I have not set foot in an Audio Store in maybe 20 years. Back in the mid 80's when my wife were getting started in the hobby we were treated like rudely and spoken to very condescendingly at Shelly's Audio in LA. Later, with a bit of education we paid them a visit. We played, I want i, but its ugly. We played the game for a 1/2 before he wised up. The Sound Factor in Encino was a wonder place and we did a lot of business together before we relocated to another state.