Echo Audio

Your source for the finest home audio.

Echo Audio is, in the immortal words of Smokey Robinson, "really, really real." This is no small thing in the smoke-and-mirrors world of the Internet. For over 28 years, Echo Audio has been a real home stereo shop in Portland, Oregon (where there's no sales tax, by the way). It's a hi-fi lovers dreamland, with towering wooden racks filled with an eclectic mix of new and used equipment. And it's locally owned and operated.  

I mention all this because, if you're like me, you may feel a little uneasy buying expensive stuff over the Net. I don't blame you. I've suffered my share of nail-biting, please-make-it-here on-time purchases only to receive a misrepresented, modified or abused piece of equipment. You will not have that with us. Echo Audio gets some of the best, ahem, "pre-owned" high-end audio equipment you can find anywhere. And we check it out to make sure it actually works before we sell it to you. (Don't laugh. Others don't necessarily do that.)

You might be amazed to see what we have on offer in the course of a year: Mark Levinson, B&W, Audio Research, Classé, Nagra, Ayre, Pass Labs really, just about any big-name, high-end amplifier, preamp, speaker, tuner and every other gizmo in high-end audio paradise. Whether creating a $500 system or a $50,000 system, you'll find exactly what you're looking for -- backed by outstanding service and a 30 day guarantee. (And our selection of cables is pretty impressive too.) New stuff comes in and goes out the door daily, so what you see today may very well disappear tomorrow.

The proof of our effort is the loyalty of our clients. Most of our business is now from repeat customers: they liked the prices, the service, the reliability, the sheer reality of Echo Audio. So they come back, either via the Web or through the door. You'd be amazed, by the way, how far-flung they are, too. We ship to most places worldwide. We know how to pack it right and get it to you as cheaply (but reliably) as anyone in the business.

So that's the story. Give us a call (888-248-ECHO). Give us a try. And did I mention that there's no sales tax in Oregon?

P.S. We're very pleased to be authorized dealers for KEF, ChordManley, AudezeGrado, iFiSennheiserMarantz, Transparent Cables, SonyDh LabsParasound,  Sumiko & Bluesound.

Who we are:

Kurt Doslu, Owner-- What we sell and how we do business is a direct reflection of my lifelong interest in audio. I love the stuff.  But--if you'll allow me to say so--I'm not nutty about it. I try never to lose sight of the fact that really fine audio is not about equipment, even though that's my business and passion, but about music & integrity. I’ve owned a hi-fi store for 33 years and loved every minute of it, but I am ready to retire.  If you, a group of your buddies or a stereo company wants to lease a 4200 square ft. bldg on the west coast with more hi-if than you can imagine and the ability to sell anything quickly, efficiently and discretely,  just send an email to  You get everything: the store with $200k of inventory, the website and a turn-key, used + new hi-fi business on a busy street with plenty of parking.  I'm in perfect health and just want to play pickleball, golf, cards in the middle of the day, travel, learn languages and volunteer.  The price is 1.75 mil (less than our gross annual sales) and you'll get the keys to this terrific shop with no debt + $200k of inventory/ tubes/ huge customer base/ full repair facilities, parts, etc.  Send a brief message about how you will steward this successful company and I will respond to the finalists with P&L, taxes, etc.  Only genuine offers will receive a response. 

Like everyone else, I like to think I've got a pretty good pair of ears. I'm a contributing writer to Tone magazine . And I've gotten a little press attention myself, where I'm flatteringly described (I think) as "hearing things that most dogs don't" (Cigar Aficionado).

Matt Kline,  Store Manager 

Matt is the backbone of Echo Audio.  When you're appreciating the great photos on the website or thanking your lucky stars that an item was packed well enough to endure a tornado, thank Matt.   Severely humble; you'll have to dig Portland's underground music scene to hear him playing music.

Jeremy Russell

Jeremy comes to Echo with over 15 years of experience doing live audio for concerts. His passion for music and delivering it at the highest level makes him a great fit here. He's eager to share more about bringing high quality audio to your home listening environment. 

Aya Doslu,  Photographer 

Aya has a BFA in Intermedia and focused on film and photography. Aya is eager to learn more about high fidelity and excited to follow in their father's footsteps by being a part of the Echo Audio family. You can view more of their photography and artwork at

Your professional attitude and casual sales approach was exactly what we look for, and we both were pleased with ourselves at the ease with which we were able to get what we wanted, a testament to your skill and knowledge.
- Donny Wright, Super Digital

Thanks. Many thanks. It's not just that in three years of buying, selling and trading with you I have a stunning system that under normal circumstances would have cost me three or four times what it did. It's the way it was put together. Clearly you have a passion for what you do and the knowledge to back that passion. Most importantly you use that knowledge in your customers' best interest. That's often claimed, rarely practiced. You counseled patience, and I give you complete credit for what I'm listening to now.
- Jeff Kempe, Portland, Oregon