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:
- home theater installation
- home theater and stereo repair
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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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.
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I don’t expect anyone to tip me. But it does happen once in a while. Some days it might even happen twice. Maybe even twice in a row. Today was such a day.
I installed a backup camera in a Honda Ridgeline, and when the owner came to pick it up, he asked me if everything had gone smoothly. Well no, it hadn’t. The interconnect cable that came with the camera had a broken wire in it somewhere, I don’t know where. It took me a while to realize that’s what was wrong (“no signal” was all it said on the monitor), and it was more than a little difficult to remedy because the wiring was already done. I didn’t charge him anything extra for that though. Maybe that’s why he tipped me.
The second one was a 91 Camry that someone had messed with the wiring and so the new radio didn’t work at all once I had it hooked up. But I knew what to do about it, and that old Camry is an easy car to work on. I had quoted the owner $63 to do the install, but it ended up being less because she already had the trim piece and I didn’t use a wiring adapter because the wiring had been messed with. I did charge her for the extra time figuring out what to connect where, but her total still came out to only $55. Maybe that’s why she tipped me.
We’re Asheville’s Local
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!
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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
I love to get snail mail when it’s personal – don’t you? Especially an unexpected thank you note. It’s better than free dessert, I think!
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 three weeks. Please call to schedule your car or in-home service. Car stereo walk-in’s are welcome but be aware that wait time can be lengthy. If you have equipment to drop off for repair, our door is open Tue-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.
I posted about a strange feedback problem we encountered with our new Scosche subwoofer in a 2014 Honda Accord that turned out to be caused by a “noise canceling” system in the car, and promised a follow-up. Well, here it is. The customer came back, we disconnected the factory noise canceling system, and the customer was very happy with the work and with our Scosche product. So are we!
For $295 installed, it’s hard to beat this woofer. It’s compact, powerful enough for most people if you’re not into competition or brain damage, and musical enough to fill in the low bass that’s lacking from most car systems. I hope we can continue to offer it at this price point!
We’re all set up to make your installation and service purchases easier to manage. We can now accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards for all installation and repair charges.
StereoMan has changed his schedule to better fit yours! StereoMan now works on Saturdays and takes Mondays off instead. Be sure to call in advance to make an appointment for service, just like any other day. I’d love to say “drop ins are welcome” but honestly, it’s an inconvenience to my customer who already has an appointment, and it may be an inconvenience to you, if I’m out on service call when you decide to drop by.
StereoMan’s labor rate is a mere $45 per hour! Most car stereos can be installed for a charge of $40. Routine maintenance and repair of stereo components typically runs in the $30 to $60 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.