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
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
I live in an eastern suburb[orange] and was wondering if anyone would be available to spend a short time listening to my modest system and help me decide between upgrading a cdp or preamp. Please email off list
I do not have a lot of free time but I am sure we can work something out. Thanks, Larry
system: aragon 4004mk2-amp
aragon 24k-pre
arcam 5 plus-cd
altec iconic horn speakers
Well, I am going to have some down time after the first of the year and would like to get this idea moving. Are there any suggestions for this club?
I would like to meet some others to demo gear to learn in first person. I have tried to read as much as possible, now It is time to listen. I would also like to get opinions of others on my modest system. I plan on meeting with Chad next month, maybe we can set up a meet and greet.

We have talked about this long enough, lets get this moving.