Bstbomber you may want to do a weekend trip to NYC.
From your post it is unclear if you have a particular price level or level of sound quality you are interested in, however you will still find a wider variety of products available in the NYC area then almost any other part of the country.
For example for louspeakers:
1: Lyric Wilson, Focal, Golden Ear, B&W, Magnaplaner.
2: Innovative WIlson, Spendor, Dynaudio, Avalon
3: Rhasody, Magico, Rahido
4: Sound by Singer, Rahido, Harbeth
I know some of these brands are not shown in your area.
Across the water in Jersey City
5: Audio Doctor: Kef, Kef Blade, Paradigm, Elac, ATC, Legacy, Dali, PSB, Rethem.
6: Futher in Verona NJ, Audio Connection, Vandersteen, Proac, B&W
Your tax savings alone would more than pay for the trip and good hotel on the Jesey City side which is 3 miles outside of NYC with easy access are $120 for a night.
In your area, Natural Sound is a great store they have a wide range of gear.
Blink tends to be much more expensive.
Goodwins tends to be more expensive reference brands they do have a few more affordable gems, but it is not their speciality.
Our shop has one of the largest and most varied collections of audio gear on the East Coast, he have multiple brands at each price point.
In tems of starter electronics we have three brands starting at $1,000.00 for an amp: Rega Brio, Nuprime IDA 8, Nad C 368, and starting over $3k we have Naim, Mytek, Micromega, NAD, Nuprime and Anthem.https://www.facebook.com/audiodoctor1/photos/a.122500301156525.22643.122499304489958/178164677857519...https://www.facebook.com/audiodoctor1/photos/a.122500301156525.22643.122499304489958/176662352674418...https://www.facebook.com/audiodoctor1/photos/a.122500301156525.22643.122499304489958/173841019956551...
Hope this is useful
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ