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Benefits to Buying Used Stereo Equipment

Are you in the market for a quality, great sounding stereo system but are uncertain about spending a fortune to get one? You might just find yourself to be blown away by our selection of used stereo equipment. Here in New Jersey, we are the experts in used stereo equipment and we are excited to tell you all about the many reasons to consider a second-hand stereo. And, when you’re ready, stop by the store and see our incredible selection for yourself!

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For one, for the amount of money you put in, a vintage or used audio amp has the potential to provide way more bang for your buck than a modern speaker system. Nothing sounds quite as good as some of the speakers and amplifiers of yesteryear. And, if you listen to the music of yesteryear, it can be a great idea to have speakers from the same era. After all, the music was recorded to sound good through the stereo equipment of the time. For example, love the sound of disco? Get a set of 70s Fischer speakers!

Also, used stereo equipment offers character. Used stereos offer an antique, vintage charm unmatched by even the best replicas on the market. So, if you’re looking to find a stereo to fit in with your mid-century man cave, used stereo equipment is the way to go.

Ready to build yourself a decent home audio setup? You will need a few components: an amplifier, a pair of speakers and a source. Your speaker preference is unique to you. If you prefer a speaker with heavier bass, then you might want to avoid high-end speakers because they do not produce as much bass as others out on the market. For source audio you can use anything from a used tuner to a vintage turntable to an mp3 player.

Most importantly, used stereo equipment is fun and a joy to own. But be warned, collecting used stereo equipment can be quite addictive!

When you are looking to update or revamp your home stereo system at an affordable price, come to Mort’s TV & Video. We can help you find the right used stereo equipment for your unique needs! We have the largest selection of vintage audio and used stereo equipment in the area and we carry a variety of name brands including Fisher, Philips, Panasonic and much more!

Are you interested in learning more about purchasing used stereo equipment near New Jersey? Call Mort’s TV & Video at 215-945-8381, or you can Contact Us.

Reasons to Repair Rather than Replace Vintage Audio

With advances in technology, we are now able to carry thousands of songs on a single device and connect to speakers wirelessly. However, there are still many reasons to keep vintage audio equipment around. If your current audio system quits working, consider bringing it to us for repair rather than running to the nearest big box store for a new system. We offer vintage audio repair for Philadelphia and surrounding areas so you can continue to enjoy your older equipment. Here are some reasons why you might want to hold onto it.

Superior Sound
Some modern stereo equipment is now available that replicates vintage systems. However, true vintage audio systems will always sound better. Sound quality is not the main selling point for newer systems. Newer audio equipment entices buyers with wireless capabilities, newer connections and less cost, but you will lose out in the quality of sound. Repairing and maintaining your existing equipment will be the best option if you want the most superior sound.

Built for Quality
Vintage Audio Repair PhiladelphiaVintage audio equipment is made with a much higher level of quality than modern replicas. This means your system will continue to work for many years. However, letting your vintage audio equipment sit around without being used regularly is the worst thing you can do for it. You want to make sure you’re periodically checking your system to lengthen its life and prevent small problems from escalating into something more serious and expensive. Your vintage audio equipment was built to last a lifetime, and it will if properly maintained.

Valuable Investment
With newer audio systems lacking in quality, it’s important to protect vintage systems. Keeping vintage audio equipment in top shape protects the investment you’ve made. Whether you want to sell it at some point or pass it on to future generations, a vintage audio system is worth much more if it has been well maintained. If you are curious about the value of your vintage audio, you can bring it to our shop or compare it with other vintage audio equipment we have for sale.

Whether you are nostalgic, enjoy quality sound or just don’t want to throw away your records, vintage audio repair is the way to go rather than buying something new. If you don’t have an older audio system but would like to revert back to the past, we have a large selection of used stereo equipment for sale.

If you need expert vintage audio repair near Philadelphia, give us a call at 215-945-8381 or Contact Us. We will be happy to help you enjoy your vintage equipment for as long as possible!

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Mort’s TV & Video

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers for their support. For more than 60 years, we have been serving Levittown and surrounding areas with television, electronics and vintage audio repair. This past year, we expanded our services to include buying and selling vintage audio.

We could not be in business as long as we have without the support and patronage from so many of you! As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for choosing Mort’s TV, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us with all your future TV repair and vintage audio needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

All About LCD TVs: Tips, Tricks & Repairs

LCD TVs are great! You can enjoy a clear screen, great sound and a wonderful viewing experience. But, when you have an LCD TV that breaks, you might be asking yourself if getting it repaired is worth the cost or if you should go out and buy a new one. As experts in LCD TV Repair in Newtown, we have a few things for you to consider when it comes to your LCD TV. And, we also offer vintage audio repair for your classic audio equipment. So, no matter what your TV or audio issue, enlist the experts at Mort’s!

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Cost Considerations

When it comes to LCD TV repair, there is a general rule of thumb when considering cost. If the repair is going to be more than 50% of the cost of buying a new one, you should go ahead and buy a new one. But if you come to us, you might find that our prices are more reasonable than other repair shops and getting your LCD TV repaired is your best bet. Our skilled team of technicians at Mort’s TV & Video is well-versed in a wide variety of brands and types of TV issues and will do everything possible to repair your broken TV.

Common Repairs

The most common repair has to do with the display. The average repair cost is around $500. However, that price can go up or down drastically depending on what type of repairs need to be done. Cracked, discolored, or whatever the issue, we are honest and up front about our services and what we will charge you.

Avoiding Repairs

Keep your home cool and dry in order to keep moisture and humidity from affecting your television. This will also help keep the visual display nice and crisp. Consider having a dehumidifier installed if your house is particularly humid. Another one of the best ways to keep your TV safe is by properly mounting and displaying it. This means you should buy a sturdy entertainment center and affix the TV using mounting brackets. You can also mount the TV onto a wall with those brackets.

Make sure you keep your LCD TV clean. You can use compressed air to clean it, but never use an abrasive cloth or cleaner on your TV.

And, these are just a few of the great tips we can provide when it comes to the care and repair of your LCD TV! For more information on LCD TV repair in Newtown, call Mort’s TV & Video at 215-945-8381 or Contact Us.

Did You Know? We Buy and Sell Used Stereo Equipment!

At Mort’s TV & Video, we are known for our many expert services in the audio equipment industry, from vintage audio repair to TV repair. But, did you know we also buy and sell used stereo equipment? Bristol, Levittown and the surrounding areas have depended on us for all of their stereo needs for years, and it is our pleasure to bring you the very best in used audio. We have an incredible inventory and are constantly looking for more. Our large selection of items for sale is sure to impress! And, our used audio experts are here to help you find the equipment you want at a great price. Not only can you get your audio equipment fixed at our store, but you can also find used stereo equipment to take home with you in order to replace the unfixable or to enhance your at home system.

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Looking to get rid of older equipment to make room for newer models? Bring it to Mort’s! No matter the brand or vintage, we will take a look! We will let you know if we can take it off your hands and what we can offer.

When it comes to used stereo equipment, whether you are a true audiophile, a hobbiest, an enthusiast or more; you are sure to find the used stereo equipment you want. We know many people love and enjoy their vintage audio equipment, and we want to provide even more opportunities for these classic items to stay in use. And, if you’re having any issues with your audio equipment, our certified technicians do all repairs on site. We have more than 50 years of experience repairing audio equipment and we really know our stuff!

We have the largest selection of vintage audio and used stereo equipment in the area. This includes many name brands like Pioneer, Fisher, Panasonic, Kenwood, Philips, Toshiba, Sony, Yamaha, Optonica and many more!

Here are some of the items you will find:

  • Stereos
  • Speakers
  • Turntables
  • Amplifiers
  • Cassette Decks
  • 8-Track Players
  • DVD Players
  • CD Players
  • Equalizers
  • And More!

As you may know, vinyl is back! We carry a variety of used record players and turntables perfect for spinning new and used vinyl. Come browse the selection at our store to find used stereo equipment for your home.

To learn more about the used stereo equipment we buy and sell for Bristol and the surrounding areas, give Mort’s TV & Video a call at 215-945-8381. Or, stop in at 4532 New Falls Road in Levittown, PA. Contact Us for more information.