Buy Music, Get Hi-fi at In Living Stereo
So, I was a little disappointed when, in the fall of 2011, I learned that In Living Stereo would be abandoning their small space on East 4th Street. It seemed my dream of merging hi-fi and record shop would never come true. Never, never, never.
Happily, however, I was wrong: Not only was In Living Stereo staying in the neighborhoodthe shop moved almost exactly one block to 2 Great Jones Streetit was now also incorporating a record shop. Art Dudley reported on this in October 2011.
In the time since the move, I’ve often wondered which aspect of In Living Stereo attracts the most people: Is it the records or the gear? Further, I’ve wondered if one has had any influence over the other. Do curious audiophiles venture into the LP shelves? Do innocent crate diggers wander into the listening rooms? Has the music generated a greater awareness of the gear? Or do the two remain completely separate despite their shared environment?
These are the things I worry about.
But maybe I should stop worrying. This New Year is looking to be very good year indeed. In Living Stereo seems determined to make my dreams come true: From now until the end of time, 15% of all record purchases made at In Living Stereo will be credited toward stereo equipment and accessories. Now, my brothers and sisters, the music you buy will help pay for that turntable you’ve always wanted. Because our journey is not complete until we have a Rega RP8 on which to spin our new Lee Gamble album. [Applause.] In Living Stereo has them both in stock now.