News & Views

Pono is Here
An Evening with the Beatles in Mono
Special Events
Boulder Seminar Postponed
Thank you and Congratulations!
The Importance of Genuine Products
The Wilson Alexias Have Arrived
Thiel Closeouts

Pono is Here (Posted on: 12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM)

We are pleased to announce that we have the long awaited Pono portable music player in stock at all of our stores. Essentially an iPod for audio lovers, Neil Young's Pono will play all the music files you have for your iPod as well as High Resolution files that the iPod can't handle.

With audio circuitry designed by Ayre Acoustics, the Pono can work with virtually any headphone on the market and will let your current portable headphones sound much better than you thought possible.

The Pono is also designed to hook up to your home stereo and provide a simple, moderately priced gateway to the world of Hi Res audio

An Evening with the Beatles in Mono (Posted on: 9/5/2014 12:08:06 PM)

Join us at Hansa Coffee Roasters in Libertyville as we play cuts from the first Beatles mono albums available in over 30 years.  Hansa Coffee Roasters is located at 755 N. Milwaukee Ave, just behind our store.

Special Events (Posted on: 4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM)

Special Events:  Record Store Day and Boulder/Transparent/Critical Mass Systems.  

April 19th:  To celebrate Record Store Day, receive 25% off the price of all used LP records. While you are browsing through our collection of used and new LPs, you might also take a look at our comprehensive selection of vinyl-related products, including cleaning supplies, cleaning machines, needles, cartridges, phono preamps and, of course, turntables.

April 25th and 26th: Rich Maez, Boulder's Director of Sales and Marketing, will be here to introduce and demonstrate the new 2100 series of amplifiers and preamplifiers.  He will be joined by Bill Peugh of Transparent Audio and Joseph Lavrencik of Critical Mass Systems.To register, please click here or call the Evanston store at 847 864-9565 to reserve a time.



Boulder Seminar Postponed (Posted on: 10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM)

Due to production delays in the new 2100 series, the Boulder Seminars scheduled for October 22nd and October 23rd have been postponed. We will be rescheduling Rich Maez's visit as soon as we get updated information from Boulder.

Thank you and Congratulations! (Posted on: 8/16/2013 11:28:19 AM)

 Thank you and Congratulations!

In celebration of the Hinsdale store's 30th anniversary, we held a contest to see who could bring in the oldest Hinsdale invoice.  The customers with the three oldest invoices would receive a prize from some of our top manufacturers.  

Well, after two months of searching your homes for old Audio Consultants invoices, we have our winners.

The oldest invoice, first prize and a pair of Magnepan speakers was won with an invoice from August of 1983, just a few months after the store opened its doors. Second prize and a pair of Transparent Audio cables went to a customer with an invoice from January of 1984.  Third prize and a pair of Sennheiser headphones went to a customer, also with an invoice from January, 1984.   

Thank you for all your well wishes and to everyone who called, wrote and came in to reminisce.

The Importance of Genuine Products (Posted on: 8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM)

Manufacturers are constantly monitoring the marketplace for counterfeit products.  Sennheiser's program, which you can read about here, represents a good example of how manufacturers keenly survey the marketplace for non-genuine products.  

The Wilson Alexias Have Arrived (Posted on: 7/9/2013 10:16:17 AM)

The Wilson Audio Alexias can now be heard at our LIbertyville store. While listening in Libertyville you can also browse through our extensive used record inventory.  The rest of the WIlson Audio lineup can be heard at our other locations: Maxx 3 and Duettes in Evanston, Sophia 3 in Chicago and Sashas in Hinsdale.

Thiel Closeouts (Posted on: 6/20/2013 1:20:23 PM)

We have several models of discontinued Thiel speakers - demos, b-stock and factory closeouts.  Please call any of our stores for more information.