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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I’m Selling my Beloved Kenwood KD-600 – End of an Era!

It's true, I have too many turntables, including a couple of end-game machines, so sadly, I have to let my beloved Kenwood KD-600 direct-drive turntable go. I've been working on a secret project here @ Liquid Audio, a statement, end-game turntable resurrection. That project is now complete, details to follow,…

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Kenwood KD-600 Turntable Service & Setup

In this video, I explain some considerations when correctly setting up a turntable like the legendary Kenwood KD-600. This particular KD-600 came to me very poorly set-up. The deck's owner received some very bad advice from, of all people, Ortofon! I'm a big fan of Ortofon cartridges, but clearly not…

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Amazing Kenwood L-1000 Hi-Fi System in for Service

Wow, I've just serviced a complete Kenwood L-1000 hi-fi system! This is incredible gear, beautifully constructed, with stellar build-quality. The Kenwood L-1000 series are becoming rare now, so to find a complete system in the hands of its original owner is something pretty special. This stack of gear consisted of…

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Kenwood KD-500 / KD-550 Turntable Motor Service

I'm sure every regular visitor to my site knows just how much I love the old Kenwood KD synthetic composite turntables, especially the KD-600/650 series. But the classic Kenwood KD-500/550 is far more common and so I've written an article about servicing their direct-drive motors, for anyone who can't get…

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Kenwood KD-2055 Belt-Drive Turntable Repair

The Kenwood KD-2055 is the other synthetic composite Kenwood deck, a deck less common in Australia. Think of it as the belt-driven cousin of the famous Kenwood KD-500/550 and KD-600/650 direct-drive machines. The KD-2055, also found somewhat confusingly designated as a KP-2055, is a belt-drive turntable from Kenwood, featuring the…

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Kenwood KT-3300D FM Stereo Super-Tuner Service & Alignment

A customer recently asked me to service and align his latest acquisition - a stunning Kenwood KT-3300D FM analogue stereo tuner. Due to other repair commitments, it took me longer than I would have liked to get to this gorgeous KT-3300D. The wait was worth it though. As you'll see,…

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Kenwood KD-600 Turntable Motor & Bearing Service

Given the renewed interest in turntables, especially quality decks, I wanted to share some details about servicing the legendary Kenwood KD-600. The Kenwood KD-600 / 650 is a classic direct drive turntable from the late '70s. The KD-600 is a superb deck, for a number of technical reasons: 20 pole, 30…

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Classic Kenwood D-3300P CD Player Service & Repair

I've just serviced two gorgeous Kenwood D-3300P CD players for a customer of mine. He loves his classic audio gear and owns three of these beautiful CD players. Background The Kenwood D-3300P CD player dates to 1986 and is a superbly built component. In fact, this unit is built from…

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The Legendary Kenwood KD-600 Playing Vintage Vinyl

Here a few images of my Kenwood KD-600 direct-drive turntable, spinning records from my collection. The Kenwood KD-600 direct-drive turntable is an absolute classic, highly sought after and well worth keeping an eye out for. Much has been written about the fabulous KD-600, like this, this and this for example.…

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