Chicagoland's home audio boutique


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!


Monday: 1 – 8, Tuesday: 1 – 6, Wednesday: 1 – 9, Friday: 1 – 6, Saturday: 1 – 6, Sunday: 1- 4

Appointments available before, during, or after hours.

311 E Dundee Rd    Palatine IL 60074    847.772.3140

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.

Coming this Fall


Continuing A Revolution

Building on the tremendous success of the A3, Magico is proud to expand the A-Series with the introduction of the new A1 bookshelf loudspeaker, the ACC center channel, and the ASUB subwoofer. All three models will be available Q3 2019. 

With such a huge demand for the A3 loudspeaker launched last year, we are anticipating an even higher demand for these new speakers. We are currently taking orders for the new models. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take delivery of your Magico A Series speakers this Fall. Place your orders now, a small deposit is all that’s needed to reserve your new A Series speakers.

The new Magico A1 will have a price of $7,400 pr. The ACC center channel will be $6,800 ea. The SSUB will be $6,500. The current A3 remains priced at $12,300 pr. All models will only be avaiable in a black anodized brushed aluminum finish.

Progression Integrated Amplifier

The new Progression Integrated Amplifier 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 that exudes the D’Agostino aesthetic. Built on a modular platform, the Progression Integrated fills every need of today’s music listener and audiophile.

Robust enough to drive virtually any loudspeaker, the Progression Integrated outputs 200W into 8 Ohms and 400W into 4 Ohms. A unique toroidal winding technology, first employed in the Momentum M400 amplifier, delivers greater power output from a similarly sized conventional transformer keeping the Progression Integrated surprisingly small for its capability. Internal circuitry filters RF noise from the AC powerline and compensates for asymmetric power waveforms and DC on the mains.

The Progression Integrated will begin shipping this August with estimated MSRPs of $18,000 for the analog base model, $20,000 for the analog model with optional phono stage, and $25,000 for the unit equipped with the optional phono stage and digital module. The optional module may also be added at a later date. Standard finishes include silver or black with custom painted finishes available upon request.

Pre-sale questions

With so many products available, we are here to help you understand the options available and help design that perfect system for you.

We sell the good stuff


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

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


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

Financing available soon

We’ve partnered with the best financing company in the business to allow you to get into that even better performing speaker or that larger power amplifier and spread the payment out over time.

Thank you


We would love to know you


In-home demonstrations


We’ve created a simple way for you to try our products in your home before you make a purchase. With a small deposit, we will personally deliver and set up products in your home for evaluation. Should you decide to purchase the deposit will apply towards the balance.


311 E Dundee Rd
Palatine IL 60074

Monday – 1 to 8
Tuesday – 1 to 6
Wednesday – 1 to 9
Thursday – closed
Friday – 1 to 6
Saturday – 1 to 6
Sunday – 1 to 4

Jamie Pauls

Jameson Mourafetis

© 2019 f1audio

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