chicago home theater stores

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  1. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    I'm going to be in chicago over christmas time. Anyone know any good home theater stores I can visit. I'm going to be near Navy Pier but will probably be down near water tower place and that area a lot. May also be down in the south suburbs one day.
     
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    I am not familiar with stores downtown, but in the burbs the biggest is Audio Consultants. www.audioconsultants.com
     
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    When you stop down for Aurelio's, make sure you head over to The Little Guys in Glenwood Plaza.
     
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    I took it upon myself to try to put together a list of HT joints in Chicago and surrounding burbs. I don't know if I covered them all, and I haven't been to many of them, but here ya go ...
    ABT Electronics
    Main:(847) 967-8830
    Other:www.abtelectronics.com
    1200 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Glenview, Ill 60025
    Audio Consultants, Inc.
    Main:(312) 642-5950
    E-Mail:[email protected]
    839 N. Clark Chicago, Ill 60610
    Barretts Home Theater Store
    Stratford Square Mall
    Monday-Saturday (10am-9pm)
    Sunday (11am-6pm)
    Custom Entertainment, Inc.
    Main:(773) 735-9334
    5147 S. Mobile
    Chicago, Ill 60638
    Douglas TV
    Main:(773) 281-7600
    Fax:(773) 281-0811
    4027 N. Lincoln Ave.
    Chicago, Ill 60618
    Electra Electronics
    Main:(773) 327-3391
    2956 N. Clark St.
    Chicago, Ill. 60657
    ISR Inc.
    Main:(630) - 515-9100
    Work:(800) 451-4370
    Fax:(630) 515-9171
    1997 Ohio Street
    Lisle, Ill 60532
    Kay's Interiors
    Main:(312) 661-9031
    E-Mail:www.kaysinteriors.com
    4700 N. Dover
    Chicago, Chicago Ill
    60613
    Metronet Safe & Sound
    Main:(312) 781-0051
    Fax:(312) 781-1913
    67 E Madison St
    Ste. 265
    Chicago, Ill 60603
    Midwest Stereo, Inc.
    Main:(773) 929-5523
    Fax:(773) 929-6133
    2806 N. Clark St.
    Chicago, Ill 60657
    MPA
    Main:(847) 884-9096
    925 Apple Drive
    Shaumburg, Ill. 60194
    Music in Motion
    Main:(708) 754-3770
    168 N Halsted St
    Chicago Heights, Ill 60411
    Paul Heath Audio
    Main:(773) 549-8100
    2036 N. Clark St.
    Chicago, Ill 60614
    ProMusica
    2236 N. Clark
    Sound & Vision
    Main:(708) 403-2500
    Fax:(708) 403-2428
    Other:http://www.soundandvision.net/
    14474 LaGrange Rd
    Orland Park, Ill 60462
    Sound Deluxe
    E-Mail:http://www.soundsdeluxe.com/
    Clarendon Hills
    On Ogden Avenue
    Between Route 83 & Cass Avenue
    Clarendon Hills, Illinois
    (630) 887-9818
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    Naperville
    75th and Rickert
    Between Sears & BlockBuster
    Naperville, Illinois
    (630) 305-9955
    Sound Forum, Inc.
    Main:(847) 458-8600
    E-Mail:http://www.soundforum.net/
    9227 S. Route 31
    *55 miles west of Downtown Chicago and just 10 minutes from Barrington
    Lake In The Hills, Ill 60102
    Synthesis Audio Video Inc.
    Main:(312) 644-2142
    Fax:(312) 644-0822
    410 Wells Street
    Chicago, Ill 60610
    The Little Guys
    Main:(708) 754-8844
    Other:http://www.thelittleguys.com/
    18305 South Halsted
    Glenwood, Illinois 60425
    The Sony Gallery
    Main:(312) 943-3334
    663 North Michigan Ave.
    Tweeter's
    Main:(312) 664-3100
    Other:http://www.tweeter.com/
    900 N Michigan Ave
    Chicago, Ill 60611
    2828 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60657
    773-525-7005
    There you go. I suggest calling first to see if they still exist, and see what they carry. And I can second The Little Guys. Also Music in Motion (it's down the street from the Little Guys), and Sythesis Audio ...
    Freddy C.
     
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    The Little Guys. Pretty much where I do most of my shopping. [​IMG]
    -Dean-
     
  6. MikeAlletto

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    Oh wow, thanks!
     
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    The Little Guys is great. It's owned by common folk (not a corporation) and they are very friendly and down to earth. They have some really good prices too.
     
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    Mike,

    If you are going to be downtown then I would say that the Tweeter store on 900 N. Michigan (Bloomingdale's building) is your best bet. The other store that I would recommend is Audio Consultants on Clark (not far from downtown), they have nice gear (Marantz, Denon, B&W) and two great sound demo rooms. Douglas TV on Lincoln is no longer there (tore down and replaced by condos) but it used to be a great place to find top of the line A/V gear as well as one of the few places to see/demo CRT and other front projection equipment.

    Have fun while you are in Chicago and dress warm!

    Ray
     
  9. Dan Lindley

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    I have known Audio Consultants for some 26 years and think they are great.

    Simon, who started the place, was always very welcoming to this scrawny junior high schooler (and sometimes his Dad). I shall never forget this lesson in business.

    Dan
     

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