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Updated FAQs, Equipment for Sale & More!

A quick post to let readers know that I’ve significantly updated the FAQs and added more equipment to the Store.

FAQs

Firstly to the FAQs, as this is something I can tackle from the couch. More on why that’s important, shortly.

The FAQs contain a wealth of information on all manner of things from cartridges, to why older gear tends to be more reliable, to how to choose a repairer if you can’t bring equipment to me.

I’ve been slowly building the FAQs, with the goal to create a library of quickly accessible information for customers and readers. There are thousands of words of content, over 50 80+ categorised and regularly updated FAQs covering turntables, cartridges, vintage vs modern hi-fi gear, service, repair, and more.

Some of the answers are actually small articles in their own right. I’ve updated all the categories, especially the Turntables & Vinyl group, with new FAQs about phono preamplifiers, setting up cartridges, belt-drive vs direct-drive turntables, MM vs MC cartridges and more. I’ve also revised many answers, added to the other groups and created a new General Hi-Fi group.

Take a look if you get a moment and let me know in the comments if there are any other questions you’d like me to answer in the FAQs. I’m constantly adding to them and suggestions are always appreciated.

The Store

Secondly, you might notice that I’ve been working on the site, updating the look and feel and writing a few new articles. There’s also a ton of new stuff available in the Store, specifically some really fantastic CD players and amplifiers. There is also quite a bit more to come soon, so stay tuned.

NAD M3
This stunning piece is still for sale!
Someone has reserved purchased this beautiful piece…
This gem has also just been sold

Post-pneumonia

Lastly, some may recall that I had pneumonia in 2018. What you may not know is that I’ve never been quite the same since. Post-pneumonia issues have again absolutely wiped me out after what should have been a regular cold. Some people develop chronic fatigue-like symptoms after pneumonia and this has unfortunately happened with me.

I’ve experienced periodic bouts of extremely low energy, coughing, headaches and other aches and pains, often precipitated by exertion. I can be OK for months and then it will kick back in with a vengeance as it has this time. My doc diagnosed the post-viral chronic fatigue syndrome after tests last year.

Anyway, it’s really slowed me down and I’m still dealing with it as of the end of August, 2021.

Krell

Some good news is that I worked through a ton of repairs and service work prior to getting sick. I am midway through repairing and overhauling a stunning Krell KSA100S class-A power amplifier, followed by a Krell KRC-HR preamplifier. What a beautiful beast she is!

Very complex work, there is no room for error when working on amplifiers like these.

Galahs!

Onwards and upwards as always and I hope you enjoy this photo of my wonderful Galahs, otherwise known as pink and grey cockatoos. These two are twice-daily Liquid Audio visitors and beautiful native birds.

Liquid Mike

As a kid, I cherished my Tandy 200-in-1 electronics project lab and Dick Smith Funway electronics kits. I had my own little hi-fi at 16. Later, I started Liquid Audio, a specialist hi-fi equipment repair business. Keeping classic hi-fi gear alive and well is what we do. Our mission: to deliver TLC for classic Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment. In my spare time, I cook, ride, listen to music and research interesting topics.

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