Service and Repairs

Here at Adventures, we love turntables, and so do our customers it seems. Whether you need a new belt for your Rega or a full service and upgrade for your LP12, we’ve got your back!

We carry many used and refurbished parts for your LP12, and can also build you a previously owned Sondek fully maintained and refurbished. We have plinths, sub-chassis, motors, power supplies, tonearms, bearings, top-plates and cartridges.

Our shop at Chester has a fully equipped workshop to cater for most makes of decks including Rega, Well Tempered, Michell, Thorens, Linn etc.

Turntables are in essence simple, mechanical creations and as such require simple, mechanical up-keep! Springs, grommets, nuts, drive belts and bearing oil – just some of the parts that require replacing periodically and often, bits just need tightening. The performance difference an expert service can make to your deck will astound you.

Every one of our team at Adventures can build a turntable from scratch, and fine-tune it to perfection. But in Phil, we have the best turntable technician in the North and, after 20+ years working on them, a bona fide Linn LP12 genius. He will lovingly check, tweak or restore any deck around whether a legacy product from the likes of Michell, Systemdek, Oracle, Rega et al or a more modern model.

As well as servicing, Adventures repair and rebuild ‘under-loved’ decks. If your toddler or grandchild has trashed your cartridge or tonearm, worry not, we can fix it.

Linn Karousel Bearing Upgrade Kit

Linn Sondek LP12 Servicing

It is important that your LP12 is serviced every 3 to 5 years, depending on use. If you let your turntable go beyond this period, musical enjoyment will gradually reduce with less drive, timing and involvement. Worn cartridges can also increase surface noise and ultimately damage records.

We service all turntable work ‘in house’, with the exception of some tonearm repairs. As the process can take several hours, and sometimes a few days, we insist on all turntables being brought into our workshop where they will receive our full attention. We will assess the work required and discuss options with you in person or over the phone. Once completed, each deck is tested and auditioned in our demonstration room to ensure that it sounds as expected, or better. You will be delighted with the results!

Record Cleaning

Cleanliness is fundamental to achieving optimum audio quality from vinyl; a clean record will not only sound better, but last longer. But it’s not just about improving sound - repeated playing of soiled records can cause permanent damage to the vinyl and accelerates stylus wear.

Dust and debris accumulated over time on a record’s surface cause irreparable damage to the vinyl during play.

That’s why we offer a comprehensive record cleaning service. Our Audio Desk record cleaning machine ensures a thorough cleanse of each surface, prolonging your vinyl’s (and cartridge’s) life, and bringing out the best from your cherished collection.

As well as professional cleaning, we have a tried and tested selection of record brushes, stylus cleaners and anti-static sleeves – everything you need at home to keep your vinyl collection in tip top condition.

The cost is £3 per record, which includes a new anti-static sleeve for each.