Accuphase AC-2 MC Cartridge Review & Repair

Take a look at this beautiful Accuphase AC-2 moving coil cartridge. It belongs to a customer, has a broken cantilever and will soon be repaired. The Accuphase AC-2 is a high-performance moving coil cartridge from 1980, utilising a tubular sapphire cantilever and line-contact diamond. Jewelled cantilevers like those made from…

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Stunning Accuphase E-303 Amplifier Repair & Overhaul

For those who haven't heard an Accuphase E-303, they really are one of the sweetest sounding integrated amplifiers ever made. Come with me as I repair and overhaul one. Given everyone's sitting at home dealing with the Coronavirus, I decided to finish this Accuphase E-303  article, for your reading pleasure.…

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2019 Recap, Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish my customers, visitors and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday break. Liquid Mike (that's me) is taking a much-needed happy holiday break from Friday, December 20, through to Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  I'll be mostly offline during this period…

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Accuphase C-202 Line-Level Preamplifier Service & Review

The Accuphase C-202 line-level class-A preamplifier is an extraordinary piece of hi-fi gear. Come along as I service and review this great preamp.The Accuphase C-202 is a line-level, class-A, fully balanced preamplifier. It also features a dedicated CD buffer circuit, with very little in the signal path. By any measure,…

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Accuphase P-600 Monster Stereo Power Amplifier Voltage Conversion

Holy balls, the Accuphase P-600 Stereo Power Amplifier is one B-I-G mother of an amplifier. It actually gets physically tiring moving these beasts around the workshop! Anyway, I'm not complaining, I LOVE working on equipment like this, even if it is heavy and the work slow. The Accuphase P-600 was,…

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Accuphase M-60 Power Amplifiers Repair & Restoration

I recently repaired and restored two beautiful Accuphase M-60 monophonic power amplifiers. Read on to see how these amplifiers were ruined by a local repairer, before coming to Liquid Audio. The Accuphase M-60 is a big, heavy monophonic power amplifier. It was top of the Accuphase range when introduced in…

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Latest Accuphase Gear in the House!

A customer of mine recently purchased some great new Accuphase gear, spurred on by me of course, and he kindly brought a couple of pieces over for me to look at. First up, we have an amazing Accuphase  C-280 preamplifier. This was Accuphase's statement preamplifier in the 1980's and it…

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Kenwood L-1000 Series – Exceptional Audio Components

I was recently asked by a customer to service and repair two of his gorgeous Kenwood L-1000 series components. In the lab this time were an L-1000T tuner and matching L-1000D compact disc player. All I can is wow! This gear is seriously well put-together and just beautifully engineered. In…

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