• Repair your Vintage Audio equipment!

    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.

    Call Don Jones Stereo Today!

    Audio Repair – 864-235-1897

    Don Jones Stereo

    McIntosh Receiver Rear View - Audio Repair

    McIntosh 1700 Receiver

  • Testimonials

    Danny Dalton

    February 25, 2018
    Mark and company restored my 1964 RCA New Vista console, and I could not be happier.
    I did not expect it to sound nearly as good as it does. They were able to add a set of audio inputs for modern media.
    Overall, they were very professional, very thorough, and even gave me a tutorial on some features that I didn’t know it had.
    Thanks Mark.

    David Arms

    October 25, 2016
    I took in to have serviced my 1966 RCA New Vista .
    It was a very good experience! Mark was very informative and my stereo came out of the shop sounding like a new console stereo.
    Thank you Mark! I would recommend this company to anyone who needs vintage stereo components worked on