Don Jones Custom Stereo sells console stereos and our service department repairs all types of console stereos!
Call today: 864-287-1897
We Buy, Sell and Trade! Whether you're a stereo novice or an Audiophile, Don Jones Custom Stereo will satisfy your listening needs. We will help you choose the right equipment from the start. We specialize in 2 Channel Stereo Analogue Equipment from Vacuum Tube to State-of-the-Art Audio.
Vintage vinyl, 45's, LP's and old 78's! Vinyl records, which is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity that's outstripping digital music growth, proves the adage that everything old is new again. Despite the fact that cell phones and tablets are music lovers method of choice for music playback—a function of streaming media—vinyl's vintage novelty is feeding a boom in record sales.
We service all audio and video equipment. TV's, DVD Players, LCD, LED, Plasma, High end stereo equipment, amplifiers, speakers, etc. Turntables, reel to reel, cassette, CD players and more! Stop by or call today!
We will perform routine maintenance on your residential or commercial system! We will give you the best possible service at the lowest possible price! We service all brands and models; Marantz, Harmon Kardon, McIntosh, Yamaha, Pioneer, Fisher, Sony, Magnovox, Kenwood, Thorens, Carver, Akai, Teac and many more!
The amplifier in an audio system serves as the central command unit in a way, as it takes the audio from the source, amplifies it, and sends it to the speakers. A receiver, or integrated amplifier, is even more involved in its role, as it has source selectors, speaker selectors, equalizers, and often a radio receiver, as well as other functions.
For ultimate simplicity, and cost effectiveness, an integrated amp of receiver is recommended over obtaining and using the individual components. When it comes to receiver choice, there’s two main categories: new and vintage. Vintage is generally preferable, as long as you don’t need satellite radio, an iPod dock, wireless streaming or other superfluous features. Vintage receivers are better than modern receivers with the same features for a few reasons:
Build quality: vintage receivers are solidly built. They use high quality materials (often all metal) and wood too.
Sound quality: vintage receivers often have very low harmonic distortion that often rivals modern receivers. Beyond that, the sound is often thought of as being more lifelike, dynamic, or full by some.
Repairability: a vintage receiver will last a lifetime. Literally. They require maintenance, but so do modern receivers. But often, modern receivers are unrepairable with surface mount components and other construction methods. Vintage receivers were usually built with the intention of being repaired when they break. Not thrown out.
Value: A high end, restored vintage receiver will run you between 100 an 1000 dollars usually. A modern receiver with that level of sound quality is near impossible to find at that price.
Don Jones Stereo has over 50 years experience in vintage audio equipment repair! Their service department is second to none!
Located at 1705 Laurens Road in Greenville, SC.
The vintage amplifier market can be very kind to you if you keep an eye out for a bargain. Usually the word “vintage” refers to antiques, early sports cars, tweed jackets and strong cheese but I’m going to apply it more loosely here to describe old audio equipment from the 60s all the way up to the late 80s, with a few exceptions to be made for early 90s models too.
In order to build yourself a decent home audio setup you will need at least two components: an amplifier and a pair of speakers. For source audio you can simply use a computer, TV (more on this later) smartphone with a streaming service, or old MP3 player. Getting hold of old tuners, CD players and turntables isn’t out of the question, but if you’re a digital convert with
In fact solid state amplifiers run cooler, require less maintenance, are easier to transport and will sound great compared to cheap PC speakers. Remember that a high-end valve amp will show just about any solid state up for what it really is, but a second hand solid state amp has far more chance of coming into your possession at an affordable price. Better still, you might snag an absolute bargain.
Don Jones Stereo is open 5 Days a week – Hours Vary. – Closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Call today 864-285-1897 or go to www.donjonesstereo.com.
Now through Christmas, get free set-up on your turntable when you buy a new cartridge/stylus/needle from Don Jones Custom Stereo!
With the near-complete erosion of support for vinyl playback at the retail level audiophiles devoted to the analog disc should have the turntable properly aligned for optimum playback!
The goal of vinyl playback is to extract, as faithfully as possible, the tiny signal carved into the surface of the record by the record cutting lathe. If the stylus replicates exactly (in three dimensions) the cutter’s path through the record groove, then the signal extracted should be an exact replica of the one deposited in the groove by the cutter.
Let Don Jones Custom Stereo do this for you…..and it’s FREE when you purchase you stylus/cartridge from us….now through Christmas!
1702 Laurens Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Hours: 9:30 – 5:30 Mon-Tue-Wed & Fri.