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2023 Recap, Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

Merry Christmas and many thanks to my customers, subscribers, friends and family! Friends, it’s that time of the year again! Welcome to my 2023 recap where we look at a few numbers and enjoy a gallery of wonderful vintage hi-fi equipment. A massive thank you to all who’ve helped make 2023 another fantastic year and

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Stunning Pioneer SA-8900II Amplifier Repair & Review

Come along as I repair and review the Pioneer SA-8900II, one of the most visually and sonically beautiful amplifiers I’ve had the pleasure of working on. Welcome back everyone and my sincere thanks for your patience as I’ve worked through hundreds of repairs and been hanging out to write about more wonderful classic hi-fi equipment.

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Pioneer PL-514 Turntable Service & Review

The Pioneer PL-514 belt-drive turntable is an absolute classic. Let’s find out why. The Pioneer PL-514 is a high-quality, great-sounding belt-drive deck from one of the big Japanese manufacturers. In terms of build and performance, like so much other Japanese gear, it puts many other belt-drive decks to shame. The motor alone is far better

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Pioneer PL-514 Turntable Service

I recently serviced a lovely old Pioneer PL-514 belt-drive turntable for a customer from the wheat belt. My customer has asked me to restore the deck so that he can present it to his father for his birthday. This was naturally a priority for me! As I was working on the deck, it occurred to me that

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