Valve &
Transistor Radio
Tape Recorders

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Welcome to 50 lux.

Hi, I’m Andrew.

This site was originally set-up when I taught photography between 2000 to 2015. However, it has been sitting languishing unloved for the past few years so I have decided to repurpose it for my business repairing and restoring radio’s, radiograms (record-player-radio’s), tape-recorders, cassette-decks, amplifiers, tuners, turntables, etc.

50 lux is a standard level of light used in Museums and Galleries. It is a compromise between a human being able to see the object clearly, and the level of light, mainly UV, that will damage the object on display.

The site will showcase some of the repairs, restorations, and failures.

As of March 2021 I have moved into a new workshop in a converted garage under a friends house, so the set up is progressing. This will eventually allow video to be recorded of the more interesting restorations.


I can undertake repairs and restorations to your valued equipment.

If you would like a quote click here.

I undertake the work in Melbourne. So please factor that in before completing the form. Postage and freight has become very expensive recently as freight companies have sought to offset the cost of renting shipping containers and the ships themselves that are in short supply. It sadly may not be worth the cost to repair/restore less valuable equipment and you may consider one of our already restored items, or find a local seller in your price range.

Furthermore, for items such as older transistor based equipment parts may need to be ordered from overseas. I have had to wait over six months for things to arrive so be very patient.