Founded in 1984 by David Wasserman…
Stereo Exchange is one of New York’s oldest audio, video, and home theater retailers.
Driven by our passion for fine audio, we offer the world’s best HiFi to create a profound listening experience.
We’ve grown from dealing solely in high-end audio to supplying complete home theater system integration and elegant custom installation.
Our passionate staff will advise you and your design team on the many possibilities for your audio, home theater, or home integrations systems based on your taste and budget.
Stereo Exchange believes in friendly service. Our goal is to make every customer a happy one.
Watch Our Story
David started his career in the audio business selling new and used HiFi at Audio Exchange – a West Village haven for music lovers to share stories, and listen to good music. While working there, David recognized his passion for entrepreneurship. Soon after his start as a salesman, he became the store’s general manager, successfully running the day-to-day operations and increasing the profitability of the business. After several years leading Audio Exchange, he decided to venture out on his own. What resulted was Stereo Exchange: more than a store that became a New York institution and destination for lovers of good music.
Ann has been side-by-side with David since Stereo Exchange’s beginning. In fact, it was her initial financial investment that helped Stereo Exchange get off the ground. Since then, she has made herself an invaluable part of the organization – contributing significantly to branding, human resources, and customer service. Without her acute eye, instinct for good people, and insistence on excellence, Stereo Exchange would not have enjoyed its longevity.
Evan got the audio “bug” at JSG Audio in Binghamton, NY, helping design loudspeakers while attending SUNY Binghamton. He began his official audiophile career at Stereo Exchange in 1986 and thrived here for more than 15 years. In 2002 Evan left to pursue excellence in custom installation, including four years at Audio Command Systems – the leading integrator in the Northeast. Since his return he has combined his expertise to provide the best sounding and easiest to use systems available.
Audio & Video Sales
Glenn has applied a wide-ranging appreciation of music from his decades-long career in audio. Handling management and sales in the high end audio industry since 1984, Glenn and David crossed paths many times before Glenn officially joined the Stereo Exchange team in 2016. He is delighted to once again be able to connect clients with the best possible gear, from helping new customers discover the benefits of a good audio system, to introducing innovations to legacy clients.
We believe quality sound embodies five characteristics…
1. Highest fidelity to the original recorded performance.
2. Harmonious clarity, tonal color, and timbre.
3. Accentuated balance between accuracy and warmth.
4. Natural sound staging and phase-perfect ambiance.
5. Precise and detailed renditions.