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Technics SL-120 Turntable Recommissioning

I love the classic Technics SL-120, so let’s look at how I recommissioned this lovely old girl! Welcome back, everyone. I said you see me again sooner than you think, perhaps you didn’t expect two posts in one day though! I’ve been dying to do more writing and, as we approach the 2-million view milestone […]


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Stay Tuned!

Despite a healthy dose of writer’s block, I have lots of great service, repair and restoration articles coming. Stay tuned for the stories below and many, MANY more! It’s worth mentioning how much I appreciate my customers, regular visitors and readers. What you see below is a tiny fraction of this year’s work alone, and

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Hi-Fi Bargains & New Acquisitions

Happy New Year everyone, I trust that the year has started well for you. I thought I’d briefly share a few of the more affordable pieces of hi-fi equipment I’ve serviced, repaired and overhauled so far in 2023, as well as look at a couple of recent acquisitions of my own. Welcome to 2023! Quad

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2022 Recap, Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to our customers, subscribers, friends and family. Yes, friends, it’s that time of the year again, welcome to my 2022 recap where we look at a few numbers and enjoy a gallery of wonderful vintage hi-fi equipment! Many thanks to all who’ve helped make 2022 another fantastic year

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Rare Kenwood KD-600 and KD-650 Parts Available!

A heads-up for owners of Kenwood KD-600 and KD-650 turntables: some excellent new Kenwood KD-600 and KD-650 parts are now available, and I’ve tested them! I love it when creative people come up with innovative solutions to problems. In this case, a customer I assisted with a KD-600 repair by way of one of our

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Friday Night Vinyl #1

If you love electronic and art-rock music, you should grab yourself a copy of John Foxx’s new album ‘Church’ and 801’s incredible ‘Listen Now’. After consuming a few much-needed cleaning ales and listening to these and a few other records, I thought I’d better make a quick post about these great additions or it won’t happen!

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Ortofon ST-70 Moving Coil Transformer Review

If you want to extract the very best from your moving coil cartridge, you really need a good step-up transformer, like the beautiful Ortofon ST-70. You may have read me raving on about just how much I love my golden age Fidelity Research XF-1 step-up transformers and what they do for the sound of a

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