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In the New York City and Long Island real estate markets, increased value is being placed on homes with technological enhancements in all areas of the residential experience. From the Hamptons to the upper west side, features like the virtual doorman, multi-zoned smart climate control systems, distributed audio/video systems and motorized shades are making homes more attractive to prospective buyers.
Five New York Record Stores In Nassau and Suffolk Counties
TAGS: Hi-Fi Audio | Vinyl
People all over the world collect records, as a vinyl renaissance of sorts continues to permeate our culture. Despite the meteoric rise of digital downloads, most major cities have at least a few record stores – some corporate, some independent – and Long Island, New York is no exception. Containing both Brooklyn and Queens among numerous other communities, residents of Long Island are lucky to plenty of places to get their wax fix. Check out some of these shops next time you’re out and about. Audio Den also has a meticulously curated selection of vinyl for sale chosen by our staff comprised of some of the best sounding albums from your favorite artists.
- Mr. Cheapo CD & Record Exchange – Featuring two large locations – one in Mineola, the other in Commack – Mr. Cheapo has long been known as one of the places to score new and vintage vinyl. With everything from ABBA to Zappa, this legendary shop has it all.
- Whirlin’ Disc Records – This fun and kitschy shop in Farmingdale has low prices and high variety. While boasting themselves as oldies and country specialists, there’s more than just that to see – and hear. Whirlin’ Disc also has a vast collection of 45s available for sale – both in store and online.
- High Fidelity Records and CDs – In addition to being a classic John Cusack movie, High Fidelity is actually a legit source of wax conveniently located in Amityville. The store claims that everything is “always” on sale – as long as you tell them. High Fidelity also buys used records, just in case you need some quick cash.
- Infinity Records – Advertising both records and nostalgia, Infinity Records is one of the top places to find vintage vinyl in Long Island. Their quaint shop in Massapequa Park has an endless number of records and stereo equipment – both new and used. Consider Infinity Records a must-stop if you are a true audiophile.
- Record Reserve – Record Reserve is a super cool store in Kings Park that takes collecting LPs to a new level. Not only do they have a massive amount of new and used vinyl, but they also have a large library of music-related books in stock. Like most of the other shops on the list, Record Reserve also offers cash for used vinyl. Record Reserve is a quick 10 minute ride for Audio Den's Lake Grove showroom.
Fill Your Long Island Home with Superb Sound
TAGS: Audio Den | Bowers & Wilkins | Hi-Fi Audio | High-end Speakers | Superior Sound Quality
In 1966, Bowers & Wilkins was launched with a singular purpose. Namely, the pursuit of the perfect loudspeaker. Crafted with a dedication to detail and a love of music, Bowers & Wilkins speakers can be found in famed recording studios like Abbey Road, as well as the living rooms of discerning audiophiles.
Decades of research and craftsmanship are built into each speaker, providing an unmatched listening experience for your home theater, contemporary media room or kitchen. What sets Bowers & Wilkins speakers apart from the competition?
A Handy Tool to Bring Network Access to Any HDMI Display
Google, in partnership with Asus recently introduced the chromebit, a kind of HDMI dongle that, when connected to the TV, turns it into a PC with Chrome Operating System. The technical features of this device are as follows: SoC Rockchip 3288 (28 nm quad-core Cortex-A17 clocked at 1.8 GHz), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal memory, a USB 2.0 port, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPU ARM Mali 760 quad-core. Applied SoC allows 1080p video decks and 4K resolution, also provides support for OpenGL ES 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1. Without any difficulties we can connect it to any HDMI display and get relatively high resolution (up to 3840 × 2160 pixels). Its no 4K, but pixel-dense none the less.