

Each of these services is a clickable link, taking you to a more detailed description of the service in question.


Vinyl & Turntable Services

Turntables need periodic, expert maintenance to maximise their performance. Unfortunately, turntable set-up, tuning and the subtleties involved in extracting maximum performance tend to be poorly understood. We guarantee to improve the performance of your turntable because we not only understand the engineering, we own some serious high-end machines, cartridges and have fine-tuned hundreds of different turntables. No need to rely on hearsay, we service all major brands and recommend, supply and fit styluses, cartridges and accessories.

Overhauled Dual 1219 idler-drive turntable
This precision Kenwood FL-180A wow & flutter meter help 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
As are the best parts
High-resolution cartridge inspection is just one of our services. This is a Supex SDX-1100D, with diamond cantilever, a cartridge worth about $2K… in 1982. Think about that for a monent.

Service

Expert service of hi-fi equipment extends life, enhances performance and minimises downtime. We provide this expert 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 and have it running like new.

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 malfunctioning hi-fi gear is in safe hands with us. We carefully diagnose and repair all faults to the component level, rather than just replacing boards like many other repairers. With hundreds of models and thousands of faults successfully repaired, we’re sure to be able to assist you with your hi-fi equipment.

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 classic and vintage hi-fi equipment hitting 30+ years of age, restoration and overhaul are critically important and will dramatically improve the performance and appearance of your gear. Readers from around the world enjoy our restorations almost as much as our customers. 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 or have just purchased some hi-fi equipment, consider an inspection. Inspections can potentially save 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 cartridge examined to determine its condition and life left? Whatever the situation, 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

Our upgrades are based on science, best practice 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 good advice and an in-home visit to improve the sound of your system. My ears are fine-tuned from over 40 years of listening to hi-fi equipment, playing and experiencing live music. I know how things should sound and offer guidance about cables, equipment, power conditioning, room treatments and more.

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

TLC For Hi-Fi Equipment

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

To make an enquiry, visit our Contact page.