Purveyors & Importers of Fine Audio Components
iStereos was founded in 2008 by John, an audio enthusiast and former bricks and mortar retailer. iStereos would however be an online retailer, specialising in high quality computer audio and streaming.
This was a new genre, so products were few. We sold what we could find locally and imported others. We have since increased our portfolio of imports and now distribute those too.
Streaming has become very popular. The UK broke its record in 2019 with 114 billion streams - that is a 3000% increase on 2012! That's not all, vinyl sales continue to grow too, with 4.3 million albums sold. That is a record for this century and an increase for the 12th consecutive year. Music is more popular than ever.
Internet sales have grown considerably too. There is no sign of this stopping and I envision a time when the showroom is purposely seperated from sales - like a permanent hifi show. One may listen, view and touch products and purchase online afterwards for the best deal.
Online sales should not be discriminatory and every audiophile purchase should include installation, like it once did pre-internet era. A recent survey suggests that most audio systems are poorly installed due to innsuffient knowledge. This is not postive for the growth of high quality audio. Yes, audio system installations are that important.
Our aim is to create a national dealer network which may include franchise opportunities comprising demonstration/install or just install facilities. Every brand sold via our franchise will include installation. No courier deliveries anymore and no leaving products behind gates, at neighbours or worse - at the depot to really inconvenience you. Our service will inevitably be made available to other audio brands, which will be priced into the manufacturer's price, so high quality audio may be sold via Amazon or such like without compromise.
High Quality Audio needs this exposure!
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