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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 turntable and have written about …

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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 playback machine back to life …

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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 the system you see in …

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Sony PS-1150 Belt-Drive Turntable ServiceĀ 

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 bearing with massive stainless steel …

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