Drubin, you are lucky, you reached the right man. Frankfurt high-end dealers:
1. Just Music (Audio Note, Avalon, Ayre, Rowland, Lindemann, Rega, Blue Amp: unfortunately they went out of business a few months ago).
2. Raum Ton Kunst, Neue Kräme 29, 60311. In the Sandwegpassage. U/S Bahn Stop: Hauptwache. Right in the city center. About 20 minutes from the airport. Ask people: "Wo ist die Sandwegpassage, bitte?" (Burmester, ML, Krell, AR, JM Lab, Conrad Johnson, BAT, Graaf, Revel, Bryston, LUA, McIntosh, TGMcLaren, STAX, etc. some second hand, some unusual stuff, mostly SS).
3. HiFi Profis, Eschenheimer Tor 2, within walking distance of Raum Ton Kunst. Right in the center. (LUA, Audionet, Accuphase, Burmester, B+W, Elac, Burmester, McIntosh, alot of lo- and mid-fi though).
4. Auditorium 23, Gabelsbergerstrasse 23, 60389 Offenbach, tel. 465202. Technically outside Frankfurt, in Offenbach, but only a 15 minute cab ride. (Shindo, Roiene, PHY-P, Verdier, EUPHYA, tube and analog from France and Japan). Unusual opening hours, so call first.
5. Cassiopeia, Rödermark, will take about 30 minutes to get there in car. In an industrial park. One man operation. Make an appointment by telephone beforehand: 06074-927682. (Simon Yorke Designs, Odeon, Graaf, Sonus Faber, Einstein, Rega, Lindemann, Lavardin, etc.).
1. World of Music, 4th floor of Hertie department store, Zeil, new CDs, commercial, but many Japanese imports, expensive.
2. Phono Haus, Rossmarkt 7, Frankfurt's largest selection of classical CDs is on their second floor. City center. Right around the corner from Raum Ton Kunst. Even more expensive than WOM.
3. Number 2 records, Wallstrasse 2, Frankfurt/Sachsen Hausen. Across the Main river from the city center. Second hand. Many RCA and Decca original vinyl, as well as Blue Note, Impulse, Japanese pressings. Reasonable to expensive.
There are other high end shops in Erlensee, Mömbris, Wiesbaden, Karben, and Wehrheim. Check out an edition of Image HiFi for their addresses. Happy shopping. BTW, those Avantgarde Uno loudspeakers at the airport are not from a Frankfurt shop.