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About Us

Serving discerning audiophiles and those passionate about music.

    When The Sound Choice was founded in 1999, it was borne from a love of music and was dedicated to high-fidelity two-channel listening experiences. We've returned to our roots.

    We have been active in the consumer electronics industry for over 35 years and have provided expert consultation, design and installation of award-winning two-channel, multi-room audio and home theatre projects in the Ottawa/Gatineau market.

    With our renewed focus on two-channel audio, The Sound Choice has selected premier audio brands that share a common purpose and passion, instilling pride of ownership and enriching our clients' life with music of unsurpassed quality.

  • Products

    Representing distinguished audio companies and their components.

    • Cary Audio

      A peerless collection of tube and solid state components including pre-amplifiers, amplifiers, integrated amps, and digital sources. Featured above, the SLI-80HS integrated amplifier, the result of a collaboration between Cary Audio and Klipsch, with optional Walnut wood side panels to complement the various finishes of the loudspeakers in the Klipsch Heritage Series. Also available in Black Ash and Cherry.

    • VPI

      VPI Industries Inc. is an American manufacturer of quality high-end turntables, tonearms and phonograph accessories for over 40 years. Featured above, the Prime Scout, reintroducing the audio world to the best-selling VPI table of all time - better than the old one, better than it should be at this price ($2,500USD)! The Scout is so simple to set-up, you can have the table up and running in just minutes.

    • Klipsch

      To be labeled a Klipsch Heritage Series speaker means the founder, Paul W. Klipsch, played a pivotal role in the design, development and engineering of these incredible loudspeakers. Each speaker is designed and assembled in the U.S.A. with furniture-grade wood veneers and feature Klipsch's cornerstone horn-loaded technology to deliver an unsurpassed acoustic experience. Featured above, the Forte III.

    • Fyne Audio

      Fyne Audio boasts enviable experience and expertise across the design and manufacturing team, with over 200 years of collective experience. They pride themselves on being devoted audio professionals with a passion for music and desire for the finest sound quality. Featured above, the F502SP loudspeaker. The F500 series is based around an IsoFlareā„¢ point source drive unit.

    • Soundsmith

      Highly respected and hand made in the USA, Soundsmith phono cartridges adorn some of the worlds best turntables. Why not add one to yours. Featured above, the Sussurro MkII cartridge. Lowest internal mass. Best damping. Esoteric stylus and cantilever. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann.

    • Grado

      The Grado family has deep roots in Brooklyn, where they have been hand building headphones and cartridges since 1953. Tradition and heritage have been carried down through three generations: Joseph, John, and Jonathan Grado. Featured above, the RS1e headphone (hand-built with drivers specifically tuned for mahogany) and the Sonata2 cartridge (hand-crafted from Australian Jarrah wood).

    Music

    Supplying audiophile recordings to passionate collectors.

      The Sound Choice knows that sourcing audiophile releases domestically can be time-consuming and expensive. After all, we're collectors too. So, if you're looking for a convenient and cost-effective source to build your collection, whether it be new vinyl or SACD, The Sound Choice makes it simple.

      The Sound Choice deals directly with two of the leading U.S. manufacturers and distributors for audiophile releases. While we bring in notable new releases and highly regarded titles to make availabe to our customers, we are also pleased to fulfill special order requests.

      We place orders twice monthly, and provide for pick-up or free local delivery, or for those outside of Ottawa, shipping at cost. Contact us and let The Sound Choice get those "Wantlist" items into your collection.

  • Art Gallery

    Artworks inspired and informed by music and musicians.

      When re-branding The Sound Choice, visually capturing the impact and emotion of music - harmony between art and audio, is what we sought when we came upon the image now featured on our website. The picture of musicians in performance, entitled "Jazz Club", is a painting by Roman Nogin from his "Jazz People" series.

      We connected through social media, and in subsequent discussions with Roman, I was fortunate to be offered the opportunity to own the original painting and its companion (both works are on display at The Sound Choice). We also felt that clients of The Sound Choice may share a similar passion for both music and art, and might welcome the opportunity to acquire an original painting for their own collection.

      The Sound Choice is pleased to feature paintings by Roman Nogin and Natasha Perekhodenko, artists from Ukraine, whose works have been exhibited around the world.

      Featured below are works from three different series: Jazz People, Bevy and Zero Gravity.

    • "Dizzy Gillespie"
      (61cm x 122cm)
      $6,500

    • "Embrace of Old Jazz"
      (85cm x 110cm)
      $6,500

    • "Jazz Club - Yellow"
      (40cm x 120cm)
      $4,000

    • "Jazz Club - Purple"
      (35cm x 100cm)
      $3,200

    • "Bevy"
      (70cm x 90cm)
      $4,000

    • "Bevy"
      (80cm x 100cm)
      $4,800

    • "Bevy"
      (77cm x 102cm)
      $4,800

    • "Black Water"
      (80cm x 80cm)
      $4,800

    • "Cold Stream"
      (76cm x 101cm)
      $5,350

    • "Weeping Crown"
      (61cm x 92cm)
      $4,000

    Contact

    Consultations and auditions by appointment only.