Welcome to Cowan Audio Services in Wellington and its owner Glen who can repair and service amplifiers, audio and stereo hifi equipment whether it be modern, classic or vintage. We specialise in servicing and restoring vintage stereo & audio equipment and also repair & restore valve radios.

Based out in Lower Hutt at 265 Waiwhetu Road stands a very experienced, qualified audio technician and a long time enthusiast and prides himself in providing a high quality service and will treat and repair your equipment as if it were his own. The slideshow below is just a small sample of what I can work on.

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Cowan Audio can also service the following equipment:

  • Amplifiers & Receivers – Specializing in equipment from the 1970’s era especially Pioneer, Sansui, Kenwood, Marantz and so forth.

  • Any other brand such as Yamaha, Luxman, Denon, Akai, Rotel, Onkyo, NAD, Hitachi, Trio, National, Technics, JVC, Sony, Sanyo, Fisher, Quad, Leak, Rogers, Toshiba, Sharp etc..

  • Modern/Home Theatre Receivers – Will look at these on a case by case basis. Moving away from servicing this equipment now.

  • Turntables – (Depends on make/model and subject to parts being available etc)

  • 1960’s / 1970’s / 1980’s / 1990’s Audio Gear

  • Guitar Amplifiers – Valve

  • Valve Radios – Wooden and Bakelite – Please note I do not work on or repair radiograms.

  • Valve/Tube Amplifiers & Receivers

  • Anything else? Ring or Text Glen on 027-414-8583  we’re based in Wellington or email – glen@cowanaudioservices.co.nz

  • Please note – I do not repair Transistor Radios, Car Radios, Car Audio, Car CD Players or Changers / Blue Tooth Speakers/Wireless Speakers Digital Audio Streaming devices/ 1980’s Ghetto blasters or BOSE products.

  • We also buy stereo equipment mainly older/vintage stuff. Does not have to be necessarily working and can be in any condition.

  • Mixers/Keyboards and Pro Audio – Contact Marcus on 020-406-97481 or Geoff on 027-454-8523

  • For Headphone Repairs Only – Contact Geoff – 027-454-8523

  • Upon bringing in any repairs there will be an initial inspection/evaluation fee of $100 (incl GST) per unit payable up front. This amount comes off to total repair charge once the job is completed. From there an estimated cost will be given to repair it. This also covers time spent looking at and diagnosing the problem/s and non-refundable should the unit be deemed to be uneconomical/unrepairable. Eftpos or Cash is fine and unfortunately we don’t have a credit card option.

 If any equipment is brought in with its top cover off, or has been interfered in some way will not be taken in as a repair.

Among my many talents is servicing and restoring classic and vintage audio as there now is a call for this equipment needing to be serviced.  Pioneer/Sansui/Kenwood are some of my favorites (since I collect these brands) but will service any other brand such as –  Kenwood, Yamaha, Luxman, Sony, Marantz, Accuphase, Rotel, Hitachi, Quad, Leak, Rogers, Arcam, Cambridge, Musical Fidelity plus more…. and as I have a passion for classic audio equipment, I enjoy bringing old Hifi back to life.  Your equipment can be anything from the 1960’s/1970’s/1980’s/1990’s.

The massive influx of poorly constructed, mass produced amplifiers in recent years, has seen huge volumes of electronic components end up in the land fills. Nothing says more about the quality of the construction than “It’s cheaper to throw away and replace than spend the time to repair”. As a result of this, finding good quality repair services for cherished vintage amplifiers has been difficult.  Until now – This is where I step in to save good quality older equipment from ending up being thrown away so it can be made to function again.

I have a fully setup and well equipped workshop with all the tools and test equipment to properly diagnose and repair or overhaul your unit.

My interest in this field since has been a life long interest since I was young so you can be rest assured that your repair is in the right hands. Click on the ‘Supported Brands ‘ to see the many models I can service for you. If you have something that’s not on the list then feel free to contact me.

For any other general questions about something that needs fixing all my details can be found by clicking on the ‘Contact’ Tab.

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