Turntables & Vinyl

You’ll find lots of articles about turntables & vinyl on my website. You’ll also find stuff about records and analogue systems that incorporate vinyl.

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Iconic Kenwood KD-650 Turntable Repair & Review

The beautiful and iconic Kenwood KD-650 turntable is one of the very best decks of its era. Come with me as I repair an elusive fault, overhaul and review this classic deck. It’s no secret that the Kenwood KD-600 is one of my favourite turntables. I’ve owned a KD-600 for many years and this is how […]

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Stunning Sony PS-8750 Turntable Repair, Service, Upgrade & Review

This Sony PS-8750 is easily one of the most beautiful turntables I’ve had the pleasure of working on. Come with me as I repair, service, upgrade and review this stunning deck. There really isn’t much more I can say about the timeless beauty of the Sony PS-8750. Sony must have had some amazing design engineers

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Dual 1219 Turntable 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 thing. The Dual 1219 idler-drive turntable is a relic from an era when almost everything was made out of metal and wood. The Dual 1219 is German and

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Denon SL-7D Direct Drive Turntable Service & Review

This lovely Denon SL-7D direct drive turntable needed a thorough service in order to play records nicely again. I figured it was a great opportunity to review this classic deck. I’ve written about the Denon SL-7D previously, they are good, honest turntables and I enjoy working on them. The SL-7D definitely isn’t a super-deck, but

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Sometimes Budget Hi-Fi Gear is the Most Fun!

Liquid Audio cares for all hi-fi stereo gear including budget hi-fi, from 1970 onwards. It’s true that many of my posts focus on rare and desirable hi-fi equipment. People like reading about that gear and I certainly enjoy working on it. In reality though, I love working on all hi-fi gear, including budget hi-fi equipment

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Vintage Fidelity Research FR-2 + Yamaha GT-2000 Vinyl Setup

My good friend wanted to give his Yamaha GT-2000 vinyl rig a shot in the arm. I suggested a few changes to improve cartridge/headshell/tonearm synergy. We achieved this by installing a gorgeous, vintage Fidelity Research FR-2 moving coil cartridge and RS-10 headshell. As any knowledgeable vinyl lover will know, Fidelity Research was a Japanese ‘vinyl-things’

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Marantz Model 6300 Turntable Service & Review

Every so often, I work on a piece of hi-fi gear that really makes me smile. The Marantz Model 6300 direct-drive turntable is one of them. One look at a Marantz Model 6300 and you’ll reach an inevitable conclusion: you want and need to find one to add to your collection! That’s exactly what happened

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Cartridges and Headshells for Sale

Check out the latest cartridges and headshells for sale @ Liquid Audio! I’ve just added four very nice cartridges and headshells for sale on consignment. Each item is tested/inspected and priced to sell. Contact me for more information on anything you see here. First up, a lovely Denon DL-103R moving coil cartridge This cartridge has

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Vinyl Goodness – New Opeth 180 Gram Coloured Vinyl!

This quick vinyl goodness update is for all vinyl and/or Opeth lovers out there. I’ve just received some fabulous new 180 gram, virgin, coloured and clear double-vinyl pressings. Talk about vinyl goodness, and before Opeth and vinyl guys go crazy, yes, of course, I already owned My Arms Your Hearse on vinyl! It’s one of

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Gorgeous Rotel RP-3000 Turntable + SME 3009 + Rega Cart for Sale

Wow! New for sale, this gorgeous, fully serviced and set-up vintage Rotel RP-3000 direct drive turntable. This stunning, vintage Rotel RP-3000 comes with legendary SME 3009 Series 2 tonearm and Rega Bias MM cartridge, for just $995. It is finished in real wood veneer and has some great features. The Rotel RP-3000 is a 2-speed,

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