For us, vintage stereo equipment golden age ends around 1980. The economic crash changed things. Most manufacturers switched to using more plastic, especially in turntables. Receivers and amplifiers were built in a pan or clamshell. Analog switches and controls were abandoned in favor of proprietary integrated circuits microprocessors, and cheap calculator buttons. This cut manufacturing costs, but results in making service much more difficult, and often not cost effective. Unfortunately, sound quality took a dive as well with these early malaise era electronics.
Now some think all vintage gear is superior to all modern equipment. While true in many cases, there are many examples that are equal or superior. McIntosh for example, has always produced very high qualty equipment. A bit more affordable example is the turntables and amplifiers made by Rega Research. We are big fans.
We offer a selection of guaranteed vintage amplifiers, turntables, amplifiers and receivers. Amplifiers and receivers go through an extensive restoration process. Turntables are fully serviced, including the installation of new phono cartridges. We offer vintage classic speakers like JBL, Klipsch, AR, KLH, ADS, Advent, and many others. We typically also have a selection of well kept, recently owned speakers.
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