Who Is StereoMan?

Steve Livingston is StereoMan. Steve has over thirty-five years of experience in electronics repair including more than twenty years in consumer audio and video. Among the services Steve provides are:

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    • home theater installation
    • car stereo installation
    • home theater and stereo repair
    • computer installation
    • computer repair
    • computer tutoring

Steve can also help you obtain good quality audio and video components at competitive prices. And for your convenience, StereoMan makes house calls throughout the region!

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What experience does StereoMan have?

Why does Stereoman do this work?

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Located at 33 London Rd. Asheville NC 28803

it has come to our attention that some GPS systems direct you to our across the street neighbor, RB Gas Co. We’re in the little red brick bldg in the hidden side of the curve.

Where is StereoMan?

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Happy Frigid New Year!

It’s 2018 and StereoMan is back at work, dealing with the frigid weather as best as possible.

On a day like today (25 mph winds, expected high temperature of 23) it’s impossible to work outside, so I have to call and cancel my appointments. I regret the inconvenience, but thankfully my customers are understanding and willing to take a time slot on another day.

I’m so grateful to be working inside today! Besides the warmth and comfort of the Great Indoors, I’ve been able to spend a few extra minutes with each phone caller, of which there have been a half dozen already today, and with each walk-in customer, of which there have been almost as many! Not getting much bench work done just yet, but there’s still six more hours to my work day.

Miracles

I try to commit at least one miracle each week, and this week I managed to get two. First one was a 15 year old Cadillac Escalade that someone had cut all of the wiring out of the console. It had a Bose sound system in it, and there was no information on the wiring anywhere on the internet. I figured out how to get an Apple Car Play stereo to work through the Bose system without the fancy interface some other shop had sold him that didn’t work in his car at all.

I got nearly to the end of my day today before I committed the second miracle. I repaired a factory car stereo cassette deck. Yes, a cassette deck. Took it out of the car, stripped it down (about 25 screws and three circuit boards thanks for asking), replaced the broken belt, reassembled, and reinstalled in the car. One hour, five minutes.

The punch line: the woman I did the work for was not the owner of the car. She had borrowed it from a friend and the stereo broke while she was using it.

It’s Official!!!

 

We’re Asheville’s Local

 

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Dealer!!!

 

We now offer an expanded line of Pioneer products at prices that rival the Big Box Stores! Call or come by and see what we can do for your ride!

 

Click Here for Current Pioneer Stereo Pricing!

 

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Scheduling Service

updated 1/7/2017

StereoMan provides in-home service and car stereo installation by appointment throughout the Asheville area, Tuesday through Saturday. Backlog for appointments is often a week or more, and bench backlog is currently six weeks. Please call to schedule your car or in-home service. Car stereo walk-in’s are discouraged due to the tightness of my schedule. If you have equipment to drop off for repair, my door is open Tue, Thu, and Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please be prepared to make a $25 deposit on all repair items, that is my minimum bench charge. For your convenience we accept all major credit cards.

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StereoMan’s Rates

StereoMan’s labor rate is a mere $44.86 per hour (that’s $48 with tax). Most car stereos can be installed in one hour. Routine maintenance and repair of stereo components typically runs in the $30 to $75 range. If it’s going to be more, you’ll get a call first!

Despite having to increase his travel rate due to ever-higher prices at the pump, StereoMan’s travel charge is still a very reasonable $10 for the first 5 miles (one way) and $2.00 per mile thereafter.

 

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StereoMan Is Asheville Home Grown!

Once again this year, StereoMan is participating in Asheville Home Grown, the “Go Local” movement that connects the people of our Asheville region with locally produced goods and services.

Each year, Asheville Home Grown produces a booklet containing dozens of coupons offering significant savings at local businesses. We encourage you to buy the booklet and use as many of the coupons as you can! Our coupon offers a 15% savings on a car stereo install or on a home theater or whole house sound consultation.

Asheville Home Grown Website

Sold on eBay: Pioneer SX-850 Receiver

Pioneer SX-850 Receiver Quite Nearly Perfect!

 

 

StereoMan listed this near mint condition Pioneer SX-850 receiver on 10/13/2011. This beautiful specimen went for $326, about 10% higher than the highest price usually fetched for this model.

 

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Sold on eBay

Classic Sansui Z9000X 130WPC Receiver – Outstanding Specimen

 

StereoMan sold this classic Sansui Z9000X receiver on eBay for $185.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sold On eBay: Bose 301 Series III speakers

 

Bose 301 Series III Speakers Nearly Perfect In Every Way!

 

The Bose 301s are one of the better home speaker models in the Bose line, with excellent imaging, a decent soundstage, and Bose’s renowned “direct-reflecting” tweeter arrangement. These speakers sold for $285 on 5/23/2011. Feedback left: “Great seller, great product! Thank you!”

 

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