First, to all who check in on this page, I apologize for not posting anything in a long time.
Second, I'm a little frustrated. Over the almost 20 years I've been in this business, I have seen the process of shopping for consumer electronics transform from people being active participants and actually experiencing the products they are buying into at least three troubling scenarios:
(1) Wanting someone to come out to their house and tell them what they should buy. (2) Shopping a mass retailer where almost nothing is hooked up, and if it is, it is not hooked up and calibrated properly. (3) Buying consumer electronics products solely based on what is said in online audio forums.
I'm sorry but this simply makes no sense.
There is no substitute for actively listening to audio products before making a purchase decision. People don't buy cars without taking them for a test drive, so why has audio buying become such a passive experience for people? If you have the answer, I'm all ears.
Sorry for sounding a bit egotistical, but after all the years experience I have selling, designing, and bidding systems in two different cities, I think I offer more honest sound advice than anyone else in the Mahoning Valley. With this, I am confident that any system I recommend to you, without you actually listening to it, will be a very good one. Ultimately, though, isn't it unfair for me, or anyone else, to sell you something you have not experienced first for yourself?
It is your money, and not all audio/video systems are the same. They may seem the same, but they are not. That is why there are so many brands, choices, and levels of performance. In the end, it is your ears and eyes that should make you purchase something. I want you to experience the products before spending a dime. This is why our showroom is properly set-up with multiple speaker systems, a custom home theater, and a completely functioning whole house audio system.
Buying audio/video equipment is, and really has always been, an active experience, and we have some really cool stuff now and coming soon. I invite you to visit me and take part in the fun of that experience again.
Thank you very much for reading and happy listening.