Vintage Audio Restoration

Austin Stereo services and restores vintage analog audio amplifiers, receivers, and turntables.  

The parts in this photo are the original components that were replaced in the routine restoration process of a typical 1970’s receiver.  These components decay over time, no matter how the unit was used, how it was stored, etc.  This full rebuild approach is the only path we offer for these 40 plus year old receivers and amplifiers.  We feel it's a mistake to do things part way.

We replace all electrolytic capacitors in the amplifier stage, preamp / tone control board, and power supply.  This is often referred to as recapping.  We also replace other components known to fail or degrade over time, including key small signal transistors, and resistors, diodes, etc.  Often as many as 50 to 100 parts or more.  This of course varies by make and model.

 

Lamps are replaced and incandescent lamps are upgraded to color correct warm color LED where possible.  Circuit boards are hand resolderd as needed, relay contacts are burnished, the power amplifier is biased and balanced, the interior and exterior are detailed, and each unit is fully tested.

We do not service speakers.  For speaker service, we suggest TexaSound

The parts we use always meet and more often exceed original specifications.  Each completed restoration includes a full 90 day warranty.

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