Frequently Asked Questions

Easy Financing

Easy Payment and Financing Options

At Vintage King, we make it easy to get what you want and pay for it however you like best. Take a look at our convenient payment, financing, and leasing options below. For questions or to learn more, just give us a call at 1.888.653.1184 or contact our Sales Team.

PayPal Credit

Get 6-month, 0% interest when you spend $99 or more with PayPal Credit® (formerly Bill Me Later®), a convenient and secure payment method designed for purchasing on the web or over the phone. As a credit account, PayPal Credit® provides you with the flexibility to purchase without using your credit card. PayPal Credit® does not require a lengthy application process, offers "zero fraud liability" protection, and offers flexible repayment options. Learn more.

Vintage King Credit Card

Apply today for the Vintage King Credit Card and take advantage of exclusive promotional financing offers. Now it's even easier than before to get the sound you've been dreaming of. Hurry, our limited-time offers won't last forever.

Vintage King G.A.S. Card

If you have an existing Vintage King G.A.S. Card account, you may still use it to make purchases. However, to take advantage of our special promotional financing, you will need to apply for our new Vintage King Credit Card. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Use Your Favorite Credit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and check cards, as long as they are connected with one if the major credit card companies listed above. You can safely enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information.

Financing and Leasing

Building your dream studio or looking to make a long-needed upgrade? We can create financing and lease options to fit nearly any budget. We have relationships with several repudivle financing institutions that can keep your cash flow intact, while helping you get the gear you need right now. Equipment leasing lines are another option, giving you the chance to build up your inventory of income-producing equipment — after all, we believe that equipment should pay for itself. Whatever your unique needs, together, we can come up with a strategy that makes solid business sense for you. Contact our Sales Team to learn more.

PayPal

Pay directly from your PayPal balance, linked bank account, credit card, or with PayPal's proprietary financing service, PayPal Credit®, all without revealing sensitive financial details. Sign up or learn more.

Bank Wire

If you can't visit in person but prefer a direct-to-us payment option, we'd be glad to help you arrange a bank wire. Give us a call at 1.888.653.1184 or Contact us for details.

E-Check

We provide ECheck as a payment option through PayPal.

Western Union

With Western Union's 480,000+ worldwide locations and convenient 24/7 online payment center, sending cash has never been easier, faster, or more secure.

Cash

We prefer cash for in-person pickups at one of our locations only. It is unsafe to send cash through the mail.

Easy Returns

We Make Returns Easy

We do our best to help you choose the perfect gear, but if you don’t love it in the first 30 days after receipt, please contact your sales rep for a return authorization

Our sales team is available Monday-Friday from 10 AM to 9 PM Eastern Time. Just call 1.888.653.1184, and press 3. If outside the United States please call 1.248.591.9276

Avoid Restocking Fees

Help us sustain our Easy Return policy. To reserve your right to return the gear within 30 days with no re-stocking fees please observe these steps upon receipt of item(s):

Keep all packaging in like-new condition. Open packaging gently and carefully.

  • When opening package use scissors and try avoid tearing packaging.
  • Take note of how components are packed.

Keep all items in new condition unless 100% sure you’re keeping the gear.

  • Avoid scuffs and scratches in handling and rack mounting.
  • We recommend rack mounting only after you’re certain you’re keeping the gear.
  • If rack mounting, use plastic washers and beware of metal rack screws’ tendency to scratch rack-mount holes.

Include everything that came with your purchase. If equipment or accessories are damaged or missing, a re-stocking fee will apply upon return.

How To Return Your Items

  1. Contact Vintage King to obtain a Return Authorization (RA).
  2. Place a copy of the RA inside the package of the items for return.
  3. Write RA number anywhere on your airbill, not on the box or packaging.
  4. Returns must be complete including accessories and documentation with original packaging.
  5. You are responsible for return shipping costs including shipping insurance which is recommended to protect your items, as you are liable for items damaged during return shipment.
  6. The following products are NOT returnable:
    • Special Order Items - Items that are non-stocking and require special ordering
    • Personal items - Items that require intimate contact with the body during use, including in-ear headphones and microphone windscreens
    • Custom built cabling, mic input panels and stage boxes
    • Software
    • Computers
    • Hard Drives
    • Recording Master Tape
    • Studio furniture, racks and chairs
    • Items shipped via freight
  7. We will inspect your return once it’s received. If you have met the above conditions and the items are all in like-new condition, you will get your choice of a full refund or credit on account.
  8. If any of the above conditions are not met, Vintage King reserves the right to charge a restock fee equal to our costs to return the item to like-new condition.
  9. If you received Free Shipping on your order, the value of the shipping cost will be deducted from your refund or credit.

International Returns:

Important: In order to avoid unnecessary duties or taxes when returning your item(s), you MUST use the customs and shipping documents Vintage King provides along with your Return Authorization. Vintage King will refuse shipment of items when customer fails to use Vintage King provided customs and shipping documents or returns items without prior authorization.

The Vintage King Easy Return policy is effective for products purchased after March 4th, 2014.

Free Extended Warranty

When you choose Vintage King, you know you're protected. That's because we stand behind all of our new and used gear with a FREE warranty. If you purchase new gear, we extend the manufacturer's warranty by one year, giving you added peace of mind. What's more, we even protect your investment in used and classic gear, providing a VK-backed warranty at no added cost to you. We hope you'll never have to use it, but if you do, our customer service team is unbeadivle.

New Gear

If it's available at Vintage King, we add one year to the manufacturers' warranty FREE. Should a problem ever arise, our team will go above and beyond to facilitate the best possible solution in the timeliest manner. We think that having an unexpected gear problem is headache enough, so we take care of every detail to get you and your gear back up and running as fast as possible. When you choose Vintage King, you're automatically covered.

Used Gear

Back before we got our start, owners Mike and Andrew Nehra would buy gear through ads in magazines, sight unseen, and would often receive broken junk they couldn't return. In launching Vintage King in the early '90s, they made a pledge to never let that happen to any of their customers. That's why we offer up to a one-year FREE warranty on any used or vintage piece we sell — and any piece we service. We protect your investment in used microphones with six months of our leading VK protection. We cover most used digital gear for 30 days. You receive a full year of coverage on almost everything else. There's simply no other protection for used gear like it. Plus, your FREE coverage comes in addition to the rigorous testing and evaluation we give each and every piece of used gear available for purchase at Vintage King.

Vintage King's Premium Award-Winning Technical Department

Vintage King has long been recognized as the ‘go to’ company for our servicing and technical expertise. With over 100 years combined experience, our in-house technical staff is the largest in the industry, having serviced some of the world’s most legendary gear. We have built, rebuilt, customized, refurbished, installed, and manufactured gear for over twenty years. Customers worldwide recognize our commitment to stand behind the equipment we sell and the service we provide. Where else can you find a staff that has rebuilt some of the most historical pro audio ever used? Be assured, your gear will be in good hands.

"As-Is" Items

Our warranty does not apply to a handful of items for sale at Vintage King marked "as is." These items are distinctly marked "as is" on our site. We do our best to accurately describe "as is" gear, pointing out all known flaws and defects. However, we often sell these items in the same shape we received them in and make no promises about the gear's condition or fitness. "As is" items are nonreturnable unless the item is entirely nonfunctional at the time you receive it. If your gear will not power on or pass signal upon arrival, get in touch with us right away and we will coordinate a return.

Our warranty coverage applies only to product failure when used under normal operating conditions. Normal wear and tear is not included (for example, rack rash, the need for a new knob as the numbers have worn off, etc.). We will, however, help you get a replacement should you need one! Warranties are non-transferable. Please take a minute to read the warranty details below:

  • Prior Authorization Required: Should any issue arise for warranty service, contact our customer service department Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm Eastern Time and they will be happy to help you. You can email customerservice@vintageking.com or call 1.888.653.1184 and press 2. If you're calling from outside of the United States, please call 1.248.591.9276.
  • Product Registration For NEW item(s): It is important that you register your product(s) to initiate the manufacturer’s warranty. We will extend your factory warranty, though your initial registration with the manufacturer is a condition to receiving our free coverage.
  • Shipping Cost: You are responsible for all shipping costs and insurance associated with repair, to and from Vintage King Audio. (Prior Authorization Required).
  • NEW Manufacturer Warranties: Any manufacturer warranties can be used at any time in conjunction with our warranty period.
  • Our warranty is meant to keep your sessions up and running. We will do everything we can to repair your products as soon as possible. We know what it’s like to be without your favorite piece of gear and want to help. In order to protect ourselves from someone who might be less than honest or forthcoming, we do reserve the right to refuse any product sent to us for warranty coverage as well as the right to modify the conditions of this warranty at any time.

Not Covered:

  • "As-is" items (see above)
  • Computer systems, storage medium, tape machines
  • Failure due to dust, heat, humidity, and failures materialized from power surges
  • Mechanical or electrical breakdowns caused by unintentional and accidental damage from handling of the product
  • Damage from abuse, misuse, introduction of foreign objects into the product, unauthorized product modifications or alterations, failure to follow the manufacturer's instructions
  • Consumable products, accessories and supplies, including but not limited to: bulbs and/or lamps, tubes, batteries, cartridges, tapes, computer software or disks
  • Power conditioners, surge protectors and power regulators are not covered; nor is the repair or replacement of equipment connected to these products
  • Damage occurring by improper voltage
  • Acts of god
  • Equipment purposed for commercial rental
  • Products with removed or altered serial numbers
  • Loss or corruption of data and/or the restoration of software and operating systems
  • Loss and/or theft of the product
  • Costs associated with downtime or loss of use
  • Damage covered under any insurance policy, or any other warranty or service plan

*Note: Certain vintage components may not be available in which case a quality modern component may be substituted to facilitate a repair.

The Vintage King Extended Warranty covers most products purchased after September 15th, 2009.

For complete terms and conditions including “Limitation of Liability,” click here.

Free Shipping

Free Shipping Details

Free shipping to the lower 48 states when you order online. 50% off shipping outside the US and to Hawaii and Alaska. Some restrictions apply. See below for details.

Need It Faster? We Have Great Rates

If you need a piece quickly for an upcoming session — or just want it sooner — we can make it happen. We've negotiated excellent shipping rates, so we can rapidly and reasonably ship gear around the globe. Just call.

International Orders 50% Off Shipping

No matter where you call home, we'll ship your gear for half the price. Nearly everything qualifies. Please note: you, the recipient, are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, VAT and duties, once the goods arrive.

What Gear Qualifies?

The vast majority of Vintage King gear is eligible, so long as it's not a large, overweight item that requires extra care when shipping. We'll let you know. Also, promotional items, including demo deals and specials are excluded and cannot be combined.

If you live outside the US, certain manufacturers may not allow us to ship their gear internationally. Contact us to find out about item eligibility.

In the rare event an item you've selected doesn't qualify, we'll contact you immediately to let you know.

All Strymon and Real Traps products excluded from free shipping. Wampler Pedals are excluded from our 1/2 off international shipping promo.

Who Can Take Advantage of These Deals?

Our offers apply to end users only, not resellers. If you live in the lower 48 states, we’ll ship it FREE. The 50% off deal works anywhere else in the world. Just place your order online and you’re covered.

What Happens If I Return The Gear?

If your purchase was eligible for Free Shipping, the shipping cost will be deducted from your refund. Check out our Returns page for more information.

What About Import Duties and Tax?

If you live outside the US, your government might impose taxes and/or import duties on products.

Our 50% off shipping deal will get the gear to your country. You, the recipient, are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, and duties, once the goods arrive.

Shipping Methods

We ship via Fed Ex. In some circumstances, we do ship via UPS and with other freight services. Your sales representative will provide all viable options to best suit your shipping needs.

FedEx Ground

U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico. 1–5 business days within the contiguous U.S.; 3–7 business days to and from Alaska and Hawaii. 3-7 business days to Canada and Puerto Rico.

FedEx Saver

U.S. Delivery to businesses by 4:30 p.m. and to residences by 7 p.m, in 3 business days.

FedEx 2 Day

U.S. Delivery by 4:30 p.m. in 2 business days to most areas (by 7 p.m. to residences).

FedEx Standard

U.S. Next-business-day delivery by 3 p.m. to most U.S. addresses; by 4:30 p.m. to rural areas.

FedEx Priority

U.S. Next-business-day delivery by 10:30 a.m. to most U.S. addresses; by noon, 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. in remote areas; by noon, 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

FedEx International Economy

Time-definite delivery typically in 2–5 business days (typically 2 or 3 business days to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico).

FedEx International Priority

Time-definite delivery typically in 1, 2 or 3 business days. Reach major cities in Europe by noon typically in 2 business days.

Signature Required for Delivery

In order to protect your shipment from theft, we require a direct signature when delivered. An email will be sent upon shipment so you can check delivery dates with the tracking number provided. Please make certain someone is available to receive your package or shipping charges may incur after three delivery attempts. Any packages that require rerouting will be charged $10.00.

How to Order

We at Vintage King have gone through great lengths to make our ordering process as easy on you as possible. To get started buying from vintageking.com, follow these simple steps:

  1. Find the items you want. You can use the quick search located in the top of every page. You can also use the navigation bar to browse all available products on site.
  2. Add desired items to your cart. If you would like to purchase an item, click the “Add to Cart” button located on the category or product page. If you want to check on the items in your cart click the “My Cart” link at the top right of every page.
  3. Proceed to checkout. View your shopping cart and make sure that you have all of the items you wish to purchase. Click the “Proceed to Checkout” button.
  4. Sign-in, create account or checkout as guest. If you have an existing vintageking.com account log-in with your email and password. If you are new to vintageking.com you can create an account or checkout as a guest. We highly recommend creating an account to take advantage of all of the features of our site as well as receive special members-only benefits.
  5. Enter address information. Enter your billing and shipping address.
  6. Choose shipping method. If your purchase qualifies, make sure you select the “Free Shipping” method. If not, or if you would like to expedite your shipping, choose the method that suites you best.
  7. Enter payment information. How would you like to pay for your order? At vintageking.com we accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards. In addition to using your credit card you can pay with your Paypal account, vintageking.com Gift Cards, and several other financing options.
  8. Review and submit your order. Be sure to check the accuracy of all of the information before submitting to vintageking.com. Once you have done that, check the box that you have read and agree to vintageking.com’s Terms & Conditions, and click “Place Order”
  9. Sit back and let us do the rest. Shortly after you click “Place Order” you will receive an email confirming your order. You will receive another email when your order is shipped along with a tracking number. If you do not receive an email please contact us as soon as possible.

Lifetime Support

We've Got Your Back

Shopping for studio equipment can be overwhelming. With a staff of experienced engineers and seasoned musicians, Vintage King helps narrow your choices and stands by your side until you’re 100% satisfied. We’ve been on the “other side of the sale” and know that customer support is a crucial component to any successful purchase – to put it simply, we treat you how we’d want to be treated.

Thanks to an outstanding staff, unparalleled warranty and full-service philosophy, Vintage King eliminates the impersonal feel typically associated with purchasing gear, ensuring a 360° experience, from installation to post-sale support.

Free Consultation

Our staff will work with you on any questions and all gear specifications, no matter how large or small. Located in Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago and Detroit, Vintage King's sales engineers are always available over the phone or in person upon request.

Demonstration

Our Flagship Store & Demo Studios in Los Angeles and Nashville enable you to demo equipment before committing to a purchase. Not in L.A., Nashville or Detroit? No problem. Nearly any product can be shipped to you for a trial period.

Installation

We ensure that your new gear seamlessly connects with your existing setup. After providing installation support, either on the phone or in-person, Vintage King stays involved with your purchase to provide overall design advice, wrap up the final tweaks or simply exchanges tricks of the trade.

Free Extended Warranty

With Vintage King's Free Extended Warranty, have confidence in your purchase. We are proud to add an additional 1-year free warranty on any NEW products and up to a 1-year free warranty on most used and vintage products, included with any purchase.

Payment Policies

Payment Options

Checks: All checks (including cashier’s checks and money orders) must clear before any orders or merchandise can be sent out. There is a 5–7 business day hold placed on all checks received.

Bank Wire Bank: details will be provided upon request. We cannot ship until bank wires have been confirmed and funds have been received by our banking institution. Please fax us a copy of the wire transaction provided by your bank to speed up this process and help track your incoming wire. E-mail customerservice@vintageking.com for bank wire details.

Credit Card: We can only ship your order to addresses verifiable by your issuing credit card bank. Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number which are the same as your credit card issuer has on file for you. Incorrect information will delay the processing of your order. *Credit card payments will be processed for the full amount before any labor is performed on used and vintage items.

Credit Card Restrictions: Vintage King Audio retains the right to refuse credit card purchases at any time and is subject to Vintage King Audio's approval. Credit card charges for larger transactions may be denied and could require an alternate payment method. Vintage King Audio also retains the right to charge any customer credit card on file to pay for overdue accounts.

E-Check: We provide E-Check as a payment option through PayPal.

Western Union: Your sales representative can provide details.

International Orders

Credit Card: We can only ship your order to addresses verifiable by your issuing credit card bank. Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number which are the same as your credit card issuer has on file for you. Incorrect information will delay the processing of your order.*Credit card payments will be processed for the full amount before any labor is performed on used and vintage items.

Import Duties and Tax: Since import taxes and/or duties that your government might impose on products shipped from the United States may apply, you (the customer), are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, and duties, once goods arrive in your country.

Duties and tax for warranty and damage replacement items: Even though you may have paid shipping, taxes or duty on your original order, it is IMPORTANT to understand that your government may impose duties and taxes for warranty items or replacement items damaged during shipment from the United States. You (the customer), are solely responsible for shipping charges, taxes, and duties, once goods arrive in your country.

Restrictions: Due to manufacturer restrictions, certain brands can not be shipped outside of the United States. Please call us to find out if the item(s) you are interested in can be shipped internationally. We can ship to any locations that use a US Postal ZIP Code such as US Military addresses, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, etc.

Promotional Codes

What Are Promotional Codes?

Occasionally, our marketing department will create promotional or "promo" codes that help you save money on your gear purchase. These codes can be found in our email newsletter and throughout the site.

How Do I Use Promotional Codes?

Promo codes can be entered into the box located on the shopping cart page. Once entered, click "Apply" and watch your discount appear before your eyes!

Sales Tax Policies

Vintage King Audio collects sales tax for shipments to California, Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee. Partial and complete tax exemptions may be available in these states. Below are the forms that can be filled out and returned by emailing customerservice@vintageking.com or fax to 248.545.1767.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance at any time or if any additional questions arise. Contact Customer Service Monday-Friday between 10AM and 6PM ET. Email customerservice@vintageking.com or call 1.888.653.1184, and press 2. If outside the United States, please call 1.248.591.9276.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We're Not Happy Until You're Happy

If there is a problem with your order or you are not 100% satisfied, please contact us immediately so that we can promptly resolve it for you. Contact Customer Service Monday-Friday between 10AM and 6PM ET. Email customerservice@vintageking.com or call 1.888.653.1184, and press 2. If outside the United States, please call 1.248.591.9276.

Software Download Instructions

Antares

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at http://www.antarestech.com/download/update.shtml
  3. Your product can be authorized by following the steps outlined here: http://www.antarestech.com/authorize

Audio Ease

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Register this license key at http://www.audioease.com/ed
  3. After registration, you will receive the download instructions on the screen and an additional e-mail from Audio Ease

Avid Pro Tools

  1. Visit www.ilok.com to sign up for an iLok.com account (if you don't already have one).
  2. Visit www.avid.com/activation and log in to your Avid account using the email address you used to set up the account. (If you don't already have an account, click "Create Your Account" to create one.)
  3. In the resulting screen, enter your activation code in the field and then click "Download Now."
  4. Visit www.ilok.com, log in to your account, and follow the instructions to transfer the license from your account to your iLok USB Smart Key.

BIAS

Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King, along with download and authorization instructions.

Celemony

  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. To download and authorize the software, go to: http://www.musicmarketing.ca/reg_celemony.php

Chandler Limited

Chandler Limited will deliver an e-mail with authorization and download instructions

Crane Song

Crane Song will deliver an e-mail with authorization and download instructions

Eventide

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at http://eventide.com/AudioDivision/Support/Plug-ins/Native%20Plug-in%20Support.aspx
  3. Your product can be registered by going to http://www.eventide.com/User/RegisterProduct.aspx and following the prompts to generate an iLok license
  4. Following the initial registration process, you will be able to download the product license to your iLok from within your iLok.com account.

FXpansion

  1. First, create a user account at FXpansion.com, if you have not already. This will be your user account that you use to authorize all your current and future FXpansion products.
  2. Proceed to registering your serial at FXpansion.com, if it has not already been assigned to your user account. You can register the product here. You can confirm that your product is registered once you proceed to the Support > Downloads page, as you will see the registered product(s), serials, and download links.
  3. Once registered correctly, proceed to the Support > Downloads > Downloads for and locate the proper product. You will see your product and serial number on this page, along with the blue download link for the latest version of the software.
  4. Proceed to downloading the appropriate link. These downloads are the FULL installers for your product(s). There is no need to download and install the previous versions in order to use the latest version of your product.
  5. After you download, please open the downloaded file. This will prompt the installation to your system. After a complete install, please open your product and you will be prompted to authorize your product.
  6. When the FX License Manager pops up, authorize using your registered FXpansion user account name, password, and product serial. Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet and you should have no problems with the authorization process. If you do run into any trouble, please email ryan@fxpansion.com for assistance.

Izotope

  1. A download link and a serial number will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. The first time you load the software, click the “Authorize” button and input the license key when prompted
  3. Visit http://www.izotope.com/store/authorization.html for detailed instructions.

Kush Audio

  1. You will be emailed your license code.
  2. Your product can be downloaded at http://www.thehouseofkush.com/downloads/downloads.html

Lexicon

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. Locate and download the installers for your plug-ins here: http://www.lexiconpro.com/en-US/product_families/plugins
  3. Select the product purchased
  4. Download applicable plug-in and install
  5. When prompted, enter the license key that was emailed to you

McDSP

  1. The license will automatically be issued to your iLok account and can be downloaded by logging into your iLok account at http://www.ilok.com
  2. You can download the installers from the McDSP website: http://www.mcdsp.com/downloads

Minnetonka

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Use the provided SERIAL NUMBER and register your product at: http://www.minnetonkaaudio.com/register
  3. While most Minnetonka products allow you to use the application without activation for a period of 14 days, some products require activation before they can be used.
  4. Once the registration has been completed, a permanent license will be generated, and a confirmation will be sent to you via email.
  5. Use this Activation Code or the iLok license to permanently activate http://www.minnetonkaaudio.com/register your software.

Nomad Factory

  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. To download and authorize the software, go to: http://www.nomadfactory.com/downloads

Plugin Alliance

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/activate.html

PSPAudioWare

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King
  2. Your product can be downloaded at https://www.pspaudioware.net/register/demo.php
  3. Your product can be registered at https://www.pspaudioware.net/register/login.php by creating a PSP account, logging in and selecting the “Activate Product” option
  4. Following the initial registration process, an authorization code will be sent to your e-mail and you will use this code to authorize the product on your computer

Serato Audio Research

  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. Register the serial number here: http://serato.com/register
  3. Then download the plug-in from here: http://www.serato.com/downloads/
  4. Finally download the license to your iLok: http://www.ilok.com

Softube

  1. You will be emailed a serial number
  2. Register the serial number here: http://www.softube.com/register
  3. Then download the plug-in from here: http://www.softube.com/download/
  4. Finally download the license to your iLok: http://www.ilok.com

Sonalksis

  1. You will be emailed a registration number
  2. To install and activate your Sonalksis software, download and install the Sonalksis Plugin Manager application from: http://www.sonalksis.com/pmdownload.htm

Sonic Studio

Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King, along with download and authorization instructions

Slate Digital

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins, go to http://www.slatedigital.com/esd/
  3. Select the product purchased
  4. Fill out registration info

Sonnox Oxford

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins: http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/register
  3. For more information on how to authorize an Oxford plug-in for use with an iLok key, click here: http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/ws/pub/plugins/support/faq-2.html?h-search=78&ts=58449

Steven Slate Drums

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and activate your plug-ins, go to http://www.slatedigital.com/esd/
  3. Select the product purchased
  4. Fill out registration info

Toontrack

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King.
  2. Your product can be registered by logging into your account at http://www.toontrack.com. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.
  3. Within your account section, navigate to the "Register" option within the "Support" menu and follow the instructions.

URS Plugins

A document with registration and download instructions will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King.

Waldorf

Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail from Vintage King, along with download and authorization instructions

Waves

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. Your product can be downloaded by going to http://waves.com and navigating to the “Downloads” section
  3. Your product can be registered by going to http://waves.com and logging into your Waves account. (If you do not have one, you can create a profile in under 10 minutes)
  4. From within, use the “Register New Products” option from within the “Register” section
  5. You will be prompted to enter your license key and iLok ID (If you do not have an iLok account, you can create one at http://www.ilok.com)
  6. Following the initial registration process, you will be able to download the product license to your iLok from within your iLok.com account

XLN Audio

  1. Your license key will be delivered to you via e-mail
  2. To register and install your plug-ins, go to www.xlnaudio.com/install

The Section 179 Tax Deduction

Tax Breaks for Gear!

No doubt about it, the US Tax Code is not a thrilling read. However, there is one provision that can truly benefit your business. Did you know that you can get tax breaks for the new and used gear you buy this year? Section 179 helps makes it all possible!

By giving business owners the chance to deduct up to $500,000 total this year on equipment purchased, Section 179 of US Tax Code makes it easier to buy the gear you need. In order for the rule to apply, you have to make your purchases and put the equipment to use before December 31, 2015 to save on your taxes this year.

Read on to learn more or start shopping before this amazing tax option expires! Be sure to consult your tax professional.

Does the tax break apply to me?

If you need music gear as a part of your business, then yes, Section 179 applies to you!

How does Section 179 work?

We'll do our best to translate the math-speak. At its core, Section 179 was added as a part of recent Stimulus Bills that were passed into law. Before Section 179, you could only write off the amount your gear depreciated every year, which can still be done. This new provision helps business owners get the equipment they need today by accelerating that depreciation through Section 179.

Thanks to Section 179, you get to write off the full purchase price in the very same year you buy the gear. By doing this, you don't have to postpone the purchases you want to make. If you know certain equipment will help grow your business in the coming year, then Section 179 can help you throughout the process.

Click the following link to use a tax calculator to see just how much you could save: www.crestcapital.com/tax_deduction_calculator

How much can I deduct?

In late 2015, Section 179 was increased to a permanent level of $500,000. Businesses exceeding a total of $2 million of purchases in qualifying equipment will have the Section 179 deduction phase-out dollar-for-dollar and completely eliminated above $2.5 million. Additionally, the Section 179 cap will be indexed to inflation in $10,000 increments in future years.

What gear does Section 179 work for?

Whether it's new or used, if the gear is for your business, you can make the purchase! This includes pro audio hardware and even equipment like new studio furniture, computers, and cabling. Even some software qualifies for Section 179. For purchases up to $500,000, the deduction works exactly the same way for new and used gear. Have you been eyeing a vintage microphone or compressor all year? Utilize Section 179 to make your audio dreams come true!

We should also mention that if a piece of gear will be helpful for business and personal use (i.e., headphones), it can still apply to Section 179. Whether you use the equipment at the office, studio or on business trips, the gear still qualifies for an income-tax deduction, determined at the percentage you'd be using the product at work.

Does leased or financed gear qualify?

Yes! You can take advantage of perks with our Vintage King Audio credit card, while qualifying for the deduction. We can also help you secure a lease. Give us a call at 1.888.653.1184 or click here for more information on payment and financing options.

For full details visit www.section179.org

Tracking Your Shipment

Tracking Your Shipment

An email will be sent upon shipment so you can check delivery dates with the tracking number provided. New items ship within 24-48 business hours of your order unless notified otherwise. Used item delivery times vary depending upon the item. Do not hesitate to call customer service at 1.888.653.1184 or 1.248.591.9276, and press 2, Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm ET with any questions relating to delivery times.

Signature Required

In order to protect your shipment from theft, by default, we require a direct signature when delivered. You can opt out of this option in the checkout, which will mean that the shipping carrier will leave your package without anyone signing for it. If shipping with signature required, please make certain someone is available to receive your package or shipping charges may incur after three delivery attempts. Any packages that require rerouting will be charged $10.00.

What Are "Demo Deal" Products?

A "Demo Deal" item simply means we've had it out of the box to demonstrate to another customer on site or sent to their premises to hear in their own studio for a few days, therefore it is no longer factory-sealed. All Demo Deal items we sell come with a full manufacturer's warranty and have been evaluated by our factory-authorized technical staff to ensure your "Demo Deal" purchase is in perfect working order before we ship it to you. No need to worry as you will have peace of mind knowing that our return policy applies to all demo items.

Check out our current Demo Deals.

What Are "New" Products?

"New" products are exactly as they sound, brand spankin' new! These products are in their original packaging straight from the manufacturer. Any products that have been returned to us or traded in are either listed as "Used" or "Demo-Deal" products.

What Are "Vintage & Used" Products?

Vintage Products

A "vintage" item is a piece of audio gear that has been formerly owned by someone else, and either sold to us, or traded in toward the purchase of other equipment. The term "vintage" is not a precise one, but generally refers to a product that is at least 20-25 years old. Audio equipment from this era is predominantly analog, but does include some of the earlier digital gear. Most of our vintage pieces are from the "Golden Age" of audio design and manufacturing, with companies like Neve, Neumann, Urei, dbx and Helios making their classic products in the 60s and 70s. Vintage King is proud to offer the largest selection of such gear in the world, and we are constantly looking to expand our stock, (hey, we have to live up to our name!). All of our "vintage" items are serviced by our in-house technical staff - using as many original parts as possible - and nearly all of them are provided with a six month or 1 year warranty.

Used Products

A "used" item is a product that has been formerly owned by someone else, and either sold to us, or traded in toward the purchase of other equipment. Some used items are relatively new; their owners only part with them so that they can 'trade-up' to something else they have their eye on. Other used items that are of a certain age are called "vintage" items. Although no longer under the manufacturer's warranty period, almost all used items are serviced by our in-house technical staff, and come with a Vintage King warranty: 1 year for analog rack gear, 6 months for microphones, and 30 days for most digital products.