Enjoying Music is a Lifestyle Choice.
Come in and relax in our carefree listening environment.
Because Music Matters...
Music is a Lifestyle
Vinyl and 2-Channel Stereo? We Know Vinyl! Check out our full line of British-made Rega Turntables. Make the ritual of listening to music, your music....
We Know Vinyl
We have a spacious and Inviting Store Interior.
Carrying a wide array of high quality + high value brands,
producted with pride, not built in China.
Inviting store interior
We have three great dedicated Listening Rooms.
Relax, pull up a chair, enjoy a glass of wine.
Make it your ritual. Because Music Matters...
Relaxing listening rooms
In 2007, Stereotypes Audio moved to our New Location,
in Southeast Portland’s Morrison Place.
More Space. More Parking. Great Neighbors.
Great newer Location

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Hours: Tues - Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat: 11am - 5:30pm
Sun: 12pm - 5:00pm
Mon: Closed

1401 SE Morrison St., Suite #115
Portland, OR 97214 map it >
Phone: 503.280.0910

Stereotypes Audio of Portland, Oregon is one of the top Audio, HiFi, Stereo stores in the Northwest,
serving the Portland and SW Washington area with top audio gear from names like Naim, Rega, Audio
Research, Sim audio, ProAc, Spendor, Focal, Oppo, Integra, PSB Arcam, Cambridge Audio.... read more >

You’ll find us located in SE Portland’s Morrison Place next to Nostrana Restaurant with plenty of free parking. Get Directions! >

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Chord Hugo Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier helps brings your HiFi audio system with you

Chord Electronics new Hugo…. is it a DAC? (in the same vein as their QuteHD Chordette) is it a portable headphone amp? Is it a pre-amp? Yes. And it’s called Hugo. As per usual, Chord has built a cute and well machined unique and small device. Complete with it’s glowing colored lights and an array of connections. But… you could care less about glowing colored lights of course. How does it sound? Well, both the headphone/portable world and HiFi community are taking notice at this little device that could. It will do any and all files up to 24/384kHz and DSD/DXD as a DAC, complete with line-level, single-ended outputs, two USB sockets, optical TOSLINK, Coax, three headphone outputs, and even Bluetooth. Read More »

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Quick News for the weekend: New Chord Hugo, Croft Acoustics, Shunyata Alpha Series, Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock, Headphone sale, etc.

Ok, a bit of quick news to start out the weekend. More in detail later. We have the brand new Chord Hugo portable DAC and headphone amplifier in, you can read more about it here. We also have Croft Acoustics tube hybrid Preamplifier with phone stage from the UK. We’ve been getting a lot of interest in the new Shunyata Research Alpha series we have in now. We also have a full line up of gear from Auralic, including the Gemini Headphone Dock, the Taurus Balanced Headphone Amplifier, the Vega DAC, and the heavily anticipated Aries wireless streaming bridge, available in base or LE model on hand. We also have the brand new ‘DC’ version of the Project Debut Carbon (DC) turntable in, as well as the new Spender D1 bookshelf speakers with that great new tweeter (from the floor stander model we have been enjoying, the Spendor D7). And have you hearts of PSB’s PS1 powered Alpha speakers? They make for a great desktop computer set up or compact system. We also have had in the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic XS portable USB DAC for awhile, but… forgot to mention it! And if that wasn’t enough, we’re also having a sale on Grado headphones and Focal Spirit One headphones! (come in to find out more). And wait…. there’s ‘one more thing’… The new Rega Elex-R Integrated Amplifier, a blend of the Brio-R with the Elicit-R.

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New! Here!: Auralic Aries Streamer, Focal Dimension Sound Bar and Marantz NR-1605 AVRs

The heavily anticipated Auralic Aries Streamer that can stream full high resolution audio (even DSD) is here! We have several units in stock for this initial introduction, including the base model and the LE. We also already have the Focal Dimension SoundBar in stock and available for $1,399 on it’s own, or as a combo with the sub for $1,599. You know that if Focal is going to do a sound bar, it’s going to be done right, and sound amazing! We also have the new Marantz NR-1605 AVR back in stock. It’s a slimline model with great WiFi connectivity. Come in today to check out the latest in great audio gear! Here’s a couple reviews of the Auralic Aries here and a product introduction video here.

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Our Quarterly Featured Product: Focal Utopia III speaker line

Read about our quarterly featured product, the Focal Utopia III speaker line, including the Scala V2 and Diablo speakers that we are currently showcasing in our listening rooms here.

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Stereotypes Audio is now a full Devialet Systems dealer

With our recent Focal and Devialet event this month, you’ve probably already guessed that we’re now a full Devialet Systems Dealer. We’re proud to be Portland’s Devialet dealer, and look forward to showing off their beautiful looking and sounding systems! Whether they’re powering a nice set of bookshelf speakers in our bamboo room, or our large Focal Scala’s upstairs, the Devialet audio system can handle whatever you throw at it with ease and grace. Read more about their gorgeous electronics here. Their remote alone is lust worthy enough, just wait until you see the main unit itself, and hear how it sounds! Read More »

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We have the brand new JL Audio CR-1 Active Home Audio Subwoofer Crossover in!

So brand spankin’ new, there’s very little information about it even up at JL Audio’s own site, we now have it and are getting it ready for the floor. This new product will provide a much needed tool in your arsenal to seamlessly blend your great JL Audio Fathom, Gotham or E-Sub into your main speaker system. You can read more information here at this review. (reviewed last June, but just now available in April). More information to come!

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Stereotypes Audio has the lovely Spender D7 speakers ready to demo!

Spender has always been a well regarded British loudspeaker company, but with the new Spender D7 speakers, they’ve really hit their stride! Great precision, detail and dynamics, these babies can really sing! All of the great hallmark Spender sound, but the D7s come with a load of excitement as well. This comes partly due to the LPZ tweeter with it’s unique and beautiful Stainless Steel front plate. These tweeters add lots of detail, but still blend well with the whole. The Spender A9, A6, and SP2s have been well reviewed and liked, but the D7s top them all. Read More »

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An Evening with Focal and Devialet

Join us on May 28th, from 5-8PM!  We will be hosting Jean-Philippe Fontaine, Focal’s Export Sales Manager, and Quentin Bernard, Devialet’s Product Manager.  Click here for more Event Information!

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20th Anniversary Sale Has Been Extended! Our Biggest Sale Ever! (now through the end of May)

Sale now extended through the end of May, we’re having our BIGGEST SALE EVER!!! Come help us celebrate our 20th anniversary with huge savings and deals. Limited to new stock on hand, demos and back stock only. Many items at up to 20% off! Includes new, demo, used, and trade ups! Sale is limited to stock on hand (Sorry, no special orders). In store only. Also: Selected items will come with a free “roll of the dice” for an additional discount! HUGE savings on NAIM and other big names! Read More »

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We now carry AURALiC!

We’ve recently brought in the AURALiC line of audio products into Stereotypes Audio of Portland, with both the well reviewed Vega Digital Audio Processer DAC and the Taurus balanced headphone amplifier. We’re excited to carry this line of products and to have you come check them out soon! You can read reviews of the Vega here, here, and here, and the Taurus here. AURALiC’s US representation is based right here in the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, WA area.

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