Donating or Selling Your Stereo Equipment


Austin Stereo gladly accepts donations of amplifiers and turntables and speakers. We have been fortunate in having a number of good hearted patrons who simply want to help us keep our doors open.  You have defintely done so.  Much of this equipment has been restored and is now in a cherished in a new home.  If we can't make use of it ourselves, donations are routed to a suitable recycler.

We buy stereo equipment

Austin Stereo primarily purchases the following items:

  • Analog stereo receivers and amplifiers from the 1950’s to the early 1980’s.

  • Select stereo turntables from 1950's through 1980's and some modern makes.

  • High quality speakers in good condition.  Both mid century and present day models.  

  • Vacuum Tube receivers, amplifiers, preamps, and power amps.

What is my stereo worth?

We prefer to see the equipment in person before we talk about price.  To see if your stereo gear is something we're looking for, please contact us. 

Please note, we do not purchase:

  • Surround sound or A/V receivers

  • Receivers with remote control or digital tuners (Some early silver models excepted)

  • Subwoofers / Surround and center speakers 

  • Quadraphonic 4 Channel (excluding some Marantz units)

  • Video equipment

  • Portables

  • Car audio

  • CD/DVD players

  • Tape decks (Except select Nakamichi decks)

  • Audio processors, or equalizers.   

  • Jukeboxes

  • Console stereos

  • "All in one” table top stereo systems.  


With a handful of exceptions, if it has a remote control, digital display, HDMI, video inputs, or any similar feature, we will not be interested in purchasing it.