About Us




Portland Audio Friends - please note we are not open to the public at this time (thanks Covid). When this has passed we will once again be open for 'appointment only'. We're NOT set up for walk-ins.

True Audiophile has been turning people onto superior audio since the 1990s. Our store is highly curated and filled with unusual products you won't see at other audio stores.

This, naturally, is by design. We get tons of products to listen to and barely 10% will make it into our store. If it doesn't offer superior sonics for its price then we pass. Our goal is to offer the best sound solution for your budget. Regardless of the size of your budget. So along with hefty price tags you'll find more price friendly gear.

Based in Portland, Oregon with that goal: to only offer audio components that allow the music to be, well, musical. 

We have over 1000 very happy customers nationwide. As well as Google's highest 'trust' rating so you can feel safe buying from us.

While the above concept may seem obvious, we're always amazed by the flood of people who are surprised or shocked how musical our room sounds at Audio Shows. Many, many times people and reviewers claim we have the best sound at a show - for a fraction of the cost of super systems. Attendees are so elated they make a point to stop and shake our hands on the way out.

When you see a product in our online store you can feel confident it was selected for its ability to reveal what is on the recording. The entire tapestry of music. Nothing less. It's always about the music and your personal connection to it.

Our founder has been involved in audio for over 30 years and worked in the recording studios of all the major record labels. As well as some of the most famous recording studios in the world within Los Angeles.

He knows what actual recordings sound like before they're reproduced. This experience showed him that all the intense work that goes into making albums is what creates the magic of that recording. 

Many of our customers write to us saying they are amazed that they've listened to an album for many years, yet after listening through audio equipment they purchased from True Audiophile, it's like they were hearing the recording for the first time.

They heard deeper into the recording than ever before and that it was exciting and incredibly satisfying.

This is the criteria for all the brands you see here. We first audition as audiophiles, second as retailers. If a product doesn't meet our sonic standards it doesn't matter how popular it is or how many sales we could make.

You will find stores that offer every audio product under the sun. That's great and sometimes the sound doesn't matter as much as product features. But it matters to True Audiophile. Anything you find here has to be 'musical' without accentuating any one frequency - or be fatiguing. 

This is what you'll find at True Audiophile, whether you are local to Portland, or elsewhere in the U.S.  We know we our products inside out and can discuss it on any level you choose. Our customer service is based on providing the best configuration for your money and offering you any and all help you need. Our service is rated 5-Stars by customers.

Just give us a call at (503) 803-7700, 9-6PM Pacific Time, Monday-Saturday. Click the link to email us. 

If you would like to hear gear we have on demo, you can book an appointment. We have 2 comfortable listening rooms. Its also possible with a security deposit to take the gear home to demo in your room.

Naturally, being in Oregon means your order is tax-free.