Articles where the main elements are videos. These are still about servicing, repairing and restoring hi-fi, just with a predominantly video component.

Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC Repair, Upgrades & Testing Video

Join me as I delve into a broken Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC, repair and upgrade it with my own range of improvements. Follow along as I describe finding and repairing the faults, upgrading and then testing this wonderful Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC. In the end, I…

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Epic Sansui G-9000DB Monster Receiver Overhaul Video

Come along as I run through the service, repair and overhaul of one of the biggest, meanest monster receivers ever - the Sansui G-9000DB Stereo Receiver! Yes, this thing is officially silly, 170 watts per channel of oval capacitor madness! In this video, I basically run through the service process…

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Marantz 2330 Monster Receiver Overhaul Video Teaser

Check out this video I made showing before and after overhauling this incredible, super-rare Marantz 2330 receiver. The Marantz 2330 is a true monster receiver, like the Pioneer SX-1250 and Sansui G-9000. If you are a monster receiver fan,  and you'll definitely want to check out this video, and my…

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A Look Inside the Sansui AU-919 Integrated Amplifier

A very quick update to give you a look inside a stunning and very rare Sansui AU-919 integrated amplifier I've just serviced. There'll be a full article coming soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this look inside the amazing Sansui AU-919! https://youtu.be/NKqZAHUlaJo Specifications (Courtesy of the HiFi Engine) Power output:…

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The Gorgeous Technics SL-10 Playing Vintage Vinyl

Just a very quick video post today, showing a stunning Technics SL-10 I've just finished  servicing, playing some vintage vinyl. The Technics SL-10 was and still is a groundbreaking deck in many ways. I'll be doing a full service article and review soon, but in the meantime, enjoy some specs,…

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Yamaha MX-1 Statement Power Amplifier Repair

I've just finished a repair on an amazing power amplifier - the Yamaha MX-1. Read on for more details about this stunning, heavyweight amplifier. The Yamaha MX-1 was the best and most expensive amplifier in the Yamaha line-up for 1993. I truly had to wrestle this thing around the workshop,…

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Kenwood KD-600 Turntable Service & Setup

In this video, I explain some considerations when correctly setting up a turntable like the legendary Kenwood KD-600. This particular KD-600 came to me very poorly set-up. The deck's owner received some very bad advice from, of all people, Ortofon! I'm a big fan of Ortofon cartridges, but clearly not…

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Marantz PM-8 Integrated Amplifier Repair & Restoration

I've been very busy repairing and restoring this stunning Marantz PM-8 integrated amplifier. The Marantz PM-8 integrated amplifier is one of very the amplifiers from the golden era of serious hi-fi equipment. These amplifiers are monsters, massively powerful and massively heavy. They are also massively complex to work on and…

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Ortofon MC Jubilee Moving Coil Cartridge Up Close

This is a short article and video about my Ortofon MC Jubilee moving coil cartridge. The Ortofon MC Jubilee is an amazingly good cartridge. My understanding is that Ortofon sold quite a few of the, despite the high price. Here in Australia, they retailed for around $2700 AUD. That didn't…

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