About Me

Why Vintage HiFi Nut?

I think of myself as a Vintage HiFi Nut for one simple reason. I am passionate about music and analog gear from the 70’s and 80’s. I tend to go a little overboard in how I take care of my music and system. I pay attention to certain details that may seem trivial to someone who casually enjoys audio gear. Don’t let my business name fool you. I also enjoy newer audio equipment and only use new cables in my system, as well as new phono cartridges. My business has grown to include selling modern high quality components for those who enjoy finding the right synergy between vintage and modern, as well as those looking to move into modern systems.

I am a designer by trade, and my passion to enjoy music and audio gear over the last 40 years, has been a path to where I am today. I started Vintage HiFi Nut to offer audio lovers a way to give new life to their old audio gear. This includes restoration and repair of audio electronics, speakers, turntables and when I have time, designing custom audio stands, amp stands and audio racks. The reality is that some vintage gear can’t be repaired, or isn’t worth the cost of repair. Visit the Repair Shops for more information. 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.

New generations who have grown up in the digital age are discovering what vinyl and tape sound like on a proper vintage system. There is a growing appreciation for music with a physical form, including album jackets, inner sleeves with art, lyrics and liner notes. Even tape is getting interest for it’s fun form factor and nostalgic charm. New generations can benefit from older music lovers willing to help them find their first cool hifi system, and a used market with plenty of gear to make that happen. Unfortunately, not all that vintage gear is ready to go into daily service week after week, without some care and love. That’s where the Resources menu comes in handy. Check out DIY Supplies, HiFi LinksRepair Shops, and more.

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 for having a stylish system in your living space, big or small. And for many of us, vintage audio connects us back to a simpler time, when analog was king.

About me

I am a designer & craftsman passionate about music and vintage analog audio gear. My mission is to help you get the most out of your audio system with custom handcrafted products, audio restoration services, high quality parts and audio products, audio advice, and informative resources that help you maintain and improve the quality of your HiFi system … vintage or modern!

Matt Spangler
Owner / Builder

Headquarters

516 SE Gleneden Place
Bend, Oregon 97702
(541) 799-9113

Hours

By appointment only

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