Simon Zreczny opens Audio Consultants at 517 Davis Street in Evanston with one part-time employee.
We become a Shure dealer.
We become a dealer for McIntosh, Marantz, Sony, and SME.
We start advertising on WFMT.
We become a Thorens dealer.
We introduce Advent speakers to the Midwest.
We introduce the first cassette deck with Dolby Noise Reduction, the Advent 200, to the Midwest.
Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) debuts in the US and we become their first dealer.
We become a Stax dealer.
Goldmund debuts in the US and we become their first dealer.
Nakamichi debuts in the US and we become their first dealer in the Midwest.
Yamaha debuts in the US and we become their first dealer in the Midwest.
The Elcassette Recording System is introduced.
We become a Bryston dealer.
Sony introduces the BETA Recording System.
We open our second store, in Libertyville.
We become a Michell dealer.
JVC introduces the VHS Recording System.
The Elcassette Recording System exits the market.
We become a Magnepan dealer.
Phillips introduces the Laser Disc.
We move our Evanston store down the street to our current location at 1014 Davis Street.
We become a dealer for Audio Technica/Signet and Threshold.
We become a dealer for Mark Levinson, Thiel Loudspeakers, and VPI.
Sony and Phillips introduce the Compact Disc (CD).
We receive our first “Retailers of the Year Award” from Audio/Video International Magazine.
We open our third store, in Hinsdale.
We carry the first available audio/video receiver, the Jensen AV6200.
Phase Technology debuts and we become their first dealer in the Midwest.
We become a Martin Logan dealer.
We become a Magnum Dynalab dealer.
We double the size of our Evanston store.
Introduction of the Digital Audio Tape (DAT).
We become a Rotel dealer.
We open our fourth store, on Clark Street in downtown Chicago.
We become a dealer for Pioneer Elite, Pro-Ject, Sumiko, Transparent Audio Labs, and Tributaries.
Phillips introduces the Digital Compact Cassette (DCC).
We become an Ayre Acoustics dealer.
The Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) exits the market.
We become a dealer for Benz-Micro, Fanfare, Grado, and REL.
Introduction of the DVD.
We become certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) for television calibration.
We become a dealer for EgglestonWorks and Universal Remote Controls.
We become a dealer for Arcam, Marantz Professional, and Stewart Filmscreen.
We become a SIM2/Seleco dealer
We become a dealer for Gallo Acoustics, Salamander Designs, Tivoli Audio, and VTL.
We receive our 19th “Retailers of the Year Award” from Audio/Video International Magazine.
We celebrate our 35th anniversary.
We are confirmed as the oldest continuous B&W dealer in the world.
We become a dealer for Boulder and Crestron.
We become a Classé Audio dealer.
We move our Chicago store to 910 W. Randolph.
In a survey conducted by a national rating organization of Chicago area audio/video retailers, we win the first three spots.
A national consumer organization rates our service department as the best in the Chicago area.
We become an Amphion dealer.