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Featuring the same tweeter as the full range A3, the A1 utilizes a pure Beryllium-diaphragm with an optimized 28-mm dome based on the fundamental design platform and geometry of our reference M- Series tweeter. The customized neodymium motor system is encased in an improved back chamber with our latest generation damping materials that facilitate ultra-low distortion, higher power handling, massive dynamic capabilities, and extended linear voice coil movement.

The newly developed 6.5-inch mid-bass driver features a Multi-Wall carbon fiber cone with a layer of XG Nanographene, providing optimal stiffness to weight ratio and an ideal damping factor. The driver frame has been designed, simulated and tested for the optimal combination of stiffness and damping. The motor system incorporates extra-large magnets to ensure a stabilized magnetic field in the 39- mm pure titanium voice coil.

At just $7,400 pair, this is your next speaker. Coming late October to F1 Audio.

The latest addition to the award-winning Progression Series. The Progression Integrated combines the elegance and detail retrieval of the Progression Preamplifier with the power and dynamic capability of the Progression amplifier topology housed in a chassis the exudes the D’Agostino aesthetic. Built on a modular platform, the Progression Integrated fills every need of today’s music listener and audiophile. The analog platform provides two single ended inputs and three balanced inputs including a theater pass through. Balanced preamplifier outputs make for convenient inclusion of subwoofer(s) into a system. An optional moving coil phono module adds turntable playback to the list of features. The Bluetooth Remote control connectivity, first used in the Progression and Momentum HD Preamplifiers, is included as part of the base package. Bluetooth connectivity eliminates line of sight issues and extends the usable range 5x versus conventional IR remote controls.

Priced at $18,000, this brand new integrated amplifier creates a whole new price category. Shipping in late October and featured at F1 Audio.

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Nothing less than a complete and total transformation, these new Serie S represent the biggest leap in performance in the long and storied tradition of REL’s mid-sized class.

Numerous upgrades can be found inside and out, beginning with beautiful new cabinetry contrasted by subtle gunmetal grey badging that sleekens and modernizes, emphasizing horizontal linearity and reducing visual mass. The replacement of feet with ultra-stable rails cantilevers the main cabinet forward allowing it to seemingly float in space. These new designs –lower, wider, and deeper-–reveal proportions that derive from our reference portfolio.

Experience the all new S/510 and S/812 on display now at F1 Audio.

The Chord Mojo is a portable headphone amplifier and DAC that was designed for people who love music and want to get the very best sound possible from their headphones. Whether you use a smartphone, portable music player or computer, Mojo will dramatically improve your sound.

Unlike its competitors, Mojo doesn’t use an ordinary off-the-shelf DAC chip. Instead, Mojo uses Chord’s own proprietary FPGA DAC. This means Mojo offers significantly higher resolution and a stunning sonic clarity that other products simply cannot match – even at twenty times the price!

From now until December 31, 2019 you can get a Chord Mojo for only $399! That’s a big $140 off the regular $539 price.







Moving this December

Located in the heart of Chicago’s affluent northern suburb of Vernon Hills, Mellody Farm offers a convenient, upscale, open-air, regionally located shopping and dining destination. The center is positioned two miles west of I-94, at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue & Townline Road. Rooted in heritage and built for today’s customer it provides over 270,000 square feet of retail shopping along with 260 executive apartments to the diverse and burgeoning population of Vernon Hills.

  • Dynaudio
    Dynaudio $4,500

    C1 w/stands, pre-owned

  • Aerial Acoustics
    Aerial Acoustics $3,500

    5t w/stands, pre-owned

  • Klipsch
    Klipsch $1,095

    RF-7 II, pre-owned

  • Apple
    Apple $725

    iMac 21.5"

  • Apple
    Apple $250

    MacBook Pro 13.5"

  • Pottery Barn
    Pottery Barn $750


  • Pottery Barn
    Pottery Barn $550

    Love seat

  • Pottery Barn
    Pottery Barn $550

    Coffee table

  • McCormick Amp
    McCormick Amp $2,300

    150 watt, pre-owned

  • headphone package
    headphone package $2,200

    Icon, MrSpeaekrs, Bluesound

  • audio research
    audio research $11,500

    40th Ann Ref Pre, pre-owned

  • Krell
    Krell $6,995

    Evo 403, pre-owned

  • Octave
    Octave $750

    Black box

  • head amp
    head amp $4,750

    Blue Hawaii, pre-owned

  • auris
    auris $3,500

    Nirvana, pre-owned

  • icon audio
    icon audio $680

    HP8 mkII, pre-owned

  • world market
    world market $1,000

    Leather chairs (4)

  • world market
    world market $300

    Book case

  • Xbox One
    Xbox One $175

    Forza bundle

  • Bar
    Bar $1,000

    granite bar with stools

  • oppo
    oppo $1,995

    UDP205, pre-owned

  • chord
    chord $2,395

    Hugo 2, pre-owned

  • transparent
    transparent $3,495

    Ultra 25' xlr pair

  • transparent
    transparent $1,100

    Ultra phono 1.5m

  • Starbucks
    Starbucks $125

    Verismo system

  • beverage counter
    beverage counter $2,250

    Fridge, cabinets, counter

  • hobby lobby
    hobby lobby $150

    Potted plants (2)

  • F1 posters
    F1 posters $350

    (6) 48" x 32" with mounts

  • Bluesound
    Bluesound $375

    Node 2, pre-owned

  • Nordost
    Nordost $150

    Purple Flare power 2M

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Welcome to F1 Audio

About us

My passion for music and electronics began early after receiving a stereo system for Christmas from my parents. I was hooked and soon on the path to upgrading in search of better sound. Years later, after working for a local hi-fi shop, I started JPaulsDesign. Working from home I began to sell and install home theaters and multi-room systems, but was destined to follow my true passion – music.

In 2015 I opened F1 Audio, my first brick and mortar store. Now in our 5th year, we have become Chicagoland’s newest and quickest growing home audio boutique. We pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming atmosphere and taking the time to understand how we can best help you.

We welcome you to visit our beautiful showroom located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and we look forward to helping you build the system of your dreams!




F1 Audio
311 E Dundee Rd
Palatine, IL 60074

Store Hours

Monday – 1:00 to 8:00
Tuesday – 1:00 to 6:00
Wednesday & Thursday – closed
Friday – 1:00 to 6:00
Saturday – 1:00 to 6:00
Sunday – closed

Financing Available

12 months / 0% interest*

* based on credit approval through Synchrony Financial

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