Q Audio Since 1973

Once the world's smallest Hi-Fi store ... Q Audio has grown! In October 2013 we moved to a new, larger storefront at 5 Brookline Street, Central Square, Cambridge directly across from the Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub. 

We started out in a mere 500 square feet of space in one room on Vassar Street, Cambridge. We began as a reseller of used Hi-Fi components in 1973 via mail-order through advertisements in the classified section of Audio Magazine.

By 1977 our emphasis was on the export of American and European hand-crafted, classic, vacuum tube components to the collector's market in Japan, Asia, and Europe. 

In the Fall of 1980 our Vassar Street storage room was converted into a retail showroom and we opened for business selling only pre-owned equipment.

In 1981 we added new equipment to our used product line-up with Hafler Amplifier Kits selling briskly to MIT students. 

From that start we added Krell from Dan D'Agostino for high-end electronics and Pyramid Loudspeakers from the legendary Dick Sequerra.

In October, 1982 Q Audio went to the Tokyo Audio Fair and brought back the very first CD players to the US for resale.

From that moment on our tiny, little store burst with growth - we added product lines galore, we expanded our hours of operation, remaining open six days a week and we hired five full-time employees to work in that one small showroom on a side street in Cambridge. The rest is history.

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Location

Q Audio is located at

5 Brookline St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Directly across from the Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub. Drive & park nearby at the Green Street Public Parking Garage or take the Red Line to the Central Square T stop. We are also just a short walk from the buses 1, 47 ,64 ,70, 70A, and CT1.

Store Hours

Monday
Available by Appointment
Tuesday
12:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday
12:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday
12:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday
12:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
12:30pm - 4pm
Sunday
Available by Appointment

If our regular hours are not convenient for you please email or call us and we will arrange a special time and appointment for you.

Call (617) 547-2727

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide custom installations for businesses and residential?

Need help connecting or installing your AV system?

We can do it for you at affordable prices. Call 617.547.2727 for details and to schedule an in-home appointment.

We provide custom installation at affordable prices for your home or business. Call us at 617-547-2727. Whatever you do, and however you do it, contact us first. Our goal is to ensure you get only the finest quality service at superb prices.

Do you also repair audio equipment?

Yes, we do repairs We specialize in NAD, McIntosh, Onkyo, Denon, Sony, Adcom, Arcam, Unison Research , Thorens, Dual, and many others.

  • Amplifiers
  • Speakers
  • Turntables
  • Tape Decks
  • CD Players
  • and more

Looking for a reliable, local dealer to repair that malfunctioning amplifier, replace a speaker's woofer/tweeter or someone to resurrect that old turntable? Look no further than Q Audio. Need a new phonograph cartridge installed? Is your CD player skipping? Not sure whether to repair or replace?

Restoring Marantz Model 150

Bring us your items for service anytime during business hours and we'll provide you with a repair estimate, normally within 3-5 business days. A diagnostic fee of $40 per item is payable when you drop it off and is applicable to your approved repair. The diagnostic fee is non-refundable. Services performed are warranted for 90 days parts and labor.

Please always call (617) 547-2727 for appointment before coming in with units!

I can't make it to the store. Can you ship equipment to me?

We accept orders by phone or email. Please Call: 617-547-2727

Please email: info@qaudio.com

We accept: Debit/MasterCard/VISA/Discover/AMEX/ApplePay/PaypalSimply provide us (via email or phone) with your:

Name as it appears on your charge card

Billing address where card statements are sent

Ship to Address if different

Home and work telephone numbers

Call us (for security do not email) with:

Card number and expiration date

V-code (security code on back of card)

By Phone
Call (617) 547-2727
By Fax
Fax to (617) 547-2140
Skype
dariusz.qaudio
Email
info@qaudio.com
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