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Luxman PD-171A Turntable Installation

I’ve just completed an on-site installation, commission and set-up of a Luxman PD-171A turntable + Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge in a Luxman super-system. My friend Kent previously owned Douglas Hi-Fi, one of the last few proper hi-fi stores in Perth. Douglas Hi-Fi supplied some elements of the system you see in these images, including the […]

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Sonab 85S Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I’ve just serviced a Sonab 85S belt-drive turntable. The Sonab 85S is an unusual belt-drive deck and very solidly built. This one should give many years more good service, after a major service. The Sonab 85S is a high-quality 2-speed, belt-drive turntable with an integral tonearm. It came with a moving-magnet cartridge back in the

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Technics SL-23 Turntable Service & Review

The Technics SL-23 is an affordable and very loveable belt-drive turntable from the late ’70s. I highly recommend the SL-23 for those looking for their first proper turntable. Technics is perhaps best known for the SL-1200 series of direct-drive turntables and the lovely SL-10 linear tracker. They actually manufactured a huge range of machines at

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Dual 601 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I’ve just had a classic Dual 601 belt-drive turntable in for a major service and it’s almost as good as new! This particular Dual 601 needed recommissioning after an extended period of more than ten years in storage. The automatic tonearm functions were not working correctly and the deck needed a comprehensive grease and lube,

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Opera Consonance Turntable Service & Set-up

Whilst I perform servicing and repairs on all sorts of classic turntables, I can also service and optimise your new deck. For example I recently finished a complete setup of an Opera Consonance LP 6.1 for a client. This was a new deck, but it had not been set up correctly and the unipivot arm

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