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Name: Steve B
Location: SF
Searching for my next upgrade, things I read and folks I trust told me to check out a Primaluna amp. I made the trip from the east bay (at the time) to Blue Moon audio.

I was fortunate to chat with Len for a period of time describing to him what I was trying to achieve in my system. Luckily for me he had a preowned integrated traded in… Len offered it to me at a fair price on the spot and I walked away an extremely happy customer. I don't make rush purchases but Len was very happy to answer my questions and to stand behind this particular used product if I was to have any issues, so that sealed the deal. Been enjoying my amp flawlessly for over a year. I recommend Blue Moon audio highly.
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Posted on: Tuesday - Apr 18, 2017
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Name: Keith T
Location: San Carlos
Len is great to work with. He has an extensive knowledge of audio equipment and recorded material and is happy to take the time to discuss your current and future needs. For anyone looking to acquire gear that might not be found at your local big-box, I highly recommend seeking him out.
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Posted on: Saturday - Feb 25, 2017
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Name: Craig
Location: Fremont, ca
I stumbled into the shop about 6 months ago...Len spent lots of time spinning vinyl and cds on different amps for me...I came back and purchased a Primaluna Dialogue Premium Integrated...can't say enough about his shop...It's my first tube amp, and I've had a few questions over the past couple of months....Len has spent HOURS talking to me about different concerns and questions I've had...The shop is a gem in a world full of con artists and overzealous salesmen...It's so great to run across an honest dude selling products that he truly believes in....

Thanks Much Len!
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Posted on: Friday - Feb 10, 2017
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Name: Eric Ellisen
Location: Oakland
While I haven't been to Blue Moon in awhile, Len has been more than helpful with my modest needs. I'm shopping for an entry level system for a friend, and I'm sure to give Len a shout when she's ready to do some serious listening!
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Posted on: Wednesday - Jun 22, 2016
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Name: Amlan Chatterjee
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Len is the best. Ever since I came to know of BMA I stopped looking at anyone else. Also considering every mcintosh dealer in bay area being a total jerk it'd be a refreshing change to have Len sell mac from now on..
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Posted on: Wednesday - May 4, 2016
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Name: Greg H
Location: East Bay
The selection of new and pre-owned equipment and vinyl at BMA is outstanding. I'm thrilled with the system Len put together for me and the service is second to none. This is a store that is all about the music without any of the pretense.
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Posted on: Sunday - Jun 28, 2015
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Name: John D
Location: El Cerrito, Ca
The only thing that can be said is that all the comments above are absolutely right on. Although several other stereo shops are closer to me, Blue Moon is absolutely worth visiting, not only for the great selection of equipment, but especially for the knowledge and candor of the owner. This business is 100% deserving of a five star rating.
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Posted on: Wednesday - Dec 31, 2014
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Name: Yunpeng
THE BEST EXPERIENCE!

My dad brought me into Marantz world (vintage stuff) when i was a kid 30 years ago. Ever since i moved to US, i got out of loop. i should say Len gave me the best ever experience here and brought me back!! I am thrilled to be able to know Len and bought his fantastic preowned MC754. He is knowledgeable, gentle and extremely helpful.

BTW, I am still debating whether to get the other MC754 to go MONO completely...... Smiley
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Posted on: Wednesday - Jul 2, 2014
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Name: Ali Khan
Location: Daly City
Was in the neighborhood stopped by to say hi to Len this afternoon. 3 hours passed in a jiff. Great guy knows his equipment, music including vintage rock posters from the 60's & 70's. Will visit him soon. Stop by if you are in the area. You'll be glad you did.
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Posted on: Tuesday - Apr 22, 2014
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Name: Paul Kowalski
Location: San Jose,CA
Hello Audiophiles,

I first visited BMA back in July-August of this year and from the casual entry to the wealth of knowledge, I think this a place for us all!
Keep up the great help!
Paul
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Posted on: Tuesday - Nov 19, 2013
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Name: Kevin
Location: Fargo
Spoke with Len after a purchase, what a genuinely nice guy who has audio passion. I have to say that bluemoonav is the only place I have shopped that actually wants to make you happy rather than sell you something. I will for sure be bookmarking this store and following those pre owned listings religiously.
Reply: Thank you Kevin, We know you will be very happy with your purchase, and hope you will shop with us again soon. As always we are happy to help!
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Posted on: Tuesday - Oct 29, 2013
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Name: Steven Whitson
Location: San Francisco
Len's the best, look here to find what you need and importantly; find what you want !
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Posted on: Friday - Sep 6, 2013
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Name: John M.
Location: Reno, NV
Just had the best experience ever...and I wasn't even in San Francisco! I called Blue Moon from Reno regarding a possible repair. I talked to the actual, real-life owner and he took time to answer questions, offer expert advice, and problem solve my issue. He did this without any assurance I'd even be doing business there. Amazing. If I need to do business in the Hi-Fi world I'm taking the trouble to call Blue Moon.
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Posted on: Wednesday - Jul 3, 2013
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Name: Merton Chun
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Len gave me quite an education on speaker cables and interconnects, as I was walking the dog in the City. He impressed me with his straightforwardness, and words of caution about expensive and/or doesn't always mean the right stuff for one's system. He said that everything has to match, and be compatible. I've definitely got to go visit his store, and it's right 'over the hill' from me.
Reply: Thank you Merton for your Guestbook posting. We look forward to you visiting Blue Moon Audio!
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Posted on: Wednesday - Jun 26, 2013
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Name: Trip H.
Location: San Francisco, Ca
This is an outstanding shop with a great proprietor. I went to many of the specialty audio stores in the Bay Area a few years ago when I was shopping for new speakers, which is when I discovered Blue Moon. Now whenever I need something, I just come here.

Len (shop owner) has gone to great lengths to help me choose new audio gear, setting up demo systems using many of the components I have in my own rig so I can get a sense of what a potential new piece of gear will sound like at home. My budgets are nowhere near the high end of the spectrum when it comes to this hobby, and I really appreciate the help, advice, and expertise I've experienced here. It's also pretty fun to be able to listen to whatever test material you bring in, and just shoot the breeze about audio gear and music with a real pro while you explore the possibilities.

Long story short: If you want a great selection of quality audio gear to suit a wide gamut of budgets and listening tastes, without any of the silly pretense and pushiness featured at some of the other shops -- then Blue Moon is the place for you. (imported from Yelp)
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Posted on: Sunday - Apr 21, 2013
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Name: Kenneth S.
Location: Pacifica, CA.
I was listening to a 48k/24 download of Frampton Comes Alive I just picked up and I got goosebumps.

Thank you Len Kinsey!

I stumbled across Len's Shop, Blue Moon Audio, quite by accident on one of my regular bike rides around town and had to check it out. What I found was a one-man operation based on the principal that no customer should come back because they didn't like what they bought there. Len is as knowledgeable and honest as they come.
He carries a well diversified (and always expanding) line. He also always has some pretty awesome consignment pieces or trade ins on display. In the year and a half since I met Len, he has totally revamped my stereo... except for my VPI turntable (I've mentioned upgrading it and he always ask me "Why?"Wink

My home system's become something I've dreamed of for 40 years and always thought unattainable. I was wrong and hence my goosebumps. It sounds awesome!!

This place is a gem and you owe it to yourself to go check it out and see how good music can sound. He's also a great guy to hang with... and you'll learn a lot. (Imported from Yelp)
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Posted on: Saturday - Mar 2, 2013
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Name: Marshall Camp
Location: Memphis, TN
Len has been amazing.
He worked overtime to make sure everything was good. He has gone above, beyond.
The two of us had a very unpleasant experience with a pair of used Maggie 3.6's. Without going into too much detail, Len kept fighting for me. Aggressively fighting with a certain carrier until they relented and said, yes, in fact, Len you are right, we have completely destroyed a perfectly good pair of speakers. I got a completely (PRACTICALLY NEW) rebuilt pair from Magnepan. Len is AWESOME
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Posted on: Sunday - Jan 13, 2013
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Name: Tim Mitchell
Location: Kalamazoo
I worked with Len to purchase a pair of high quality amplifiers and I found him to be friendly, knowledgeable and quite helpful. The amps were packaged well and shipped out within a day of my payment. They arrived in excellent condition and have lived up to everything Len told me to expect from them. What stood out to me about Blue Moon Audio was the higher level of personal service and knowledge available from a proprietor who is actively involved in the business.
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Posted on: Monday - Nov 5, 2012
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Name: Saul Tervydis
Location: Pleasanton
Blue Moon helped sell my speakers in less than a week! Len's dedication to customer service shows why people keep returning to Blue Moon. He was accommodating, knowledgeable, and most importantly demonstrated a "can do attitude". I highly recommend seeing Len when it comes to your next home audio equipment need.
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Posted on: Sunday - Oct 28, 2012
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Name: Scott
Location: Illinois
Len was extremely easy to work with and provided accurate and helpful information over the phone. He shipped the electronics quickly and well packed. I wouldn't hesitate doing business with him again.
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Posted on: Sunday - Oct 21, 2012
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Name: Hari
Location: Santa Clara
One of the most approachable and friendly sales person i have ever met.relaxed atmosphere.he tells you black and white information on each product.you will not be intimated regardless of what price and equipment you are buying.highly recommend this store.
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Posted on: Monday - Oct 15, 2012
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Name: Ken Dorfman
Location: Phoenix
What a wonderful store. Whether you’re interested in the best of new or used equipment, it’s there. If not, Len is one of the few folks who can find it for you. Blue Moon’s down home feeling lends to a music paradise that we all can appreciate. You will never feel intimidated here. Len consistently strives to provide the best in selection, service and education. I encourage all to stop by and listen to the incredible sounds Blue Moon’s equipment kicks out.
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Posted on: Friday - Sep 14, 2012
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Name: Constantine Soo
Location: San Francisco
Gutsy retailer who imported a pair of Westminster Royal SE to show at his Pacifica store! Lots of used, prominent gear brought in by his many loyal customers. A beautiful pair of Dunlavy SC-IV for $2,600 the pair! A HiFi playground.
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Posted on: Thursday - Sep 13, 2012
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Name: Holden Hom
Location: San Francisco
Blue Moon Audio is a super nice store where you can come in and relax while getting a good feel for what really high quality audio sounds like whether the source is digital or analog with the goal of making an informed decision based on what you like not what someone wants you to buy (to make a sale).

Big thumbs up !!
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Posted on: Tuesday - Sep 11, 2012
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Name: Anthony Nicosia
Blue Moon Audio is a great place to drop by to see both new and used audio equipment. As for the owner Len, he is both knowledgeable and friendly. I have both bought and sold audio gear through Blue Moon Audio and each time it was a great experience.
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Posted on: Sunday - Sep 9, 2012
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Name: Kenneth M Sailors
Location: Pacifica, CA
I first found Len's shop about a year ago. A more passionate and knowledgeable guy you will not find. And -seriously- his biggest concern in life is that you are happy with your purchase. And, believe me, he KNOWS what will make you happy. He will make every effort to ensure that you are. I trust him completely and have let him completely make over my system. It's better than I could ever have imagined. And on top of all that, he's just a great guy.
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Posted on: Friday - Aug 31, 2012
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Name: Steve W.
Location: San Francisco, Ca
Walked Cold into Blue Moon Audio in Pacifica yesterday. Len, the Owner is Great. This is like walking into your home and listening to some of the best and sometimes most obscure Audio Equipment; all in one shop.

No Corporate cardboard sales schemes. Not a Chain. This is Home Cooking and it tastes Good. New and consignment units all perfectly presented and NO hard sell. In fact, no "Sell" at all. The equipment speaks for itself and Len is available to answer any questions; as well as offer exceptional pricing on his "Mix of The Good Stuff". Highly appreciated Len !!!

If you are looking for Audio Gear of Quality [Not ungodly price] from an Audio Dealer who is Honest, Knowledgeable, Genuine, and True ... and Best, just loves Music, look no further. Very Highly Recommended.

p.s. Got my eye on a piece so give me a day or so before you stop in.
It's mine : )))

Reverend Steve
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Posted on: Friday - Jul 8, 2011
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Name: Itai V.
Location: Palo Alto, CA
I was looking for a new stereo system, I went to every store in driving range from palo alto and ended up buying in Len's Blue Moon Audio,

Unlike other places I visited the thing that stands out in this place is the fact that a lot of attention has been given to the equipment they carry.

They dont have the usual variety of B&W and Krell and all the big names... but that doesn't matter since the stuff there sound AMAZING and more importantly they play well with one another.

In many audio-shops they will just hook more and more systems for you, and you will get lost. Len has created a small set of carefully selected components that cater to many different tastes and work well together.

That is what a good shop is suppose to be about.

Prices are very competitive and the service was great... they also have some used stuff which is helpful at times

highly recommended...
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Posted on: Saturday - Dec 25, 2010
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