You own a store, you sell 2 brands, which?


Thought experiment:

You run a store which sells used and new gear from any point in history.  The catch is you can have exactly 2 brands.  One of electronics one of speakers. 

Defunct brands are OK as are those current with long histories. 

What brands are they? 
erik_squires
Bose, Sony

Both 4-letter words, but both sell well.
Bose, Sony

Both 4-letter words, but both sell well.


True!!!
Rega and Technics if I could carry ALL of their audio models

Both brands have complete lines, including CD/Digital, turntables, amplifiers and speakers. They have options at all price levels, from moderate to premium to expensive. 
Rega and Technics if I could carry ALL of their audio models


Absolutely.
SET brand amplifiers
and WBer speaker brand only 8 inchers.
Nothing else in my store. You want anything other than, Go look elsewhere......
Pretty easy decision here.  I'd be in on Sonos before they went public and Beats before selling to Apple for $3B.
Audio Note (because you would have a full range of source, amplification and speakers)

Western Electric (some of the very best speaker components and great amplifiers)
Quad for the speakers. Bedini for the electronics. I have owned both together!
As a store owner what is my motivation? Make as much money as possible or cater to a small segment of anal audiophiles with great expectations and a small wallet?
Appointment only, out of the home, two dedicated rooms, Vandersteen and Brinkmann, only because ARC doesn’t have a TT,

Lyra for cartridges 

Right now it’s an unintentional not for profit……
As a store owner what is my motivation? Make as much money as possible or cater to a small segment of anal audiophiles with great expectations and a small wallet?

Haha exactly.

+1 Bose and Sony

If this thread is not set by any standards…

Polk Audio as a strategic standpoint.

+4 for Sony and lets not forget about the game consoles
Why not Panasonic, then you get the Technics line too.
And also Harmon Kardon, since you get JBL with that...
All Carver electronics. 
All Energy speakers. 
Klipsch Heritage speakers
Aric Audio electronics
ATC and Kii -- I would focus on the professional loudspeaker market.
RCA would be one. They were the Microsoft in days past.

Donald Trump has been known to command $1.5 million on the speaker circuit. He could hang around in the shop in the used section. And that’s all I have to say about that brand.
@atmasphere  - 
Why not Panasonic?

Ralph, I'm going to make up my own rules. All of the brand's components must have the same name on the front. So no Panasonic and Technics. Unless you drop the Rega stuff...... 

KEF and NAD. Sufficient range in offerings and I could sell that combo.
Speakers and amps don't matter. I will only carry snake oil. I heard the profit margins are huge!
McIntosh and ADS speakers!
Sell 2 brands and your business will die big time.Keep dreaming!!
Pretty easy decision here. I'd be in on Sonos before they went public and Beats before selling to Apple for $3B.


Well, this is about a retail store, not stock trading. :)
Genelec and Focusrite.
You have no business opening a store with only two brands… new twist on the desert island question.
Also sell beer and broken promises. They will come
or surfboards, and bikes… Surfer chicks dig tunes….
Easy choice as both live rent-free in my head...

1. T-E-K-T-O-N

2. R-A-V-E-N

DeKay

Edifier and Sony.

Edifier - because it's a good brand. 
Sony, because it's well-known. A store for the masses. This is why dealers close to where I live are starving (no audiophiles, only folks with nice backyards, pools, excessive home improvements, big tvs etc. 
Mcintosh and VMPS. I just can't help myself..

Plus Mac has a line of speakers TOO. There are a few of their speakers I would love to try..

VMPS closed down in 2012, that might be a problem.. Sure have a cult following. I loved them.. Still do..

That guy would send out a person or show up himself and set the speakers up including the passive radiator (Mortite putty pinching to the size of a thumb nail) for the guys room and amp.

It was and is an Impressive way to tune a system.. and WAS Impressive customer service. The price was just really reasonable too. Still are..

Regards
What’s the point of the question ,  most money $$  
or personal favorite ?
Vandersteen and Quicksilver ;
Vandersteen and Quicksilver ;


Well, the Vandersteen amps are among my favorites in the category of no such thing as too expensive.
You have no business opening a store with only two brands… new twist on the desert island question.

The real point of this thread is to find out who would be interesting to hang out with for no reason at all and who is going to rain on all the interesting discussions. :-)
McIntosh, including vintage used!  And Magnepan as McIntosh has the needed power to drive the big ones!  Let's not forget LRS speakers and that McIntosh sells a full rnge of gear
Denon for electronics, Martin Logan for speakers
Simaudio for electronics, Dali for speakers. 
2 brands
Electronics Linn
Speakers Sonus faber


Samsung?  That gets you all the Harman holdings: Revel, JBL, Mark Levinson, etc.


Wilson and Luxman

in front store

every thing else in the back of the store.

AG 🇦🇺
McIntosh and JBL because together you can make great stereo and home theater systems. I’m including Synthesis by JBL. Both brands are $$MONEY$$!!
The point?
We don’t need no steeking point.  

Dynaco and Southwest Technical Products
PASS LABS and MAGNEPAN

Both expensive, but you'll never have to make excuses or apologize to anyone
Depends if I want to make money or sell good product.
Only two brands? That’s going to be tuff and I have to make rent by the end of the month so I’m going with Marantz and Paradigm.

If I just won a large Lottery and I’m looking for a hobby instead of hanging out on the beach all day of fear of skin cancer then it’s MBL. I’m covered with speakers too and I just made my life easier having only one vendor and not dealing with another… gives me more time on the beach.
Indica and Sativa!...no Magnepan and Acarian/Nola speakers
Sim audio for electronics monitor audio for speakers