Cleveland, OH

Anyone in the NE Ohio area that are still stalwart 2 channelers?
How about those of you who got rid of their stereo gear to go HT
only to regret it. Are you out there? COMMENTS
Dont talk to Bernie at Play it again Sam unless you dont mind paying 30%+ over bluebook value
PIAS does seem to charge higher. So I would avoid them. Actually the best bet in the Cleveland area is to drive to Progressive Audio in Columbus, OH on High St. on the OSU campus. It's definitely worth the two hours drive. Other than that, I recommend Golden Grammophone in Fairlawn on Rt.18 (Akron, OH area). Not much else except for Audio Visions. But don't go in there if you either an audiophile or young. You don't seem to get the best service or looks. Probably the best bet is to contact guys like Tom Quayle or Don Better and see what they can do for you. I know I've been meaning to drop some coin on a complete set of Mapleshade heavyfoots ever since I heard them in my system. The personal touch is nice.

Happy hunting

I second the "two thumbs down" on Bernie at Play It Again Sams. He practically wants retail for used gear. Back in the day before the internet PIAS was the only way locally to sell used gear. Thank God for AudioGon. Brownsanandy- If your looking for the most bang for your buck-I would buy your gear right here on A-Gon. Before you buy-determine what your budget is. Read the forum/do searches on potential gear your thinking about purchasing. Ask questions/start threads/most people on this site have been at this game a long time and have a wealth of knowledge their usually willing to share. IMHO- Stick with well known gear. It makes it easier to sell down the road. Quality used gear can be generally had for around 40-50% of retail. Try and buy from people with alot of solid transactions(points) This website is by far the best way of building a quality setup/for less. Good luck
Aaron/Aroc,thanks for the vote of confidence.I do try to help those who have been bitten by this audio-bug.
Gregmorris, Are you/were you originally from Brecksville?

If I can be of assistance in the local area-give me a shout.
Sincerely,Tom Quayle/Tpsonic