Enjoying Music is a Lifestyle Choice.
Come in and relax in our carefree listening environment.
Because Music Matters...
Music is a Lifestyle
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Carrying a wide array of high quality + high value brands,
producted with pride, not built in China.
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We have three great dedicated Listening Rooms.
Relax, pull up a chair, enjoy a glass of wine.
Make it your ritual. Because Music Matters...
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In 2007, Stereotypes Audio moved to our New Location,
in Southeast Portland’s Morrison Place.
More Space. More Parking. Great Neighbors.
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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 and Garrison Wines with plenty of free parking. Get Directions! >

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New! Here and coming: 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) has shipped to us and is on it’s way! We will have several units in stock for this initial introduction. 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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Audio Research: New Ref 75, SP20 and VSi60 back in

Audio Research is one of the most highly regarded American audio companies still making their gear here in the US. And if you love tube gear, they make some of the best. Always striving to find the best of both tube and solid state worlds, the ARC ‘sound’ strikes a nice level of neutrality with much of the best of both worlds. We now have the Audio Research Reference 75 amplifier on our floor. While it’s bigger stereo brother Ref150 has gotten much of the attention (as has the Ref250 mono blocks), this latest 75 watt amp is garnering a lot of recent attention for being every bit as good as it’s more powerful siblings, owing much to it’s more direct signal path. We’ve got several great speakers to hear this on (Focal Scala V2s, ProAc D30Rs, Fact8s, etc.). For those with efficient speakers, this is a sweet amp to make them come to life. Our Audio Research SP20 Stereo Preamplifier is also now on our floor and will soon be ready to drive this great new amp. The SP20 has gotten notice for the great built in phono stage, as well as the inclusion of a built in headphone jack! A return to the classic days of Audio Research! We also now have a Audio Research VSi60 Integrated Amplifier back on the floor (the one gathering a lot of attention lately. read here.) Read some of the reviews for the Ref75 here, here, here, and here. And an early review of the SP20 here.

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Focal Utopia III Scala V2 Speakers in Portland!

Stereotypes Audio of Portland, Oregon is pleased to announce the arrival of the Focal Utopia III line with the addition of the Scala V2 floorstand speakers! We’ve added these to the Diablo’s we already have on our showroom floor. We’re in the process of breaking in these beautiful giants, and we can’t wait to have you give them a listen! The three-way floor standing loudspeaker Scala V2 is an improvement over the previous well received Scala’s, and are the benefactor of ‘trickle down’ from Focal’s top of the line Grande Utopia and Stella Utopia speakers. The new bass unit provides more power and grip, while retaining the lush mid-range, creating a focused and gorgeous soundstage. The Scala’s feature their Beryllium tweeter, Power Flower midrange W driver , 11″ W woofer, and OPC+ filtering with adjustable bass and treble levels. Made entirely in France with all Focal JM Lab tech and build from the ground up, the beauties weigh 187lb each and stand 49″ tall, and are highly efficient at 92dB, capable of some truly amazing SPLs, while retaining a lush natural musical performance. Read the reviews herehere and here (pdf). Come in soon to give these amazing reference level speakers a listen!

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