Premium Audio - Premium Service.
Acoustic Images in Vestal is a great place to buy fantastic audio equipment at a great price. I have been purchasing from them for a few years now and always turn to Dave when I need advice on new equipment. They carry top of the line equipment and can design a system to meet your budget. It's easy to demo any speakers/players/receivers/amps you are interested in, and they can special order you stuff if it isn't in stock.
In my particular case I am a Sherwood Newcastle/PSB and will soon be back for more... 7.1 anyone?
Go with Acoustic Images. The other 'big-box' shops cannot compare with service or quality. You will be glad you did when you pop in your first movie and turn up the volume. (I had a HTIB once.... I know). Oh yeah, all you video game console owners out there... if you have a 360 and don't have surround sound... you are only experiencing half the game... so get to it, no excuses.
You can play music on any old system but if you want to rock awesomely - Acoustic Images.
*PS - you may develop an infatuation for premium audio equipment in search of your 'perfect' sound, I am not responsible.*