Spearit sound @ 870 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston
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I live in Boston.
There is Goodwins high end in waltham
Natural Sound in Fraimingham sells McIntosh gear but I was not impressed with there store, all there equipment was very abused, (broken glass on a MC2102, burnt meters on a C2200 they had some XLR30 speakers shoved in the back behind a bunch of other stuff. just a big mess.
There are a bunch of others but I have not been to them so I can't say.
There are all kinds of smaller shops around too. I would pick a brand, go to there website and and use the dealer locator that most sites have.
Depends what you like...Ralph Spear at Goodwins and his staff are real approachable and sell bottom end to top end esoteric gear..on Comm Ave on the BU Campus....Goodwin's High End on Main Street in Waltham has great listening rooms but you need to call ahead...Fidelis is way up there in NH and Walter is geared to home theater to survive. I've bought gear from all three shops.
Boston is a music city, if you like jazz, try Scullers or the Regatta Bar in Harvard Square....many other venues for just about anything.Have fun
The strangest thing about Boston is watching a sales person at one of the smaller audio shops stand next to some $12K pair of speakers and say that their shop is NOT really a high-end audio shop.
The biggest shop in-town is Speartsound (solid state mostly) I think they're the biggest Krell dealer. They have rows of B&W, Dali, Theil speakers lined up all around the the walls.
Goodwin's Audio (uh, is that what $125K wilson speakers look like!) you may have to wait to get into one of their listening rooms. Make an appointment.
I'd check ahead for acts playing at Scullers or Regatta Bar in that order.