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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Rare Luxman M-4000 Power Amplifier Repair & Service

Check out this beautiful Luxman M-4000 power amplifier I've just serviced. This classic vintage beast needed a little work, let's take a look. The Luxman M-4000 power amplifier is a compact, dense, 180 Watt per channel amplifier. It's the predecessor of the M-4000A, which looks very similar, but is substantially…

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Luxman SQ-202 Integrated Amplifier Repair & Service

I get to work on some beautiful gear at Liquid Audio. A great example is this stunning Luxman SQ-202 integrated amplifier that I've just repaired and serviced. The Luxman SQ-202 integrated amplifier is a model dating right back to the early '70s. In fact, it was released 1970 and produced…

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Luxman PD-171A Turntable Set-Up & Installation

I've just finished assisting with an on-site installation, my job - to commission and set-up a Luxman PD-171A turntable, with Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge in a Luxman super-system. My friend previously owned Douglas Hi-Fi, one of the last few proper hi-fi stores in Perth. Douglas Hi-Fi supplied some elements of…

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Luxman PD-264 Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

The beautiful and elegant Luxman PD-264 direct-drive turntable is delightfully different, in the way Luxman gear often is and would make a wonderful first 'proper' turntable. The Luxman PD-264 is a deck you see often here in Australia. Sold at an affordable price, in a competitive market and when Luxman…

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Luxman C-5000A Preamplifier Repair & Restoration

A customer recently asked me to restore a gorgeous Luxman M-4000A power amplifier and a matching Luxman C-5000A preamplifier. In this article, we run through the C-5000A restoration. You can read about my M-4000A restoration here. This post looks at the C-5000A, a rare and beautifully built preamplifier, from the somewhat…

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Luxman M-4000A Amplifier Repair & Restoration

I recently restored this gorgeous Luxman M-4000A power amplifier and matching C-5000A preamplifier. Let's start with the beautiful M-4000A. Apparently, the legendary Tim De Paravicini designed the original M-4000. The improved and even rarer Luxman M-4000A probably also came from De Paravicini's hand, but nobody seems to know for sure.…

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