Yamaha GT-2000 Turntable Major Service & Cartridge Install

The Yamaha GT-2000 is one of my favourite turntables so naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to work on another one, shipped from Japan. Let's take one of the first ever close-up looks inside this great deck from the golden era. It's true, I do love the Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive…

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A New Reference Turntable is Coming…

If you love high-end turntables and a good story, you'll love my new reference turntable resurrection project - coming soon! The resurrection of this reference turntable has taken me a year and involved plenty of pain, suffering and obstacles. It's been totally worth it though. Bringing this extraordinary, heavyweight vinyl…

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Dual 1219 Idler-Drive Turntable Major Service & Repair

Every so often, a customer brings me something that reminds me just how much I love vintage hi-fi. The Dual 1219 idler-drive turntable is just such a piece. The Dual 1219 idler-drive turntable is a relic from an era when almost everything was made out of metal and wood. The…

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Luxman PD-171A Turntable Set-Up & Installation

I've just finished assisting with an on-site installation, my job - to commission and set-up a Luxman PD-171A turntable, with Ortofon Cadenza Black cartridge in a Luxman super-system. My friend previously owned Douglas Hi-Fi, one of the last few proper hi-fi stores in Perth. Douglas Hi-Fi supplied some elements of…

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Sony PS-1150 Belt-Drive Turntable Service 

I recently serviced a Sony PS-1150 belt drive turntable and want to discuss why I service the spindle bearings on turntables. The spindle bearing is the central bearing about which the platter turns, rotating the record. This bearing can be anything from a basic narrow steel spindle, to an elaborate…

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Turntable Service in Perth

With the resurgence in vinyl and the growing number of people discovering or rediscovering the joy of high-resolution analog playback, I have been reminded of just how critical it is to have your turntable serviced and set up correctly, by an expert with the right tools and experience to do the…

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