By Mike Marko
Since 1977 Quintessence Audio has been widely known for honest, high quality Hi-Fi in Chicago. Their commitment to customer service, top quality products and demonstration has allowed what began as a part time home business to become Chicago’s premier hi-end audio retailer.
Led by Mick Survance, their knowledge of the audio industry has only been surpassed by the personal service and trust that they have engendered to generations of music lovers in the Midwest. Located in the northern Chicago suburb of Morton Grove, they represent some of the best, most in demand products in the Hi-Fi industry. Here you can find a full loom of Nordost Supreme Reference Series, Odin 2 as well as QRT audio enhancers in a reference system comprised of Audio Research and Sim Audio Moon amplifiers, dCS digital products, Sonus Faber and Wilson speakers and Clear Audio reference turntables. Beautiful sounding and looking sound rooms in their shop put components in their best light for evaluation and comparison.
Truly a family business, Mick’s son Patrick has been a fixture at the shop since he was a child and now helps his father serve aspiring music lovers to get the performance desired. In home set-up is crucial to giving customers the best sound and they do not disappoint. Their room tuning expertise and knowledge of setting up compatible systems based upon the customers’ taste is incomparable. They also know that sometimes hearing components in the customer’s own home system is the best way to understand if a new product or accessory is right for them. That’s why they encourage people to take new products home and audition them.
Give them a call or stop by when in the area for an experience you will not soon forget.
Quintessence Audio Ltd.
5701 Dempster Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053