Gramophone is a privately held, family-owned company with more than 60 employees, many of whom have been with the company for over a decade. Today, we provide the highest quality home audio and video equipment, as well as expert design and custom installation services. We offer expert sales, design & installation in both new construction & existing residences.
Gramophone is one of the nation's most respected & preeminent installers of:
DESIGN & BUILD: We created a Design & Build team;in 2014 to add to our services custom contracting, interior design and more. Our in-house team includes a systems engineer, interior designers, CAD technicians, general contractors, carpenters and more.
COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS: Our Commercial Solutions division was added in 2016 to extend our AV, networking, electrical, and design services to commercial locations and projects.
PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS: We assist design and architecture firms with the best AV integration and service to guarantee the aesthetic cohesion between design and technology.
Timonium: 4 W Aylesbury Rd | Timonium, MD 21093 | 410.308.1650
Columbia: 8880 McGaw Rd | Columbia, MD 21045 | 410.381.2100
D.C. Metro: 8513 Grovemont Circle | Gaithersburg, MD 20877 | 301.296.6202
Kitchen Design Center: 10534 York Rd, Suite 200 | Hunt Valley, MD 21030 | 410.683.0123
ELEGANCE EVENT 2019 - Timonium and Columbia
We welcomed hundreds of guests to our two-day elegance event where they had the chance to take part in demonstrations about high-end home entertainment products, and interact with key brand representatives and engineers of big brands like Classé, Klipsch, Naim, McIntosh, Sony, Technics and Totem. Accompanied by great music and food - those were truly nights to remember.
Blog - Gramophone's elegance Event 2019
KDC - KITCHEN DESIGN CENTER GRAND OPENING 2018
We celebrated our official KDC grand opening with a ribbon-cutting and an open house in May 2018. It was a fantastic evening and the love and support we received overwhelmed us! This event was so much more than just a grand opening it was the introduction of an experience center like no other!
Blog - Gramophone's Kitchen Design Center Opening
21st CENTURY HOME EVENT - Columbia
Over 200 guests showed up to find out more about the latest technology trends and smart home solutions on the market presented by brands like Control4, Sony, and Bose. They had the opportunity to take part in our exclusive vendor sessions, held by audiophiles' most appreciated brands like Totem Acoustic, Wisdom Audio, Audioquest, and McIntosh.
Blog - Gramophone's Fall Event 2017
AMPLIFY THE EXPERIENCE - Timonium
We’re thrilled with how our Amplify listening event turned out! Over 150 people showed up to celebrate personal audio with us and enjoy food and exclusive vendor sessions. Our guests had the opportunity to hear from Bruce Ball, David Solomon, Ken Zelin, and Sandy Gross in one-of-a-kind presentations that included product demonstrations and premieres.
See what some of our attendees had to say:
"Hope to see the McIntosh Representative again at future events. He has an incredible knowledge of audio and audio history. Thanks for the invite!"
"We always look forward to these events. We learn a lot about the latest upgrades as well as being exposed to products and vendors we are not familiar with."
"Great experience and really appreciate the planning and efforts to support audio enthusiasts."
We've opened our third location in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Our Gaithersburg showroom is incredibly unique in that it was created to feel like a residential space with its own simulated backyard patio with fireplace and waterproof TV; an iFi zone where customers can listen to the best headphones and personal listening products the industry has to offer; living room with high-end audio and luxury decor and furnishings; listening room with the latest speakers and audio technology from Totem, Bowers & Wilkins, PSB, Artnovion and more; conference room with Crestron automation technology and Baltimore-local tables and products; and a home theater with a 140" screen and elevated theater seating for the ultimate big-screen experience. Our newest space is made with modern-industrial elements from white marble countertops to glass and pipe shelving and even a sign of our logo made from reclaimed wood and metal. The whole showroom includes lighting by Lutron and Civilight with schemes and moods that we can customize and time to our liking, as well as multiroom audio and video. We also have a separate neighboring building specifically featuring our commercial capabilities, from teleconferencing to security to sound masking to interior design.
Take a look at our designers' official statement:
"In an effort to create a new showroom that stood as a monument to what Gramophone can accomplish all on its own, we designed our new Gaithersburg showroom from top to bottom. It was to feel like one of our clients' homes and little like a retail space. After much research, we decided to transform the empty concrete rectangle we were given into a finished space that brought together rustic elements with industrial design. The space would include a patio, bar, rec room, listening room and fully functioning theater.
We included some elements from our other stores into the design. "Film Strip" niches were placed on the fronts of the bulkheads leading back to the theater, and our Gramophone logo is found etched into a piece of old metal right as you enter, an immediate focal point of the store entry, branding this new location as part of the legacy we have built."
Our recent awards include:
• CE Pro: Home of the Year 2020: Best Kitchen
• Best of Houzz 2020 - Design
• Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
• Best of Baltimore 2019 - by Baltimore Magazine for Sound Systems
• GOLD winner at CEDIA 2019 in the category "Best Home Theater Over $100K"
• Best of Houzz 2019: Service
• Best Dealer award from Furman Sound 2016
• Best Lutron Design from the Lutron Excellence Awards for our full-scale lighting project in Fells Point 2016
• Electronic House Home of the Year Awards: Best Home Theater > $150,000 or more, 2016
• Electronic House Home of the Year Awards: Best Multipurpose Room, 2016
• Best of Baltimore
• CEPro Top 20 Custom Retailer
• AudioVideo International - Manufacturer's Elite Retailer Award
• AudioVideo International - Top 10 Retailer Award
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