The amplifier in an audio system serves as the central command unit in a way, as it takes the audio from the source, amplifies it, and sends it to the speakers. A receiver, or integrated amplifier, is even more involved in its role, as it has source selectors, speaker selectors, equalizers, and often a radio receiver, as well as other functions. For ultimate simplicity, and cost effectiveness, an integrated amp of receiver is recommended over obtaining and using the individual components. When it comes to receiver choice, there's two main categories: new and vintage. Vintage is generally preferable, as long as you don't need satellite radio, an iPod dock, wireless streaming or other superfluous features. Vintage receivers are better than modern receivers with the same features for a few reasons: Build quality: vintage receivers are solidly built.
DIY Hi-Fi: Vintage Receiver Repair and Modification
Speakers Corner: Fixing vintage hi-fis since the 50s, Latest Singapore News - The New Paper
The shop sits on the third storey of Sim Lim Tower, a shopping mall and office building that opened in the s. Its owners have been fixing vintage hi-fi equipment since the s, and the shop has been at its present location since Inside, the shop is cluttered with parts in every corner. Some of the speaker drivers are so old, the metal has rusted.
Speakers Corner: Fixing vintage hi-fis since the 50s
I own a vintage Fisher solid-state stereo receiver. The left channel is fading in-and-out—at first weak, now almost totally dead. Do you think the receiver is worth fixing, or should I just replace it?