Service Prices for Summer 2019

Bench/Diagnostic fee  $25 (or $0)
Diagnostic evaluations are $25. If you decide to proceed with a repair, the fee is waived. If you decide to not proceed with repair, you can donate the turntable for parts (if the turntable has value as a parts unit) and the fee is waived.
Parts pricing (includes installation)
New platter belt installed (includes pitch calibration) $50 – $60
New tonearm drive belt (linear trackers) installed $50 – 60
New stylus (common aftermarket replacements) installed $30 – $50
New genuine manufacturer’s stylus installed $50 and up
New standard headshell (Technics, SME, etc), includes cartridge mounting, installation, alignment, balance.  $40

Cartridges — price includes installation and alignment

New budget cartridge/stylus Audio Technica CN5625AL conical or AT92ECD elliptical p-mount) $50
New mid-grade cartridge/stylus Ortofon Omega $60
New mid-grade cartridge/stylus Audio Technica AT95e $70
New mid-grade cartridge/stylus Grado Prestige Black2 $75
New premium cartridge/stylus Stanton 680e.v3 $100
New premium cartridge/stylus Grado Prestige Blue2 $125
New audiophile cartridge/stylus Grado Prestige Silver2 $225
New audiophile cartridge/stylus Denon DL-110 high output moving coil — outstanding sound! $275
Labor charges for single play turntables (includes parts where appropriate)
Mount and align new or used cartridge of your choice $35
Auto-start/return simple adjustments $40 – $70
Auto-start/return repair, complex adjustments $60 – $120
Repair/replace hard-wired RCA cables or plugs $50
RCA cable replacement for Technics SL-1200 MK2 (includes internal grounding) $60
Simple speed adjustment (runs consistently slow or fast) $30
Clean speed controls (inconsistent speed) $50

 

Labor charges for complete changer service
Dual 10xx and 12xx (includes steuerpimpel replacement if needed) $125
BSR (found in many all-in-one stereo units from the ’70s) $100
Garrard (Note: I am no longer servicing Garrard changers.)
Others (GE, RCA, Voice of Music, Magnavox, Motorola, Columbia, etc). Note that I am very selective about repairing these. If the changer has signs of excessive use or poor storage conditions, I can’t perform a repair. Apologies. $125 – $200

Virtually all changers/stackers are 40 or more years old. Almost all suffer from hardened grease, making them non-operational or semi-operational. Many mechanisms are still solid and can be refurbished if they weren’t manhandled or stored in harsh environments. Missing, broken or worn out parts (stylus, cartridge, idler wheel, etc) will cost extra. E-mail me at turntabledoc@gmail.com for more info