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  1. Hey has anyone used a Manley Jumbo Shrimp before? If so, what were your thoughts? Cheers Tim https://hometheaterhifi.com/volume_10_2/manley-shrimp-tube-preamp-4-2003.html
  2. Hey everyone Have a look at this repair and review article about my turntable 🎵🎶 Mike managed to diagnose two really tricky faults. Really appreciative of the work he did. http://liquidaudio.com.au/kenwood-kd-650-overhaul-repair-review/
  3. Hey I've been saving for quite some time for a good seperate phono section. I'm just not too sure the SM3 as a stand alone line level pre would do a phono stage like the Chinook justice. So yeah just seeking some opinions on that.
  4. Hi all I'm thinking about purchasing a Manley Chinook phono pre but would like some advice on what type of line level preamp to pair it with. My current system is a Perreaux SM3 pre, Pearreaux 5150b power, Yamaha NS1000's and a Kenwood KD650 TT. Thanks for your time.
  5. Item: Upgraded Quad 405-2 Location: Perth Price: $800 ($20 SNA Donation) Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: I absolutely love the Quad but I managed to recently pick up a Perreaux 5150b power amp to match my Perreaux preamp. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: $686 spent on upgrading this beauty. Sounds phenomenal and all upgrade work listed below (Job card also pictured) Check this review out: http://liquidaudio.com.au/quad-405-power-amplifier-review/ 100 watts per channel, into 8 ohms WORK COMPLETED Inspect, service, restore and upgrade Quad 405-2, as required. capacitor. For each amplifier module: removed and replaced all but one electrolytic capacitor Inspected unit; disassembled to chassis level. Removed all old heatsink compound; applied thermal paste to diode bridge; removed old filter capacitors and installed high-capacity, long life parts. Installed film bypass capacitors on filters. Installed RCA jacks and mains supression PARTS & CONSUMABLES USED Cleaners, thermal paste, miscellaneous chem. 2 x gold-plated panel-mount RCA connectors 4 x high-power output transistors (two-hand matched pairs) 2 x premium 8 pin sockets 2 x OPA604 op amps 2 x lab-grade 18,000 uF filter capacitors 2 x mil-spec 1% Silver Mica capacitors 8 x premium small electrolytic capacitors with premium types; installed MUSE input capacitor, bypassed with MKP cap; removed old out�put devices; installed matched pair of output devices per module, on silicone thermal pads; installed Burr Brown op amps in gold-plated sockets; defluxed boards, cleaned fuses, cleaned and retorqued chassis fasteners. Reinstalled modules with fresh thermal paste; reassembled and cleaned unit. Installed four rubber feet. Tested unit, no faults found. (5.5 hrs) 2 x MUSE premium audio capacitors 4 x rubber feet 1 x premium X-rated mains suppression capacitor 4 x terminal solder tags 4 x silicone thermal pad 4 x premium film capacitors 2 x mil-spec 1% MKS polystyrene capacitors 2 x mil-spec 1% Silver Mica Capacitors 8 x premium small electrolytic capacitors 2 x MUSE premium audio capacitors 4 x rubber feet 2 x gold-plated panel mount RCA connectors 1 x premium x-rated mains suppression capacitor 4 x terminal solder tags Pictures:
  6. Hi I would like some advice on what type of caps would you use to upgrade an SM3? I want to completely overhaul the preamp. I heard Elna Silmic 2s are worth considering, but I just don't know. I want to use high end parts.
  7. Hi everyone, Here is a pretty good review. I happened to listen to this PS AUDIO NUWAVE DSD DAC before and after the upgrade and what a difference! http://liquidaudio.com.au/ps-audio-nuwave-dsd-dac-upgrade-review/
  8. Item: Technics EPA-500 Tonearm Location: Perth Price: $1200 Negotiable Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Looking to upgrade my tonearm. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Technics EPA-500 Tonearm with 501H wand. Pictures:
  9. Great review http://liquidaudio.com.au/sony-ps-8750-turntable-repair-service-upgrade-review/
  10. Damn! I was already in two minds putting it up for sale. After all the feedback I might need to reconsider parting with it 🙃
  11. Item: Accuphase C280 Preamplifier Location: Perth Price: $3500 Item Condition: Excellent Condition Reason for selling: I bought a matching Perreauc SM3 for my 5150b power amp. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have owned this preamp since 2015 and I have to say it is amazing. Truly reluctant sale but I found a matching Perreaux SM3 for my 5150b power amp and I would like to roll the money over into a high end turntable. Mike from Liquidaudio performed a service 18 or so months ago and Jason from Revolution Turntable serviced and performed a slight repair on the phono section earlier this year. Below is just some of the work Mike did..... Removed pre from chassis; removed and stripped all six modules; reworked marginal joints on all subassemblies; de-fluxed boards; checked nothing noted. Tightened edge connectors, reassembled modules; applied DeoxIt to connectorsand exercised modules into motherboard. Also exercised exercised relay and control boards connectors; carefully re-torqued all parts; rereassembled for testing; fault remains. Relay and of modules outside the chassis. (10+ hrs) logic boards again removed, cleaned, joints reworked, boards defluxed. Reworked almost all joints on motherboard, soldered PCB stakes on topside of motherboard. All connectors treated solder joints on motherboard, relay board, logic board and module boards. Pictures:
  12. Hey thanks for the responses I'm still looking around for information but there is also next to zero information about compliant cartridges for the EPA-500 (501h)....... So one more question. What carts might be a perfect match for the arm? I have only found one recommendation online pointing to the Audio Technica Art-7. Help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Hi all, Has anyone used the EPA-500 tonearm before? If so, what are your thoughts and experiences with it? I have looked online for info but it's pretty scattered. Cheers Tim
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