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Amplifier, Receiver and Stereo Repair

How much will it cost to repair my Receiver or Amplifier?

Obviously that depends a lot on what kind of problem your amplifier or receiver has, if you've jumped the main fuse with foil, or put pennies in the speaker protect fuses, or how many windows you had to open to let all the smoke out...

Seriously though, you can find our labor rates HERE, so the only question would be the cost of parts. Feel free to send us an e-mail describing your symptoms and we would be happy to give you an approximation of what the total might be.


But I can buy a new receiver for $200 !

Well my friend, while that may be true, do remember that you do get what you pay for. Many of the older units just have a sound that you wont easily replace with a unit made in China, Taiwan or Malaysia!


How can I tell if my receiver/ amplifier is worth repairing?

The first indication of whether to invest any money in your unit - is it's age. The older the unit, the more likely it is that you DO want to spend money on it. The second indication is it's weight. If it requires both hands to pickup, and you risk a hernia lifting it... Its definitely something you want to invest in. If your receiver has a dial string tuner, you wont easily replace it's sound with what is available today for less than $400. The older units just have a warm, smooth sound to them, unlike the harshness found so commonly today in the cheap stuff.

While the older Receivers and Amplifiers may not be THX certified, the sound they put out is much warmer. Comparing these Vintage Receivers and Amplifiers to today's Hi-Tech toys is like comparing apples to oranges - they are in completely different leagues. If you want a home theater experience - go buy the home theater stuff. If you want to listen to some vinyl or you want to rock, or just want that warm sound again, then these Vintage Receivers and Amplifiers are for you. Of course, you CAN have both... One room for theater, the other for listening to vinyl, tapes or CD's.

It should be noted that not only do we specialize in Vintage Receivers & Amplifier Repair, but we also repair Home Theater and Hi-End Amplifiers and Receivers. We do it all, from tubes and transistors to Mosfets and Class D amps. We've got well over 30 years of Professional experience. We take the time to do it right - so that it sounds just like it did when you bought it.


Do You Perform Modifications or Restorations?
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Absolutely! Paying attention to details and taking the time to do it right is what sets us apart from the crowd. We don't just slap parts in and move on. We take the time to make sure the parts are either original or within spec if originals are not available. We don't scrimp on parts and only use high quality components. Why waste our time and your money using low end or generic parts? All that does is make the repair less reliable and ultimately, you won't be a happy camper. That's not the way we do business here. Fix it and fit it right - a creed we've lived by since the start - so long ago. When we repair these things, we repair them to last - it's what we do!


Why should I choose AVRepair?
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Been in the business since the early 80's, and have seen it all, from one tube and three tube color cameras, the first VHS decks, to today's 3 chip, and HDV wonders. We've been around the block.

Satisfied Clients:
Among our long list of satisfied clients are: Gannett Publishing- in various cities nationwide, The U of F in Gainesville, the University of Memphis, Antelope Valley College, Roland Martin Productions, OshKosh Northwestern, Raytheon, Asbury Park Press, Daily Press, Cal State in San Bernadino, A&E Digital Productions, Texas A&M, Florida Today, Hattiesburg American, Pensacola News Journal, to name only a few. Add to this the thousands of other Professionals, Colleges, Campuses, Law Enforcement and Government Agencies that we currently provide service for, and you quickly see that we certainly know our business... How else could we have gotten so many REAL testimonials?

Our Return Rate:
The normal return rate for the electronics service industry is 15-20% and that is no joke. We're very proud of our return rate as it is less than one percent! We do it by paying attention to detail, and taking the time to do it right. While we're not perfect and do occasionally make mistakes, we don't have a quota that we have to meet, nor do we get paid by the piece. That means we can take our time to do it right, the first time. Fix it and Fix it right - It's what we do.


How much do you charge for Estimates?
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The estimate fee is $30.00, and is waived if your unit is repaired. No need to pay this up front - we can settle up later.

Beware of "free" estimates - these guys just shoot you a price and hope you'll go for it. They never take the time to actually troubleshoot. That's something they'll do later - and then call you back and ask for more money!


How much do you charge for Return Shipping?
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That depends a lot on how heavy your unit is, and how far the package needs to travel, and if it requires double boxing (common). You can expect, at a minimum that you'll paying $20 on the return trip.

We only charge what it costs us to ship, plus a negligible amount for packing.


What do I do next?
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If you would like to use our services, simply click here, or click the Repair Service on the Navigation bar, to continue.



Labor Rates  ^ Top
    Minor Major  
$90 $120 /up  
$120 $150 /up  
Complete Restoration
$250 /up ---  
  Labor Rates Exclude Parts
All Repairs Include Cleaning, Lubrication, and a Six Month Warranty!

Stereo Repair, Receiver Repair and Vintage Audio Repair at AV Repair



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