Classic Audio Repair, Inc ca reg.E88859
Your Source for repair and restoration of vintage audio
(619)-282-9101 or toll free (800)-544-2100
3401-F Adams Ave San Diego, CA 92116 - <- click for map
9:30a-5:30pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri ||
9:30a - 1:30p Saturday. CLOSED THURSDAY AND SUNDAY
LAST INTAKE on Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 5:00PM. - - - LAST INTAKE on Saturday: 1PM
We Can Restore Your Vintage Console
We love restoring these beautiful sounding pieces of furniture, but be aware there's alot of time and parts needed to do so. We're one of the best at restoring these to proper operation. Here's how we get started.
1. GET ON THE WAIT LIST
Call or come in. There is a $60 deposit to get in line. We call you when your turn is up to bring in your console. The $60 applies to the diagnostic service.
2. WHEN YOU GET TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE...
We'll call you to set an appointment to bring it down. YOU MUST BRING IN YOUR SET. WE DO NOT WORK BY PROXY. Be prepared to hang around while we create an invoice. YOU MUST PROVIDE A GOOD MEANS OF CONTACTING YOU. There is $80 due on top of the $60 deposit for a total diagnostic charge of $140. The diagnostic service, pays for the time to tear down your set and discover what needs service. This $140 is included in whatever estimate we submit to you.
3. WHEN WE SUBMIT YOU AN ESTIMATE:
You will have TWO WEEKS to respond. An approved estimate requires 50% down of the total price before proceeding, which includes the $140 youve paid (I.E. - an estimate of $800 requires $400 down, $140 of which you've paid, so $260 is due before proceeding) If we don't hear back from you in two weeks - we close out the repair and move on. The $140 you've paid for the diagnostic is non-refundable. Once you approve the estimate, we expect you to hold to your side of the agreement and not back out of the repair half way through.
4. WHILE REPAIRS ARE IN PROCESS:
Please refrain from repeated inquiries about status. These machines take time to service - on average about 2-3 months from the time the estimate is approved. Multiple part orders are almost always needed. Believe me, we'll call when its ready.
5. WHEN REPAIRS ARE COMPLETE:
We will call you to make an appointment to come pick up your console. We ask that when possible all consoles be
picked up WITHIN TWO WEEKS of completion so that we have space for the next customer. If they remain longer, they will be subject to storage fees.
What if my console's radio and amplifier work well, but the turntable is the only thing with trouble?
If your console needs only the turntable serviced, that can be brought to us for repair independent of the whole console. This saves wait time, and can be done with simple hand tools.
PLEASE UNPLUG THE SET BEFORE REMOVING THE TURNTABLE
1. Remove the back. Depending on make this can be done using a 1/4" nut driver, philips, or flathead screw driver. Typically American manufacturers use 1/4" nut or philips screws. European or Japanese sets use flathead screws.
Customer Expectation Vs. Reality
Based on what is on the internet about restoring these machines, customers will often come at us with phrases like "Make it sound like new," "I want the speakers replaced with new ones," or "I want this to be bluetooth ready."