Home Stereo on the Fritz? Troubleshooting, Repairing & Replacing Your System

When your home audio systems aren’t working as well as they should, it can be quite frustrating. Especially when you turn on your stereo and nothing comes out! As home audio specialists serving Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, we are well versed in repairing a variety of issues and are here to provide you with the best solution for your unique home audio problem. We understand firsthand just how annoying it can be when your speakers stop working for no apparent reason. That’s why we’ve come up with some quick and easy troubleshooting tips as well as some repair and replacement options to help you get the best home audio to suit your needs.home audio

Troubleshooting

First, check the connections. Make sure the connections running from the source to the receiver are attached. If this doesn’t work, we also sell home audio repair kits for a variety of speaker performance issues.

If your surround sound doesn’t quite sound right, make sure all individual speakers are enabled by going through the receiver’s setup.

If none of the above suggestions work, at this point, it is a good idea to bring your speakers in to Midwest Speaker to be checked out.

Repairs

Bring your speakers to us any time they need to be re-foamed, re-coned and more. Who hasn’t blown out at least one speaker in their life? There are a few ways you can tell that you just blew a speaker. You might see smoke, you might smell a bad odor and you will definitely notice the sound quality has drastically deteriorated. This type of home audio repair must be performed by the professionals.

Replacement

The most important parts of a good home audio system are the speakers. There is a huge variety of styles and brands on the market today. It’s a good idea to look at reviews of brands you are looking to buy. Consumer Reports is a good start for customer reviews, and you can also talk to home audio professionals like us to get our opinion and advice. We can help you determine what types of home audio will best suit the room it’s going into and other important decisions.

When it comes to other aspects of your home audio like your TV, ask yourself what kind of room you will be watching it in. For example, a plasma or OLED TV generally works best in a dark or dim room. But if your home theater is going to have bright lights, then you should consider an LED or LCD TV.

Whatever you are looking to purchase, the experts at Midwest Speaker Repair can help! Interested in learning more about home audio in Minneapolis? Call Midwest Speaker Repair at 651-645-7385, or you can Contact Us.

Home Entertainment: Audio Accessories that Count

No matter what it’s used for; movie viewing, production, entertaining or music, we are always seeking to take our home entertainment systems to the next level. Whether you’re still starting small or looking to go big, audio accessories can help build your entertainment system into something you love. And, nowadays, virtually anyone can have studio level audio equipment within the confines of their own home. So, if you’re looking to implement your own at-home theater or are just looking for a small system operating off of your personal computer or television, all of the audio accessories for your Twin Cities home can be found at Midwest Speaker Repair.

Here you will find speakers, guitar and bass speakers, speaker wire, diaphragms, connector pieces, speaker cloth and foam as well as more personal sized speakers like those for in-wall or ceiling placement. As experts in the industry, allow us to guide you through some of the must-haves in audio accessories:

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Speakers

Of course, some of the most important parts of a good home audio system are the speakers! There are a huge variety of speakers on the market today. You can buy an audio system kit, and these will usually give you everything you need for a complete surround-sound experience. But, if you choose to build your system piece by piece, there are a variety of audio accessories that can help you do so. The experts at Midwest Speaker Repair can assist you in determining what types of speakers will best suit the room or system they will be installed in, among other decisions.

In wall & ceiling speakers are also essential audio accessories for your theater, surround sound or studio. These specialized speaker types are widely carried at Midwest Speaker Repair and we can help you find the right ones as well as their volume controllers.
In addition to audio accessories, we also have speaker accessories! We stock cloth to cover an otherwise open speaker. We have grill cloth and foam grill covers that will get your sound to where you want it.

Diaphragms

The finest transducers on the market as audio accessories are sold at Midwest Speaker Repair. With the ability to smooth any vibration or feedback for you may be experiencing in your current audio set-up, our diaphragms are always in stock.

Connectors

25″ jacks, .25″ plugs, adaptors, banana plugs or XLRs, you name it! We’ve got you covered. We stock dozens of the of different connector types, consisting of cables that go to microphones, speakers and musical instruments. You can even build your own custom cables with bulk cable and connectors that we have.

We also carry speaker wires for in-wall wiring as well as Bluetooth receivers! No matter what you’re looking for, trust the experts at Midwest Speaker Repair.

Ready to look into audio accessories for your Twin Cities home? Call Midwest Speaker Repair at 651-645-7385 or you can Contact Us or Browse Online.

Tips to Keep Your Home Stereo Sounding Crystal Clear

When you notice your home theater system doesn’t sound quite right, or when your favorite tune is missing one of its layers, it hardly goes unnoticed. At Midwest Speaker Repair, we have the knowledgeable and professional staff with over 25 years of experience to repair and replace your home stereo in Minnesota. We specialize in repairing home audio systems in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We can answer any questions you have about your home stereo. Our team of audio repair professionals has put together a list of some of the symptoms you may be experiencing with your home stereo system and the steps you can take:

No sound coming out of the speakers. First, check the connections. Make sure the connections running from the source to the receiver are attached. If this doesn’t work, we also sell speaker repair kits to assist in a variety of speaker performance issues.

Speaker System

Surround speakers sound uneven/aren’t working right. Make sure the individual speakers are enabled by going through the receiver’s setup. And, another thing to consider is that even with true surround sound, it is not present at all times. During periods of dialog, most sound comes from the center speaker only, with ambient sounds coming from the rest of the speakers.

Receiver keeps shutting off. Your receiver is likely detecting a problem or issue. So, if it shuts off volume levels, it could actually be a result of a poor connector, damaged speaker or wire.

If none of the above suggestions work, at this point, it is a good idea to bring your speakers in to Midwest Speaker to be checked out. Once we diagnose the issue, we will be able to let you know if it’s something that needs to be repaired or if it’s best to opt for a replacement. We are factory authorized to repair many major brands of home stereo equipment. And, in addition to our repair shop we have expanded to include a retail store, selling both new and used home stereo gear.

Bring your speakers to us any time they need to be re-foamed, re-coned and more! We can also answer any questions you have about your home stereo. Minnesota residents have entrusted their home stereo needs with us for decades. So, when you’re ready to learn more call Midwest Speaker Repair at 651-645-7385, or you can Contact Us or Browse Online.

All of the Audio Accessories You Can Think Of

It is the 21st century people! What used to be affordable only for professionals actively involved in the music trade has long been put within reach of the average Joe walking the streets of any town. Virtually anyone can have studio level audio equipment up and operational within the cosy confines of their own home. If you want to implement your own full-fledged studio or just a small one operating off of your personal computer, all of the audio accessories for your St Paul home can be found at Midwest Speaker Repair.

Here you will find t-shirts, guitar and bass speakers, speaker wire, diaphragms, connector pieces, speaker cloth and foam, more personal sized speakers like those for in-wall or ceiling placement. Looked upon less as accessory and more as primary pieces, we also carry the aforementioned standard and professional level studio equipment of all sorts. Take a look below at all of the audio accessories we keep in stock:

Guitar and Bass Speakers

Boasting a wide assortment of guitar and bass speakers from starter on through professional levels, you are sure to find one to suit your needs here.

Speaker Wire

As the name implies, if you have not moved on to complete Bluetoothing in the speaker arena, all possible speaker wire needs can be resolved here. We carry standard, high-definition, professional level as well as in-wall wiring solutions.

Diaphragms

The finest transducers on the market as audio accessories are sold at Midwest Speaker Repair. Always

ready to smooth any vibration or feedback for you may be experiencing in your current audio set-up, our diaphragms are always in stock.

Connector Pieces

We’ve got the connector to meet your needs!.25″ jacks, .25″ plugs, adaptors, banana plugs or XLRs, you just try to come up with a connector that we will not have here waiting for you. We stock dozens of the of different connector types, consisting of cables that go to microphones, speakers and musical instruments.  You can even build your own custom cables with bulk cable and connectors that we have.

Speaker Cloth & Foam

As the title of this section implies, we have cloth to cover an otherwise open speaker. We have grill cloth and foam grill covers that will get your sound to where you want it.

In-Wall & Ceiling Speakers

These specific speaker types, being specialized, are carried en masse at Midwest Speaker Repair. We have the speakers themselves as well as volume controllers.

The audio accessories for your St Paul home studio await you at Midwest Speaker Repair. Call us at 651-645-7385, or you can Contact Us or Browse Online.

Pro Audio in the Form of Eminence Speakers

At Midwest Speaker Repair, we proudly offer pro audio products to Minneapolis residents. As such, we would like to provide audiophiles some insight into the pro audio products we offer. We feature products from Eminence (made in the USA), a high quality pro audio brand that makes speakers and other studio or near studio level products. Eminence manufactures world-renowned pro audio equipment such as loudspeakers, pro audio woofers, compression drivers, horn tweeters, guitar speakers, crossovers and much more (most speakers coming with a seven year warranty).

You can identify an Eminence Professional model by its cast aluminum Eminence chassis, a very light and strong inner core that enables maneuverability as well as high quality sound. The aluminum does not conduct any of the magnetic field out of the gap—making the motor strength higher and the stray magnetic field lower. Each chassis and all metal parts are coated with an epoxy-acrylic finish, controlling the thickness of the coating to within 0.001”—essential when trying to work with close tolerance transducer motor designs. A front and rear sealing gasket on each model allows for accommodation of front or rear loading.

There are 26 unique models available in our Professional series. Each model has been designed with a specific usage in mind. We boast any and all from heavy-duty subwoofers, low distortion woofers, and super high-power woofers to lightweight neodymium transducers in truncated frames for line arrays.

We are excited to offer a new Eminence speaker product, the Alphalite 6A. This speaker offers all that you know and love about the Alpha 6A, but weighs less, has less mounting depth (saving 1.9 lbs. and is 0.4” shallower). This is a mid/bass driver, aimed at the pro-sound market that can work equally well in the studio as at your home or cars where lighter weight and more narrow mounting will be welcomed.

For over four decades, Eminence pro audio speakers have been the brand of choice in audio systems throughout the world. From your local halls and pubs to professional sports stadiums across the world, no other loudspeaker brand has been so widely depended upon for performance and reliability.

Eminence boasts an interesting legacy. Bob Gault founded Eminence in Eminence KY, originally employing 30 people in hopes of being able to make three 18” speakers per day. As time passed, Eminence ultimately became the world leader in pro audio speaker manufacturing, making 10,000 per day, today.

Are you interested in learning more about pro audio in Minnesota? Call Midwest Speaker Repair at 651-645-7385, or you can Contact Us or Browse Online.