Goodwin's was founded in 1977 by Alan Goodwin at 33 Newbury St. in Boston. The showroom was set up to showcase the finest in high end audio by appointment. In 1978 a high end recording system was procured in order to have the ultimate reference possible: live master tapes. When you have the opportunity to go and hear a live acoustical event, then record it and play it back over the finest system possible, it is a tremendously powerful reference tool. With the reference of live music, judgments as to the accuracy and musicality of playback systems can be made far better.
Over the years the business grew and moved first to Harvard Square in Cambridge, subsequently to Brookline. In 1995 the current Goodwin's High End location was opened at 899 Main St. in Waltham. This is the largest high end facility in New England. But more importantly, both clients and people in the audio industry consider it to be one of the finest demonstration facilities in the country from a technical point of view