Luxman PD-555 / Ortofon RD-309 Turntable Set-Up & Service

I have just completed the set-up and service of a gorgeous Luxman PD-555 belt-drive turntable, one of the best high-end turntables money can buy - a true statement piece. The Luxman PD-555 was at the top of the Luxman range of belt drive decks in the late 70's and early…

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Common Turntable Question: Service my Old Turntable or Buy a New Deck?

Common turntable question #1: Mike - should I spend a little on my old deck or just get rid of it and buy a new one? I get asked this all the time. Is there a simple answer? Well yes, usually there is. There is nothing new in turntable design…

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Servicing the Technics SL-1200 Direct Drive Turntable

The Technics SL-1200 direct drive turntable, in its various iterations, will be well known to most vinyl lovers these days. They have become almost legendary for different reasons - DJs love them for their fast startup and solid build; home users love them for their engineering and audio bang for…

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Kenwood L-07D Direct Drive Turntable Repair & Restoration

Finally, the Kenwood L-07D I have been restoring is repaired and working perfectly. I completed a very thorough overhaul and restoration on the deck after it arrived not functioning correctly. The platter was over-speeding and there were other operational malfunctions. I decided that it would be a great project to restore this…

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