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It’s Time to Schedule Audio Repair

Has your audio equipment been on the fritz recently? Rather than simply replacing your equipment when it stops working – bring it in to Mort’s TV! We proudly offer audio repair to Bucks County residents!

Now is the perfect time to schedule audio repair. With the major holiday season right around the corner, many are beginning to once again gear up to host friends, family and loved ones for holiday parties – and what party is complete without music? When your audio equipment stops working or causes issues, it can put a damper on your gathering – so make sure that your equipment is ready!

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We proudly offer both receiver and amplifier repair, vintage repair and newer audio equipment repair as well. Our technicians are ISCET certified and able to help with almost all major audio brands, solving almost any audio issues. We take pride in offering the best service, which is why audiophiles continue to trust Mort’s TV with their precious audio equipment.

Problems We Frequently Encounter:

  • Dirty controls
  • Noisy controls
  • Channels going in/out
  • Channels dropping
  • Poor FM
  • No sound
  • Intermittent operation
  • And more!

We also offer audio equipment cleaning to make sure that even equipment that has been sitting around without use for a while is ready to perform at its best. Our preventative maintenance and cleaning can keep your audio equipment working smoothly for the whole holiday season!

So, what are you waiting for? At Mort’s TV we are proud to offer top-notch audio repair in Bucks County, all you have to do is stop by our shop! Or if you can’t make it in during our hours, we can also receive your audio equipment via mail and ship it back to you once repairs are completed. No matter what works best for you – our technicians are ready and waiting to repair your audio equipment!

Even if you don’t plan on hosting holiday parties, who doesn’t want to get into the holiday spirit by playing music? Whether you are someone who starts listening to Christmas music in July, or firmly believes that Christmas music shouldn’t start until December – you should be able to enjoy whatever music you like with audio equipment in working condition.

At Mort’s TV, we are well versed in audio repair – from repairs to buying and selling, we do it all. So, when you need audio repair in Bucks County, trust the experts. Stop by Mort’s TV today! You can also call us at 215-945-8381 or contact us!

Why are we still called Mort’s TV & Video?

Mort’s TV & Video, Inc. is our official name and has been since 1956. Over the years the business has evolved from fixing televisions and audio/video equipment to mainly working on vintage audio equipment, which has seen a resurgence in recent years. Now, vintage audio has become the main staple of our business.

With the increased popularity of vintage audio equipment and the decline in repair services for this type of equipment, Mort’s TV has found a niche. We have a high demand for our repair services, not just locally but also nationwide.

So, why haven’t we updated our name to better reflect our services? Nostalgia!!

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Mort Leipziger started the business in 1956 as a one-man shop. His sons, Neil and Michael, were raised in the business, which has been family-owned since the beginning and still is today. To honor our father, we just don’t feel right changing the name.

We are known in the Levittown community, and many people simply refer to us as Mort’s or Mort’s TV. It’s true that our reach has expanded due to the Internet. We now sell equipment on eBay and take in shipments for repair work. Times have changed and our business has evolved in many ways, but we are still carrying on Mort’s legacy by offering quality repair work. We pride ourselves on being honest and loyal to all our customers, whether local or across the nation.

So, we will remain Mort’s TV & Video for the foreseeable future. We still repair TVs in addition to all types of vintage audio equipment in our shop. Our technicians are ISCET certified, and we never send work to a third party. Although the equipment we repair has changed over the years, our core values and quality of work have not.

If you need a television, turntable, vintage receiver or other type of audio equipment repaired, come see us! We also buy and sell used audio equipment. Call us at 215-945-8381 or contact us with any questions.

Vintage Receivers: Should You Repair?

Do you own a vintage receiver that has been acting up recently? Chances are, if you own a vintage receiver, you enjoy listening to music at a quality that just can’t be matched with current models. It can be devastating when your vintage receiver in Pennsylvania stops working like it used to, and some may be tempted to replace it with a newer model to avoid the hassle. However, here at Mort’s TV & Video, we believe that your first step after realizing there is an issue with your vintage receiver should always be to come to us for repairs!

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As experts in vintage audio repair, we can give you more details on what the issue may be and provide you with a ballpark price for repairs. If those repairs are out of your price range, then don’t simply hang up your vintage audio days – instead allow us to help you find the perfect replacement! In addition to repairs, we also buy and sell vintage audio equipment.

There’s a reason that vintage receivers go quickly at estate sales and can be difficult to find more widely in good working condition, and that’s because modern models simply cannot compare to the quality and lifespan of vintage audio! Most vintage audio was created with the intent to last. Modern audio, on the other hand, is typically outsourced and made cheaply to ensure the highest profits for the company selling. This new system of profits over quality does not allow for the caliber that many audiophiles expect from their audio systems.

Back when the vintage receivers we all love were made, manufacturers were using more heavy-duty power transformers and capacitors – components meant to last. These products also weighed significantly more, making the modern age shift towards more cheaply made pieces that are lighter and easier to ship.

However, the convenience of modern audio is no match for the quality of sound and system that many have come to expect from vintage receivers. While vintage audio may be harder to find and more difficult to ship, we promise that the sound quality and the lifespan of these pieces makes them worth the effort.

Finally, no modern audio can compare to the cosmetic appeal of vintage receivers. A vintage receiver can bring a room together as a focal piece, rather than distract from your aesthetic as modern audio equipment would.

Are you convinced that it’s time to take a look at repairing your vintage receiver in Pennsylvania or to replace it with another vintage model? Stop by Mort’s TV today! You can also call us at 215-945-8381 or contact us!

A Guide to Buying Vintage Turntables

Buying a vintage turntable can be an intimidating endeavor for some. If you aren’t sure where to buy one, you may be tempted to buy from a seller that may not be reputable due to price or ease of finding. That’s why we’ve thrown together this guide on buying vintage turntables near Bensalem!

Is buying a vintage turntable worth it?

There’s not a simple answer to this, as it really boils down to what you need a turntable for. If you just want a piece of equipment to play records every now and then, then there’s no harm in buying a newer option. However, there are three main advantages to buying a vintage turntable over its newer counterpart:

  1. They can often be found at a cheaper price than a new and equivalent option.
  2. Products for consumers were built with better quality in the 1970s and 1980s, meaning your vintage turntable may be better quality than its new counterpart.
  3. Vintage turntables come with a certain elegant aesthetic that isn’t commonly available in newer turntables.

If any of these three advantages stick out to you as something you want, then it’s worth it to buy vintage!

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Where can I buy a vintage turntable?

While you can find some on Facebook Marketplace, our recommendation is to choose a trusted shop that not only sells vintage audio but repairs it as well. That way you know that you are purchasing equipment that works and have a good relationship with someone who can repair them as well! Here at Mort’s TV, we buy, sell and repair vintage turntables, so we have the experience and knowledge that you should look for when choosing where to buy your new vintage audio.

What should I check when buying a vintage turntable?

When buying a vintage turntable, there are some things that you should check for – especially if you aren’t buying from a reputable and trusted seller. First, always have a test record so you can check if the turntable works before bringing it home. This can save you from buying a piece of vintage audio equipment that will ultimately become a paperweight due to it not working. For this – don’t choose your favorite, most expensive record. Instead pick something that is relatively inexpensive in case it is damaged during the sound test.

Second, visually inspect it. Look for any signs of damage, wear or tear. If you notice anything that looks off, consider talking to someone with more expertise in vintage turntables to get their opinion before buying.

Third, ask questions! Learn about any required maintenance and when maintenance was last performed. If there’s regular performative maintenance that must be done to keep your new vintage turntable working, make sure that it’s been done within an appropriate timeframe.

Finally, complete the sound test! Make sure that the audio sounds right and that there’s no distortion. During this, test different speed settings and pitch tune knobs to ensure that everything is inworking condition.

What if my vintage turntable stops working?

While some may trash their vintage turntables if they stop working, that’s not the best response. If your vintage turntable stops working, the best choice is to bring it to Mort’s TV! We have experience repairing vintage turntables of all kinds and are a trusted shop for repairing vintage audio pieces!

What should I do if I no longer want my vintage turntable?

If you already have a vintage turntable and you have decided to either upgrade to a different model or that a vintage turntable doesn’t suit your lifestyle anymore, you call always sell it! Here at Mort’s TV, we don’t just sell vintage turntables, but we buy them too!

When you are ready to buy, sell or repair a vintage turntable near Bensalem, the choice is clear. Stop by Mort’s TV today! You can also call us at 215-945-8381 or contact us!

Give the Gift of Vintage Audio

Looking for a unique gift for that audiophile in your life? Whether you’re looking for a turntable so Mom or Dad can bust out their old vinyl or you want to give the gift of great sound to a younger music enthusiast; vintage audio is a meaningful gift for all ages. From simple and affordable systems or accessories to beautiful, tube-driven stereos, great sounding vintage gear is something lasting that can bring joy for decades. 

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Not sure where to start? We have a few suggestions to get you inspired. We are the area experts in vintage sound and have a wide variety of vintage audio for sale near Newtown so when you want to find a cool gift for an audio enthusiast, or if you’re just trying to get something cool for yourself, stop by!

For people that just can’t get enough of that warm vintage sound, vintage audio is a must! Start with an amplifier, a pair of speakers and a source/receiver. A good turntable is the most important choice for a vinyl system.

Why vintage audio? 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. Vintage audio equipment is also made with a much higher level of quality than modern replicas.

Vintage audio for sale has seen a huge rise in popularity as listeners are seeking out the audio systems their vintage records were intended to be played upon. Some of the very best brands in vintage audio for sale include:

  • Fisher
  • Marantz
  • Pioneer
  • Yamaha
  • Sansui
  • Sony
  • Kenwood
  • Onkyo
  • Denon
  • Philips
  • and more!

We love vintage audio! Not only was this equipment well built, but this equipment was designed to be serviceable. Whichever brand or type of system you choose, buying a well restored vintage audio component, or even a complete system from a trusted source like Mort’s will lead to many years of enjoyment, and quite possibly outlasting present day counterparts. 

So give the gift of great sound with vintage from Mort’s TV & Video! Are you interested in learning more about vintage audio for sale near Newtown? Call Mort’s TV & Video at 215-945-8381, or you can Contact Us.