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    Default New Forum Section: Vintage Equipment Repairs & Modifications

    This section was requested by a member, and I thought it would be a good idea.

    Please put all references to restoration and qualified folks that do restorations. Please note that if a member recommends someone to do a restoration, it is solely the recommendation of the member, and NOT an endorsement from QuadraphonicQuad.

    THANKS!
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    I have bought several pieces from Hajime in Japan. Each one has been perfect. He completely restored my QSD-1 and removed the blend resistors, then calibrated it. It was so much better than i even expected. I don't think he does restorations any more and rarely sells things but if you get the chance to deal with him, you will not be sorry. He is truly a reliable and honest person.

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    Though not quad equipment I have been sending my dbx power amplifiers (which power my quad/surround system) to "Musicians Service Center" for restoration since the mid 90's: www.musicianservice.com.

    379 Meridian Avenue
    San Jose, California
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    (408) 297-7532

    If you visit their website you will note they will work on most brands of vintage equipment. These folks have repaired three of my four dbx power amps and I am getting ready to send them the fourth one (right channel died).

    When you call them they answer the telephone and will talk to you about your equipment. As far as prices go it is difficult to say since no one else in the USA works on vintage dbx equipment. I considered what I paid to have this equipment brought back to life work every penny. The turn-around time on repairs was acceptable. After I get my amp back and rebuild my savings I will send them my Sansui graphic equalizer for repairs (left channel noisy).

    I believe these folks have treated me fairly, they talk to me when I telephone them, the turn-around time for repairs is acceptable, my equipment works properly when it is returned, and the repairs are long lasting. I can recommend them with a clear conscience.

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    I have bought from Hajime in Japan and second the reccomendation here. He is trustworthy.

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    Default Re: New Forum Section: Vintage Equipment Repairs & Modifications

    osoquick is a guy that lives in dallas texas - he collects marantz and sells marantz - at one time i counted 12 marantz 4400 on his shelves - he had just purchased mine.

    chris' work is hard to beat - and osoquick uses no other tech...period.

    readyaudio@verizon.net

    heres a sample


    http://cgi.ebay.com/MARANTZ-2600-FLA...Electronics_R2
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    Default Re: New Forum Section: Vintage Equipment Repairs & Modifications

    W.A.:

    This guy is a wonderful resource. I wonder if he has a stash of oscilloscopes for the 4400?

    Justin

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    Does anyone know an experienced techician in the Ottawa, Canada area? My QRX7001 died 2 nights ago. It had been acting up for a while, missing a channel or 2 until it was ready to co-operate. I just left it powered on, which is my usual preference anyways. I came home 2 nights ago to hear a loud raucous buzz and the volume was at 0. Sounded like touching the phono hot wire with your finger at full volume. When I turned of the system and restarted it, I got a low hum and the radio was low volume and really distorted. All this happened just as my partner comes in with the new Lynyrd Skynyrd from Walmart! :-( I will have to dig out my Sylvania receiver, a 3748, if I remember right. Not a total bad system, but it was starting to get a background noise, and of course, it ain't my Sansui, and I will have to use my outboard 4DD5 now.
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    Default Re: New Forum Section: Vintage Equipment Repairs & Modifications

    I live in Ottawa and had a small tube amp repaired here:
    Centek Stereo Repair
    C5-2285 St Laurent Bl (At Walkley), OTTAWA, ON K1G 4Z6
    613-738-8787
    Took a couple of weeks but I was pretty happy with them.

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    Thanks, I will check them out.
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    I finally took my QRX7001 to Centek. They said it would be a week before they even look at it. While I was there, I saw someone had a QRX999 in for service. I wonder if it is someone's on QQ? The tech walked out and recognised the model without looking closely. I will take that and the fact they were busy as a good sign. I am missing my QS setting.
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    Default Re: New Forum Section: Vintage Equipment Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by w.a.reid View Post
    osoquick is a guy that lives in dallas texas - he collects marantz and sells marantz - at one time i counted 12 marantz 4400 on his shelves - he had just purchased mine.

    chris' work is hard to beat - and osoquick uses no other tech...period.

    readyaudio@verizon.net

    heres a sample


    http://cgi.ebay.com/MARANTZ-2600-FLA...Electronics_R2
    I'm just blown away by the prices the vintage marantz is getting. They do not make them with the build quality anymore. I was always a marantz freak in the 70's.
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    Default Re: New Forum Section: Vintage Equipment Repairs & Modifications

    Jon, I just wanted to say that I think this new section is a great idea! Is there any better recommendation than word of mouth?!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban View Post
    This section was requested by a member, and I thought it would be a good idea.

    Please put all references to restoration and qualified folks that do restorations. Please note that if a member recommends someone to do a restoration, it is solely the recommendation of the member, and NOT an endorsement from QuadraphonicQuad.

    THANKS!

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    Default Re: New Forum Section: Vintage Equipment Repairs & Modifications

    Quote Originally Posted by w.a.reid View Post
    osoquick is a guy that lives in dallas texas - he collects marantz and sells marantz - at one time i counted 12 marantz 4400 on his shelves - he had just purchased mine.

    chris' work is hard to beat - and osoquick uses no other tech...period.

    readyaudio@verizon.net

    heres a sample


    http://cgi.ebay.com/MARANTZ-2600-FLA...Electronics_R2

    I do believe that to be very true. I purchased a 4400 from Osoquick on ebay, and I was very pleased with the "complete overhaul" that was done with my unit with full quality first, over expense.

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    Hi Terry, If you could send me that guys contact info, email, phone...anything, I have a really good project for him. A Technics scope without a power transformer, and what better place for him to be but the exact place it was made! I'll appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks........Neil

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