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Where to demo speakers in NY? LI or the city

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Looking to buy some mid-high end in-ceiling speakers for a home in long island. Looking for a home audio / video store that has ample stock where I will be able to demo several speakers. It seems most of these places dont have crap for you to demo. How are you supposed to make a decision on brand without demoing them?
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Damn, no ideas at all? No one in the NYC metro here?
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Looking to buy some mid-high end in-ceiling speakers for a home in long island. Looking for a home audio / video store that has ample stock where I will be able to demo several speakers. It seems most of these places dont have crap for you to demo. How are you supposed to make a decision on brand without demoing them?

In another thread I am putting for the idea that since the sound quality of a speaker is so dependent on the room acoustics, that demos of speakers in any room but the one it is going to be used in is a waste of time.

This is more than just an abstract idea for me. I buy speakers from time to time for other people maybe several pair a year, but never listen to them in a store first. I've followed this practice for at least a decade or more.

It all dates back to the last speakers that I seriously demoed. They had a great word of mouth, but sounded like pi$$ in the demo. I bought them anyway and they satisfied me for years and years.
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So, you buy speakers based on reviews then?
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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.
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Audio breakthroughs in Manhasset Long Island.
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