With a few exceptions, we purchase select stereo receivers, amplifiers, separates, and turntables from the 1950’s through the early 1980s. We also purchase speakers made up to the present day.
Electronics need not be in working condition. They must be complete and in good cosmetic condition. We can overlook some cosmetic issues for certain items, but this will definitely impact what we can offer.
It usually is best to contact us before making the trip.
The equipment does not need to be in working condition, but it should be in good physical condition.
Austin Stereo primarily purchases the following items. If you have any questions, please contact us first.
- Analog stereo receivers and integrated amplifiers from the 1950’s to about 1984. (Depending on make and model)
- Amplifier and Preamplifier separates (McIntosh, Pioneer, Marantz, Sansui, and others)
- Bookshelf and monitor sized speakers, as well as select full range floor standing speakers
- Vintage and certain audiophile turntables up to present day
- Vacuum Tube receivers and component amplifiers
How much do we pay?
Each vintage piece that we sell must be put through the same restoration process as we do with our customer service gear. We are constantly approached by sellers looking for used retail. Just as a car dealer would not pay retail for your car, we will be looking to purchase at wholesale minus restoration costs.
We do not purchase Surround sound or A/V receivers or digital audio components, portables, car audio, CD/DVD players, tape decks, audio processors, or equalizers. We also do not purchase jukeboxes, console stereos, or (with extremely few exceptions) “all in one” table top stereo systems. With very few exceptions, if it has a remote control, digital display, bluetooth, HDMI, WIFI, or any similar feature, we will not be interested in purchasing it. We will accept these items from clients as a drop off, and route them to the appropriate recycler.
We do not purchase tape decks of any kind.