Specialists in

         Home Theater & Stereo

             Sales * Installation * Service * Parts

Customer Parking Behind Store 

Located In The Historic Hawthorne District

Call Us At 503-234-5341






From 1948 To Today

Fred's History In The Making

After receiving his radio repair license through the US Army during World War II, Fred started repairing radios at this very location. In the 1950's HiFi was introduced and the store changed its focus from general appliance to specializing in audio and later, TV sales



Appliance and HiFi Store Being Built In 1947


"Customer service is the number one focus of Fred's Sound of Music!" With that statement from Fred in 1967, the store developed into one of the finest and longest established audio/video & home theater specialists in the nation.


Installing Mono to Stereo



The installation crew doing a final hook-up before instructing the home owner on its operation.


Installation of home theater might have started on the day this picture was taken! By the late 1950's Fred was going full steam ahead combining audio with TV's. The television received a few stations and Fred took the mono signal from the TV into two speakers to get a wider sound.




Fred's Sound of Music, Circa 1969


Fred's Showroom featured the latest in electronics as today. Back when this picture was taken most all the brands/manufacturers were American owned and made in the USA! Ampex, JBL, Sherwood, Fisher, Dynaco, AR, Wollensak, RCA Victor (remember the RCA dog?). Today components are manufactured worldwide as well as in the USA.




Fred with Rusty Nails, Circa 1965


As the city grew, so did Fred's community involvement. Fred was a 50 year member and past president of the Lions Club. Helping in the yearly children's parade and sponsoring the local Little League Baseball team.


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Fred's Sound of Music, Present Day


High-tech and digital and the learning curve sprouted wings. Stereo to Home Theater to whole house communication in a wink. The computer age of sound has arrived and so has Fred's. Fred's Sound Of Music specializes in many important fields relating to Audio and Video and sells, installs and services most of the top brands. Our highly qualified staff can demonstrate the latest equipment in our stereo and Home Theater showrooms! We are dedicated to making your experience the best!