Home Electronics near the Twin Cities
Home electronics have come a long way since the days of the cassette player
connected to an analog stereo amplifier and a pair of speakers. Today’s home
electronics are a fusion of computer technology, Wi-Fi, streaming media, and
multi-channel, multi-room digital applications of every sort imaginable.
At Metro Pawn & Gun, we have a wide selection of home electronics in the
store at all times. From the vintage stereo tube amplifier to the
app-enabled multi-room receiver, from TVs to speakers and radios, we see a
great variety of amazing audio equipment come through our shop on a regular
basis. The choices available to our clients are as diverse as they are cost
More often than not, people decide to upgrade to the latest and greatest
technology, and their used equipment finds its way to our shop. Whenever you
make a significant consumer electronics purchase, it seems inevitable that
there will be a better and more capable model available before the one you
just installed is even broken in. At
Metro Pawn & Gun, we feel that a good audio or
video system should provide an immersive experience without the need for a
bank loan. So if you wish to enjoy the finest home audio at far better
prices than it was the day it hit the market, we are the place you need to
Likely the single most rapidly advancing product in the home
electronics category is the television. With the advent of
high-definition equipment and media in 1998, the technology has
become dominant across all forms of video entertainment. Recent
advances into 4K and 8K resolutions provide hyper realistic
colors and details that evoke sensory experiences unlike
anything previously possible. Modern televisions come in all
sizes, from compact desktop monitors to enormous displays
pushing 100 inches. LCD, LED and OLED are the most popular types
of televisions into today’s consumer electronics stores.
All electronic home entertainment systems rely on some type of
amplifier to deliver the music and movies to the listener. This
can range from a basic stereo amplifier to a more advanced
multi-channel home theater design. Power ratings vary from a few
watts per channel to hundreds of watts per channel. Styles
include integrated stereo amplifiers, which do not come with
radio tuners, receivers which may be two-channel or
multi-channel and include tuners and other types of processors,
and dedicated amplifiers that require pre-amplification
components to operate. Operating architecture can be vacuum
tube, solid-state analog, or entirely digital.
Loudspeaker principles, in their most elementary form, have not
changed much over time. Electrical impulses are transformed into
sound waves by means of the voice coil and speaker diaphragm.
But the design styles, aesthetics, materials, dimensions, and
performance levels are as varied as the sounds they reproduce.
Speakers may be passive, requiring external amplification, or
active with their own built-in amplifiers. Bookshelf, on-wall,
floor standing, powered subwoofers, outdoor, and in-structure
architectural speakers are used for stereo listening as well as
complex multi-room and home theater applications.
More prevalent in the days of two-channel stereo, equalizers
allowed the user to tailor the acoustic performance of their
systems more precisely than common bass and treble controls
would allow. Such stand-alone EQs are still in use today,
although most processing is now done in the digital domain and
is integrated into the control devices themselves.
CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs are the primary optical drive
formats used in today’s home electronics. Streaming devices have
become more popular in recent years, and many source components
also include various options for such digital content. Certain
smart devices such as Sonos combine amplification, control, and
speakers into one chassis, allowing any chosen input to be
played selectively or simultaneously in multiple locations and
across wireless networks.
Why Metro Pawn & Gun?
A quality home entertainment system should emulate listening to live music
or attending a movie theater, all in the privacy of your own home. This can
be as simple as a high-quality stereo receiver and a pair of suitable
speakers, or as elaborate as a custom designed system employing
multi-channel amplifiers, processors, and a number of specialized
loudspeakers. You could spend a few hundred or a few thousand dollars, all
depending on the level of performance you expect.
So save yourself from a trip to the big-box home electronic stores and
having to listen to experts read the feature list off the product tags for
you. Save yourself from the trip to the audio/video salon and a hundred
reasons why you need to buy the most expensive gear in the store. But
definitely save yourself from spending too much money by stopping into
Metro Pawn & Gun. There is no high-pressure
sales pitch here, and we figure you can read the features off the sign
yourself. But we do know our audio and video equipment, so tell us what you
want your equipment to do and your desired budget, and we will provide the
best fit for that need from our extensive inventory of quality components.
Aside from shopping for that great used TV, we can also provide cash loans
for your electronics or purchase them outright if you prefer. We are pretty
picky about the gear we take in, but…
- TVs large and small
- Home speakers
- Speaker packages
- Alarm clock radios
- Home theater receivers
- Home-theater-in-a-box systems
- Disc players, DVD movies
- Powered speaker sound bars
- Karaoke equipment
…are all among the electronics we like to see in our store. Give us a call, send us a message or come on buy to see what we have to offer today.