Your Home Audio Equipment Headquarters
What We Do:
We buy, sell, trade, repair and receive donations of used home audio equipment such as turntables, receivers, amplifiers, speakers, vintage radios and similar accessories (like the photos below). Even if broken, we'll either try to fix it or break it down for our audio parts scrap yard (our effort to salvage vintage audio parts to repair or restore local audio equipment). For items in good working condition or needing minor repairs we can usually offer cash, but sometimes the work and parts we put into an item costs us more than we can sell it for, so we may or may not pay for items in rough condition.
Before you go out and buy and brand new (very cheaply made & usually unrepairable) home audio setup, stop by and check out our large inventory of used record players, turntables, amplifiers, receivers, speakers and more. We also carry a complete line of belts and needles for record players and turntables, as well as the more common audio tubes. In addition, we have a vast collection of random audio equipment parts: knobs, hinges, tone arms, feet, resistors, capacitors, cartridges, connectors and more. Before putting audio components out for sale we test them and make sure everything is working properly and, if not, restore components to good working order. If you aren't happy with your purchase you may return any undamaged components within 7 days for a full refund. This way you can set up your stereo components at home and give them a gentle "test drive" to make sure you are happy about your purchase. Also, yes, you may trade-in or upgrade your old setup for a new one.
Repair Services Of Home Audio Equipment:
We offer repair services of the following items: turntables, phonographs, record players, amplifiers, receivers, and other stereo related hardware. We also have a full range of diagnostic test equipment, tube tester and replacement parts such as belts, needles, cartridges, etc. We also purchase record players for resale, and are interested in old or broken record players for parts to aid in the repairs of others. Some maintenance and repair services we provide are troubleshooting, internal cleaning, re-greasing, belt replacement, needle replacement, cartridge replacement, speed adjustments and calibration, tube testing & replacement, replace defective cables, and other various parts replacement as may be needed.
Common QUESTION: What is required to play vinyl records?
Answer - Three items are necessary to listen to vinyl records: 1) a turntable to spin the disk and "pick-up" the sound, 2) an amplifier (or receiver) which amplifies the sound from the turntable, and 3) speakers to actually produce the sound. These three items are usually connected by wires or cables, but a "record player" may contain all three of the above within a single device.
OLD RECORD PLAYER & RADIO DANGER WARNING (Fire Hazards)! - Please note that most radio & record player units from the 1920s thru the 1960s should be fully serviced BEFORE PLUGGING THEM IN. These are high-voltage devices whose electronics have reached the end of their lifetime, and they should always be serviced (or fully restored) before plugging them in. Although they might work after dusting them off, their lifespan, if any, is always very short.