Equipment Repair

Sound Exchange deals in vintage home stereo equipment, generally from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s.

We offer repair services for the following vintage home audio items:

  • Reel-to-reel tape decks: From mid-60s to mid-80s.
  • Turntables: Of any era. For vintage console stereos we offer “drop-in” replacement turntables.
  • Stereo (two-channel channel) receivers, amps, and integrated amps: From mid-60s to early 80s.
  • Stereo speakers: From mid-60s to mid-2000s. Our work includes re-foaming, driver replacement (not rebuilding), crossovers, refinishing cabinets, and replacing grill cloth.
  • 8-Track players/recorders: Of any era.

We do not offer repair services for the following:

A/V surround sound receivers/amps (early 1980s to present); professional gear of any sort; digital items like CD and DVD players; cassette decks.

Our repair process is the following:

  1. Send us an email with your item’s make and model and a description of the problem. We will respond within two business days and let you know if it’s a repair that we can help you with.
  2. After approval you can drop off your item at either of our locations. (We cannot accept a dropped-off item that has not gone through the pre-approval step above.) Note: Equipment must be dropped off and picked up at our location, no shipping! We take a $30 bench fee to provide a quote and feasibility evaluation, the cost of which is applied to the cost of the repair if it is feasible and if you have us do the work.
  3. We will contact you to inform you of the evaluation and a cost estimate. Allow 1 to 7 days.
  4. Once you give your approval, we will make the repair.
  5. We will return the item to the store where you dropped it off and let you know it is ready to be picked up. You’ll pay the repair cost minus your bench fee.

Note: sometimes repairing the obvious problems reveals additional problems. We will do our best to advise you on the front side of these risks and will do what we can to avoid them.

Read what some of our customers have to say about our repair services!

“Thank you to the knowledgeable Sound Exchange technician that serviced and fixed my old tube Fisher 250 tuner. Another repair shop in Tampa had it for over 2 years and could not fix it, finally giving up on it. I highly recommend your shop for anyone’s stereo repair needs.” — Mark S.

“Thanks Ron for fixing my turntable! It sounds great now!!” — Jon H.

“I would like to thank Ron… for fixing my reel to reel tape player. He did a fine job of repairing it and I really appreciate his professionalism and quality service. I am a happy customer!” — Robert M.

“I brought SE 2 Sansui Six receivers for repair and three turntables. Ron was very courteous and professional – keeping me informed every step of the way on what needed to be done for each unit – even suggesting that I avoid some expenses until or if there is a need. My Six and turntables sound like new. I am enjoying them every day. Keep up the good work!” — Ana Maria P.

CD and DVD Repair  

Either Sound Exchange location can repair most damage.  We charge $3.00 per disc for this service.  Please understand that discs that have scratches on the top surface cannot be repaired. Discs that have scratched bottom surfaces (the side that plays) can be repaired as long as the scratches are not too severe.  Generally our staff can take a quick look at a disc and can advise you of our chances of success.

This service is particularly useful for titles that cannot be replaced or are part of an expensive set of discs.

Any disc we purchase that has marks on it is put through this resurfacing process to ensure proper play.  This is why we can guarantee every item in our stores regardless of price.  It is also why we can buy more of your CDs and DVDs than our competitors.

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