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NYC's newest high-end audio shop caters to the youth movement

The Audiophiliac visits Noho Sound & Stereo.

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Noho Sound reinvents the high-end audio store

Noho Sound's Alex Roy (left) and Ron Kain (right) are determined to bring high-end audio to a younger crowd, and to more women too. Their New York City showroom opened just a few months ago, and it certainly doesn't look or feel like any other I've seen! 

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Wall of McIntosh

Noho has more new McIntosh gear than I've ever seen in a store before.

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Focal and TAD speakers

On the outside that's a Focal Sopra No2, next to the TAD ME1 Micro Evolution One speakers. On the cabinet top there's a Mofi turntable and a Naim Uniti Atom. Next shelf down, a Musical Fidelity M5si integrated amp and a Micromega M100 amp.

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Focal Sopra no.1 and Sopra no.2 speakers

The Focal Sopra No.1 (blue) and Sopra No2 (white) speakers.

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Philco Predicta TV

Noho has lots of really cool stuff, like this late 1950s Philco Predicta TV!

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Affordable desktop system

Focal Alpha powered speakers and a U-Turn Orbit turntable.

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IsoTek Evo3 Aquarius power conditioner

If your home's AC power is "dirty," you need a IsoTek Evo3 Aquarius power conditioner to clean it up.

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Dig Dug arcade game

More cool toys at Noho.

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Musical Fidelity - M5si amplifier

Musical Fidelity is a great old UK company, still making great sounds in the 21st century.

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Dr Feickert Blackbird turntable

Dr. Feickert turntables have really come into their own over the past few years. 

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Polaroid camera and iPods

Old tech gizmos are everywhere at Noho Sound.

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McIntosh C2600 tube preamplifier

McIntosh makes tube and solid state components in upstate New York.

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McIntosh MC275 tube power amplifier

Mac still makes the iconic '275, this model debuted in 1961. This is the current model.

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Affordable turntable

The U-Turn Orbit Special, with prices starting around $459.

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DeVore Fidelity Orangutan 0/96 speakers

These Orangutan 0/96 speakers are made in Brooklyn!

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McIntosh MP100 phono preamplifier

Vinyl lovers in the Mac orbit use McIntosh phono preamps.

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Tube TVs and more

I couldn't stop admiring Noho Sound's collection of old tech.

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Time to go

Just as I was finishing up, some customers arrived and started listening. 

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