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Let Liquid Audio service, repair or restore your cherished hi-fi stereo equipment.

Liquid Audio specialises in the service, repair and restoration of hi-fi stereo equipment. Based in Perth, Western Australia, we cherish vintage and modern hi-fi gear and provide the expertise and services needed to keep it alive and well.

About Us

Bourne from a lifelong passion for electronics, hi-fi, science and music, Liquid Audio is an independent, specialist business, focussed on creating healthy hi-fi equipment and happy customers.

We’ve serviced, repaired and restored hi-fi equipment from around Australia for over ten years. We take pride in what we do and in being an ethical business committed to classic hi-fi equipment and the people who own it.

We also contribute to the hi-fi community with articles and reviews on our website and YouTube channel and have collectively garnered nearly 2 million views (and counting) from around the world.

About Hi-Fi Equipment Service & Repair

Skill, experience and attention to detail make all the difference. Rather than take shortcuts, use cheap parts or do sloppy work, we deliver meticulous attention to detail and best-practice in everything from calibrated laboratory-grade test equipment to premium parts, synthetic lubricants and precision tools.

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

Customers often mention being told their equipment is beyond repair because parts are no longer available. In reality, most parts are available and if not, we can utilise modern replacements in most cases. Utilising a component-level approach, we can repair equipment even when original parts are no longer available.

Our Services

We service, repair and restore classic hi-fi stereo equipment including turntables, amplifiers and preamplifiers, cassette decks, CD players, DACs and tuners.

Specifically, we accept:

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

We don’t take bookings for:

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

We offer the following (click for more information):

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You don’t want to know what it cost or how long it took to assemble this array of test and measurement equipment, but equipment like this is essential.
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Part of our commercial parts storage system, holding thousands of premium capacitors, resistors, semiconductors, cartridges and other parts.

Vinyl & Turntable Services

Turntables need periodic and expert maintenance to maximise their performance and operational life. Turntable set-up, cartridge compatibility and alignment techniques tend to be poorly understood, and yet are critical to extracting maximum performance. Our services are guaranteed to improve the performance of your vinyl playback system. We service all major brands and recommend, supply and install, styluses, cartridges, parts and accessories.

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Overhauled Dual 1219 idler drive turntable
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This precision Kenwood FL-180A wow & flutter meter helps us 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

Service

Expert service of your hi-fi equipment extends its life, enhances performance and minimises downtime. We provide 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.

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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 diagnose and repair faults to the component level. With hundreds of models and thousands of units successfully repaired, we’re sure to be able to assist with your repair.

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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 enjoy our restorations for their attention to detail and results. 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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