End of an Era: Stereo Advantage Store Closes As Company Focuses On Repair Business

Jan. 8, 2020

Almost 100 people attended a seminar held by The Stereo Advantage on high-definition television in 2005. (Buffalo News file photo)
Almost 100 people attended a seminar held by The Stereo Advantage on high-definition television in 2005.

In 1978, Stereo Advantage began as a tiny electronics store on Main Street in Williamsville, favored by music fans seeking optimal sound for their speakers and turntables. But over the past four decades, its owner, the Advantage Co., diversified toward a wide array of other services.

It’s the end of an era for audiophiles: The Stereo Advantage store on Wehrle Drive in Amherst has closed.

“It’s simply time to move on,” Tony Ragusa, the store’s founder, said in a statement.

Lifetime Service warranties on Stereo Advantage purchases will remain in effect. The Advantage Co.’s Lifetime Service & Solutions Co. has grown and expanded nationally, and the company is turning its focus on it and its many other ventures that span from clothes and food to finance and recruiting.
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