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It is our ability to offer the best entertainment systems for the money. Quality is the sales expertise necessary to match components and systems to your environment and lifestyle.
Quality is providing a store with homelike demonstration facilities, making it easy for you to decide what you need.
Service is taking the time to listen to your needs and demonstrate to your satisfaction on a one-to-one basis that our systems will fit those needs.
Service is providing you reliable delivery and set-up of all systems purchased. Service is supplying you with a loaner if any component we sell fails within the warranty. Service means dependability.
We have taken care of our customers for over 31 years. Many of our brands--Linn, Naim, Vandersteen, and Rega--have consistently scored at the top of independent dealer loyalty surveys in overall reliability and satisfaction.
We have actively supported most of our lines for well over two decades. We will be here to take care of your needs for the long term.
Rick at the Laurel Street Store Circa 1990
Howard Popeck interviews one of the world’s truly great audiophile retailers – Rick Duplisea owner of The Audio Alternative in Stereonow Magazine. Howard
and Rick talk about the popularity of vintage audio gear.
"Now then this first interview – with Rick of The Audio Alternative in Fort Collins, Colorado USA is a real cracker I feel. Rick, and I've known him for years, shoots from the hip, tells it like it is and is perhaps the most passionate audio retailer I've ever met. Candidly, and I say this without embarrassment, in every sense of the word his retail operation makes mine seem very low grade. In his presence I’m humbled. Truly."
"Rick demonstrated to me the most musically credible audio system I have ever heard, anywhere and at any price. We played records for 9 hours, pausing only for an occasional coffee, toilet break and fresh air. Good? You’ve no idea".
Stereophile Magazine, Blue Note Recording, Vandersteen Audio & Audio Research Corporation spend an evening together at the Fort Collins home of the Audio Alternative
More than 100 people attended the Music Matters Symposium at the Fort Collins, CO home of the Audio Alternative on May 21.
Michael Fremer played both high resolution digital vs analog LP selections and reviewed the new Glass, Audio Desk LP cleaning system now on active display at the Audio Alternative.
Joe Harley packed the downstairs show room with an evening of classic jazz from the Blue Note classic reissue LP collection along with telling the Blue Note story and showing the high resolution images of Blue Note recording artists.
Richard Vandersteen entertained questions from attendees about Vandersteen loudspeaker design principles and the Vandersteen Model 7 loudspeaker. Dave Gordon, from Audio Research Corporation answered questions about the ARC electronics featured in both systems used for the evening programs.
Michael Fremer, Dave Gordon, Richard Vandersteen, Rick Duplisea & Joe Harley in front of the Audio Alternative
The Audio Alternative featured in the September 2012 Stereophile Magazine
Read Michael Fremer's story in the September 2012 Stereophile Magazine about his recent visit to Colorado and the Audio Alternative. On page 29, Fremer begins his column with 4 paragraphs about his experience at the Audio Alternative and confirms what we all know, Rick has one of the most complete collections of vinyl and is, according to Fremer "Duplisea is a vinyl and Linn fanatic" Pick up a copy of the September 2012 Stereophile Magazine at your news stand now for the full story.
Audio Research Corporation Makes the World Premier of New Reference 10 Preamplifier with the Audio Alternative in Suite 9030 at the 2012 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
See, and more importantly Listen to the world premier and first showing of the new Audio Research Corporation new Flagship Reference 10 preamplifier. The Reference 10 will be making it's debut at the 2012 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in the Audio Alternative's Suite #9030 headlining an entire Audio Research Corporation Reference system including the new Ref DAC, Ref CD8, Ref Phono2SE and Ref 250 mono block amplifiers driving Vandersteen 7 loudspeakers.
In our other 9th floor room, 9022 be sure to debut the the new Audio Research Corporation Reference 75 stereo amplifier paired with the Audio Research Corporation Reference 5SE Preamplifier and Vandersteen Quatro Loudspeakers.
With over 34 years of serving Colorado and surrounding states with both consulting and audiophile electronics and system's integration, Fort Collin's own the Audio Alternative shows why they have mastered the art of reproducing great sound and video in your home. Attendees at the two Audio Alternative rooms learn why.
"This is the sound we were looking and Listening for, for our home" L.E., Albuquerque, N.M
Jonathan Valin & Dave Gordon hanging in our 9030 Suite on Sunday
"The 2012 Rocky Mountain Audio Festival Proves to be Another Award Winning Show for Northern Colorado's High End Audio Dealer the Audio Alternative"
The world premier of the new Audio Research Corporation Reference 10 pre-amplifier
With two and a half days of almost always standing room only space in our two rooms, visitor and reviewer comments were alike; "This is one of the best sounding rooms at the show" TB, Greeley, CO referring to our room #9022 with the new Audio Research Ref 75 Amplifier, Ref 5SE pre-amplifier and Vandersteen Audio Quatro loudspeakers.
And in Suite 9030, "I walked into the Audio Alternative room with a nagging headache and walked out cured. I credit the system: Vandersteen Model 7 loudspeakers with M7 crossovers driven by Audio Research’s Reference 250 monoblock and new two-chassis Reference 10 preamp; AMG Viella 12 turntable fitted with a Lyra Atlas phono cartridge; and AudioQuest cables. Click on the following link to read the entire review Stephen Mejias, Stereophile Magazine Also read Stephen Mejias review of our Room 9022 system featuring the new Audio Research Corporation Reference 75 stereo amplifier, ARC Ref 5SE preamplifier, ARC DAC8 matched with Vandersteen Audio Quatro loudspeakers and Audioquest cabling. Stephen Mejias, Stereophile Magazine matched with Vandersteen Audio Quatro loudspeakers and Audioquest cabling. Stephen Mejias, Stereophile Magazine Jonathan Valin from the Absolute Sound reports on our Suite 9030 "I was in for a surprise when I visited the ninth floor Vandersteen room, where the $50k Vandersteen 7 (with M7 crossover) was being driven by—who could’ve guessed?—a brand-new, two-box, $30k statement preamp from Audio Research, the Reference 10, and the fabulous Reference 250 monoblock amps plus the Ref Phono 2 SE, AMG table, and Lyra Atlas cartridge...this was definitely one of the best rooms." Jonathan Valin, the Absolute Sound
The Audio Alternative Is Your Place For High End Audio!
Other than our legendary customer service, we carry and represent more manufactures and products, most on active display who have earned The Absolute Sound 2012 Product of The Year Awards and Stereophile's Greatest Products of 2012 such as...
Tuesday - Thursday 11 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. - Saturday 10 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Phone: 970.221.1496
Audio Research Corporation, Reference 5SE Preamplifier, Reference 150 Stereo Amplifier, Reference 250 Mono Block Amplifiers and Reference Phono 2SE, AMG Viella 12 Turntable and Tone Arm, Rega RP3 & RP6 Turntables and RB303 Tone Arm, Lyra Atlas Moving Coil Cartridge, Naim Super Uniti, Audio Desk Record Cleaning Machine and the Audioquest DragonFly DAC
Please make the short trip to Fort Collins Colorado, the home of the Audio Alternative to learn more and listen to products from the above award winning manufactures as well as many past winners such as the Vandersteen Audio Model Seven Loudspeakers and many more manufacturers of legendary audio and video components.
Let us help you make great sound in your home, no matter what your budget!