Wonderful visit and 5-star customer service at Audio Doctor in Jersey City, NJ!

For those interested in auditioning the new Paradigm Persona series, as well as other high-end brands, with the benefit of highly personalized attention and 5-star customer service, I would like to recommend a visit to Audio Doctor in Jersey City, New Jersey- they have some of the largest showroom space in the NY/NJ area, and such great customer service, period!

Audio Doctor is currently the only dealer in the NY/NJ area allowed to demo in-store/sell the Paradigm Persona speaker series, so I trekked there yesterday to audition the Paradigm Persona 3F and flagship 9H stereo speakers, which both proved stupefying and extremely impressive for their price points in as far as clarity, detail, and sound stage are concerned.

The owner, Dave, is such a wonderful guy. He gave me a personalized tour of his well-built home theater room (100+ inch projector set up with KEF speaker system, excellent room treatments, very comfortable seating, etc.), and also a tour of other five-figure speaker brands on display.

Crucially, for the Paradigm demos, Dave allowed me to bring my own interconnects and speaker cables, and also to use identical separates to what I have at my place so I could ascertain for sure what the Paradigms would sound like in my home setting. I was also pleased to see many low-budget speaker/separates set ups for those on a tight budget- all on display.

Last but not least, Dave and his wife prepared a wonderful dinner for me while I was speaker-auditioning- the tastiest Mexican Tacos I have ever had! I spent a total of 4 hours at the store, and Dave even gave me a lift back to the PATH train station (I live in NYC)... so without a doubt, I would rate the customer service at this place as the best I have ever seen in my years of visiting audio stores on both coasts.

So for the NY/NJ area audiophile crowd, Audio Doctor merits an in-person visit and comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Regardless of the friendly retailer act this is strictly a business based on making a profit. By appointment only is just a way to better lock in the possible future customer under the guise of superior service. Providing food and drink helps create a minor sense of obligation on the customer side. This all helps the salesperson build a sense of trust that some customers forget is based on them paying rent and bills. If he/she is trying to sell you something they are a salesperson, no matter how they carry on about their love for good sound. Unless the retailer is also the manufacturer they are not responsible for the good sound, it is all just trial and error until the right source, amp, cable, speaker and room combo is found. Of course they will also explain the gear they carry is what they found to be the best, usually followed by saying they used to carry the competitors brand but it just didn't sound as good. 

Anyone with common sense can see through the BS if you dodge the thousand word responses/explanations. For the record I support B&M stores whenever possible but this sales pitch littered all over the forums is ridiculous.
James, not the case at all. Yes we are a  business and yes we sell gear.

The fact that we are run out of a house means we have a Kitchen and cook, it also means we have a bar and a coffe maker.

We are not plying potential customers with anything in order for them to purchase, Audionoobie didn't buy a thing from us. 

It is called old fashioned hospitality and caring for your potential clients like they are your guests as well as actually enjoying the demo process.

There is no haphazzard approach to good sound, we test many different items at all times to create the sound we are trying to accheive.

Hence power conditioners we currently work with Audio Magic, Audience, and we loved the Running Springs but alas they are no more.

So we testing Isotek and now Torus vs the others.

Before those we had Synergistic, Shunyatta, Ps Audio, Exact Power, Richard Gray, Silver Circle and I am sure a few others.

Cables we tested Shunyata, AQ, Kubala, Nordost and a few others before finding out that Wireworld and Enklein routinely sounded better.

Maybe if you had a dealer such as us you wouldn't be as jaded.

If you are in our neck of the wood come and see for yourself.

Dave Owner
Audio Doctor NJ
For what it's worth...I've sent private messages to Dave several times. He has taken his time to provide advice on ways to improve my system without changing my main components. Its not all about sales to me.
It boggles my mind that some so called members attack instead of encourage folks who share their experience with the few still remaining brick and mortar places to actually touch and feel the audio gear before putting down our money.  What do you have to gain by insulting someone who does share their experience? If you don't believe it, just shut up and ignore the post. There're plenty of other subjects to read....

@audiotroy Your posts are very informative and not aware of T&A until your post.   Thanks!
Well said Kalali. There are those members that are so negative no matter what the topic. I read this forum daily for information and ideas but I'm turned off by these individuals who turn these forums into a venting platform. Take it from one who is retired, life is too short so chill out.

I have no issue with a dealer trying to promote a product or themselves on this forum. What's the big deal? You have the option to read it or not. For some it may be the opportunity to connect with a particular product and the dealer. I remember my brother and I spending many Saturdays in the early 70s visiting store after store in Manhattan. Back then we had the opportunity to compare many brands before deciding which system to buy. BTW- We both choose KEF speakers.

Today there isn't that luxury so promoting products and making potential buyers aware of the existence of these dealers is great for our hobby.