Best store for stereo equipment
As far as national electronics stores go, Tweeter has been a leader for years, and it's good to see this
Boston-based store doing so well. Walking into the newly refurbished store near Boston University - the
first Tweeter in the country - is like walking into a couch potato's dream: 40-inch televisions beckon
from one corner, 400-disc CD-changers from another, and everywhere you look, a metallic gleam catches your
eye. Special rooms invite customers to kick back on plush leather couches, and soon you'll be imagining
what a plasma TV would look like next to your fireplace. If Tweeter sees an item you purchased advertised
at a lower price at another store, you'll automatically get a check for the difference. How's that for
peace of mind?
If the bright lights and flashy presentation of bigger electronics stores scare you, head to Cambridge
Soundworks, a local chain that sells its own stereo products as well as components from many of the big
companies, such as Harmon/Kardon. The laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff will make it easier for you
to plunk down $500 on a subwoofer.
Tweeter, 874 Comm Ave, Boston, (617) 738-4411; 350 Boylston Street, Boston, (617) 262-2299. Cambridge Soundworks, CambridgeSide Galleria, 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge, (617) 225-3900; and other locations.