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High-End Cartridge/Stylus Inspection & Deep Cleaning

Some say USB microscopes are no good for cartridge and stylus inspection. I’ve used a good USB scope for years and I think you’ll agree, the results are impressive. I should point out that I have some experience in microscopy. I was lucky enough to work with the best Olympus and Zeiss optical microscopes at […]

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Yamaha GT-2000 Turntable Service

The Yamaha GT-2000 is one of my favourite turntables. Let’s take one of the first-ever close-up looks inside this great deck from the golden era. It’s true, I do love the Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive turntable and have written about them several times. In that article, I reviewed a Yamaha GT-2000 and documented replacing the audio

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Denon SL-7D Direct Drive Turntable Service & Review

This lovely Denon SL-7D direct drive turntable needed a thorough service in order to play records nicely again. I figured it was a great opportunity to review this classic deck. I’ve written about the Denon SL-7D previously, they are good, honest turntables and I enjoy working on them. The SL-7D definitely isn’t a super-deck, but

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Cartridges and Headshells for Sale

Check out the latest cartridges and headshells for sale @ Liquid Audio! I’ve just added four very nice cartridges and headshells for sale on consignment. Each item is tested/inspected and priced to sell. Contact me for more information on anything you see here. First up, a lovely Denon DL-103R moving coil cartridge This cartridge has

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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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Stunning Ortofon MC Jubilee Moving Coil Cartridge for Sale

Here is a rare opportunity to purchase an absolutely stunning, one-owner Ortofon MC Jubilee moving coil cartridge for $1495. UPDATE: Sold! This MC Jubilee comes from my personal collection. I’ve owned her since new and she has enjoyed a very easy life, on a superb turntable, playing pristine vinyl. The beautiful Shibata diamond and boron

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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 everyone there knows what they

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Ortofon MC Jubilee Moving Coil Cartridge Up Close

This is a short article and video about my Ortofon MC Jubilee moving coil cartridge. The Ortofon MC Jubilee is an amazingly good cartridge. My understanding is that Ortofon sold quite a few of the, despite the high price. Here in Australia, they retailed for around $2700 AUD. That didn’t deter me and I found

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