Tag Archives: hi-fi

Sony TA-5650 Full Re-Cap and Adjustment

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: I recently got to work on another of the Sony VFET line of integrated amplifiers, the Sony TA-5650. I’ve had one through the shop previously, and this one came in for the … Continue reading

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1960 Grundig SO191 Stereo Hi-Fi Console Repair

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: This stunning piece of late mid-century modern German engineering, the iconic Grundig SO 191, recently came through the shop. It’s owner picked it up from an antique shop in nearly pristine cosmetic … Continue reading

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Harman/Kardon Control Amplifier A-401 Restoration

This little Harman/Kardon Control Amplifier, model A-401, just came through the shop for a full overhaul. It was in a pretty sorry state to begin with – one channel distorted, one barely gasping for air, and a world of scratchy … Continue reading

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EICO Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier HF-81 Repair

From the late ’50s, I had this nice example of an EICO HF-81 amplifier come through my shop. These are nice little stereo amplifiers with a built-in phono pre-amp and RIAA equalization and feature about 14W of power output per … Continue reading

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Phase Linear 2000 Pre-Amp Overhaul

Cross-posted from Rain City Audio: I had a Phase Linear 2000 through my shop lately. It was running okay, but had some pops and clicks and the controls weren’t all that smooth. Time for an overhaul before anything worse cropped … Continue reading

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Marantz 2245 Stereophonic Receiver Rebuild

An iconic piece of kit from the golden age of hi fi just came through my shop: the Marantz 2245 Stereophonic Receiver. This fantastic receiver is in pretty good cosmetic shape, but its owner reported that it started acting up – it’d take … Continue reading

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The Speaker Spotter – Speakers of Craigslist – April 18th, 2014

There’s always something interesting for sale on Craigslist, especially in Seattle. Do click the titles to see the original postings with more photos and additional information if you’re interested – otherwise, enjoy the virtual window shopping! Rain City Audio is not … Continue reading

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