Giving old audio gear new life™
Vintage HiFi means different things to people. Anything from the late-50’s to early-90’s is vintage. No matter the decade, chances are there is a tube or solid state component that speaks to you on some level. The nostalgia of analog takes us back to simpler times. Analog can sound fantastic and with the sheer volume of music that is available — used and new — exploring music can become a fun and rewarding adventure. Music can take us on a journey, and vintage audio gear is how we travel along that journey. So it’s important to properly care for our gear and get good advice for keeping your vintage hifi in good working order.
The mission of Vintage HiFi Nut is giving old audio gear new life.
This includes services to repair, rebuild and restore vintage audio gear. Our products include custom audio furniture design like tape deck side panels, and Cardas Audio parts and accessories for DIYers and tweakers. We offer audio advice, as well as other educational information and resources to help you learn more and enjoy your vintage home audio system.
As a woodworker and fabricator, I design and build custom audio furniture for clients. I also offer restoration services for speakers, turntables, and console stereos as time allows and if it’s value justifies the cost for you. The reality is that some vintage gear can’t be repaired, or isn’t worth the cost of repair. You can assume that any meaningful repair cost will start around $100. When I have a project that involves restoring or repairing electronics, I partner with qualified and experienced techs. If I think your project goals are better served elsewhere, I will let you know. Visit the Repair Shops for more information.
The shop has two new products for DIYers and tweakers! We have put together a Cardas Tonearm Rewire Kit with all the parts you need to rewire your tonearm. Kits come in four different lengths, but can be custom ordered. For those looking for minor tweaks, we carry Cardas Audio’s RCA caps designed to prevent RFI/EMI contamination and keep unused RCA’s clean from dust build up.
Let’s be honest. If it wasn’t for our love of music, there would be no point in spending time or money on audio gear, right? New or old. It doesn’t matter what your musical tastes are, or what your budget is . . . I truly believe vintage hifi is the best value to put together a stylish system you can enjoy in your living space, no matter the size.
Take a look around the site. I’m working on being a trusted resource for helpful info on audio formats, DIY supplies, repair shops and more, to keep your system rockin’! If you have questions, I am always happy to talk with you about your project. Just contact me. If you time, check out my Instagram page that will show you some of the projects I have worked on.
“Matt’s attention to detail, design style and quality craftsmanship took my AR XA turntable to a whole new level. It’s a one-of-a-kind piece of art I will enjoy for many years to come. Thanks for the Hot Rod!”
Gary in WA
I am a designer & craftsman passionate about music and vintage analog audio gear from the late 60's, 70's, and 80's.
My mission is to help you get the most out of your audio system with custom handcrafted products, and informative resources that help you maintain and improve the quality of your HiFi system.
— BEND, OREGON —
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