Where to get a record player fixed?

record player needleSusan emails:

I have a broken record player that I would like to get repaired. It is one of those old school 70s types. Not sure where to go around here.

There was a question last year about places to get small appliances fixed -- and it sounds like Eric had success at Lake Electronics.

Got a suggestion for Susan and her record player? Please share!

photo: Flickr user stevecadman


i'd recommend the Stereo Workshop in Clifton Park on Rt.9. The owner, Ron, has alot of experience with a variety of brands. You can also call ahead with the brand and model number to see if this is something he can work on for you.

website: http://stereowksp.com/
contact: 1668 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065-4368
(518) 371-3073

An old school 70s type record player should be simple enough to fix yourself. The Internet is your friend.

Dalbec Audio in Troy is great. Much better labor rates than Lake and they really stand by their work.

They're still making record players, now with USB cables added for people who want to convert vinyl to MP3, and you can probably get a pretty nice one for less than it would cost to repair your old turntable. Check out amazon.com.

Re: Rob
I wish I could share your opinion of Stereo Workshop. I brought my turntable there and they soldered some connections in my cartridge, rendering it useless.
I know others who have had similar experiences. Its a shame, since they seem to be the only game left in town.
The only other real option I know of is mail order. If you're up for the drive though, there is a great place in Binghamton of all places (home of McIntosh though).


Last Vestige on Quail St. in Albany sells parts if you know specifically what it is that needs fixing on the machine. They also have an incredible vinyl collection if you're looking for records to play on it once you do get it fixed.

The River Street Beat Shop
197 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-0433

Last Vestige Music Shop
173 Quail Street
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 432-7736

Blue Note Record Shop
156 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 462-0221

These are the 3 places I visit often and all 3 have workers that are very helpful. If they cant fix it for whatever reason they will know who can.

Looking for someone to check out my Realistic Lab-400 turntable. Tracking is just a pinch off, but my ear picks it up, and I'd like to have it looked at. Sat around for s few years, maybe just needs a tune up? New cartridge, stylus maybe. I don't know. Any information out there, somebody that knows somebody. ?? Thanks everyone, Tommy

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