Time Out says
Posted: Mon Dec 3 2012
One of the best places in LA to shop for electronics, Ahead Stereo has a classy and functional assortment of audio and visual equipment—and if you don't see something you like in store, they'll work with you to custom design a system that's perfect for your pad.
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If you want the best stereo equipment out there this is the place to go. No other store I have been to compares in terms of top quality selection. Also, salesmen are very knowledgeable and help you pick the right equipment that fits your needs.
Great experience with a very knowledgable staff! Although I did not spend a great deal of money (yet!) I felt that I was treated with utmost respect. I am definitely looking forward to expanding my home audio system with Ahead Stereo in the future.
Recently finished my home theater remodel with Ahead Stereo. These guys are very professional and my living room looks great. I felt comfortable throughout the process and they were able to answer all my questions. My system is awesome thank you!!
Salesmen are very knowledgeable and professional. Would recommend this place to anyone looking to get a better than average stereo system from a place that knows what they are doing.
I moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in 1999 and have visited Ahead Stereo three times over the years. Each time I have entered the store with the full intention of buying something, only to be completely turned off by snooty salespeople who make it crystal clear that if you aren't spending $5000 or so, you are not worthy of their attention. Each time, I found myself calling the stereo store I used to frequent in Chicago where the salespeople cheerfully answer my questions and ship excellent gear to me tax free. If you have a lot of money to spend and want to be taken for a ride by a bunch of fake audiophiles, this place is for you. Likewise, if care about audio, only go to Ahead Stereo if you like being treated like a gawky single college kid trying to get past the velvet rope on Sunset Boulevard. Believe me, that club isn't worth your time, and neither is Ahead Stereo.
Well, i have to say that until now, I have always given people or company the benefit of the doubt. But now that I have worked with Ahead Stereo three times in the past. I should have known better. They have never been that helpful, and now, after buying another (over 3grand) receiver. They are even more indignant in helping me out. I bought a Rotel receiver after my Denon burnt it's self out. So this time, I thought I would go back to Ahead stereo. They have great product, and I thought I could ignore how they make you feel stupid in what you know about stereos. But now, I have complained for a year that my Rotel wasn't working properly. Ahead stereo told me it must be the old wiring in my house. (it was brand new wiring less than four years ago) That it was NOT the receiver. I recently moved and plugged the Receiver directly into the tv. And guess what. It wasn't the wiring in my old house.. The receiver still not working!! On calling the store, and letting them know, that it wasn't working correctly. Ahead stereo told me to now take it to a repair shop across town. I asked if Ahead Stereo could take it for me. They said they would but would charge me for it!!?? Even though I have been complaining about this for a year!? This is the last time I will ever purchase from them, and now will make it my mission to let people know, if you need a place that has great customer service and helpful staff. This is not the place to go. And you can always find expensive stereos, without attitude.