Need help with Vintage amp repair

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Breezin, May 15, 2018.

  1. Breezin

    Breezin New Member

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    I am looking to find the best place to take my blown Technics SU-V8 for repair in or around
    Orange County, California.



    Thanks.
     
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  2. Breezin

    Breezin New Member

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  3. deltalight

    deltalight AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Nice amp. A main issue is correctly replacing C405-C408 main caps. There are no drop-in replacements and they are soldered to the board....
     
  4. Breezin

    Breezin New Member

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    Thanks for that info. I don't know much about electronics, is there a way around that issue?
     
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  6. Breezin

    Breezin New Member

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    Thanks, but I am looking for recommendations based on personal experiences.
     

     

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  7. tater415

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    The repair shop that I use is 40 miles from Orange County he's been in business since the mid-70s. He has repaired 6 of my Altec 9440 amps, 2 Carver PM 1.5 amps, my Technics sa 1000 my Pioneer SX 1980 my rotel 1603 and many more. He charges $39 for diagnostic. He's a one man show so sometimes it takes awhile to get things repaired, his business is called stereo and video repair in Rancho Cucamonga he is working on my Sansui G 33000 right now. Good luck
     
  8. Breezin

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    UPDATE:

    I ended up getting the amp repaired and a complete replacement of the caps at a reasonable price.
    It was a little out my way having to go up to Alhambra , but it was worth it.
    Turns out he is a member here , OMGCat! , This guy knows his stuff.

    Thanks Jim, the amp sounds better than ever and hopefully it's good for another 20 years.
     
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