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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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Sansui AU-717 Amplifier Repair & Restoration

I recently restored a gorgeous Sansui AU-717 integrated amplifier in need of some serious TLC. Let’s take a look at what goes into a typical restoration and discuss these classic amplifiers. The Sansui AU-717 integrated amplifier is one of those pieces that I just love working on. Sansui designed and built the AU-717 at a

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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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Rega Planar 2 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I have recently been restoring a lovely old Rega Planar 2 for a customer of mine. It reminded me how great the older Regas are, and why you are better off restoring an old Rega than buying a new one. The old Planars, like the one on my workbench, are much better made than the

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Luxman PD444 / Dynavector DV-505 / Audio Technica AT-1100 Service & Repair

I have just finished repairing and setting up a Luxman PD444 direct drive turntable, plus Dynavector DV-505 and Audio Technica At-1100 tone-arms.  The Luxman PD444 is a classic direct-drive deck that is beautifully built and deserving of some real care and attention, especially with the set-up. More information on the PD444, along with owners and service manuals, can

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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 beautiful piece of equipment. The

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Premium Service for Audio Equipment in Perth

Does your audio gear need some TLC? Liquid Audio is based in Carine, Western Australia and is a business with the skills and equipment to breathe life back into your cherished gear. We cater for a wide range of good stereo equipment including Pioneer, Kenwood, Technics, Yamaha, Rotel, Denon, Dual, Thorens, Luxman, Rega, Project, SME

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