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Legendary Marantz CD-84 CD Player Repair & Review

This story illustrates almost everything I’ve ever said about vintage hi-fi gear. Read on to find out why I love older CD players like this legend from 1984 and what makes this Marantz CD-84 so very lovable! It’s worth considering just how unbelievably disruptive the launch of CD was, back in 1983. I remember it …

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Marantz 1152DC Integrated Amplifier Repair & Restoration

How’s this for a beautiful amplifier. I recently repaired and restored this absolutely stunning Marantz 1152DC integrated amplifier, let’s take a look. The Marantz 1152DC is an integrated amplifier from the upper middle of Marantz’s range in the late 1970’s. The 1152DC and others from this series are very collectible now, thanks to their unique …

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Sometimes Budget Hi-Fi Gear is the Most Fun!

If readers wonder whether I only work on more expensive hi-fi equipment, not at all. Liquid Audio cares for all hi-fi stereo gear including budget hi-fi, from 1970 onwards. If it’s hi-fi, I’ll look at it. It’s true that many of my posts focus on rare and desirable hi-fi equipment. People like reading about that …

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Marantz 2330 Monster Receiver Restoration & Repair

Nothing screams hi-fi gear louder than the monster receivers of the ’70s and ’80s and this Marantz 2330 is up there with the best. Let’s take a look at perhaps the dirtiest piece of hi-fi gear I’ve ever seen! The Marantz 2330 is a heavy receiver, actually very heavy for its moderate size – it’s …

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Marantz 2330 Monster Receiver Overhaul Video Teaser

Check out this video I made showing before and after overhauling this incredible, super-rare Marantz 2330 receiver. The Marantz 2330 is a true monster receiver, like the Pioneer SX-1250 and Sansui G-9000. If you are a monster receiver fan,  and you’ll definitely want to check out this video, and my full article. In the first …

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Marantz PM-8 Integrated Amplifier Repair & Restoration

I’ve been very busy repairing and restoring this stunning Marantz PM-8 integrated amplifier. The Marantz PM-8 integrated amplifier is one of very the amplifiers from the golden era of serious hi-fi equipment. These amplifiers are monsters, massively powerful and massively heavy. They are also massively complex to work on and this one had a massive …

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Marantz PM-8 – Dead Filter Capacitors

Just a short post while I am repairing/restoring an absolutely massive Marantz PM-8 integrated amplifier. These main filter capacitors in the Marantz PM-8 sit in the power supply and do all the ‘heavy lifting’ required to make the power supply smooth and quiet. All four 15,000uF capacitors have literally spewed their contents all over the …

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