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 but working on special projects.… Read more
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 fairly compact, dense, 180 Watt per channel bipolar amplifier. It’s the predecessor to the M-4000A, which looks very similar, but is substantially different design-wise and even rarer.… Read more
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 70’s. In fact it was released 1970, and produced until 1973.… Read more
I’ve just finished a fascinating on-site system installation with a colleague of mine. My job was to commission and set-up a Luxman PD-171A turntable, plus Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge, as part of a Luxman super-system!
My colleague and good friend, Kent Harvey, owns Douglas Hi-Fi, a famous Perth hi-fi store and one of the few places still selling hi-fi stereo gear.… Read more
The beautiful and elegant Luxman PD-264 direct-drive turntable is delightfully different, in the way Luxman gear often is. This deck would make a wonderful turntable for someone looking to upgrade from a belt-drive or cheaper direct-drive machine.
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 was a heavy hitter, there is much to love about this elegant, understated machine.… Read more
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 enigmatic manufacturer, Luxman.… Read more
A customer recently brought in his gorgeous matching Luxman M-4000A power amplifier and C-5000A preamplifier for restoration. This article looks at the restoration of this 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.… Read more