Sounds right: Where to buy stereos and turntables in Calgary

Whether you’re looking for a one-off vintage turntable or a whole new home stereo set-up, you’ll be able to find the music gear and sound advice you’re after at one of these audio shops. While some offer the latest and most innovative in sound technology, others curate sweet selections of vintage analog audio electronics.

K & W Audio

1424 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0Y1

A longstanding Calgary hi-fi store offering custom solutions for audio lovers, K&W Audio specializes in consultation and installation services for everything from home audio systems to home theatres and multi-room audio controls. Whether you’re looking to wire up a few speakers throughout your home or to install a surround sound home theatre, K&W’s employees can work with you to find a solution that works within your budget and home layout.

That Old Retro Store Ltd

A-1314 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3

A buyer and seller of vintage audio equipment, That Old Retro Store is big with audiophiles. The tiny shop features vintage vinyl records as well as turntables, microphones, radios and more. The shop also offers repair services for vintage equipment. If your speakers are buzzing or popping, That Old Retro Shop offers an easy foam surround replacement to restore that crisp new-speaker sound.

Radiocrafts Ltd

Open Monday through Saturday, Radiocrafts carries an extensive selection of Klipsch, Bose, Sharp, Onkyo, Hitachi and Panasonic brand audio equipment. Owner and audiophile Doug Stone has worked at Radiocrafts since 1981, purchasing the store in 1997. If you’re looking for quality audio equipment, Stone offers honest and informed sound technology expertise.

The Source

256-100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2J 3V1

A one-stop electronics chain store for every audio-visual need, The Source has 10 locations in Calgary. The shop carries all of the latest in headphones, speaker systems and more, with a best-price guarantee promising to match any lower advertised price at any Canadian store. The Source carries a limited selection of turntables for sale in-store, but a large selection of Crosley, Pyle Audio and other turntables are available on its website.

Heritage Posters & Music Inc

1316 11 Ave Sw, Calgary, AB T3C 0M6

Predominantly a vinyl record and music poster store, Heritage Posters & Music also carries rare vintage turntables. These gems typically sell out quickly, but you can follow the shop on Instagram to view units as they arrive. Owner Jerry Keogh has decades of music industry experience and is always more than happy to make some listening recommendations. So, even if you don’t end up buying a turntable, you’re likely to leave the shop with an addition to your musical library.

Sounds Of Music

820 10 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2X1

This long-established audio-visual store features five demonstration rooms where customers can test-run stereo and audio-visual systems. The shop is set up to resemble a house, so customers can get a feel for how different equipment will sound in their own homes. Sounds of Music carries a wide range of stereo gear to suit your budget.

Absolute Audio Video Ltd

100-6303 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0E4

A recent additions to Calgary’s hi-fi audio scene, Absolute Audio Video specializes in custom audio and audio-visual solutions and carries high-end equipment by brands such as Bryston, Cardas, Kiseki, Nordost and more. The store also carries the latest technologies for turntablists, including tables by Brinkmann, Clearaudio and Ayre. Clamps, cleaning accessories and other vinyl accessories are also available.

Loyalty Sound Ltd

102-5621 11 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z7

Specializing in equipment modifications, Loyalty Sound is the place for audio lovers who can’t find what they want elsewhere. The store can make equipment modifications and also makes custom cables. The shop carries both analog and digital equipment and carries a selection of turntables by brands such as Benz, Clearaudio, Oracle, Project Audio and more.

Sloth Records

B-736 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7

The 17th Avenue Southwest go-to vinyl-record store also carries a meticulously curated selection of audio and DJ equipment. Sloth is an official dealer of Numark products and also carries Stanton and Vestax products. Mixers, interfaces, CD decks, needles, cartridges, headphones and other accessories are also available.

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