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Coming this Winter to Mellody Farm

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.

Our brand new 1450 s/f showroom will feature 4 listening displays along with a vast head-fi area all beautifully presented in an open and modern design.

While construction is underway, our current Palatine showroom will remain open. Stop by this month and save up to 30% on select in-stock items.

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!

On sale this month

Financing Available

Up to 24 months / 0% interest

Up to 24 months

0% interest

We’ve partnered with Synchrony Bank – the best financing company in the business.
0% interest for terms up to 24 months.*
Finance up to 48 months with just 4.75% APR.*

* based on credit approval through Synchrony Financial

Why choose us?


Founder of Krell in 1980, no name is more closely associated with high-end audio amplifiers than that of Dan D’Agostino.

Inspired by the vision of Alon Wolf, every Magico speaker is designed against the standard of perfect audio reproduction - live music.

World class audio and power connections by Transparent Cable create an unmatched you-are-there entertainment experience.

We sell the good stuff

Home audio

We work hard to bring only the best brands into our showroom allowing us to design amazing systems across several prices.

We thank you

Our clients words

Now at F1 Audio


Belly up to our brand new head-fi bar and enjoy world class audio and a delicious latte.

We have the largest selection

Personal audio

If head-fi is your thing, we are Chicagoland’s biggest and best head-fi dealer with several models always on display!

Financing available on all headphones


* based on credit approval through Synchrony Financial



311 E Dundee Rd
Palatine IL 60074

Monday – 1 to 8
Tuesday – 1 to 6
Wednesday – closed
Thursday – closed
Friday – 1 to 6
Saturday – 1 to 6
Sunday – 1 to 4

Jamie Pauls
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Jameson Mourafetis
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