Here are a few reasons. First, we specialize in performance audio and video systems. We are very focused on knowing what products perform best, and combining them into systems that give the best results. We are also skilled on setting up these systems properly, so that you get all the performance possible. This is all we do- we don’t sell car stereo systems, video cameras, alarm systems or appliances. Nor are we part of a large chain of stores that focuses on profitablity through buying in what makes the most money. You can count on personalized advice and support with every purchase at AudioConcepts.
Second, we sell all of our products by demonstration. When you buy a car, you drive it. When you buy wine, you taste it. When you buy a music or theater system (more important than the others!), you should listen to it. We know of no magazine or set of specifications that can tell you which collection of components is right for you, your home, and your expectations. With our assistance, you can listen and decide for yourself. And don’t worry- you will hear a difference! In our experience, anyone who can tell the difference between two different brands of ice cream, or two different shirt fabrics, or the way two different cars drive, can also hear the difference between two different CD players or two different amplifiers or … . And when we demonstrate products, we actually hook them up together the way you will do at home. We don’t run everything through switchboxes and comparators, which will hide both good and bad qualities and make a valid comparison impossible. Those things belong in car stereo stores. If you see something like that in what you think is a quality audio store, run away.
Third, we realize the incredible importance of selecting a system, not just a bunch of components. Many people come into our store having purchased a bunch of expensive audio components elsewhere, often all ‘Class A’ rated by various magazines, and are unhappy with the sound. It’s no surprise to us- a carefully matched set of components that even cost less can easily outperform the random component approach.
No. Many people think that they can’t afford a high performance sound system, but they really can. For the same money that you would spend on a rack system at an appliance or department store, you can get a sound system at AudioConcepts that will give you infinitely more pleasure. It will not only sound a lot more like the real thing, it will also be more reliable and, more than likely, be easier to operate.
That’s because we select products that are designed for sound quality, not buttons, lights, features, etc. We have systems that include a CD player or DAC, amplifier and speakers for under $1500. And whether you’re spending $1500 or $150,000, you still get our full level of service. We’ll spend the time to help you pick the right components, and then we’ll deliver and set up your system at no charge, making sure that you get the best performance possible.
System setup is very important. We’re constantly horrified at how poorly many (expensive) systems sound in peoples’ homes, because they aren’t set up correctly.
Source components are the most cricital as they’re the gateway to getting good sound. Whether it’s fully optimizing an analog turntable’s many variables, or setting up a computer or NAS drive to play back digital music files, we can maximize the performance of all of your music sources.
Speaker placement is super-critical too- speakers should be properly placed if you want to achieve the best possible sound, and even a couple of inches one way or the other can make a difference. (That’s why we’ll ask you about where you can place your speakers, when you’re choosing them. Different speakers have different placement requirements.) Components also have placement considerations, and it’s important to make the right cable choices for each application. Hooking everything up correctly is of course essential, not just so that it works, but so that it works optimally, delivers the total performance possible, and operates safely. Because system setup is so important to get the best possible sound, we offer it with every system purchase.
At AudioConcepts we specialize in performance-oriented music and home theater systems. Many people are surprised to learn that this focus does not mean you can’t enjoy top quality sound throughout your home. Linn, Naim, BlueSound, and other manufacturers offer solutions to extend music throughout the house, and let you choose to link spaces together or leave them separated for different family members. Ask us about the many options available that can extend your system’s use without compromising its performance.
We also offer custom installation for all of our products. AudioConcepts has years of experience coordinating with builders, electricians, and architects, so we can maximize not only the sound of your system but also its integration into your home. We’ll be happy to help you select the perfect system from our range of products, and then insure an expert and smooth installation.