Here's a page of various Service, Repair and releated Technical Resources for Sound Recording and Music Production in New York City and other places around and about

In-Shop/Bench Service and Repair in/near Manhattan
Field/On-Site Service and Repair around NYC
Service and Repair Elsewhere
Microphone Repair/Upgrade
Tape Heads and Refurbs
Motor Work and Tape Path Components

In-Shop / On-the-Bench Service and Repair in/near Manhattan

Coral Sound LogoCoral Sound / Matt Marinelli
Long Island City, NY
Tel: 718-729-6925
Coral Sound concentrates on Console Restoration (Neve, Trident, etc), Systems Integration, and pre-fabricating and installing Wiring and Patch Systems. Coral Sound also offers repair services for certain vintage audio items. Gear repair is not their primary business activity but they recognize the lack of available options for those seeking high quality work. Turn around times vary but are generally on the long side. Rush service is not available... Vintage Gear Repair: API (550, 560, 525, 312, 512, 528, etc), Collins (26U, 26W, & 26J), Federal (AM864), Gates (Sta-Level, Level Devil, SA38, & SA39), Klangfilm (KLR EQ's), Klein & Hummel (UE100), Lang (PEQ1 & PEQ2), Langevin - (116 & 5116), McCurdy (AU300), all vintage Neve (1066, 1073, 1081, 2254, 33609, etc.), all Pultec equipment (EQP, MEQ, EQH, PC-10, MB-1, etc), Quad Eight, RCA (BA6A & OP6), Trident - only console restorations (A Range, B Range, 24, 65, 75, 80, etc.), Universal Audio (175, 176, & 177), UREi (1176, 1178, LA2, & LA3) inquire... by appointment only

dBm Pro Audio/Music Services / John Frondelli
320 W. 37th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10018
Tel: 212-629-0326
Fax: 212-629-7889
dBm is an Authorized Service and Warranty Repair Center for: Access, Allen-Heath, Ampeg, Ashdown, Behringer, Blackstar, Boss, Brand X, BSS, Bugera, Charvel, Crate, Crest, Crown, dbx, Digidesign/Avid, Digitech, DOD, Eden, Edirol, EVH, Fender, Focusrite, Fostex, Gallien-Kreuger, Gretsch, GT Electronics, Guild, Hagstrom, Hartke, HHB, Jackson, Jay Turser, JBL Professional, Jet City, Kawai, Korg, KRK, Kurzweil, Kustom, KV2, Line 6, Mackie, Marshall, NetCira, Nord, Novation, Orange, Oscar Schmidt, Park, Parker, Peavey, Phonic, QSC, Randall, Rane, RCF, Rodriquez, Roland, Samson, Sennheiser Wireless, Soundcraft, Soundtech, Spirit, Squier, StudioLogic, SWR, Tapco, Tascam, TL Audio, Toneworks, Trace-Elliot, Turbosound, Vestax, Vox, Walden, Washburn, Wharfedale Pro, Xone, Yamaha, Zoom /// and they provide out of warranty service on most everything

TEAC 3340New Jersey Factory Service, Inc.
16 Chestnut Avenue Suite 103 B
Emerson, New Jersey 07630
Tel: 201-967-0060
Fax: 201-967-0062
Authorized Service Center for: Allen & Heath, Roland, Tascam, TEAC, Yamaha /// out of warranty service for most brands of Pro Audio gear including Analog Reel to Reel tape machines, Cassette Decks, DAT, Multi-Channel Analog/Digital Recorders from Tascam, Teac, Yamaha, Panasonic, Denon, Otari, Sony and others

Zeltec R&D / Dan Zellman
353 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
917-817-4117 voice
analog tape machines, anything with tubes, all Harman product lines including Lexicon digital products

 Service and Repair Elsewhere ...
technical service and repair other places outside the New York City area

BY THE WAY: DON'T send these people gear for repair without first contacting them and having a conversation... just so they know it's comin' ...and maybe confirm the shipping address. I don't update this page often so info could be out of date.


The Desk Doctor / Bruce Millett
3316-18 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818.848.8065
Fax: 818.848.2022
SSL console specialists

Mitch Berger Technical Services
1704 N. Rose Street
Burbank, CA 91505
Mobile: 818.590.3379

Studio Electronics / David Kulka
424 N. Niagara St.
Burbank CA 91505
818-843-7981 voice
818-843-1260 fax
AMS/Neve, EMT, Eventide, Marshall (Time Modulator, etc)and others


Thermal Relief Design / Tony Marra
2750 West Brooks Ave, Suite 106
North Las Vegas NV 89032
702-395-7005 voice
Focusrite and many others


Manhattan Sound Technicians / Eddie Ciletti
458 Emerson Avenue West
West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-554-0304 voice
800-278-0304 fax


Sir Clive Kavan
Audio Technician Extraordinaire
9B Ashbourne Parade
Hanger Lane
W5 3QS
+44 (0) 208 998 8127 - Tel
+44 (0) 208 997 0608 - Fax
+44 (0) 7860 519748 - Mobile
best known work on 3M tape machines - has a LARGE spares inventory for 3M including hard to find parts - also services Studer|Revox, Otari and other tape machines, EMT reverberation plates, Trident consoles (A Range, TSM, Series 80, Fleximix and others), Helios and other consoles, Quad amplifiers, Vintage Equipment, Design and Build, Project Supervision. Problem Solving (EMC, Hum Loops, Power problems).

Microphone Repair / Upgrade...
Unless the microphone is a classic "vintage" condenser or ribbon mic that is out of production it should probably go back to the original manufacturer. I send Shure mics to Shure, Electrovoice to Electrovoice and so on. If the mic is a small or large diaphragm condenser from AKG, Neumann, Telefunken and so on or a ribbon mic it should go to a specialist.

ENAK logoAudio Engineering Associates - AES / Wes Dooley
1029 N. Allen Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
626-798-9128 phone
626-798-2378 fax
AEA Microphone Repair Order Form
Ribbon Microphone Specialist

Champlain Valley Speaker Company aka Talking Dog Transducer Co. / Steve Sank
1624-B Eubank Boulevard N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87112
505-332-0336 phone
RCA Ribbon Microphone Specialist - Steve Sank is the son of Jon R. Sank, designer of RCA BK-11, BK-10A, BK-12 with RCA from 1958 to 1971

German Masterworks / Klaus Heyne
Corbett, OR 97019

Tape Heads and Refurbs...

JRF logoJRF Magnetic Sciences Inc. / John French
249 Kennedy Road
Greendell, NJ 07839
973-579-5773 voice
973-579-6021 fax
Head Reconditioning, Replacement/Custom Heads, Digital/Optical Head Assembly Alignment, Custom Head and Head Assembly Design, Professional Video Parts and Supplies, Replacement Parts for pro audio recorders, pro video recorders, and tape duplicating equipment, Alignment Tapes from MRL, BASF, and PAW (center-track timecode), Authorized Parts and Service for Otari, Sony, TEAC, and Studer

Motor Work, Tape Path Components and Parts for Analog Tape Machines...

JRF Magnetic Sciences Inc. / John French
249 Kennedy Road
Greendell, NJ 07839
973-579-5773 voice
973-579-6021 fax
Tape Heads, Tape Path Components and Tape Machine Rebuilds

Magnetic Reference Laboratory (MRL)
Calibration Tapes for Audio Tape Recorder Standardization
229 Polaris Ave, Suite 4
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-965-8187 voice
650-965-8548 fax
Studio-quality alignment tapes. MRL's literature -- including the 12-page technical booklet "Choosing and Using MRL Calibration Tapes for Audio Tape Recorder Standardization" is available as .pdf files on the website.



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