Another JVC QL-F4 Direct-Drive Turntable Repair

This is the second JVC QL-F4 direct-drive turntable with speed control issues I've repaired recently. Come with me as I resolve the problem. The JVC QL-F4 is a great direct-drive deck, perfect for someone stepping up from a belt-drive or lower-tier DD. They actually have stellar wow and flutter figures,…

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Classic Hi-Fi Service & Repair

Liquid Audio proudly offers service and repair for all classic hi-fi electronics and turntables. Look no further than Liquid Audio for all your classic hi-fi service & repair needs. Located in Carine, Western Australia, I offer professional, personalised service and care for your hi-fi equipment. We do things a little…

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Pioneer PL-A35 Belt-Drive Turntable Repair

The Pioneer PL-A35 is one of those rare belt-driven Japanese decks that you don't see very often. I've repaired a number of such unusual decks in the last 12 months or so, but this is definitely one of the nicest and in some ways, the most unusual. According to Pioneer: "The…

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Technics SL-23 Belt-Drive Turntable Service & Review

The Technics SL-23 is an affordable and very loveable belt-drive turntable from the late '70s. I highly recommend the SL-23 for those looking for their first proper turntable. Technics is perhaps best known for the SL-1200 series of direct-drive turntables and the lovely SL-10 linear tracker. They actually manufactured a…

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Luxman PD-264 Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

The beautiful and elegant Luxman PD-264 direct-drive turntable is delightfully different, in the way Luxman gear often is and would make a wonderful first 'proper' turntable. The Luxman PD-264 is a deck you see often here in Australia. Sold at an affordable price, in a competitive market and when Luxman…

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Yamaha GT-2000 Direct Drive Turntable – Tweaking the Beast

My friend recently had a little mishap with his beautiful Yamaha GT-2000 direct drive turntable. Naturally, I helped him sort it out... The mishap occurred when my friend was cleaning his beloved GT-2000. While using a cleaning cloth near the headshell, he must have brought the cloth too near to…

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Dual 601 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I've just had a classic Dual 601 belt-drive turntable on my bench, 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…

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