Open Ear Audio specializes in the following services & repairs.


Turntable repairs are probably the largest part of our business and our techs have exhaustive knowledge on everything from old rim drive radiogram record players to Technics SL1200 DJ turntables. We work on all belt drive, direct drive and rim drive record players from portable suitcase record players to precisely engineered audiophile turntables.


We offer a comprehensive speaker repair service here in our workshop in Fairfield. We can recone and recoil your speakers, whether they are guitar or bass speakers, Pro Audio PA speakers, Hi-Fi speakers or car audio speakers. From big to small, we can do it all. Foam surround replacements, crossover repairs and upgrades and custom work too.


Open Ear Audio provides a complete amplifier repair service. We specialise in valve (tube) guitar and bass amps but we also repair solid state guitar and bass amplifiers, effects pedals and select Hi-Fi amp repairs.

  • "We took my grandfather's turntable to the guys, it hadn't moved in 25 years and everyone else we took it to said it was a lost cause. Open Ear rebuilt it, inside a week and for a reasonable price. It's now bringing beautiful music to another generation of my family. Thanks so much guys."

  • "I can't thank Dick enough for the work he did on my 70s Fender Twin. A new lease of life (and some new speakers) for the old girl!"

  • “Norwest is one of the Asia Pacific regions largest professional Audio, Lighting and Vision suppliers. We execute high end production services both locally and internationally as well as having branches in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Auckland and Wellington. Being involved in the Olympics, or high end corporate and international events and shows means our equipment must be in top shape and for Audio equipment, it must be sonically perfect!! Dick Straight has been a great help to us with his re-coning services for many years now and his prompt service has helped us out of many jams where we really need a fast turn around. We can’t recommend Dick and “Open Ear” highly enough.“

  • “Dick has always been great in turning around speaker repairs quickly! Whenever I have a driver that needs urgent attention he’s always able to find room in his repair schedule to have it fixed as soon as possible. Much appreciated Dick, keep up the good work.“

  • “I’ve known the high standard of Dicks work for some time now. Not many people know speakers as intimately as he does and his perfectionist tendencies amount to some excellent repairs coming out of Open Ear Audio. He is also forthcoming with genuinely helpful advice and is a very pleasant character to deal with.“

  • “When my Peavey classic started sounding sick I sent it to the experts – Open Ear Audio. Dick repaired a damaged speaker and gave the amp a thorough service. He was very friendly and generous with advice. Now It sounds a million bucks again!“

  • "If you have any hi fi problems, take the opportunity to talk to these people. They have the right attitude to overcome any problems. Service and repair are high quality and the never give up ethic is a winner for me. They will have all my work from now on. A big thank you."

Get in Touch

For a chat about your repair or service requirements, please call, email or stop by our workshop

Call Us

0432 077 787

Visit Us

Door 2, 188 Christmas Street

Fairfield VIC 3078



MONDAY – Closed

TUESDAY – 10am-6pm

WEDNESDAY – 10am-6pm

THURSDAY – 10am-8pm

FRIDAY – 10am-6pm


SUNDAY – Closed