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F1 Audio was originally started in 1999 under the name JPaulsDesign. Fifteen years later,  in 2015,  we opened our first brick and mortar showroom in Palatine IL and changed our name to F1 Audio. Our business grew quickly as we added several high end brands to our existing line up and started to get a name for ourselves.

Now, in 2020, we have moved our showroom to the beautiful Mellody Farm shopping center in Vernon Hills IL and couldn’t be happier to be a part of this amazing community. We continue to work with our existing brand partners and welcome several new manufacturers.

We invite you to join us at our beautiful showroom in Mellody Farm and allow us the opportunity to help you build the best sound system possible.

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William McSurley
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I initially contacted F1 as one of the few US distributors of a niche, ultra high end audio component I was looking for. Jamie, F1's owner, hooked me up. Straight to the point and utterly professional. He found me my product, worked with me throughout the purchase, and made sure I was happy every step along the way. I had the product shipped to my home, which I was concerned about; but the item came in its factory-sealed box, in another box, which was then wrapped in heavy-duty plastic. F1 knows the audio business and knows how to care for its customers. Great experience.
Eric Leckey
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Jamie, the owner was fabulous working with me in the sale of a set of speakers. He spent extended quality time with me, sharing the audiophile passion, and adding no sales pressure whatsoever in his dealing with me. We even sat and listened to the speakers for an hour after the store closed and I had not made any commitment to a purchase. I went in just to browse with no intent to buy, but after a few days of internal debate I ended up buying some high quality Magico speakers after one experience in the store. Great experience and highly recommended.
Steven Humphreys
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I found F1 Audio just over 1 year ago and am so glad I did!!! Jamie is AWESOME to work with and is so knowledgeable. I have full confidence in his recommendations and am thrilled with the audio components I have purchased. My music listening experiences have been taken to the next level.
James Klewin
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Jamie really knows his gear. Je will help to find a system to fit your needs and budget. Can't wait to see the new store.
Vince Scalabrino
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Jamie and his team here are not only knowledgeable, but approachable. When was the last time you saw those two words in the same sentence when talking about a high-end audio equipment retailer? Jamie's prices are also exceptionally fair and felt within reach for even my modest budget. If you are looking to upgrade your stereo to a listening experience generator, and don't want to be talked down to while you learn, you owe it to yourself to visit F1.
Jerome Cook
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Totally, totally awesome, highly recommended, Jamie is one of the nicest and knowledgeable individuals I have met. Excellent to work with!!!
Jeff Ladd
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A big thank you to Jamie at F1 Audio! I have been slowly assembling a new system and Jamie has been incredibly helpful and patient during this process. He has provided general background information, technical information and system matching recommendations. His extensive knowledge and calm demeanor make working with him a pleasant and rewarding experience. Highly Recommended!
Gary Hamilton
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Great products excellent customer service highly recommend
David Hayashi
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Jaime is a great person to just talk audio with. Very knowledgeable and dedicated to finding the best solution that works for you.
David Buckman
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Jamie is the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to high fidelity. He's an extremely nice person and is more than reasonable in his pricing. There is no reason to shop and compare his store with other stores His spectrum of products from low price range to high price range is met at his store. Whatever your needs, Jamie will fill them. I feel fortunate to have "discovered" him!

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Mellody Farm in Vernon Hills

875 N Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 500
Vernon Hills IL 60061

Tuesday – noon to 6:30
Wednesday – noon to 6:30
Thursday – noon to 8:00
Friday – noon to 6:30
Saturday – 11:00 to 5:00


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Vernon Hills showroom