Stereo equipment is considered a must have for consumers today. There are many different components that qualify as stereo equipment and local dealers will sell some or all of them. When most people think of stereo equipment, they probably picture an ordinary shelf system or compact boom box, but it gets way cooler than that. DJs and serious audiophiles know that the world of stereo equipment involves numerous components in addition to basic machines. Receivers are the machines that provide power for your speakers and most other components. Professional quality receivers do not have CD players, tape decks, or anything else within them, although they sometimes have radio tuners. Of course speakers are important pieces of stereo equipment. Equalizers and crossovers let you fine tune things like tonal balance to create the perfect sound. Finally, cables, amplifiers, and bass boosters pretty much complete the list of vital stereo equipment. There are lots of local stereo equipment dealers in your community. Best Buy is a nationwide chain that sells high tech audio electronics. They have a decent sized selection of quality merchandise, but their inventory may not satisfy everyone.