What are Used & Vintage 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 and 6 months for microphones and digital 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.