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Default Old school amplifier repair shops

Don't know if this was covered already, I searched didn't find anything specific.

I'm sure there are others in the same boat as I am, needing repair of their prized old amplifiers. I got an e-mail back from DB-r electronics and they said they don't work on old equipment, and they recommended I contact Zedaudio.

I have a tech that I go to locally that mainly specializes in really old equipment, 50's & 60's tv's, home stereo equipment, he used to work for a Sony repair facility and repaired radio station transmitting equipment, and he also does state of the art video editing equipment, he's very good and reasonable, to me at least.

Right now he has a Aiwa cassette deck that I know he's ready to throw across the room, LOL. I spoke to him today and he told me to bring my amp to him and he would look at it. We'll see if he see's something obvious.

But any other shops that people here have used and can recommend? I know about United Radio in upstate NY, they worked on a few of my head units way back but they don't work on anything that the company is not in business, makes getting parts difficult.

Also does anyone have any service manuals or schematics they would like to share, possibly a new section could be created for them.

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But any other shops that people here have used and can recommend? I know about United Radio in upstate NY, they worked on a few of my head units way back but they don't work on anything that the company is not in business, makes getting parts difficult.
A member on these boards does a huge amount of repairs. From feedback ive seen he's extremely professional and a wiz at repairs. Look up envisionelec

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Yes, wrote back already
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Don't know if this was covered already, I searched didn't find anything specific.

I'm sure there are others in the same boat as I am, needing repair of their prized old amplifiers. I got an e-mail back from DB-r electronics and they said they don't work on old equipment, and they recommended I contact Zedaudio.

I have a tech that I go to locally that mainly specializes in really old equipment, 50's & 60's tv's, home stereo equipment, he used to work for a Sony repair facility and repaired radio station transmitting equipment, and he also does state of the art video editing equipment, he's very good and reasonable, to me at least.

Right now he has a Aiwa cassette deck that I know he's ready to throw across the room, LOL. I spoke to him today and he told me to bring my amp to him and he would look at it. We'll see if he see's something obvious.

But any other shops that people here have used and can recommend? I know about United Radio in upstate NY, they worked on a few of my head units way back but they don't work on anything that the company is not in business, makes getting parts difficult.

Also does anyone have any service manuals or schematics they would like to share, possibly a new section could be created for them.

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Read this first and it will change your entire approach to repairing your old school amps.

Old School PPI ART SERIES .2 Amplifier Reconditioning & Repairs

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I will add another positive response for Aaron and Envision Electronics. He has done several jobs for me at very reasonable prices.
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I read you thread, seems involved to repair and refresh these amps. I just want my amp fixed, I haven't even seen anyone else mention this particular amp since I've been on here the last few days. Thanks
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hmm, i've got a a/d/s/ ph15.2 with some shorted outputs. be nice to get it repaired. i may have to contact aaron.

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I sent him a PM earlier, hopefully he will be able to tell me something.
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I have a HUGE stash of the old school Nakamichi amps. (PA400/300/200) and some of them are beginning to need the P/S caps replaced. I'd like to find someone who understands and appreciates the old school amps and has the ability to fully restore them to factory specs ...not just stick the cheapest part in them just to get them going. I've been referred to Zed ...but IMO when Zed began making the Nak amps they were no where close to the previous models.


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Bret where can I get that Kapton tape from I'd like to give it try thanks for any help
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I have only read impressive things from Aaron @ Envision.

Ampman, I have seen it every now and then on Ebay. I would check online.

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It's made by Dupont and I have seen it on ebay as well.

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Thanks y'all I found some on eBay and placed an order cant wait to try it out to see how well it works thanks again for the info
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Just got my Kapton tape in today I got three rolls each are 30 mm x 33 m $14.88 for all three rolls free shipping hope I didnt do to bad going to try it out on a old school MTX TERMINATOR MTA250 thanks for all the help fellows
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good luck on the mtx!
I'm gonna eventually check up on Aaron @ Envision since I'm hearing nothing but good things about him. I have a mmats dhcx2200.1, ppi 2300am, and a few others to be repaired
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I'm gonna eventually check up on Aaron @ Envision since I'm hearing nothing but good things about him. I have a mmats dhcx2200.1, ppi 2300am, and a few others to be repaired
I'll get to it one day I hope soon seems like other stuff always comes up and those projects get put on the back burner so I'll get it one day
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Just got my Kapton tape in today I got three rolls each are 30 mm x 33 m $14.88 for all three rolls free shipping hope I didnt do to bad going to try it out on a old school MTX TERMINATOR MTA250 thanks for all the help fellows
I think it's great that you're willing to do it on your own.
I don't have the nerve (BALLS) because I think I will screw something up.
I'm the same way with Car restorations.
I'll do absolutely everything but paint and bodywork.

Now, back to your amp.
Make sure you've got a good clean and polished surface to apply it too.
And take your time.

Actually, why don't you start a thread with lots of pics showing the process?
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Just heard back from Perry Babin, he's not taking in any new work, the Search for a tech continues.....
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Just heard back from Perry Babin, he's not taking in any new work, the Search for a tech continues.....
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starting to lose hope this amp will ever get repaired, if anyone knows of any shop or person working on these older amps and is good please share it, thanks
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I found these guys searching online for some Alpine manuals. I have never used them. You may want to give them a call? Hope you find someone to fix your amp. Good luck.

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Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday

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sent them an e-mail, thanks
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Well that company doesn't look good, this is what I got back from them today:

"Like many Car amplifiers. those are factory service, only. It can probably be arranged through your selling dealer."


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Well that company doesn't look good, this is what I got back from them today:

"Like many Car amplifiers. those are factory service, only. It can probably be arranged through your selling dealer."


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I told them it was a 90's era amp
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