- July 24th, 2014
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It’s been a busy summer, with lots going on. I’m sure the same for most everyone else. So the big news here is that St Louis Stereo is in a transitional phase and morphing into something else. I’m moving out the gear that I want to continue with to my home in Edwardsville, IL. There were several reasons that facilitated this move and rearrangement, namely we just couldn’t find anything in St Louis that we liked without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on. And these days, a brick and mortar either has to be a big operation with lots going on, ie video, etc., or a very small dedicated one man shop. Or else be funded by someone with very deep pockets, like some you see sprout up, and then falter or pollute the market rather quickly. Let’s face it, the hifi market is changing, what with Audiogon, deep discount expectations, jet setting audiophiles who listen from one city to the next. Frankly I want no part of that. I want to establish relationships with people who understand what we are trying to bring to the market, and go from there. Hence the closing of the loft and the soon to be open new home shop in Edwardsville. Procedures will still be the same, by appointment only, although this way it will be much much easier for those that want to listen in a comfortable environment to do so, and easier to get an appointment. Many have called that day saying you’re in town and wanting to listen to such and such, and I’m in Chicago or here cutting the grass, leaving both of us frustrated. And, I am still scouring around Edwardsville looking for a store front or room that will suit our needs. Also since many of you come from out of town, I am right off I-55 with only one turn to make, no parking meters, no riffraff on the streets, and you can play as loud as you want. Well, unless the system has reached its peak.
So stay tuned, I am still selling and going out for home dems and consultations….so keep the e’s and phone calls coming in…..