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

Our services revolve around properly caring 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 over a decade now and garnering more than 1.5 million views of articles on this website.

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Equipment We Work On

  • Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment
  • Vintage, classic and modern hi-fi stereo equipment
  • Turntables, record players, tonearms
  • Amplifiers – integrated, phono, pre and power
  • Stereo receivers
  • Cassette decks
  • CD players, DACs and transports
  • Tuners and shortwave receivers
  • Hi-fi stereo equipment manufactured from around 1969 onwards

Equipment We Don’t Work On

  • Most hi-fi gear manufactured outside Europe, Japan, North America, Malaysia and Taiwan
  • Home-cinema receivers and A/V systems
  • Subwoofers, soundbars, docks and most speakers
  • DVD, Blu-Ray and Laserdisc players
  • Bose, Sonos, B&O equipment
  • Class-D amplifiers
  • Micro, mini and midi-systems
  • Radiograms, stereograms, quadraphonic and 3-in-1 systems
  • Portable audio equipment
  • Car stereo equipment
  • Musical instruments, keyboards, synths etc

What We Do


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.

Turntable Service, Set-Up & Optimisation

Turntables need periodic, expert maintenance to maximise their performance. Unfortunately, turntable set-up, tuning and the subtleties involved in extracting maximum performance from record-playing systems tend to be poorly understood.

We guarantee to improve the performance of your turntable because we understand the engineering, own high-end vinyl playback systems and have set up, serviced and fine-tuned hundreds of different turntables, tonearms and cartridges. 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!
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Good test records are essential to getting the most out of a turntable
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As are the best parts
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High-resolution cartridge inspection is just one of our services. This is a Supex SDX-1100D, with a diamond cantilever, a cartridge worth about $2K… in 1982. Think about that for a moment.


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.

State-of-the-art soldering and rework equipment, combined with a technician highly proficient in using equipment like this deliver predictable results and work of the highest standard.
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Repairing the damaged mainboard from a Krell KAV-150a integrated amplifier. Component-level repair saved this lovely amplifier from the scrap heap. Most would have dismissed this repair as too hard, many would never have found the faults.


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.

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


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.

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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.


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.

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Upgrading a Quad 405-2 amplifier


Good advice is like gold, building better knowledge, systems and sound. Sadly, it’s really tough to find. Liquid Audio has proudly assisted hi-fi lovers for over a decade with knowledge and expertise from a rarely accessible specialist perspective. Our advisory service offers unique insight and great value, and we’re uncompromised by commissions, kickbacks, or pretending that cheap rubbish is good, a rare perspective indeed.

Contact us

One of the most helpful guys I have ever spoken to about hi-fi, Mike always has time to give very good advice.


We offer blocks of time in a range of sizes and advice can be accessed via email, voice or video chat. Advice Blocks of 10 or 20-minute lengths are ideal for questions needing concise answers. Consults come in 30 and 60-minute lengths, perfect for longer conversations.

Advisory services may be purchased via the contact page.

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On-site installation and set-up of a Luxman PD-171A turntable and Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge. No, speakers should not be located in a corner, this was the customer’s desired location and possibly temporary.

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.

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