Ditto the "neighbor welcome"! You too Tireguy, I'm from E. Greenbush. I was going to mention Clarke and Mom's (with same comments), didn't know about Oasis. Slim pickings in Albany. In Pittsfield, There is a Vandersteen, Arcam, BAT and Paradigm dealer, I think they are called TRL Audio or something like that. Kind of a messy place. The best I have gone to is Spearit Sound in Northhampton, about an hour's drive. Lots of product, and great guys to deal with. Finally, on this site there is a dealer who advertises, LLC Audio????, who lists Latham Village as their address. I believe that is a residential address so it must be some sort of outta-their-house set up.
I also drove down to Audio Outlet in Mt. Kisco. Nice stuff, expensive, but they had an attitude. I got the feeling they didn't want to deal with us little guys who wanted to only spend $1-$2k on an amp.
Hope to see you guys out. Ever run in to Barnes and Noble to pick up What?HiFi or TAS?
PS - Oh, Tireguy, by the way, what exactly do you do??????:>)