The best region for Audiophile

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by thomaskong, May 14, 2019.

  1. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Nope

    Tri-Cities, Tn.
    We live in the mountains so the humidity is low. Cooler than Long Island in the summer...

    Goldprint Audio is within striking distance. We have audio stores in Kingsport and Johnson City.
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  2. timztunz

    timztunz Audioista

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  3. 33na3rd

    33na3rd Forum Resident

    SW Washington, USA
    Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and now even Centralia & Chehalis are having issues with the homeless situation. There are trails nearby that I used to walk the dog on regularly, and only see other walkers/runners. Now there are homeless camps here, and in other small communities as well.

    Portland has these issues.

    I don't know what the answer is to this problem is, but it's getting worse.
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  4. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Chicago metro, USA
  5. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Washington State
    It is easy to do shopping on high end in Singapore.

    But their housing cost is so high that most audiophile do not have adequate listening space.
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  6. 911s55

    911s55 Forum Resident

    Wa state
    Any community that has a large enough population that has had interest in music and audio for a long enough period of time that there can be items available locally to buy and sell as well as new products. Bigger citys aren't a guarantee but in general a better chance.
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  7. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Washington State
    Goldprint Audio carry Line Magnetic amplifiers, do they?

    You are living in nice area to enjoy music.

    Do they have lot of live concert in Tennessee?
  8. captwillard

    captwillard Forum Resident

    It’s often a challenge to demo and buy gear outside of major metropolitan areas. Folks who live in NYC, LA, Atlanta, Chicago, etc have access to more brands.
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  9. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur!

    Lotus Land
    Region 1.
  10. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Nope

    Tri-Cities, Tn.
    Yes, venues in Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City. Nashville is about four hours away.

    My Line Magnetic and Rega gear was sourced from Goldprint.
  11. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Washington State
  12. Done A Ton

    Done A Ton Birdbrain

    Rural Kansas
    I haven't been to Seattle in over 30 years, I used to love going there. That Seattle Is Dying video on You Tube sure didn't make me want to hurry back. I think I'll stay home, where I might step on rabbit crap or pine needles.
  13. Jacob29

    Jacob29 Forum Resident

    Aspen Colorado
    While they can't match New York, Tokyo for selection of equipment and music I would say Nashville,Denver and Austin seemed fairly good. Taking into account other considerations
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  14. 911s55

    911s55 Forum Resident

    Wa state
    Seattle was fun until the .com boom in the early 2000's and has been a growing pain in the ass ever since for many reasons.
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  15. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Washington State
    Every big city tend to have problem including New York, Chicago, LA.

    I do not want to live in downtown of Seattle either.

    But there are nice areas around Seattle to live with nice weather in general.
  16. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

    Eugene, Oregon
    As opposed to Airstrip One? :)
  17. Waymore

    Waymore Well-Known Member

    Seattle is a great hi fi town. Hawthorne Stereo is one of the top Rega dealers in N. America.
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  18. thomaskong

    thomaskong Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Washington State
    If you want access to more high end, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore is better than New York or LA.

    But once you had settled upon your system, Tennessee is not bad to enjoy music at home or some live.
  19. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Only issue...isn't the basement where the sump pumps kick in on occasion...? :help:
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  20. Ezd

    Ezd Forum Resident

    Very true... litterly cra__ing on the sidewalks. There have been multiple television and newspaper stories about the problems caused.
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  21. AshS

    AshS Well-Known Member

    Seattle, WA
    I live in Seattle and cannot find any dealers with a decent variety of phono stages to audition. I had the same issue when looking for cartridges.
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  22. TarnishedEars

    TarnishedEars Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    Hawthorne is indeed a great shop. I really like those guys.
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  23. chrism1971

    chrism1971 Forum Resident

    Glos, UK
    You might mean this little plot in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire....Deco Audio Showcase (mind you, traffic round there is APPALLING … commuters into London....)
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  24. siebrand

    siebrand Forum Resident

    I would say ... Italy ...
    there are excellent builders, without being here to write about brands and models, there really is something for all budgets and tastes.
    Then ... in Italy one lives (still) well, despite the fact that fascism is returning.
    But this is a valid reason to stay at home and listen to music ... :doh:
  25. enfield

    enfield Forum Resident

    Essex UK
    As a rule we don't have basements in the UK.Or living rooms with enough space for large speakers.Or the ability to play music at a good level without disturbing our very close neighbours.:cry:
    That is why we tend to favour small bookshelf speaker systems.Or Headphone based listening.

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