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Has South Florida retailer Sound Advice closed its doors and shut down operations?

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Posted on October 22, 2017 at 07:43:35
glmoneo
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Has South Florida retailer Sound Advice closed its doors and shut down operations? Does anybody have any information about this? I know for a fact the Miami store has been shuttered: A Sheriff's eviction and writ of possession notice has been taped to the inside of the front door. When you call either the Miami or Ft. Lauderdale numbers you get a recorded message with no transfer to any person. I recently had a very bad transaction trying to purchase a PrimaLuna amplifier.

 

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RE: Has South Florida retailer Sound Advice closed its doors and shut down operations?, posted on October 23, 2017 at 07:34:20
glmoneo
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The Ft. Lauderdale store appears to be open. They answered the phone. The Miami number is forwarded there. When I visited the Pinecrest store in Miami on Saturday it had been emptied of all gear. WRIT OF POSSESSION and SHERIFF'S EVICTION notices had been posted on the inside of the door. I have a photo of this.

 

WOW! Last time I was in a "Sound Advice" was in the 1980's, posted on October 24, 2017 at 15:05:59
David S.
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They had a location in/around Orlando back then.

Brings back memories of usenet newsgroups, and Steve Zipser, of Sunshine Stereo.

Forgive the transgression, but thought maybe some folks here would enjoy the trip back in time. :)

 

RE: WOW! Last time I was in a "Sound Advice" was in the 1980's, posted on October 24, 2017 at 19:24:49
glmoneo
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Damn. You made me feel old. I remember Steve and Sunshine Stereo...

Sound Advice was bought by Tweeter Etc out Boston. That company went belly up in 2008. SA was resurrected by the original owner in 2010. And here we are in 2017, full circle again, with two of their three stores closed. The more things change...

 

Yeah, you MUST be old!, posted on October 31, 2017 at 14:22:31
David S.
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Used to pop into the Sound Advice store in Orlando - between, say 1989 & 1990 (while I was doing my nuclear training in the Navy).

Always loved listening to various Infinity IRS (from the "Beta" on down) - mostly driven by Counterpoint electronics. Will admit? Only thing I ever BOUGHT from them was a huge bit of unterminated Monster Powerline II Plus speaker cable that they had chucked into a big tub of "discount" products. Probably had a total of 50 feet or more - all in 8 foot or greater odd lengths, with scuffs on the outside. Just stuff they'd used to wire up demos, but to ME, with next to no money at the time, it was a killer deal! :)

 

RE: Has South Florida retailer Sound Advice closed its doors and shut down operations?, posted on January 31, 2018 at 14:31:00
gordguide
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You are aware that there are two PrimaLuna manufacturers? One is China-based (and the units sold by Sound Advice) the other is USA-based; Sound Advice is not an authorized dealer of that kind.

Reason is complex but there were IP law disputes and the Chinese manufacturer of PrimaLuna products ended up with the trade name in China, but not in the US. The US-based company, PrimaLuna USA Ltd, is changing it's name from PrimaLuna but as of today not complete.

 

Orlando Sound Advice, posted on August 10, 2019 at 10:54:22
DKL
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Yep I also used to frequent them - mainly the one on 436 in Altamonte Springs, though the one on 50 was their "super store" I suppose. I bought a ton of car audio from there, as well as some pretty decent home stereo gear and a Proscan TV. In '91 got a Conrad Johnson PV-11 preamp in black (my first tubed preamp) and a Sonographe (designed by CJ) CD player. Had them both for several years...Used to listen to the DQ-10s and the Apogee Diva and Stage speakers - great memories :)

 

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