- Location: Los Angeles, CA
- Website: aheadstereo.com
Ahead Stereo at first glance is the sort of store you make note as a possible destination to visit after receiving a large bonus, an extraneous payout, or your first lottery paycheck, as you'll likely press your nose against the window in awe of the selection of A/V goodies within during your first walk-by of the Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles specialty retailer.
The audio/video specialty shop is the anti-Best Buy, stocked with an audiophile's bent toward upper tier brands you might see within the pages of publications such as Stereophile or Home Theater Magazine. And more importantly, the store is operated by a team of highly knowledgeable staff that can help make the best decision for your requirements, including budget and space limitations, with an expertise often missing from big box retail representatives who often seem more concerned about selling you an extended warranty rather than the best solution for your needs.
Earlier this year Ahead Stereo renovated their showroom, with a newly designed distributed audio system, four vignettes dedicated to high performance digital surround sound, stunning flat panel displays and a 92" front projection system, making this a showroom with serious demo facilities, especially helpful when you're possibly in the market for making a serious home theater purchase. The new store also offers an open conference area for meeting with clients, contractors and designers, and dedicated screening room. Ahead Stereo philosophy:
We believe buying audio and video should be fun and easy! That's why we have the best products, the most knowledgeable staff, and a great shopping environment. Our products are selected for performance, functionality and reliability. We personally audition every product before it hits our sales floor. Each staff member has at least 10 years experience in audio and video and we are always researching the latest technology. Our expertise is unsurpassed. Our credentials are lofty but our attitudes are anything but. We are casual, friendly, and relaxed (we don't even have a dress code). We do this because we love our work.