So, you’ve decided to take your vintage turntable out of storage and start collecting vinyl again. Or maybe you’ve inherited old equipment that went forgotten for decades. Either way, it’s time to get that vintage audio back up and running again! As experts in audio repair for Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, we’d like to offer a few tips to help get your equipment working like it should. And, when you need help with your vintage audio bring it to the experts at Mort’s TV & Video, Inc. and we can get you the repairs you need.
First, it is important to start with a good thorough cleaning. Remember, if you perform any cleaning or tests on the equipment to see if you can figure out what type of audio repair you need, try to perform as many of these tests as possible with the power off and the equipment totally unplugged. This is an important safety precaution.
At Mort’s we will use the right kind of cleaner that will restore and not harm your equipment. We also use a cleaner called DeoxIt which is a brand contact cleaner and they have “D5” specifically for cleaning vintage stereo equipment correctly without harming the plastic components. They are an industry leader in contact cleaners for audiophiles and an industry standard in the broadcast world. DeoxIt safely removes oxidation from the metals while avoiding harm to the internal plastic pieces.
It is important to avoid using products on your classic stereo equipment that are not intended for use on plastics in your stereo. And remember, some damage cannot be undone. In fact, equipment that has been damaged or destroyed by contact cleaners which are not safe on plastics can sometimes end up on the internet. So, beware of damaged vintage audio if you choose to shop on the internet.
After cleaning, we will troubleshoot to determine the issue. If you took some time to do a bit of troubleshooting on your own, let us know what you did when you bring your equipment to us. Tell us as much information as you can about what you found out.
A lot of the time, when you bring your stereo, turntable or another piece of vintage audio equipment to us for repair, the repairs will be relatively simple. Sometimes, it is just a matter of repairing a small part. But no matter what kind of vintage audio repair you need, Mort’s TV & Video can help thanks to our team of experts on audio repair.
Do you need audio repair in the Philadelphia area? Call Mort’s TV & Video at 215-945-8381 or you can Contact Us.