How to get repairs outside of warranty (Really useful journalism for audiophiles.)

A talented and shrewd writer, Stone is writing here about something that comes up frequently in forums. Namely, "about out-of-warranty audiophile repairs. Those are the ones that you can expect to have to pay for. Basically, there are three out-of-warranty repair scenarios. You could have a component that is still in production from a manufacturer but no longer covered by the company’s free repair-or-replace policy, or you could have a product recently discontinued but the manufacturer is extant and supporting older products, or lastly, you could own a piece of gear in need of repair whose manufacturer has folded its tent and ceased to exist or has merely ceased to repair your older component. "