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…

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Dual 601 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I've just had a classic Dual 601 belt-drive turntable in for a major service and it's almost as good as new! This particular Dual 601 needed recommissioning after an extended period of more than ten years in storage. The automatic tonearm functions were not working correctly and the deck needed…

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Sansui AU-717 Integrated 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 lovely amplifiers. The Sansui AU-717 integrated amplifier is one of those pieces that I just love working on. Sansui designed and…

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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…

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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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