In Living Stereo is a very different kind of high-end audio shop. It's nothing like its older, more established Manhattan competitors: Innovative Audio, Lyric, Stereo Exchange, and Sound by Singer.
The thing about In Living Stereo is that it's more focused on providing the best possible sound than installing speakers in your bathroom's ceiling. It's funny, ILS has been in business since 2001, but it reminds me of the way high-end shops used to be in the 1980s. ILS is a throwback and I mean that in the best possible way.
Yes, ILS sells home theater, but the prime focus is on two-channel, vinyl, and tubes. Clearly, owner Steve Mishoe is an audiophile at heart, so it's no mystery that ILS's customers are into sound. The vibe is relaxed and there's always interesting tunes on the stereo.
True, you won't necessarily find all of the better known audiophile brands the older shops boast, but ILS' lines are there because they offer something special. Like The Shindo Player System turntable and Shindo tube electronics I heard playing over DeVore Fidelity The Nines speakers. … Read more