arrogant I agree a lot of stuff I want to hear the stores don't have that model to demo or I want to hear several brands and they only have one. I don't know about home theater, but here are hi fi stores I have been to into NYC. Stereo Exchange, Lyric hi fi, cosmophonic sound, a best buy magnolia store is near times square.; J & V Audio. I haven't been here, but here are more shops Sound by Singer; brighthometheater.com
innovative audio. I am sure that a lot more stores exist in new york city. call ahead and ask if they have what you are looking for to demo.