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Q and A: Hang on to that '80s stereo receiver

Published 01/27/2011, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Q. I have a mid-1980s NAD 7140 receiver that sounds great to me. Lately when I adjust the volume or balance knob there is static in the left speaker. A few seconds of jiggling removes the static and gets it back on track. My guess is the pots need replacing. I'd prefer to have it fixed, rather than buy a home theater receiver for $500, but I don't know if it's wise to put $200 or more into repairs for a receiver that old. Do you have any thoughts on my dilemma?

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