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This last summer I went to Chicago, to listen to speakers I could not hear in Michigan. Their are many good places, however, the "Best" in Chicago is Ultimate Audio Video in
Deerfield, they are by appointment only but, they sell Ultra High End gear. To top it all off the have the "Best Room" I have never heard, if you know what I mean. Ron and Rob are an elite pair.
ProMusica is indeed a Linn/Naim shop. But the gear they sold me and advised me to get has, almost without exception, given me great pleasure and satisfaction. And they have been very good to me over the years, despite the fact that I have abused their customer service by calling for advice, help, attention long after I moved away from the Chicogo area and stopped actually giving them business. And I never gave them much, as I was a grad student while there. They have nevertheless been patient, helpful, and accomodating at every turn. Give 'em a shot.
Promusica is ok however they are BIG on Naim audio components, too big actually. They play down other good brands such as Rega, Cambridge, Tube gear etc etc etc however they swear that solid state is far better sounding than tubes, I beg to differ with them even though I auditioned some of their speakers.
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and finally a good search on the web! Good luck
"Promusica is ok however they are BIG on Naim audio components, too big actually. They play down other good brands such as Rega, Cambridge, Tube gear etc etc etc"
I'm not surprised that they would play up Naim over Rega and Cambridge. Naim had best sound a lot better given that you can buy an entire top of the line Rega system for less than the cost of some of Naim's power supplies alone. For what it is worth I really like Rega, but it occupies an entirely different segment of the market then Naim.
Went to ProMusica...nice guy but REALLY NAIM heavy...Saturday Stereo Exchange...I think...REALLY nice people...and then Van L.
Van L builds one of the sweetest, most accurate monitors EVER. Well I have ever heard anyways. Anyone looking for an amazing Monitor should give him a call.
Thanks for the help.