(Brian & Peggy circa 1981)
a lot of positive feedback. Here are some customers who put their comments in
"I am writing to thank you for your incredible help and follow-up regarding my
pre-amp problem. I have worked with many in high end audio during my
involvement over the past 35 years, and can say without equivocation, you are in
the "elite group." You are knowledgeable, professional, and communicate
with ease. You truly care about your customers and their satisfaction.
My experience was 5 stars, and two thumbs up from start to finish. Thank
you for the great service. I look forward to doing business with you in
--R.P., San Diego, CA
"Thanks...A+ customer service."
J.Y., Bellaire, FL
"Brian. You are the best anyone could ask for in a
buying experience. You will be the first I turn to for future high end audio. Thanks "
--S.D., The Villages, FL
"I thought I owned
audiophile equipment, then my wife talks me into going back to the past and
try tube amplification. A Cayin AT-50 and an Escient Fireball MX-111
replaced a bunch of solid state equipment and I must say, our Von Schweikert
VR2's came alive as I have never experienced before! I still say, "I
cannot believe what I am listening to." Thank you Brian for the
recommendations, as always, a great job!"
-- R.T., Tampa, FL
"I wish to thank you for all your help and
advice in putting together my home entertainment center. The Toshiba
52-inch high-def TV is beautiful as well as the Denon Blu-ray DVD and
especially the Denon Receiver. The sound and picture far exceeds any
system I've had in the past and was considerably less expensive than my
previous equipment. However, as pleased as I am with the system, my
enthusiasm is exceeded by the professional manor in which you handled my
purchase. Everything in the contract was fulfilled on time as well as
the installation. It is a long distance from Clearwater to Hudson and
you came back a second time to fix a minor problem at no charge. But,
what I find most impressive is that you really took delight in satisfying a
customer. Today, that is a rarity. Again, thank you Brian."
-- G.W., Hudson, FL
"Brian (the owner) VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE and if you're in the need for high end
audio equipment this is the man
to talk to. My father used him for many
years to purchase new and used equipment. Brian is also a good guy and
lead you in the wrong direction. Brian has a lot of stuff on demo
so you can
try it before you buy it! I highly recommend you take a drive and check out
what he has to offer!"
-- J. S., Clearwater,
"I got so excited with the big new sound that I
got out my old Erich Kunzel--Cincinnati Pops CD's--which I haven't listened
to in years, and am enjoying that great music once again....
"The new system is great! Thanks for
-- J.K., Largo, FL
"Can I tell you how much I enjoy
getting your newsletter? It is a pleasure to read and see. I
like the way you write--real information without the technical
gobbledygook.... Also, yours is the best audio shop I've ever dealt
with. Friendly, unpretentious, knowledgeable and extremely good
equipment and value. I wish you continued success."
-- E.S., Oldsmar, FL
"I want to mention how much I enjoy
doing business with [Sweet Home Audio] St. Cecilia Sound Gallery. I have been buying
there for about three years now and have been very satisfied and feel very
confident in the advice and guidance provided by Brian. It is hard to
believe in this day of giant box stores with impersonal service and
employees who usually could care less about YOUR needs that a place like
[Sweet Home Audio] St.
Cecilia Sound Gallery still exists. What I truly enjoy is the link to
the past with some of the best current tube gear and analog sources.
But I recently brought my Home Theater into the twenty first century with
awesome Arcam and Von Schweikert Components. I can't recommend [Sweet
Home Audio] St.
Cecilia Sound Gallery enough. It is always my first choice for
anything I need even if it is just advice. Thanks Brian And Peggy.
- J.S., Palm Harbor, FL
"This letter should be titled
On: Confessions of a Solid State audiophile.'
"When I found intelligent audio life in N. Pinellas
after a visit to your showroom, I knew it was time for another hi-end system
after more than a decade of mid-fi listening. With your help and
guidance, we selected the right equipment to fit my small listening room (and
"Now, with a finely matched power and pre-amp, a
great pair of Buggtussel Miracs, and some modest source equipment, I am once
again experiencing true hi-fi, with all the wonderful detail, imagining,
impact, depth and realism that makes every CD and LP sound fresh and, above
all -- musical.
"Thanks again, Brian & Peggy, and
congratulations on a great first year with many more to follow."
-- A.G., Dunedin, FL
"The expansive knowledge and experience you brought
to my weeks of component auditions and our lengthy discussions elevated my
understanding and appreciation of true audiophile applications. Your
guidance and direction led me to purchase a stereo system that is
second-to-none, and for that I am grateful.
"I've been listening to music for more than 30
years now, Brian, and nothing else approaches the warmth and majesty of this
tube-driven audiophile stereo system. Solid state -- at any price --
simply cannot deliver the clarity, the accuracy and the transparency of my
Cary amplifier. Integrated with Von Schweikert speakers and the new
turntable, this new system is an audiophile's delight."
-- W.S., Palm Harbor, FL
"I visited your store in 2007 to hear what all
the fuss was about tubed gear. I, at the time, had never heard any
tube driven systems and had no understanding how it even worked. I
asked you lots of stupid beginner questions that were each answered in such
a logical and simple way that I, the tube novice, could understand. I
was then shown how to use your equipment and told to enjoy myself. "If
you have problems or questions, I'll be right here" and let me play my demo
tracks and much more! 2 HOURS later after more questions, I left your
store. I NEVER felt uncomfortable or pressured. I have
recommended your store to a number of people and will continue to do so.
I didn't buy ONLY because the mortgage industry is so slow and I didn't have
the funds. The wheel turns and you will find me on your door step
again ready to upgrade with full pockets. Thank you for a wonderful
experience, Brian. Your expertise, knowledge, and personality are what
the High End Stereo Industry needs more of."
-- P.C., Jr., St. Petersburg, FL