Seattle >Consumer Electronics Repair > Northwest Audio Svc
7614 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.684506 -122.344387
Mon. - Fri. 10am - 5:30pm;Sat. 10am - 3pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Northwest Seattle, Northwest
John Ledbetter, best vintage audio tech, ever! – John Ledbetter at Northwest Audio Services has more
Knowledge and experience than any other stereo repair shop near Puget sound.
John has refurbished two Carver MXR 2000 receivers, Fixed a Carver M-1.0T amplifier (power supply capacitor blew, and he fixed my JVC receiver.
After having John do exceptional quality work on my vintage equipment, for a super reasonable price, why would I, or anybody want to have another impersonal shop diagnose it?
There is nobody else anywhere near Puget Sound who can match John's knowledge and experience.
Thank You John!
Call NW Audio Svc for 8 track repairs – My 8-track player stopped playing so I called NW Audio to schedule the repair. I was asked to describe the problem and was given easy DIY repair instructions. To my surprise I was able to fix the unit myself, and I am no techie when it comes to electromechanical stuff. I would highly recommend NW Audio for all of your audio repair needs.
Honest and inexpensive – I've taken stuff to John since he was in downtown Seattle and have always found him to be honest and cheap. If you call him he will probably have a do it yourself suggestion for a repair before he encourages you to bring it in. I will be very sad if he ever retires because I don't think there is another honest and competent tech like him.
Honest and More Than Fair – When I picked up my Pioneer 1050 from John, I expected a substantial fee. When he described all of the extra preventative service that he had done I thought I was going for a big ride. It wasn't. John has a passion for this stuff. He will probably forget more than you will ever know about vintage electronics. I love talking to him about the golden age of Hi-Fi Stereo. I feel like I have hair again.
Thanks, John. You keep this world rockin'.
Highly Recomended – Took my 33 year old Hitachi receiver with a stuck off speaker protection circuit to John. He told me about a week and if he could fix it, it would be under $70. Less than a week later he gave me a call told me it was fixed and charged me $50.
If he is doing anything wrong it would be not charging enough, but he is sure to make a lot of friends!
When coming from north turn on 77th and park behind building.
Professional, Old-School Service – My Dual 521 turntable lost left channel sound. I called John and without asking me to "bring it in" or any other way to charge me a fee (as other audio repair places would do) John offered a few FREE troubleshooting solutions. The first one was simple and fixed the problem.
This man demonstrates the kind of service and helpful attitude that is so quickly disappearing from our culture. It was FREE technical solutions...he then said..."try that, if it doesn't work...call me back." Quality Service and an amazing helpful attitude.
Best Audio Repair In seattle – My first impression of NW Audio was that the place had to be good. Judging by the amount of repairs piled on the shelves was a valid indicator that the business was coming in because the guy was good.
John not only fixed my vintage Japanese Amplifier but gave me important pointers on maintenance. He also fixed and cleaned my son's CD player for $20 - on the spot and showed my son how to do it so as to save money and hassle!
John is extremely competent and honesty. I bring all my extensive collection of audio equipment to NW Audio for repairs.My highest recommendation.
Completely Unprofessional – brought in my tape deck to be repaired in March. After FIVE MONTHS of calls not returned, being hung up on, being told to come in and pick up my tape deck when it was not ready (and it's not like I live nearby), and being repeatedly told that it was almost fixed but that he just hadn't gotten around to finishing the job, I was finally informed that my tape deck could not be fixed. And, hey, maybe it can't be, but I would have appreciated a little more honesty about that three or four months ago.
You walk in there, and there are literally hundreds of pieces of electronic equipment waiting to be fixed. I was constantly being offered "loaner" tape decks--where they come from, I don't know. I just know that if you want your personal belonging to disappear for months at a time, Northwest Audio is the store for you.
Great honest service! – Brought my 80's JVC boombox in for repair, and found that it just needed a little cleaning, lubrication, and adjustment, which he did on the spot without delay, and also gave advice on maintaining it. Only cost $10, and anyone else could have easily charged way more for unnecessary work. Very friendly and honest. Highly recommended for new or vintage electronics.
Great Audio Repair Shop !!! – The most honest repair facility in Seattle that I have ever been to!!! John's knowledge of Reel-to-Reel Tape Decks is just amazing!!! I can always count on a fair assessment when it comes to repairing my equipment and I would highly recommend this estabishment without hesitation!!! The shop brings back memories of the good old days of stereo when units were made with quality and would last a long, long time!!! The owner's out-going personality gives you immediate comfort the minute you walk into the door! Just be prepared to listen abit cause he loves to talk! It was sure nice to see someone who loves his work and has continued to run his business for so many years, especially since now-a-days most repair shops no longer exist!!!
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Northwest Audio Svc on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.