- 2X Technics SL-1200MK5 with Vestax PMC-05 ProII Mixer
- Onkyo TX-SR800 Receiver
- Hafler Five Hundred [Mains]
- Carver TFM-15CB [Surrounds]
- Carver TFM-6CB Bridged [Center]
- Definitive Technology BP-30s [Mains]
- Definitive Technology C1 [Surrounds and Center]
I inherited the Carvers from my dad, and picked up the Hafler on Craigslist. Obviously, this is my home theatre system, but I also use it for my turntable rig.
Unfortunately, all the power amps have started fading on me. I know certain components lose performance with age, and all three amps are getting up to 20+ years. At the moment I'm actually powering everything off the Onkyo because the amps are all starting to wig out and I'm not satisfied with the performance.
So I'm wondering, should I send these to Rita's Vintage Audio or to Carver Audio Repair for service and repair? My system sounded great with these amps not too long ago, but solid-state amplification is awfully cheap every where I look. For the money, should I just pick up something a bit newer instead? Admittedly, I just requested a quote on repairs and don't know what it might cost me yet, but I'm guessing anywhere from $150 to $300 per amplifier.