no techs in my area with the skill to recap my SX-1080 so I called a few well known out of state shops. The first wants $1200 and I pay shipping both ways. What I took away from that-- pay to send me your stereo so I can steal it and sell it back to you at retail. The second wants me to pack up my receiver, send it up along with $40 bucks for an estimate, even though I asked for a guestimate on a very specific service (nothing more), What I took away from that, pay to send me your stereo, along with $40, so I can give an unrealistic estimate for the service and hope you don't want to pay return shipping, so I can steal your stereo and your $40.00. The third is booked up for 4 years. What I took from that--Im good at what I do and I charge a fair price, but you will get it back when your middle schooler graduates high school. My 1080 works fine, other than FM only works in mono. no other issues. its all original and in need of a recap at this age. was willing to pay a fair price to have it done as I dont have the skill or time to attempt myself. However, now I think I will just continue using it until it gives up the ghost, (or I do first). What you can take away from that-- In some unknown years my kids will probably sell you a SX-1080 at an estate sale for $50. Mark your calenders.