We are an appointment only retail store based in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
Our audio products are demonstrated in a highly sophisticated sound room that was designed and built specifically to provide the best possible conditions for customers to audition components.
For at least some of our home theater offerings, we can provide auditions within a meticulously designed home theater (Santa Fe). Due to the nature of these product lines, it is nearly impossible to provide side-by-side comparison of products. However, customers will be able to get a good feel about the installed products and will certainly become educated about how different products might compare.
Blue Smoke Entertainment Systems was born out of passion, and we bring decades of experience -- both professional and personal -- to each sales opportunity.
We look forward to working with you to help build the entertainment system you are looking for.
Ron Lapporte is the owner and resident life-long audiophile with Blue Smoke Entertainment Systems. He has been involved in the audiophile industry for the past three decades and brings an enviable amount of knowledge, skill and passion to the business. Although most of his life Ron was a confirmed analog enthusiast, his relationship with Peter Sills opened the door to the digital world. Customers calling Blue Smoke Systems first speak with Ron and immediately recognize that they are speaking with someone who has a deep passion and knowledge about the audio world. Talk further and you may also learn about his other work as a psychologist, his penchant for fast cars and why people in the industry consider Ron to be "one of the good guys."
Peter Sills is the chief designer, master of all things digital, and home theater guru at Blue Smoke Entertainment Systems. The genesis of Blue Smoke Systems as a provider of customized digital servers was Peter's gauntlet throw-down: "I can build a computer-based music device that will sound as good or better than your high-end turntables." Truth be told, Peter can pretty much create what he sets his mind to and he did just that at he began designing the first Blue Smoke Systems, The Black Box™. And again when he set out to design the Blue Smoke Systems, BluBox™. Customers interested in home theater products will more than likely end up speaking with Peter. While you're speaking with him, don't forget to ask about some of his latest ventures in photography.