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Customers searching for a new sound or better performance with their speakers need to head on over to your favorite audio-video store. There are stores within the Pittsburgh region that have an abundant supply of sound equipment to meet your needs. The staff will work with you to determine what is best for your home, car or wireless device. The brand of speakers can deliver high performance feature and here are five places to get you up and running for your listening pleasure.

Butch’s Sound & Vision
911 Dallas Ave.
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
(724) 224-7000

If you’re looking for the utmost in customer service and satisfaction, then Butch’s Sound & Vision should be the store to purchase speakers. Check out the largest  showroom in the Pittsburgh area and a staff member or technician will direct you to a vast array of audio equipment, and there are speakers that will give you a true surround system feeling from reputable brands. You will feel comfortable with the audio experience that is backed with honesty in service since 1968, and the leadership of Butch’s Sound & Vision will work with you and explain the speaker performance and the installation process that meets your preferences.

Northern Audio
23 Brilliant Ave.
Aspinwall, PA 15215
(412) 931-5850

Owner Mark Mawhinney has 37 years of experience in the music business and that is testament to his leadership and knowledge of products in the music industry. The brands of speakers range from high-end  speakers from Golden Ear to the Elac model with bookshelf and floor standing speakers that Mark mentioned are a great value for the money. There are a variety of speakers for a home theater design including Harbeth, Magico, Scansonic, Ryan, and Focal and the installation process and final product by Northern Audio’s engineers will leave you completely satisfied with the sounds emanating from all corners of your room. 

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Stereo Outlet
31 W. Chestnut St.
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 201-2991

Finding a place to get the best service and affordable prices may be a daunting experience, but the staff at Stereo Outlet will do their best to meet your preferences. Quality of products is a determining factor for choosing speakers and respected companies including Polk, Boston Acoustics, LG, Kenwood, Pine, and Bose will be a perfect fit for your home or car. If you are in the need of installation for a home theater system or a soundbar, then the professionals at Stereo Outlet will determine the best choice of location and any accessories that will put the wow factor in play.

Audio Workx
2225 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
(412) 886-9177

Being in business for 9 years, Matt Romah has experience with sound systems and even though it’s a small business establishment, he knows how a speaker should be set up. Audio Workx has all the speakers, amplifiers and subwoofers made just for you and your car. Displays in the showroom will get you started and then the installation or purchase of speakers include Pioneer, Arc Audio, Audiovox and Focal are excellent products. The custom car installation can be set up to fit all cars, and the bodacious sound coming from the speakers is like sitting at home and relaxing to your favorite music in style. 

Elemental Home Theater
8102 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 716-7114

No matter where you want to place your speakers, the Elemental Home Theater staff will find a suitable place and make a custom design for the speakers suited to your needs. That design sequence ensures that the cables and speakers are arranged in a whole house audio convenience that is concealed properly. The showroom has some of the best speakers on display including Polk, JBL, Paradigm, Totem Acoustic and Definitive Technology for the best in loudspeakers, and don’t forget about a Sonos system for a surround sound experience that will rock the house. If you are looking for quality in service and products with an experience staff, who will work directly with you to ensure your audio adventure will last many years, then Elemental Home Theater will be a great decision.

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Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at