Turntable repairs

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Sometimes Budget Hi-Fi Gear is the Most Fun!

If readers wonder whether I only work on more expensive hi-fi equipment, not at all. Liquid Audio cares for all hi-fi stereo gear including budget hi-fi, from 1970 onwards. If it’s hi-fi, I’ll look at it. It’s true that many of my posts focus on rare and desirable hi-fi equipment. People like reading about that …

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Fidelity Research FR-1 Mk3 Cartridge + RS-141 Headshell

Over the last couple of months I’ve been ‘secretly’ acquiring some vinyl goodies. First, I purchased a mint condition Fidelity Research FR-1 Mk3 moving coil cartridge… I followed that up with a matching Fidelity Research RS-141 one-piece milled aluminium headshell. These wonderful pieces of Japanese analog engineering partner up with my Jelco SA-750D tonearm, Kenwood …

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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 differently to other electronics repairers …

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Pioneer PL-530 Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

I recently completed a comprehensive overhaul of this lovely old Pioneer PL-530 direct-drive turntable. Let’s take a closer look. This model is not especially common, but it has a great vintage look and some great features that I think make it one to keep an eye out for. Pioneer made some great belt-drive and direct-drive …

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Kenwood KD-500/KD-550 Turntable Review

Kenwood’s legendary KD-500/KD-550 direct-drive turntables are classics from an era when things were built to last. Indeed, if decks like the KD-500/KD-550 with this level of custom engineering were manufactured now, they would cost many, many thousands of dollars. The Technics SL-1200 is a classic example – it’s recently been reissued and costs thousands. This …

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Repairing a Denon DP-1200 Turntable With Speed Issues

Hi vinyl lovers, I recently serviced and repaired another Denon DP-1200 direct-drive turntable with speed control issues. Speed Issues This particular Denon DP-1200 was cosmetically good, but would not hold the correct speed. The fine speed adjustment control was also very ‘touchy’ and the platter speed would vary wildly when it was used. These are …

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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 80’s. This turntable was a …

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