Closed Saturday March 17

With regrets to any who may be inconvenienced, StereoMan finds that personal matters take precedence over normal business hours on this day.

I know how valuable my Saturday hours are to you, my customers, because it is invariably the busiest day of my week. Come see me next Saturday, or any Saturday after that. But on the 17th I have to be somewhere else.

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:


    • 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!

Click the pages at left for information on StereoMan’s services


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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Dog Day

Today I had three service calls, one install of two new tv’s, two consults. Each of the three households had at least one canine member. The first was a huge dog, some kind of Labrador mix, quiet and friendly but not overly. She followed her master everywhere. The second was a tiny ball of fluffy fur with endless energy, she never merely walked when bounding was possible. Two dogs in the third household, one border collie-ish, the other like a smallish Samoyed. The collie greeted me at the driveway and I gave her a cookie. She carried it around in her mouth, without biting it, for several minutes, then trotted over to a nearby hedge and buried it.

I love dogs and I feel like they tell me a lot about their human companions, what kind of people they are. All the dogs I met today, they all had good humans. Good people.

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.

It’s Official!!!


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!


Click Here for Current Pioneer Stereo Pricing!



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.


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.



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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