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I shall be in Mumbai for a few days shortly. So, let me know of the major Hi-fi stores which I should visit. (As there aren't too many good ones in Kolkata)
Lakozy - PSB, Definitve, NAD
The Shop - Mordaunt Short, Canton, Cambridge Audio
Boomarang - Monitor Audio, Quad, Dali, Marantz, Pioneer
Designer Audio - AAD, Quad, Denon, Wharfedale
ProFX - KEF, Focal, Denon, Polk
Thump - Mirage, Energy, Marantz
JBL - JBL, HK, Infinity
Thanks! If you don't mind... addresses please!
Also, I see ATC missing from that list of brands. Where can I hear the likes of the SCM11, SCM19 and SCM40?
Audio Vision India or A2V you Must visit (keeping in mind that those guys think they live in Heaven & you are just an ant trying your best to creep into their strictly reserved territory!). What you'll get to see there are:
top-of-the-line B&Ws | Wilson Audio speakers | maybe some Magnepans | Classe electronics | Jeff Rowland electronics | Theta Digital | Audio Research electronics | and some more.....
check out their details from their site: Audio Vision India
Also, try and see if you could hear the Sonus Faber too. They are magnificent. Try and look up SNV for them plus also the dcS gear. Also must hear some ProAcs if you can. Can't tell you where. And Finally, pay Soundsmiths a visit. See what they have.
Most addresses already provided.
Thump: Atria Mall, Worli
JBL, HK & Infinity - Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel
< bhanja_trinanjan > well, I think you have more than you can handle in a few days out there for your Mumbai trip.
A piece of advise though: Please keep an open mind when you audition anything out there, remembering that it would sound different if you should decide to buy it & bring it to your home. It always does! Unfortunately, home demos aren't available & that's why we all try & take chances when making an audio investment. It may work so well that it will keep you happy ever after or it may not work for you which you'll realize within 30 days after purchase esp after the thrill of a new possession wears off and you seriously get down to listening to your music.
@ bhanja_trinanjan :
Did you complete your rounds with the Mumbai Audio stores ? If so, please post details, what you liked and the outcome. The info may be helpful to others in the Forum - away from Mumbai.