Decibel Audio will purchase your used gear! We are always looking for working, clean vintage or used gear and we offer either very competitive trade-in values or the option of having us buy the equipment outright (after evaluation) for a cash (check) offer.

Do you have something you are interested in selling? Great! The best way to start the process is to shoot us an email with model numbers and pictures if possible to Also, it is helpful if you indicate what value you are looking to get out of the pieces and whether you are looking for cash or trade.

We will review email submissions within (usually) 24-48 hours to determine if the deal seems like it will work for both of us, and THEN you can bring the equipment in!

All equipment must be fully evaluated by our technicians for both aesthetics and function- this process usually takes a few days, and there is always a queue of equipment waiting, which is why we have to be selective. After the evaluation is complete, we can complete the deal with either trade credit to your account or a check for the cash value of the equipment.

We require valid state ID to be presented upon time of equipment drop off. No exceptions.

In general, here is a list of things we are very rarely interested in purchasing:

  • multi-disc CD players
  • non-HDMI surround sound receivers
  • Crosley record players
  • Bose "lifestyle" systems
  • DVD/ Blu-ray players
  • 90's "shelf systems"

Have any questions? Shoot us an email at and we will be happy to help!