How much to repair my Stereo, Receiver or Amplifier?
Obviously, that depends a lot on what kind of problem your amplifier, stereo or receiver has, if you’ve jumped the main fuse with foil and now you’ve seen small fireworks show coming from the back of the unit, or how many windows you had to open to let all the smoke out…
Seriously though, if you’d like to know an approximate cost to repair your receiver or amplifier, or even if your receiver, stereo or amplifier is even worth fixing, just send us an email along with the brand & model number, and the problems you’re experiencing. Now, we need as many details as possible as to the problems your experiencing. Please elaborate as much as possible. The more information we have, the better we are at estimating the cost of repair or the cost to refurbish & recap your unit.
Of course, you can always just ship your unit into us for repair service and once it arrives, we’ll put it on the bench in short order, find the problems and then email or call you back with what we’ve found and a cost of repair. No work is performed and no charges become due without your express consent. Shipping Form
SHIPPING – Caution! We continue to receive units that have been damaged due to improper packing. That’s the problem with shipping something that is heavy. You must have at least 6 inches of packing/ padding around all SIX sides of the stereo, and the sides of the box. It must be tightly packed – the stereo must not be allowed to move around inside the box, not even a little. If loose – it will migrate to one of the sides of the box in transit, where it WILL get damaged. Taking it to a pack and ship place is expensive, but unless they know how to pack – you may not be any better off, believe it or not…
Audio and Video Product Repair
Electrons in Harmony™ is what happens at Adams Electronics. If you have treasured vintage audio or video piece, you probably already know how difficult it is to find someone who truly knows how to repair it. Because “repair” doesn’t mean just fixing a problem. Vintage gear never has just one, simple problem. Never. Age, design issues, component defects and characteristics all factor into the reliability and quality of any repair. Components on a circuit board It’s not enough to know electronic theory and be able to read a schematic. A true and long-lasting repair requires knowing the unit, inside and out. How it works, what tends to go wrong with it, what will probably go wrong with it later, how to deal with repairs that require parts which are no longer available, all involve institutional and accumulated knowledge that is not widely available. Sometimes, a repair requires the ability to correctly substitute, or in some cases, invent and fabricate a part. That’s the expertise you want, and that’s exactly what you get from me at Adams Electronics.
Another factor is the music or video itself. It’s not enough for a unit to meet its published specifications. The question is, does it make music? Because many times, a unit can be “up to spec” and yet still sound awful. That’s something no one wants. I never simply fix a unit. Every repair includes a full audition and evaluation. If it doesn’t make music, it’s not fixed. And I won’t stop until it is.