McIntosh – A truly iconic brand. McIntosh released their first preamplifier in the late 1940’s and has been making handcrafted amplifiers in the USA ever since. Their products are true legacy pieces that will produce amazing sound for decades. While they are expensive, these amps have been known to appreciate in value through the years.
PrimaLuna – Tube amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and integrated amplifiers. We at Reference Media feel that PrimaLuna offers some of the best sonic experiences for the money. A true performance product.
Boulder – Reference-grade solid-state amplifiers. These amps are the ultimate high-end product for those who want the most precise sound out of their stereo. Boulder creates every piece of hardware in-house and assembles each amplifier by hand. A 100% American-made amplifier company based out of Colorado.
Arcam – Boutique solid-state amplifiers that offer great value for the cost. Another great performance product.
Anthem – Qualify solid-state amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, and A/V receivers made in Canada. Great amps for those on a budget.
Balanced Audio Technologies – High-end tube amplifiers made in Delaware. One of the last USA-made tube amplifier companies.
Cambridge Audio – Solid-state integrated amplifiers. A great affordable alternative to entry-level products found at big-box retail stores.
Chord – Reference quality digital/analog converter.
Marantz – Performance-tier solid-state A/V receivers. Our go-to for most A/V systems.
Parasound – Solid-state amplifiers and pre-amplifiers. Multi-purpose pre-amplifiers with every analog feature on the market featuring a built-in digital/analog converter. Great for a combination home theater/stereo set up.
Sonos – Compact, robust internet streamer.
Autonomic – Distributed audio/video.
Power & Cables
AudioQuest ⚬ IsoTech ⚬ Panamax/Furman ⚬ Shunyata Research
Speakers & Subs
We at Reference Media have chosen a variety of speakers that sound great no matter what your listening preferences are. The best way to pick out your favorite speakers are to come in and have a listen in person.
Cambridge Audio ⚬ Focal ⚬ Martin Logan ⚬ REL Acoustics ⚬ Sonos ⚬ SpeakerCraft ⚬ Vienna Acoustics ⚬ Totem
Sony – LED TVs with the best picture quality for home entertainment.
Digital Projection – Commercial-grade projectors specifically made for high-end home systems.
Epson – Entry-level projectors with a low ownership cost.
Optoma – Wide range of projectors to accommodate any room.
JVC – Projectors made for custom home theater.
Draper ⚬ Elite ⚬ Screen Innovations ⚬ Seymour Screen Excellence ⚬ Stewart Film Screen
BDI ⚬ CinemaTech ⚬ Fortress ⚬ Kinetics ⚬ Salamander
Turntables & Accessories
Pro-Ject – Everybody starts here. Great tables at a great value.
Rega – Come talk to us for more info.
Nottingham – High-end tables. Best performance out there for the money.
Grado ⚬ Koetsu ⚬ Ortofon ⚬ Sumiko
Automation & Control
Crestron – Technology that integrates technology. Their automation and control solutions for buildings and homes let people control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as A/V, lighting, shading, IT, security, BMS, and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience, and security. All of their products are designed and built to work together as a complete system, enabling you to monitor, manage, and control everything from one platform.
Lutron – Lutron Electronics designs and manufactures energy-saving lighting controls and lighting control systems for both residential and commercial applications. The company offers a wide variety of light dimmers, whole-home and whole-building dimming systems, controllable window treatments and color-matched accessories, including wallplates, receptacles, fan controls and more.
Audeze – Perfect headphones to pair with a great headphone amp.
Grado – Best for home use in a quiet room.
Focal – Studio monitors.
Sennheiser – Great all-around headphones.
Superlux – Suited for those who need excellent sound that will withstand some tough love.