Listening Room

Housed in a charming wood frame house, “The Listening Room” audio store has something for both the casual listener and the serious audiophile. Whether you’re looking for the latest “High and Wides” album or a top-of-the-line sound system, owner Michael Hoatson is ready to fill your home with sound.

Mike is the third generation to operate the business, which originally started in the Baltimore suburb of Pikesville 41 years ago. He moved the business to Chestertown because it is central to his Mid-Atlantic customer base. Besides, he says “A college town needs a record store!” The Listening Room is the exclusive Maryland dealer for many of the audio components sold in the store including Oracle Delphi, Harbeth and Magnepan Speakers. The sound equipment sold in the store is heirloom quality and will last a lifetime or longer.

The Listening Room is located at 320 Cannon Street and is open Wednesday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.