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thehifiguy
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Not new to audio - but new to Louisville KY. area

WHERE can I find a quality audiophile store in my new area of Louisville?

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Welcome to Louisville!

Despite some of our recent troubles, it's really great here. We are turning a corner!

There were once several great brick and mortar independent stores. Unfortunately they are no longer with us. Musical Images was a great independent dealer who mostly sold British gear out of his home by appointment. While that sounds stuffy it was not at all. Nice guy. Norville may have retired by now, but you may look it up. I can give you his direct number if you email me.
Magnetic Tape is a great repair shop that also sells some vintage gear. Lastly, Best Buy has a Magnolia store that actually carries good gear, although there isn't much advice or mentorship to be had. They carry AudioQuest cables, and with all respect to Paul McGowen, they mostly suck IMO. You are kind of in a try it and return it situation.

There is still a hi-fi shop in both Cinci and maybe Indy.

Good luck!

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Not new to audio - but new to Louisville KY. area

jgrossman - thanks for the response. Hopefully more that your voice will be heard. I remain hopeful!

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Audio in Indy

There are a few decent stereo shops here in Indy. Ovation in Carmel (north side of Indy) is decent. What we do have here is a good selection of record shops, and multiple Half Price Books locations. Assuming you don't run into traffic or construction issues it's about a 90 minute drive from Louisville. If you're not familiar with this part of country I'd call your attention to Columbus, about half way between us. One of most amazing collections of modern architecture anywhere in the country, and art as well. Very cool place.

I'm not as up to date on audio in Cincy, but there are a few record stores and other vinyl sources. Columbus Ohio is better.

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