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!