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Old 10th November 2007, 07:38 PM   #1
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Hello,
The 24 november I'll be for the fist time in USA, and I need some audio information.
What I MUST see as diy audio fanatic?
Where I can go to buy consumer electronics?
A big mall to buy everything else( gifts for my son and wife)?
Any suggestion?
Mey be near Down town

Thanks in advance.
Guglielmo
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Old 10th November 2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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Hello,
The 24 november I'll be for the fist time in USA, and I need some audio information.
What I MUST see as diy audio fanatic?
Where I can go to buy consumer electronics?
A big mall to buy everything else( gifts for my son and wife)?
Any suggestion?
Mey be near Down town

Thanks in advance.
Guglielmo

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Old 10th November 2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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Perfect!
I'll start looking Craigslist.
There any second hand shop?
And were I can find new consumer electronics?
Thanks
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Old 10th November 2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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I used to live in Chicago *shudder. When you say you are looking for some gifts what kind of price range are you looking for. The US is pretty much the only place you'll find the big box stores: circuit city, best buy, which are full of cheap crap.

If you're into vinyl, a trip to Lincoln Park up and down Clark St is in order. At least 5 major independent record stores. A vinyl paradise.

For high end stuff, essential audio and esoteric sounds are out in the suburbs, but might be worth a look. They both have easily accessible web pages.

Theres a place near Lincoln Park neighborhood that stocks a lot of really good used hifi gear, but for the life of me can't think of the name.

Enjoy your stay. Chicago is a truly modern city.
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Old 10th November 2007, 10:42 PM   #5
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Theres a place near Lincoln Park neighborhood that stocks a lot of really good used hifi gear, but for the life of me can't think of the name.
I know it's bad etiquette to quote one's self, but the name of the place is stereo exchange
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Old 11th November 2007, 12:05 AM   #6
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Isn't there a Saturday Audio Exchange up there too? Fun place! Madison (and Madisound) isn't too far if you have an afternoon free.
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Old 11th November 2007, 12:40 AM   #7
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Isn't there a Saturday Audio Exchange up there too?
Damn. Thats the place!

Madison is a couple of hours away, but theres a hifi shop there where the owner has a radio museum in the back
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Old 11th November 2007, 02:56 PM   #8
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There's Triode Electronics there.

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Old 11th November 2007, 08:04 PM   #9
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Hello,
The 24 november I'll be for the fist time in USA, and I need some audio information.

Hmm.. Visiting Chicago in November... I doubt it's a vacation unless you're a weather masochist. Maybe you're attending RSNA? Are you a radiologist. This is the time every year when Rads take over the city. Lotsa fun!

Check out Buddy Guy's bar and grill behind the Hilton (or was it a Hyatt?) Great live blues! 'specially if Buddy is around, and the food is a treat.

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Old 11th November 2007, 09:09 PM   #10
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Hello,
you have found the true, I'm a clinical engineer and I'm in Chicago for RSNA.Audio Exchange will be fantastic but I think will be very hard for me to go in Medison, beacuse I'll arrive on saturday at 13:40 and I've not a car , and I've about 10 hour of plane on my shoulders.
Do you know where I can find the complete address of your suggestions:

stereo exchange near Lincoln Park

record stores

Buddy Guy's bar

About Madison I'll think about, there is any bus?

I was also interested in a consumer electronis shop (I'd like to see the new Sony digital book) and in a mall where I'd like to find some gifts (no diamonds! ,only dress and toys for my children).

Thanks a lot for your help.

And where for the better hamburger, beer and apple pie

Ciao
Guglielmo
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