Richmond's Premier Audio and Video Specialists

Carrying the Best U.S. Made and Hand Picked Imported Equipment


Showroom - Audio Exchange Richmond VA

Why Us, Certifications & History

Why Us

Since our formation in 1978, we remain the oldest brick & mortar retailer of high end electronics in the Richmond area. Our decades of industry experience in sales, management and installation make us head and shoulders above the competition. The sales team deals daily with elite level product and our installers are working with our clients’ needs in both design and installation. We have always kept our focus customer oriented, we are interested in getting you the best products for your space and budget, not the most expensive thing on the market. We are interested in you sharing your system with others so they can enjoy the experience we have helped create for you. In doing so we hope that we can serve their needs as well.


    CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) since 1995

    CEDIA Certification is a set of four credentials that reflect defined areas of knowledge in the home technology industry.

    Electronic Systems Certified (ESC), Electronic Systems Certified Technician (ESC-T), Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D), and Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N)

    Electronic Systems Certified is a general certification which covers the industry at large, while Electronic Systems Certified Technician, Electronic Systems Certified Designer, and Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist are more specialized and advanced.

    We are certified through ISF (Imaging Science Foundation)

    We are one for the few in the state who purchased the sincore meters to do ISF calibrations. The meter allows us to appropriately and accurately calibrate video imaging for the light meter not just a disc. This certification covers home theaters and video, Global Standards, 3D mathematical imaging models, front panel controls, two-point color balance, color management as well as basic video processing, aspect ratios, the 3x3 component/RGB Matrix, HD and SD decoding, and a step by step calibration process. We also focus on design as well as calibration of front projection with multiple screen technologies and deploying the correct colorimeter for specific applications. In addition, we are certified to work with software guided solutions for advanced calibration, plus system parameters including: EEDID /HDMI verification, 3D color management, multipoint color balance, optimizing multiple processing engines, system building diagnosis, Gamma/EOTF, advanced Gamut matching/distortion/manipulation, and other recent innovations.

    Sumiko Master’s Speaker Certification

    We hold a Sumiko master’s speaker certification which covers the installation, tuning and calibration of speaker and room set ups.


    We have existed as a business since 1978, originally started as Golden Gramophone. We started our business just selling turntables and vinyl and by 1981 we evolved to broadening our inventory to carry speakers, receivers and a variety of audio gear. In the late 1980s when video rose in the marketplace we expanded again to stock home theater components and projectors. By the early 2000s flat screen and high def technology was on everyone’s mind and we expanded our show rooms to feature, several models and sizes as well as blu ray and now 4k technologies. Now in the 21st century we have happily returned to our original roots with two-channel audio sound, high end turntables and mobile fidelity (MoFi) vinyl. Since our beginnings we have continued our expertise throughout all platforms of electronics we stock. Regardless if you need a theater, turntable or speakers we can answer all your questions and help you make the best choice for you and your needs.

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