Inside a beautiful Victorian house on residential stretch of New Jersey is an audiophile's dream: a residence turned into an audio equipment showroom. Dave Lalin, aka The Audio Doctor, originally intended to be an audio specialist who'd make house calls to help optimize/setup systems, until he realized his customers preferred to visit his home to demo the array of high end audio equipment setup inside his home. Thus begun a most unusual business...
Stereophile recently dropped in to check out the Audio Doctor's hi-fi showroom inside a home:
Walk through the front door of 112 Sherman Place and you first find yourself in a small, enclosed porch that on this day is flooded with sunlight and completely stuffed with high-end audio equipment: Linn, Rega, PSB, KEF, subwoofers, floorstanders, monitors, integrateds, DACs, cables, and more.
Walk into the main living/listening area and you'll see two pairs of loudspeakers--Scaena Iso-Linear loudspeakers on one end, KEF Reference 207/2s (a favorite of Stereophile editor John Atkinson) at the other. Along one wall, you'll see four racks of gear: amplifiers, CD players, and a lovely Roksan Xerxes turntable. In a corner: more loudspeakers. On side tables: table radios, of course, and iPod docks and remote controls and other accessories. On ledges, frames, and mounted on walls: room tuning devices of the controversial sort. ("They really work," Lalin enthuses. "We can do a demo if you want.")
Not exactly home decor meets technology in the usual manner we propose here at Apartment Therapy, but as a store idea, what a unique experience! If you happen to live in the New Jersey area, you can make an appointment to drop by and check out Lalin's home showroom by calling (877) 428-2873.
In the meantime, check out the full interview over at Stereophile's The Audio Doctor: Prescribing the Best of Everything